Academic houses

Off-campus housing for seniors, age 21 and over, who meet certain criteria, is available in university owned houses near campus on Elm Street.

These houses do not have residence life staff and are treated like a rental unit with the buildings and grounds department filling the role as landlord. Cost is $750 a month per student which includes parking close to the house, lawn care, snow removal, all utilities except cable and internet and continued access to student services such as the Health and Counseling Center and the Center for Career and Vocation. Students are responsible for their own meals, with the option of purchasing a meal plan.

Four students from a select academic program will live in each house with a connection to a faculty member in the program.

In 2020-21 students in nutrition and dietetics are taking advantage of the academic house opportunity. Other departments may be chosen for academic houses in future years, depending on the number of seniors and interest.

Students accepted to live in academic houses must

  • Have at least a 3.4 GPA
  • Be at least 21 years of age by the first day of the academic year
  • Not had a student conduct violation in the previous six months


  • Be a good neighbor
  • Build academic community
  • Host occasional academic department-related events

Application process
Invitations will be sent to seniors meeting the criteria in late fall/early spring 2020-21. For more information, contact Randy Keeler, associate dean of academic affairs