Chadron State College
Chadron State College

Residency Requirements

Housing Complex

The CSC On-Campus Experience

Research shows that living on campus influences positive outcomes and student success.

1) Retention: On-campus students can expect greater potential for academic success and are more likely to persist.
2) Extracurricular Involvement: On-campus students can expect greater access and opportunities for campus activities, organizations, and leadership opportunities.

3) Positive Environment: On-campus students can expect a safe, academic, and supportive environment.
4) Interpersonal Relationships: On-campus students can expect higher levels of social interactions and opportunities to experience diverse perspectives.
5) Faculty and Staff Interaction: On-campus students will live among Residence Life Staff and have greater proximity to faculty and staff on campus.
6) The College Experience: On-campus living is a unique life experience in which students are more likely to stay enrolled, feel connected, and ultimately graduate.

On-Campus Requirement

All first-year students (including transfer students in their first year of college) attending Chadron State College are required to live in the residence halls for a minimum of two semesters and through successful completion of 30 credit hours. "Successful completion" is defined as having achieved a passing grade in those thirty credit hours. Students that may be exempt from this requirement are:

  1. Married students.
  2. Single parents with custody of children.
  3. Students enrolled in exclusively online courses in the current semester.
  4. Part-time students enrolled in less than 12 credit hours in the current semester.
  5. Living with parents or legal guardians and commuting to campus. This requires that the parents or legal guardians live at the residence; ownership of property or living with another family member does not qualify for exemption.Commuting distance is defined as within 60 miles of Chadron State College campus.
  6. Transfer students beyond the 1st year of college who transfer 30 or more hours from an accredited college.
  7. Students 21 years of age or older as of the first day of the semester.

Students seeking exemption must fill out an off-campus application form, available in the Housing & Residence Life office. Upon approval, students will receive a letter of verification of exempt status from the Director of Housing & Residence Life prior to the start of the semester. Students found in violation of this policy will be charged room and board and may face additional sanctions.

*All students living in the residence halls are required to participate in the food service program by purchasing a meal plan*

Meal plans can be utilized 7 days per week in the Dining Room and The Eagle Grille, both located in the Student Center, or the C-Store located in the High Rise lobby. Please visit Dining Services for more information. Payment options may be arranged through the Business Office, please see CSC Room and Board Rates. Specific policies pertaining to CSC residence halls are included in the CSC Student Handbook and Residence Life Handbook.

17 Years of Age Requirement

On-campus students must be at least 17 years of age to reside in the CSC residence halls, per Board Policy 3500.

International Student Tuition Waiver Policy

Please refer to the International Student Tuition Waiver Policy for further details.