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Who Has To Live On Campus

First Year Live On Requirement (FYLOR)


All students classified as freshmen (under 29 hours of WVU-accepted college credit- transferable hours earned while in high school does qualify) who will not have reached their 21st birthday by September 1, 2018 must live in a West Virginia University Residence Hall for a full academic year (Aug-May) or the following full academic year, if admitted in the spring. The following exceptions apply with verification:


Planning or proposing to live with a sibling or other relative does not qualify you as a commuter.

In order to be considered a commuter:

When completing the application on-line, if you are eligible to commute, a commuting option will appear on your application. Simply check that box and submit your application. It is important that we have you listed as a commuter in our system to avoid sending you mail which does not apply to you.


Those students 24 or older, or graduate level, or married students, or are faculty and staff seeking housing can find accommodations at University Apartments.

Visit the Off-Campus Housing Office for more information on off-campus housing.

If you have questions about your housing eligibility contact us!