First Year Live-On Exemption Instructions

All incoming Cards who are living at home with a parent/legal guardian in one of our local counties listed on the First-Year Live-On Policy as well as those who will be 21 years of age or older by the first day of classes are able to complete an Automatic Exemption Request in their New Cards Gateway

Students who plan on living at home with a non-parent/legal guardian family member in one of our local counties listed on the First-Year Live-On Policy or have another extenuating circumstance which would require them to live off campus may submit a "First-Year Live-On Exemption Request" in the Housing Portal on our homepage by following these steps:

1. After entering the portal, select "Requests" from the left-hand menu.

2. Select "Appeals and Forms." You will now be able to view a list of available appeals/forms.

3. Select "First-Year Live-On Exemption Request." 

4. If you are requesting an exemption because you plan to live with a parent or guardian during your first year at UofL, please download and complete this Exemption Request Document. Then, upload the form as part of your documentation when you complete the request in the Housing Portal. Be sure that all signatures are original and hand-signed in blue or black ink. We cannot accept electronic signatures or signatures with red ink.

Please note: You are not required to pay the application fee in order to complete a First-Year Live-On Exemption Request. 

For more information about our exemption process, including criteria for automatic exemption approval, please view the First-Year Live-On Policy.

Learn more about appeals documentation.

Please note: Students can only appeal the non-compliance fee in the semester in which the fee is assessed.