Residential Living Policy
A Residential Campus
Andrews University is operated as a residential college on the undergraduate level. The residential environment plays a significant role in the mission of the University and its efforts to foster the wholistic development of each student.
Under 22. Therefore, all single undergraduate students under 22 years of age who are
1) taking seven or more credits or 2) enrolled in full-time language study must live in one of the University residence halls and participate in a meal plan at the University's cafeteria. Single undergraduate students are eligible for community living at the beginning of the semester in which they turn 22 years of age.
No Financial Exceptions. Costs associated with residence hall living are part of the overall cost of an Andrews education. All discounting of educational costs is done through the Student Financial Services office. Thus, the Student Life office does not make exceptions on the basis of financial need.
The Only Alternatives. The ONLY alternatives to residence hall living are:
- Students who live full-time with parents within a 45-mile radius of the University under the terms of an approved Community Residential Application & Agreement.
- Students who live full-time with a current Andrews University faculty or staff family within a 45-mile radius of the University under the terms of an approved Community Residential Application & Agreement.
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|Click here to download the Community Residential Application and Process|
Community Residential Application & Process forms can be downloaded from this site or obtained in the Student Life Office. Agreements must be signed in person in the Student Life Office by students and parents or employee hosts. Parents must provide a copy of their current Michigan or Indiana driver's license with a local address as proof of community residency. To read more about the application process click here.
Application Deadlines: Returning residential students under 22 years of age who meet the criteria for being released from on-campus housing assignments and desire to move off campus must submit applications to the Student Life office prior to the semester of their expected move for approval (deadline schedule below). Submitting an application before the deadline does not mean it is approved. The assistant to the vice president for Student Life will respond to all requests within five to ten business days of the deadline. The deadlines for applications are listed below:
|semester expected to move||application deadline||decision rendered by|
|Fall 2013||July 15||July 30|
|Spring 2014||November 5||November 19|
Additional Conditions. Please note the additional conditions of this policy:
- A "parent" is a biological parent or legal step-parent. The parent of a parent, the brother or sister of a parent, or siblings 22 years or older may also be allowed, at the discretion of the Student Life Office, to assume a parental role.
- To be eligible for community housing, students must be in good and regular standing and evidence a willingness to abide by the expectations of Andrews University at the time of application.
- Students living with parents are expected to abide by the standards and codes of conduct outlined in the Student Handbook (as found under "A Wholesome Lifestyle").
- Under the terms of the Community Residential Application & Agreement, parents or employee hosts must notify Student Life of any concern that impacts the welfare of the student, irregularities, changes of address, conduct concerns, etc.
- Parents and employee hosts must agree to live on a daily basis in the same household as the student (students may not live in a separate apartment with a different entrance) and to notify the Student Life Office if the living arrangements cease to meet this requirement. Parents and hosts owning or renting more than one residence may not divide their time between residences during the school year.
- Re-application for living in the community must be made EACH school year.
- False statements made to the University on a Community Residential Application & Agreement will jeopardize an applicant's student status and/or ability to reside in the community.