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, 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. Students who are married, are parents, or have extenuating circumstances can request exemption from this policy. 


Requests for Exemption to the 2-Year Residency Policy

Students seeking an exemption are expected to complete the Residency Exemption Request Form below, check the appropriate reason for this request and provide all necessary documentation specified on the form. The form and accompanying documentation can be submitted using one of the methods listed on the form.

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

The Residence Life Exemption Committee reviews requests on a monthly basis during the regular academic year and weekly summer terms. Requests and all documentation must be received within 24 hours of the committee meeting or the case will be moved to the following month. The Committee reviews all documentation submitted and their decision is final. Only the information you submit in writing will be considered when reviewing your request.

Once your application is reviewed by the Department of Residence life you will be notified via your ATU email regarding the outcome of your exemption request.


Residence Life Exemption Form