Two Year Residency Policy


Arkansas Tech University has a two year live on experience. Students between the ages of 18 and 21, and with fewer than 60 earned credit hours of college work (excluding high school concurrent credit), who are Russellville campus students are required to live on campus or in their parent or legal guardian’s permanent home within a 30-mile radius.

Requests for Exemption to the 2-Year Residency Policy

Students needing to live off campus are expected to submit an Exemption Request through the housing portal, check the appropriate reason for this request and provide all necessary documentation specified on the form. Accompanying documentation can be submitted using the exemption form on the housing portal or can be emailed to

1. Exemption Eligibility

To qualify for a housing exemption, a student must:

2. Priority Date

Request for exemption must be completed prior to signing a housing contract and is due by:

Requests submitted after those dates will be reviewed but may take a longer processing time.

3. Review Timeline
4. How to Request a Housing Exemption
  1. Login the housing portal with OneTech credentials
  2. Select Forms from the menu
  3. Click on Contract Termination Request
    • Complete the form
    • Attached all pertinent documentation or email it to
    • Submit


Request a Housing Exemption [Housing Portal]


Note: A residence life exemption is needed for scholarships to apply. There will be no automatic exemptions granted except to students who lived on the ATU campus at least 4 semester and providing they did not sign a housing contract for the term in question.