Residential Living

The Housing and Residence Life Office strives to make the residence halls a “home away from home” for students. We are dedicated to the social and mental well-being of our residents, as well as their physical comfort while living on campus. We are pleased to provide a safe environment conducive to the educational, social, and overall developmental growth of the resident.

There is lots of useful information about the Residence Life program and the residence halls here in the housing web site. If you can’t find what you are looking for then please come by our office in the Student Development suite on the 3rd floor of Wren Student Union or call us at 828-689-1253.Dorm

Live-In Requirement

Living in a residence hall at Mars Hill University is a part of your college education that cannot be duplicated. Living harmoniously with other students of varied backgrounds, experiences and personal philosophies is an essential part of the college learning experience. Mars Hill believes in this mission so much that all single first and second year students who are not commuting from their parents’ home are required to live in one of the campus residence halls.
Immediate exemptions from live-in requirement are:
 

  • More than 60 credit hours (Jr or Sr status)
  • 21 years of age or older
  • Married or a single parent
  • Living at home with immediate family (parents)
  • Veterans of more than 180 consecutive days of active military duty

If you do not meet one of these immediate exemptions and you would like to be released from the housing requirement, you will need to fill out a Live-in/Meal Plan waiver form. You will need to explain any special circumstances that necessitate why you should be exempt from the live-in requirement. This request will be sent to a committee for review and a response will be issued within two weeks. Students not released from the live-in requirement will be charged for housing regardless of whether they live on campus or not.