Housing Exemptions

In accordance with the First-Year Housing Expectation, all first-year, full-time students are required to live in campus housing operated by Lamar University Housing & Residence Life for the entirety of their first year unless they meet one of the following criteria to be considered for an exemption:

  1. Reside with a parent in the local Beaumont area.
    Students that lived within a 30-mile radius from Lamar University during their senior year in high school and will continue to live with the same parent. A student is residing and continues to reside in the established primary residence of her/his parents.
    • Documentation to provide:
      • A statement from the student and the parent that the student will continue to live with the same parent that the student lived with during their senior year while attending Lamar University their first year.
      • Copy of student’s driver’s license and a copy of the parent driver’s license must be the same address. Temporary or paper Driver's Licenses are NOT accepted. Driver's licenses must NOT be expired.
      • A completed Housing Exemption Request.

  2. Married and/or have dependent children in residence.
    • Documentation to provide:
      • Copy of Marriage certificate
      • Copy of latest tax return (redacted) to show children claimed as dependent OR a birth certificate of dependent(s)
      • A completed Housing Exemption Request.

  3. Earned 30 or more semester credit hours since high school graduation in at an accredited college or university.
    • Documentation to provide:
      • Transcript showing proof of completed college credits from an accredited college or university.
      • A completed Housing Exemption Request.

We do not automatically grant exemptions and consider each request as it is submitted. We strive to be consistent and equal with all students, so exemptions are seldom granted. Generally, Housing & Residence Life notifies students whether the exemption is granted 1-3 weeks after the request is submitted. Processing time varies due to documentation that is required for consideration but not submitted by the student.