Off-Campus Approval 2024-2025 

HIU is home to our traditional, residential undergraduate program. We believe that our unique educational outcomes are best realized when students live and learn in community; therefore, we expect all students to live on campus unless they live at home with parents, is married or caring for dependent children, is at least 22 years of age before the start of fall classes, or has served in the military. Housing charges may be assessed to ineligible students who are found living off-campus in violation of this policy. Additionally, some scholarships may be revoked if a student willfully violates this policy. An example of a common violation might include applying to live at home with parents but securing an apartment and residing at another address. Exemptions are good for one academic year and must be resubmitted if the circumstances for which an exemption was granted changes. 

Student Information

Commuting Address

Off Campus Approval Request


I believe I am eligible to live off campus due to the following reason: 

Verification of Residency with Parent/Guardian
Students who are requesting to live with their parents or legal guardians must complete this section of the form. Students requesting to live with another family member (i.e. grandparents, aunt/uncle, etc.) who is not their legal guardian must complete this form and attach a written explanation explaining the circumstances. Submitting this form does not automatically qualify for an exemption. You will be notified of approval/denial from the Housing Office.

Parent/Guardian Acknowledgement
Please read the following statements. 

Please read the following statements. Please sign and date at the end of the form and turn it in to the Student Life & Housing Office.

Meal Plans
Commuter students are not required to have a meal plan, but are able to choose from any of our available meal plans listed below: 

Additional Meal Plan Information (click here)

*Please note: All meal plan selections are for the whole school year unless otherwise indicated by the student. Meal plans can be changed semesterly, and the student must reach out to to discuss meal plan changes in accordance with our housing cancellation and refund policies. 

Please indicate if you want a HIU parking pass. Any student bringing a car onto campus will need a parking pass in order to park in any of our HIU lots. If you indicate you would like a parking pass, you will receive an additional form to fill out before receiving your parking pass. Contact our Student Affairs Office,, if you have any additional questions regarding parking.

Community Standard Agreement
All traditional undergraduate students of HIU are required to sign this Community Standard Agreement. By signing this agreement, students commit to pursuing the challenge of living a life defined by a higher standard and dedicated to biblical principles that reflect the teachings of Jesus Christ. 

I affirm that all the information is correct. I understand that knowingly making false statement and/or presenting false information to a university official is a direct violation of HIU’s Student Handbook and disciplinary action will be taken. By signing and submitting this form, I acknowledge that I understand the on-campus housing expectation and attest that the statements and any information which I provide are true and accurate.

Student Handbook (*please note subject to change once the 2024-2025 one is released)