Application for Commuter Student Status (24-25)

    The on-campus living experience is vital to the growth and development of the whole student. All students who have completed less than four terms of college/university are required to reside in on-campus housing for their first two years on campus. Falk School students are required to reside one year at the Shadyside campus and another at the Eden Hall Campus. The exact year Falk School students reside at Eden Hall is based on their academic program. Sustainability and Environmental Science majors reside at Eden Hall their second year, and Food Studies majors reside within their third year.

    Exceptions to the residency policy include:
    - Students who plan to live with parent(s), legal guardians, or adult relatives in the greater Pittsburgh area (within 30 miles of campus).
    - Students who are 21 years or older and have been out of school for a year or more living independently from their parent(s) and/or legal guardians.
    - Students who transferred from another college or university and have already completed four semesters at their previous institution.
    - Students who have a prescription for medical marijuana are exempt from the residency requirement pursuant to the University's Medical Marijuana Policy.

    Students requesting to be exempt from the residency status based on the criteria listed above must request to register as a commuter by completing this application in full. Any student requesting to be exempt for another extenuating reason can submit the formal request through the Application for Commuter Student Status. Please note, exemption requests beyond those listed above are rarely approved and will be reviewed on a case by case basis by the Office of Residence Life.

    This form is for undergraduate students who are requesting to live off campus either because they have fulfilled their residency requirement or are asking for a special exception for reasons noted above or other extenuating reasons. If you have any questions, please email

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