Residency Requirement

Averett University is committed to a vibrant residential community and to the educational value of living in such a setting. As such, we are a residential university requiring traditional, undergraduate students to reside on campus through the first-three years (6 semesters) of enrollment or until the student reaches senior class status (90+ credit hours complete).

Exceptions to the residency requirement may be granted based on the circumstances listed below. Students who would like to request a release from the University’s residency requirement must complete a Housing Waiver Request Form with the Office of Housing and Residence Life. If a spring waiver is granted, it will supersede the Housing and Meal Plan Contract signed in the fall.

  • Students who live with a parent/guardian and commute from their permanent home address (address must be within 30 miles of the Danville Main Campus).
  • Students who are 23 years of age.
  • Student must turn 23 prior to October 1st to be exempt from campus housing for fall semester.
  • Student must be 23 prior to February 1st to be exempt from campus housing for spring semester.
  • Married student OR student who is a parent, caring/providing for a dependent child.
  • International student who has lived on campus for one full year (2 semesters).
  • Student with military service (180 consecutive days minimum).
  • Student who has extenuating, unforeseeable needs (medical, financial, etc.) that cannot be met by any of the housing options on campus.

Deadlines to submit a Housing Waiver Request Form:

  • July 1st for fall semester.
  • December 1st for spring semester.
  • Transfer, Readmit, and New, incoming students should speak with their Admissions Counselor if they believe they meet one or more of the exceptions to the residency requirement.

Averett does not provide student options for married or family housing. Our traditional housing options are unavailable to students entering Averett for the first time that are 23 yrs of age or older. Students who are enrolled part-time (less than 12 credit hours) are not eligible to reside on campus unless approved by the Director of Residence Life.

Any inquiries about Averett University’s residency requirement should be directed to:

Marsha Foster
Associate Dean of Students
434-791-5628
marsha.foster@averett.edu