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Off-Campus Petitions 

Who is required to live on campus?


Millikin University has a three-year residency requirement for full-time, undergraduate students. Freshman, sophomore, and junior students must live on campus. Students may live in University operated residence halls and apartments, Greek chapter houses, and the Woods at Millikin.

Why does Millikin require students to live on campus?

Millikin University is a residential institution. It is our philosophy and belief that residential living is a key to student success. We support research that indicates students graduate at a higher rate when they choose to live on campus. Part of what makes Millikin special is it's vibrant campus life, which is further enriched by our residential community.

Is there any way to live off campus if I am not a senior?

Students wishing to live off-campus must meet one of the following criteria:


  1. Be 22 years of age or older during the academic year

  2. Be married (marriage license may be required)

  3. Have dependents

  4. Be of senior standing (88 credits or more and beginning 7th semester at Millikin) at the beginning of the term

  5. Live within a 40 mile radius of campus and living with a close relative

  6. Demonstrate significant financial hardship (defined as having exhausted all loan eligibility - verified through the Student Services Center)

  7. 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 will be denied. Petitions must be fully completed, including a valid address of residence, in order to be considered.

What happens if I choose to live off-campus and do not qualify?

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 $5400

Millikin University - Decatur, IL
Millikin University - Decatur, IL