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Residency Requirement

All new students to Jacksonville University are required to live on-campus at Jacksonville University for two (2) academic years.

New students are required to live on-campus for this period of time because Jacksonville University is committed to the educational development of its students both in the classroom and in the residential facilities. Studies show that students who live on-campus earn better grades, are more involved in student organizations, and graduate at higher rates than students who live off-campus.

You are not required to live on-campus during your first two years at Jacksonville University if you meet any of the following criteria:

1. You are at least 21 years old.
2. You are legally married.
3. You are currently serving on active duty in the military.
4. You live with an immediate family member in Duval, Baker, Nassau, St. Johns, or Clay county. The Residential Life Office defines “immediate family member” as a parent, legal guardian, or a sibling.
5. You are a transfer student who is at least two years removed from high school.

If you meet any of the other criteria listed above, please complete the Residency Exemption Request form located below.  This form can be emailed (, faxed (904.256.7582), or returned in person to the Residential Life Office in Oak Hall.


Residency Exemption Request Form.docxResidency Exemption Request Form.docx 

Last updated: 03/17/2014