Judson University has traditionally been a residential school. It continues to maintain a strong commitment to the concept that community living plays a vital role in the student's academic experience and total development. To this end, students are required to live on campus unless they meet one of the following criteria:
- Living with parents within a 45-minute commute
- Not attending the university full-time
- 24 years of age or older by the first day of classes
- Living with Judson faculty or staff in their primary residence (1 student per address)
Exceptions to this policy may be considered on a case-by-case basis. The Off-Campus Housing Form must be completed annually and returned to the Director of Housing for approval.
The residence life staff makes room assignments based on completed roommate reservation and housing preference questionnaire forms. The residence life staff attempts to honor but cannot guarantee all requests.
At the end of each semester, and with the permission of their resident directors, students may change roommates and/or rooms. There is a $25 charge for changing rooms mid-year.
Room and board for students does not cover Christmas and Spring Breaks. The university closes down the residence halls for a 2 week period over the Christmas and New Year Holiday. If students desire to use their rooms during these periods, they must receive permission from their resident director prior to the break period.
At the end of each semester, rooms might be consolidated as needed to provide space for housing.
Students may apply to live on campus during the post-terms and summer, even if they are not enrolled in a class. Applications and summer housing information are made available near the end of the spring semester. Priority is given to students working full-time on campus for the university; students involved in a practicum or internship experience (a professor's signature is required for internships); international students; and student's serving as resident assistants for the summer. Students living on campus during the summer are under the general supervision of the residence life staff. All campus rules and regulations are in effect for all residents.