All full-time, first-time freshman students will be required to reside on campus and be on a board plan for a period of one full academic year or two full semesters. The only exceptions to this policy are as follows:

  1. The student is living at home providing the home residence is within 35 miles of Valley City.
  2. The student is 21 years of age.
  3. The student is married or the single head of a household

Students and parents will be asked to provide written verification of any off-campus residence.

Students will be asked to submit a request for exemption along with supporting documentation for their exemption request to be considered.  Students not returning to the residence hall for the second semester must be approved for cancellations by filing a room and board contract change form with the Director for Residence Life by December 15th.  Room and board change requests received after December 15 will be subject to a late cancellation fee.  Changes requested after December 31 will not be honored.  There will be NO room and board refunds to students moving off campus within a semester.  The room and board contract is required of all residence hall students.  Contact the Director for Residence Life with questions. Students determined to be in violation of this policy will be considered in violation of the VCSU Student Code of Conduct and will be subject to disciplinary action.  


Sponsored by: Vice President for Student Affairs

Reviewed: Winter 1996

Revised: July 2001

Reviewed: Fall 2004

Revised: November 2009

Reviewed: March 2017

Revised: Spring 2022