Graduate Catalog

Housing, Residence Life and Student Conduct

The purpose of the Housing and Residence Life department is to work with students, staff, and faculty in the creation of a caring and learning environment in which students can find opportunities to excel academically and interpersonally. The department provides ways in which students can better understand themselves and others in their community.

Residency Requirement

Residing on campus within the campus community is an extremely vital aspect of a student’s personal and educational development. Research on this experience continues to indicate that students who live on campus tend to attain higher GPAs, have a higher satisfaction with their college experience, are more involved in campus activities, experience greater personal growth, and are less likely to drop out. The residential experience contributes significantly to a student’s education. To support this educational development of students both inside the classroom and within the residential facilities, Barry University has made living on campus part of its educational design.

All new full-time undergraduate students are required to live on campus for their first academic year. Exceptions to this policy are those who reside with their parents or guardians within Miami-Dade or Broward County, or students in the School of Adult Continuing Education. The university does encourage new students from Miami-Dade and Broward County to live on campus.

A new student may apply for an exemption to this policy with the Office of Housing and Residence Life. In the case an exemption is granted, it will ordinarily be for one of the following reasons:

  • Students who are married and/or have children;
  • Students who have completed two semesters of college as a full-time student; or
  • Students twenty-one years of age or older.

On-campus accommodations within the residence halls are available to full-time, degree-seeking students. Acceptance by the University does not assure a student of on-campus housing. The student must complete an application for housing in order to receive consideration. Housing assignments are made on a first-applied, first-served basis, in priority order of the date of application.

In applying for housing, each applicant must pay a one-time non-refundable $75.00 application fee.

All students residing in any/all university provided housing are required to provide proof of adequate health insurance and immunizations to Student Health Services (SHS) prior to checking into their residence hall. PLEASE SEE THE STUDENT HEALTH SERVICES SECTION FOR MORE INFORMATION.