LENGTH OF RESIDENCE POLICY
Limits have been placed on the length of time students may live in family and special interest housing.
Reason for Policy/Purpose
This policy is required for the effective communication of university policy regarding the length of residence in family and special interest housing.
Who Needs to Know This Policy
All students of The University of Southern Mississippi community living on campus.
Website Address for this Policy
Students residing in family housing must have an educational goal of obtaining a degree. If it is found that through a pattern of dropping classes, incompletes, withdrawals, etc., a resident is not progressing toward completion of a degree program, the Pine Haven management may terminate a contract. To assure that housing will be available for those students serious about achieving their educational goals, the following time limits on a residency have been established:
Bachelor’s Degree, Five Years
Master’s Degree, Two Years
Ph.D., Three Years
The Director of Student Housing Administration is responsible for the review of this policy every four years (or whenever circumstances require immediate review).
Amendments: Month, Day, Year – summary of changes03/15/13: Formatted for template. Minor editing throughout.