Petition for Exemption of the Residency Requirement

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All first and second year students are required to live on campus, but you may petition the Office of Housing Services for exemption for the following reasons:

  • You are 22 Years of age or older.
  • You reside with a parent or legal guardian within 30-mile radius of Lehigh University.
  • You are married.
  • One or more dependents live with you.

Petitions for the Spring 2023 semester must be submitted to the Housing Services Office for review no later than December 1, 2022 (current students), January 2, 2023 (incoming first year and transfer students). 

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