Freshmen and Sophomore Residency Requirement

All incoming full-time undergraduate students who are first time in college or a transfer student who is transferring less than 24 credits from a previous institution are required to live in university affiliated housing for their freshman and sophomore year (or their first four semesters of enrollment at Clarion). On campus housing is considered to be the Hilltop Suites, Suites on Main or Reinhard Villages.  


  • First time in college students or transfers who are living with a parent or guardian at their permanent address within a 30 mile radius of Clarion University at 840 Wood Street, Clarion, PA 16214.

  • Married students

  • Students over the age of 21

  • Part time students – Registered for less than 12 credits

  • Parent of a dependent child

  • Military veterans who have been honorably discharged and can verify their status with an official DD214 form.

  •  If a Freshmen at the end of their second semester (must meet all three of these):

 Has earned a 3.9 GPA or higher their first semester with a schedule of at least 15 earned credits

  Is in good standing with the university (no debt to the university/ no discipline action)

  Is active elsewhere on campus (belongs to one or more student organizations; participated in one or      more HIPS)

If you would like to apply for an exemption to live off campus, please complete the Request for Exemption form and return it to the Center of Residence Life Services, at 218 Becht Hall. 

Last Updated 3/4/20