Lipscomb University believes that students profit more from living on campus than from living in rented rooms or apartments off campus. The privilege of living off campus is extended to students who have senior status; thus, single freshmen, sophomores, and juniors are required to live on campus except those who are living at home with their parents in the Nashville area.
Because living off campus is a privilege, the following conditions have been established. Approval to live off campus can be given if a student meets at least one of these stipulations:
1. 95 hours earned prior to the beginning of the stated term
2. 21 years of age
3. Enrolled in fewer than 9 hours
4. Living with parents in the Nashville area
Allergies, dietary needs, financial hardships, etc. do not grant students approval to live off campus prior to meeting the off-campus stipulations described above.
Final approval to live off campus must be granted by the Office of Residence Life before students may enter into an agreement that would bind them financially, morally, or legally. Students not obtaining this permission in advance will be given the choice of moving back into a residence hall or withdrawing from the university. Students on disciplinary probation may be required to live on campus. In such instances, it will be the student's responsibility to negotiate his or her release from any long-term lease. The university will not be responsible for losses sustained by students who are required to move back on campus. Failure to move back on campus may result in a student's immediate suspension. Students approved for off-campus housing understand that all campus regulations apply to them as well. Permission to live off campus may be granted for only one term at a time.
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If you have any questions about living off campus or off campus requirements, please call the Office of Residence Life at (615) 966-6062 or (800) 333-4358; ext. 6062.