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Residence Life

Butler University’s Residency Requirement

Residency Requirement

All first-year students not living at home with a parent or legal guardian are required to live in one of the University residence halls. All sophomore and junior students (including those affiliated with a Greek organization) not living at home with a parent or legal guardian will be required to live in University housing or an approved Greek Housing unit of which the student is a member. This regulation applies during summer, as well as during the regular academic year; it also applies regardless of the number of academic hours taken or the student's age. 


Exceptions to this policy, or requests to live at home as a commuter student, must be approved in advance by the Office of Residence Life. Students who move off campus during the semester or a summer term will be required to pay the full charges due to the University. To make a request for an exception to the Residency Requirement, students should complete a Non-Residential Request in the housing portal.