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Housing and Residence Life
Mercer University recognizes that a valuable aspect of one’s college education is the experience of living on campus. The Office of Housing and Residence Life promotes the principles of respect and responsibility within the Mercer community, and provides services and activities to assist residential students. The University has a 3-year housing requirement. Housing is not guaranteed for seniors (4th year). All freshmen (1st year), sophomore (2nd year), and junior (3rd year) students, under 22 years of age are required to live on campus and purchase a meal plan. Exceptions include those students who will reach age 22 before the first day of fall classes, those living with parents or guardians within a reasonable commuting distance; 40-mile radius, (this includes the following counties: Bibb, Crawford, Houston, Jones, Monroe, Peach and Twiggs) and students who are married or are single parents. Residential students are required to sign a residence hall contract for each academic year. Contracts are legally binding and once an assignment is made, the contract may not be canceled except in case of graduation, withdraw or transfer from the university. All Housing facilities (except the Orange Street Apartments and The Lofts) are closed during the winter break. Housing information and housing contracts for residence hall rooms, apartments, and Greek houses are available through the students MyMercer account. For additional information about living on campus, please visit our website: