University of West Georgia requires all freshmen to reside on campus unless they are married or living with parents, at their permanent address, within an approved commuting town. This policy applies to all students entering University of West Georgia and remains in effect until completion of two (2) semesters of residence or thirty (30) semester hours of academic work.

Waivers of the residency requirement are required for all freshman students who do not wish to reside on campus.

Waiver – If you wish to request a waiver of the University Residency Requirement in order to live at home with a parent, you must complete the enclosed form prior to the first official day of classes. A certified notary public must notarize the signature of the parent/guardian on the form.  In lieu of notary, both student and parent/guardian may present their government issued ID in person to a Housing and Residence Life Staff member. Freshman students with a current housing contract who wish to request a waiver of the University Residency Requirement in order to live at home with parents or legal guardian must also buy out of the contract.

Exemption – If you are in the category of students exempt from the residency requirement, you must complete the section of the form for exempt students.

The following categories of freshman students will be exempt from the residency requirement following verification of their status:

  • 21 years of age
  • Marriage – certified copy of marriage license required for students under 21
  • Independent financial status – Must provide supporting documentation

Falsification of Records – Students will be held accountable for the accuracy of all information provided to the University. Section 13.02 of the University of West Georgia Student Conduct Code prohibits students from intentionally furnishing false information to the University. Violators of this regulation will be referred to the University discipline system.

Please be advised that completion of the form does not guarantee approval. The University reserves the right to approve or deny the request based on established criteria.