Housing Exemption Request

Notre Dame de Namur University

Residency Requirement


Full-time students under the age of 21 with freshman or sophomore standing are required to live on campus. A student may be granted an exemption if he/she submits an exemption form documenting that he/she meets at least one of the criteria listed below:


-Lives with immediate family within Alameda, Contra Costa, San Francisco, San Mateo, or Santa Clara counties AND claim an extreme ­financial hardship.

-Is a primary care-giver for a dependent child or parent (must provide a copy of the birth certi­ficate or court papers)

-Has a medical condition(s) for which the University cannot achieve reasonable accommodations (condition must be on ­le with the Disability Services Coordinator)

-Is married or in a registered domestic partnership (must provide documentation)

-Claims an extreme hardship not listed above (must provide a detailed explanation)


The request must be submitted thirty (30) days prior to the ­rest class day of the semester for which the exemption is requested, unless the student was admitted within 30 days of the start of the semester. If the student is admitted past the 30-day period, then the student should submit their request immediately upon admission. Age is determined as of September 1 for Fall Semester and January 1 for Spring Semester. For new students, the basis for class standing will be transferable credits on transcripts submitted to the Office of Admission. For continuing students, the basis for class standing will be academic units reflected on the NDNU transcripts. Any student requesting an exemption must submit an exemption form to the Student Life and Leadership Office (SLLO) for approval. Approval of exemptions is case-by-case and is not automatic. Failure to attain an approved exemption from the SLLO will automatically result in the posting of the semester housing and meal plan charges to the student's NDNU account.

Fulfilling the requirements for an exemption will not constitute an automatic release from the residency requirement for the term requested or following terms under the residency requirement. Failure to attain an approved exemption from Student Life and Leadership will result in the posting of the semester housing charges to the student’s NDNU account. 

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