Who’s Eligible to Live Off-Campus?
(Also see Residence Life Policy)
- Submit an Off-Campus application.
- Be 23 or older before September 1 (for fall semester) or January 15 (for spring semester).
- If you are younger than 23, please see the Housing Arrangement section below on Living with a relative.
- Have not committed to serving as dorm leadership.
- Have a good deportment record, including the following:
- Have not accumulated more than 75 demerits in the previous semester. Accumulation of 100 or more demerits during the semester while living off-campus will result in the student being moved back on campus immediately.
- Have a minimum semester GPA of 2.0.
- Students living with a relative may be exempt from the 75 demerit and 2.0 GPA requirements.
- Students who have been approved to live off-campus may be allowed one semester to improve their semester GPA to 2.0 before being required to move back to campus.
- Student Teachers must fill out the Off-Campus application for their housing assignment to be approved.
If you meet these basic requirements, you must sign and submit the off-campus housing form and then receive approval from the Student Life Office. Requests for permission should be submitted before commitments are made.
Note: Once you are approved to live off-campus, each semester you must request from the Student Life Office to continue to live off-campus before you can register for classes.
Acceptable Housing Arrangements
Living with a relative
- Aunt and/or uncle.
- Married sibling (with parental permission).
- Unmarried sibling. There are important stipulations for living with a sibling. Please see the complete sibling policy.
Note: Students living with a relative may be exempt from the age, 75 demerits, and 2.0 GPA requirements.
Living with a non-relative (you are 23 years +)
You may live only in the home or apartment where that person or family are members of a partnering church.
- The residents of the house or apartment that are opposite of your gender may not be high school or college-aged.
What Policies Must I Follow as an Off-Campus Student?
Off-campus single students are responsible to abide by the published and announced policies and standards of Maranatha (including the following areas: Church, Movies, and Music). Breaking any of Maranatha’s policies or encouraging campus students to break them will result in disciplinary action.
- Students must contact the Student Health Center by 9 a.m. each day missed (920-206-2384 or firstname.lastname@example.org)
- Off-Campus students taking cuts/personal days notify the Student Life Office by 9 a.m. at 920-206-2332.
- For personal days – you must miss all of your classes to be excused from chapel.
- Off-Campus students have all the same attendance requirements for class and required functions as on-campus students.
- Students are expected to attend all services at a partnering church.
- Only one service (Sunday a.m. or p.m., or Wednesday p.m.) may be missed for scheduled employment.
Dating/Visitors/Parties ~ see the Pass Chart for Off-Campus Students
- Dorm students must have Dorm Supervisor approval to stay overnight in homes of off-campus students who do not live with their parents, faculty, or staff.
- Mixed groups must have EPasses, and you must be present if mixed groups are in your home.
- Couples may not be alone in a home or apartment.
- See the off-campus dating section for information about dating passes and mixed groups.
- Students living off-campus may spend the night in a dorm only if the National Weather Service has issued a travel advisory for hazardous road conditions.
- Accumulation of 100 demerits or more during the semester of living off-campus will result in the student being required to move back on campus immediately.
- Students are not permitted to attend movie theaters or to view/show R or X-rated movies (including television movies).
- All music that students listen to must be compatible with the music standards of Maranatha. Students are expected to refrain from rock, rap, Country-western, and contemporary Christian music.
- The older sibling is expected to ensure that a younger sibling abides by Maranatha’s expectations and guidelines.
- If either sibling violates these expectations or experiences academic difficulty, permission to live off-campus will be rescinded.
While you are responsible for every policy in the SLH, the following sections have some exceptions for off-campus students. Not all exceptions apply to all off-campus students.
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