Off Campus Exemption

The College of Wooster is a residential campus. All students must live on campus; however a limited number of exemptions are made for students requesting to live off campus.

Approval for an off campus living exemption is typically limited to:

  • Students who are living exclusively in the permanent, primary residence of parent(s)/guardian(s) within 30 driving miles.
  • Married, divorced, widowed or a custodial parent (documentation required).
  • Will be 24 years of age or older, prior to September 1 for the academic year.

A student given permission to live off campus is responsible for making her/his own housing arrangements. The College does not accept responsibility for the student's choice of residence or arrangements made with the landlord. A Landlord Agreement will be sent to all students whose applications for exemption have been approved. This agreement should be completed and returned by the date give upon approval.  

Students can apply for Off Campus Exemption through their Housing Self Service portal.  Applications will be reviewed as they are received.