Steps to Requesting to Live At Home or Live Off Campus

Do you meet the Residency Requirement?

Pacific Lutheran University requires that all full-time (enrolled in 12 or more semester hours) students live in University housing unless:

a) The student lives at home with parent(s), spouse, or child within 25 driving miles of PLU’s address (GO TO STEP 2)

b) The student is 20 years of age or older on or before:

        • September 1, – Student exempt for the academic year.
        • February 1, – Student exempt for spring semester.

c) The student has achieved Junior status (completed 60 semester hours) prior to:

        • September 1, – Student exempt for the academic year.
        • February 1, – Student exempt for spring semester.

If students can meet either point b or point c they do not need to complete any additional documentations to pursue off-campus housing.

If you answered No:

Students who do not meet the Residency Requirement will be REQUIRED to live on campus or apply to live at home.

Both requests will be required to complete a Living Plans and Learning Community Application

After Submitting the Living Plans and Learning Community Application:

If students apply to live at home, they will also need to complete the Confirmation of Living at Home Form (COLAH form).

    • Without the completed and approved COLAH form, non-refundable housing and meal charges will be placed on students accounts.

If students apply to live on campus, Residential Life staff will assist in your request.