Undergraduate Residence Requirement
The university seeks to foster a
spirit of community, benefiting from the full participation of each campus
citizen. The student and the community are best served when the student is
available to be involved in campus activities. Experience confirms that
students who reside on campus are more likely to be fully engaged in their
educational experiences, more likely to establish strong interpersonal
relationships, and more likely to learn from group and interpersonal
To maximize the totality of the
undergraduate experience, it is recommended that students live on campus until
the completion of the bachelor’s degree. Unmarried undergraduate day
students under age 21 are required to live on campus unless they live at home
with a parent or guardian.
Students who have lived on campus
for four academic terms (fall and spring semesters), who are beginning their
fifth semester, who have a minimum of 2.5 cumulative grade point average, and
who are in good standing with the university, may petition the Office of
Residence Life for permission to reside off campus.
Students with senior status may live
off campus without petition. Undergraduate students at least 22 years of
age and graduate students are assigned university housing on a space-available
basis after undergraduates are assigned.
During the summer and Jan terms,
housing is limited to students enrolled at Samford University during the term,
or to students required to be in residence to participate in
university-approved activities. During fall and spring semesters, housing is
limited to full-time students or to part-time students with special needs. On-campus
housing is not available to students over 24 years of age without permission
from the Vice President for Student Affairs and Enrollment Management.