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Residence Life and Housing
The Exemption Process
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We realise that some students circumstances may mean you wish to live off-campus. Our Housing Operations Manager will consider any exemptions to this policy based on the below criteria:
If your parents, or legal guardians, live within 50 miles from Gallaudet University’s main campus, you may be able to continue to live with them.
We will need to see the following supporting documents:
and proof of address, such as:
If at least nine credit units of your course are online, you may be able to study remotely.
If you have already lived on-campus for two full academic years (four semesters) at Gallaudet University, or another accredited college or university, you may be able to live off-campus.
Please note if you plan to marry or enter a domestic partnership, you will need to live on-campus until the date on your supporting documents
If you are registered with the Office of Students with Disabilities (OSWD), and our on-campus accommodation isn’t suitable for your needs, you will be able to live off-campus.
To learn more about our accommodations process, please visit the Applying For Disability Accommodation page.
The Housing Operations Office will consider each request on a case-by-case basis and to help us reach a decision, please send any supporting documents as soon as you can.
We need a minimum of 10 business days to process any exemptions, and we will let you know our decision by emailing your Gallaudet University email address.
We recommend you DO NOT enter into any lease or rental agreement before we let you know our decision.
You need to submit a new exemption request for your second year before the Room Lottery.
If your renewal isn’t complete, the Housing Operations Office may place a hold on your enrollment status, so it is essential to complete this as soon as you can.
Any student who gives false information to live off-campus, will:
If you disagree with the decision by the Housing Operations Manager, you may submit a Reconsideration Request within 5 business days after receiving the decision.
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