Alaska Pacific University Residency Live-On Requirement
The two-year live-on requirement is a commitment between students and the University to enhance student success. We know that students who live on campus are more likely to stay enrolled, graduate on time, and feel connected to the campus community. Research shows that living on campus has several positive outcomes, including retention, extracurricular involvement, positive feelings about campus social climate, personal growth and development, interpersonal relationships, and faculty and staff interactions.
All full-time single students who have earned less than 60-hours of college credit, are enrolled full-time at Alaska Pacific University (APU), and have a permanent legal residence that is beyond 60 miles from APU, are required to live in APU student Housing and to take part in the meal plan. This policy applies to all entering classes at APU, for their first two years.
Students may petition Campus Life for a waiver of the live-on requirement for the reasons listed below. Supporting documentation must be provided when seeking a waiver. Completed and signed waivers must be turned into Campus Life at least 14 days prior to the first day of classes of the semester for which the waiver is requested.
Waivers are only considered for the following reasons:
- A student who is married and/or who has dependent children
- A student that has immediate family or a legal guardian living within 60 miles of APU
- A student who is at least 21 years old prior to the residence halls opening day for the requesting a waiver
- A student experiencing a medical hardship
- A student that has a documented family need, requiring them to remain at home with their family
- *Students must provide proper documentation to support their waiver request.
- Release from the on-campus requirement must be approved by the Director of Campus Life. If denied, applicants may appeal to the Dean of Students within 5 business days of the notification of denial. All decisions of the Dean of Students shall be final.
Waiver requests for exemption and accompanying documentation must be submitted to Campus Life 14-DAYS prior to the first day of classes for the semester in which exemption is being requested. Enrolled students who do not comply with this policy or who have not received exemption status will be charged the cost of a traditional double room. The student will receive an email from Campus Life indicating that the residence hall charges will be added to their student account.