In order to promote a successful transition to college, the Council of Trustees for Millersville University has established a policy that all full-time undergraduate students with less than 60-credit hours completed are required to live on campus. On campus is defined as residing in one of the following residence halls: East Village, Reighard Hall, Shenks Hall, South Village, or West Village. Students interested in living off-campus must have completed at least 60 credits before they can move off campus.  Students are obligated to the full term of their housing agreement regardless of the credit hours completed.

Exceptions to this policy includes students:

  1. Married Students;
  2. Withdrawing from Millersville University (supplemental documentation required);
  3. Approved leave of absence (supplemental documentation required);
  4. Student Teaching (supplemental documentation required);
  5. Student Abroad (supplemental documentation required);
  6. Students providing direct care for a legal dependent (notarized statement and supplemental documentation required);
  7. Students already in possession of a baccalaureate degree (reviewed for verification) or a non-traditional aged student;
  8. Students residing with a parent or court-appointed legal guardian at that person’s permanent home address who is commuting fewer than 40 miles one way (notarized statement and supplemental statement required);
  9. Students, who have not yet completed 60-credit hours but have completed at least 30-credit hours, can live in our affiliate housing.  Affiliate housing is defined as any housing managed by Student Lodging, Inc. (SLI).


Policy Waiver

Any student who wishes to request a waiver of the Millersville University Residency Requirement may obtain a waiver request form online through the students’ MAX account. All waiver requests will be considered in accordance with the Millersville University policy’s intent to maximize the educational process.

Submission of false or intentionally misleading statements will result in one or all of the following:
1. Waiver revocation,
2. Campus disciplinary sanctions,
3. Other penalties as appropriate.

All waivers are granted for an academic year. Each student must re-submit a waiver application each year she/he is in attendance below 60-credit hours.

To submit a waiver request, please follow this procedure:

  1. Log into your Max Account
  2. Select Students Services, then select Housing and Dining
  3. You will then choose Off Campus Housing Request
  4. Provide all the required information and choose your off-campus option
  5. Select I agree to the terms and your request will be submitted.
  6. You will be notified regarding your waiver request.


Commuting Policy

If you are choosing to commute and do not meet the requirement above, you will need to complete this form.