Freshman Residency Requirement

The State of Montana Board of Regents of Higher Education has a residency policy that requires all students with less than 30 earned college credits reside in the residence halls unless this requirement has been waived by the specific university.  At the University of Montana, exceptions to this policy are determined on a case by case basis by the Director of Residence Life.  Proper verification must be presented to support residency requirements release.

Release from the Residence Hall’s Residency Agreement and/or Freshman Residency Requirement is not guaranteed for any reason and all releases are at the discretion of the Director of Residence Life. Please review this Release Request Form in its entirety for release guidelines, policy, and procedure.  The Montana Board of Regents requires all students enrolled at the University of Montana to reside in campus housing until he or she has earned 30 college credits.  After a student has moved into the Residence Halls, release from the Hall Residency Agreement for any reason, regardless of class status, is subject to a $200.00 fee. Requests will not be reviewed unless all necessary documentation is attached.

For more information or to request a release, please contact the Residence Life Office at 406-243-2611.