Housing Requirements

Residency Requirements

It is the policy of Dakota Wesleyan University that all students live on campus unless one of the following applies to you by the first day of the semester:*

  • you are under the age of 18
  • you are 21 years of age or older by the first day of the semester
  • you have been disciplinarily dismissed or banned from the residence halls
  • you will be living with parent(s) or legal guardian within 40 miles of the campus.  This may require substantiation via parent or guardian signature
  • you are enrolled as a part-time student (less than 12 credits)
  • you are married
  • you have dependent children living with you

*Undergraduate international students studying at DWU on an F-1 Student Visa are required to live on campus.

All students receiving more than $12,000 in institutional aid are required to live on campus, regardless of meeting other criteria. For any student living off campus, their scholarship will be reduced to $12,000.

Please visit the Student Handbook for more information.

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