Millikin University has a three-year residential requirement for
full-time, undergraduate students. Students may live in University
operated residence halls and apartments, Greek chapter houses, and the
Woods at Millikin.
Students enrolled part-time may request to live in the residence
halls. Any part-time student wishing to request on-campus residence
should contact the Office of Residence Life.
Sophomores, juniors and seniors may petition to live in an approved
fraternity or sorority house if they are active members, and if space is
available. Fraternity and sorority members may gain approval to live in
Greek houses by the Director of Student Programs and Chapter
Certain academic scholarship recipients are required to live on
campus for four years and may have certain housing requirements tied to
Students wishing to live off-campus must meet one of the following criteria:
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- Be 22 years of age or older during the academic year
- Be married (marriage license may be required)
- Have dependents
- Be of senior standing (88 credits or more and by matriculation,
beginning their 7th Millikin semester) at the beginning of the fall term
- Live within a 40 mile radius of campus and living with a close relative
- Demonstrate significant financial hardship (defined as having
exhausted all loan eligibility- verified through the Student Services
- Have a significant medical condition that warrants routine
medical care that cannot be administered in University housing (ie.
live-in care, medical documentation required).
- Students who meet one of the above criteria may submit an off-campus petition. Off-Campus petitions
are due no later than May 1st. Petitions received after this date may
be denied. Petitions must be fully completed, including a valid address
of residence, in order to be considered.
- Students who do not meet the above criteria or who fail to
submit an off-campus petition as directed, will be assessed an
off-campus living fee. The off-campus living fee is equal to the average
room rate in a given academic year. For the 2011-2012 academic year,
the average room rate is approximately $5400.
- Students who request to commute from home must be commuting from
the permanent home address of the parent, guardian or cited relative.
Students found to falsify this information will also be subject to the
- Students who are approved to live-off campus are required to
attend two University-sponsored safety meetings (1 in the spring/summer
prior to living off-campus, and 1 in the fall semester of living
off-campus). Failure to attend these meetings will result in revocation
of approval to live off-campus.
- Students who choose to live off-campus should also be aware
that the University does not provide transportation (safe rides) to or
from off-campus residences not affiliated with the University
A note about conduct off-campus:
Students who live off-campus are expected to conduct themselves in
accordance with the Millikin University Student Handbook and the Code of
Conduct. Violations of University policy, whether on or off-campus,
will be met with disciplinary action. The Office of Residence Life
follows a simple "three strikes" policy for off-campus students. If the
University fields 3 or more complaints regarding an off-campus student
and/or their address, off-campus approval will be revoked and each
individual will be responsible for payment of the off-campus living fee.
We encourage off-campus residents to be aware of their role as a
neighbor in the Decatur community and to respect the privilege of living
within that community. We caution students about engaging in activities
or hosting events that may endanger themselves or their peers. We
expect all Millikin students to conduct themselves with integrity and