Returning sophomores may request an exemption for Personal Hardship or in order to live in their Greek chapter house. Exemption maybe submitted after completing the housing Reapplication on the SMU Housing Portal in February.
When requesting a personal hardship exemption, rising sophomores will answer the following questions:
- What are the circumstances that create a personal hardship if you are required to live on-campus?
- Other than requesting exemption, how have you sought to resolve the circumstances?
- Have you considered requesting other on-campus options that could relieve the circumstances (assignment change to another community, to a single, different bathroom style, etc.)?
- How does living off-campus remove the hardship?
Students seeking exemption are encouraged to provide thoughtful, complete and rational answers in their responses. Please note that RLSH does not require documentation for exemption requests, nor do we accept, review or retain any medical documentation as to medical or disability concerns. Rising sophomores with a medical or disability concern who wish reassignment for next year to different type of on-campus housing should consult with DASS regarding on-campus housing accommodations.