Policy STUA-RES-002

Responsible University Administrator:Vice President for Student Affairs
Responsible Officer:Director of Student Housing Administration
Origination Date:N/A
Current Revision Date:03/15/13
Next Review Date:03/15/17
End of Policy Date:N/A
Policy Number:STUA-RES-002



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Policy Statement

Students desiring to live in Pine Haven or Cedarbrook II campus housing must meet eligibility requirements.


Reason for Policy/Purpose

This policy is required for the effective communication of university policy regarding housing eligibility.  


Who Needs to Know This Policy

All students of The University of Southern Mississippi community living on campus. 


Website Address for this Policy








Applicants must have been admitted or currently registered at Southern Miss as either a full-time undergraduate student (taking 12 hours) or a full-time graduate student (taking nine hours). Additionally, the applicant must meet one of the following criteria:

  • Married and living with spouse
  • Married, living with spouse and at least one legally dependent child
  • Single parent living with at least one legally dependent child
  • Single graduate student living alone in a one-bedroom apartment


Only immediate members of the applicant’s family are eligible to live in the apartment unit (husband or wife and legally dependent children). Proof of eligibility must be presented before accepting an apartment. Applicants should be able to provide the following appropriate documents upon request:

  • Copy of marriage certificate
  • Copy of birth certificate for each child
  • Copy of divorce decree showing full custody of the child(ren) who will be residing at Pine Haven
  • (Single parent separated from spouse) Documentation showing full custody of the child(ren) who will be residing in Pine Haven
  • (Single parent with no spouse) Proof that the child(ren) will reside with them at Pine Haven



Applicants must have been admitted or registered at Southern Miss and meet one of the following criteria:

  • Single, graduate student
  • Single, undergraduate student (24+ years of age)
  • Married and living with spouse


NOTE: Cedarbrook II residents cannot have children living with them. The lease contract must be in one person’s name. Residents may have one roommate.


Application available at at www.usm. edu/residence-life/pine-haven-graduatefamily-housing.

Submit application and $75 deposit to:

Pine Haven Family Housing

118 College Drive #5064

Hattiesburg, MS 39406-0001


Online payment is also available at eduprod.usm.edu/residence-life/pine-haven-graduatefamily-housing.



The Director of Student Housing Administration is responsible for the review of this policy every four years (or whenever circumstances require immediate review).








Related Information




Amendments: Month, Day, Year – summary of changes

03/15/13: Formatted for template. Minor editing throughout.