Missouri University of Science and Technology
Campus Housing and Dining
205 West 12th Street
Rolla, MO 65409
Attending Missouri S&T is more than an academic experience. It also includes opportunities for personal development and community involvement. An effective way for students to experience these out-of-classroom learning opportunities is through campus residency. Our student communities promote and encourage member participation in a broad range of services, support programs and personal growth opportunities.
Campus communities also positively affect academic achievement. Resident students have access to academic resources and learning assistance programs that are only available through campus residence. Resident students live in communities that encourage the creation of peer support networks. These factors, the combination of learning resources with peers pursuing similar academic goals, result in an academic living environment.
Freshman and sophomores attending the Missouri University of Science and Technology are required to live in university housing or university-approved housing. This requirement applies to all students who either have not achieved junior status or have not completed the equivalent of four full semesters of academic work. University-approved housing includes the residence halls and on-campus apartments, the recognized Greek houses off-campus, and one recognized student organization house. Exceptions to this residency policy may be granted under certain conditions, including:
Residing with a grandparent or sibling (siblings must be over the age of 21). To be eligible, the student must have the consent of a parent or guardian and their grandparent or sibling’s residence must have a Rolla, St. James, Doolittle, Newburg, Edgar Springs or Vichy mailing address.
Enrollment and successful completion of four full semesters of academic work. Four full semesters of academic work are defined as one of the following:
Enrollment for at least four semesters as a full time student at Missouri S&T or another accredited college or university.
Completion of 50 or more credit hours of academic work at Missouri S&T.
Completion of combined total of 60 or more credit hours of academic work at Missouri S&T as well as at another accredited college or other university. This total may include Advanced Placement credits and dual enrolled High School credits.
Completing two full semesters of academic work on the Missouri S&T campus with at least a semester 3.5 GPA during each of two consecutive semesters as well as active involvement in the Missouri S&T campus community. Applicants must demonstrate:
Semester grade points of at least 3.5 during each of two most recent consecutive semesters of full time enrollment at Missouri S&T
At least 30 hours of academic work completed at Missouri S&T during these two semesters.
Students with physical or psychological circumstances or other lifestyle needs such that university officials determine Residential Life is unable to unable to provide housing and/or board services compatible with the stated needs.
Supporting documentation from a diagnostic licensed, professional caregiver appropriate to the student’s circumstance must be attached to this waiver request.
Documentation must be on letterhead and must include accommodations required for the student to reside in housing.
Documentations only stating that a student should live off-campus will not be considered.
These lifestyle needs will be reviewed by university officials and these officials will determine if accommodations can be made or if the student should be waived.
Student with one or more dependent children in his/her custody while attending Missouri S&T.
Student who is a military veteran who completed at least two years of full-time, active military service.
Those students who wished to be released from the residency requirement should fill out a waiver form at the Residential Life Office. A copy of the form may be requested by mail, please click here, or downloaded here.
NOTE: Occasionally, financial need is cited as a reason for requesting a residency exemption. The University’s Residency Policy makes no provision for financial need as a reason that qualifies for an exception. Thus, requests made on this premise are not approved. Students needing financial assistance are advised to discuss their situation with the Financial Assistance Office, (573) 341-4285.