All first-year students are REQUIRED to live on campus, unless the student meets one of the following:
- Is 21 years of age or older.
- Lives with a parent or legal guardian within a 50-mile radius of NDSCS.
- Will be enrolled in nine or fewer credit hours during both the fall and spring semesters of this academic year.
- Is married or has primary custody of a minor child.
- Is transferring in with 24 or more college credits. Dual credits, PSEO, AP or other credits completed while in high school do not qualify.
- Is enrolled in online classes only.
- Has extenuating circumstances.
Students should not make alternate living arrangements until their exemption request has been approved by the Residential Life Department.
If you qualify to live off-campus as a first-year student, you must complete the request for exemption application through your CampusConnection account. View the instructions below.
Exemption Request Instructions
Go to the following URL to get to your Campus Connection log in: https://prdhousing.ndus.edu/ndscs_thdss/security/login_student_local.cfm
Note: If you have not already claimed your NDUS account, please view the Campus Connection Help page located at: https://www.ndscs.edu/current-students/learning/campusconnection-help/. If you are having difficulty logging into the Campus Connection, please call the NDSCS IT Service Desk at 701-671-3333, office hours are Monday – Friday from 7:45 am to 4:45 pm during the academic year and Monday – Thursday from 7:45 am to 4:45 pm and Friday from 7:45 am to 3:00 pm during the summer. If you need assistance after business hours, please contact the NDUS Help Desk available 24 hours a day at 1-866-457-6387.
Login to your Campus Connection account with your Username and Password.
Click on the drop down arrow on the “Application” tab and select “NDSCS Exemption Request”
Click on the link to view the On-Campus Living Policy.
If you qualify for an exemption from this policy, sign your name in the Electronic Signature box. If you do not enter a signature, you will not be able to continue with the application.
Complete the Personal Information screen.
Any item marked with an asterisk (*) is required. After all questions are answered, click the Continue button.
You will then see the Application Complete screen.
You will also receive an e-mail confirming your completion of the exemption request. If you do not see this screen, your application has not been processed. If you do not receive a confirmation email or have any questions regarding your exemption request, please contact the Residential Life office at 1-800-342-4325 ext. 32224 or 701-671-2224.