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Petition for Exemption of the Residency Requirement

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 2021-2022 academic year must be submitted to the Housing Services Office for review no later than April 9, 2021 (current students), June 7, 2021 (incoming first year students) or June 9, 2021 (incoming transfer students) for the Fall semester. Students admitted after these deadlines will be given additional time to complete this process. More information will be included about this process when students receive their housing informational emails.

Click here for Petition for Exemption.