Residency and Meal Plan Exemption | Langston University

Residency and Meal Plan Exemption

Residency and Meal Plan Exemption

There is a 60-hour residency requirement that applies to all full-time students. Traditional meal plans are required for all students who reside in traditional living areas: Centennial Courts Apartments (Freshman Village), Scholars' Inn Apartments, and Young Hall. This requirement is rooted in data relating to student success, access to support services, and provides a healthy pathway toward life after college. If a student leaves the University prior to the end of his/her housing contract, the student is responsible for all housing charges for the duration of the contract. The housing contract should be read immediately once received.

In the Langston Commons Apartments, both residents whether married or unmarried parents must be enrolled in order to live in the facility. Pets are not allowed in any of the apartments with the exception of approved Emotional Support and Service Animals. Animals must be approved by the ADA Compliance Officer before they are allowed on campus. All housing rates and related fees are subject to change upon approval of the Board of Regents.

Residency and Meal Plan Exemption Process
Langston University, in unique circumstances, may exempt a residential student from the required residency or meal plan for a documented medical condition, religious dietary observance, or reasons listed below.

Reason for requesting a residency exemption

  • You have earned 60 or more credit hours and do not live in campus housing.
  • You have a documented disability that requires off-campus accommodation. (Requires a doctor's verification)
  • You are married or will be married by the first day of classes and will live off-campus. (Requires a copy of your marriage license)
  • You are living in a property owned by your parents or legal guardians within a 30-mile driving distance from Langston University. (Requires address verification)
  • You are a part-time or graduate student and do not live on campus.
  • The process for applying for a residency exemption is as follows:

  • Download the designated Residency Exemption Form
  • Complete the form with the required information.
  • Write a letter detailing why you are requesting an exemption.
  • If your exemption request is related to a medical condition, please submit all supporting documentation that must be completed by a medical professional. Supporting documents must be included in the email submission.
  • The process for applying for a meal plan exemption is as follows:

  • Download the designated Meal Plan Exemption Form
  • Complete the form with the required information.
  • Write a letter detailing why you are requesting an exemption.
  • If your exemption request is related to a medical condition or related to religious dietary observance, please submit all supporting documents which must be completed by the appropriate professional (ex. doctor or spiritual advisor, etc.). Supporting documents must be included in the email submission.
  • Submit the completed documents to Langston University Housing by one of the following methods:

  • Email: luhousing@langston.edu (Please include your name and topic within the subject line.)
  • In-Person: Scholars' Inn Clubhouse Office (Monday-Friday, 8:00 am - 5:00 pm CST)
  • **The deadline for submission of all documentation is January 7, 2022. Any exemptions requested after this deadline will not be considered.
    **Notification of the exemption request decision will be sent via email to your Langston email account.

    Please note: You may be asked to provide additional documentation or meet with the LU Dining Services representative after submitting your request to determine whether or not an exemption is warranted.

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