Office of Residence Life

Printable Forms

The following is a list of forms you may print for your convenience.

Housing Contract Exemption and Appeal Form 2014-2015.

Eligibility Wavier Form

Residence Hall Lounge Reservation Policy and Request Form


Housing Contract Exemption and Appeal Information

All full-time students under the age of 19 on the first day of class in the fall semester are required to live in University housing for the duration of the academic year. The only exceptions to this requirement are if:

  • The student is living in the Kearney community (defined by UNK as absolutely no farther than 30 miles from the Kearney campus) with parent(s) or legal guardian(s).
  • The student is married, a single parent, or has a documented disability, which makes it impractical to meet the housing requirement;
  • The student will be living in certain off-campus facilities, which approximate the educational advantages of residence hall living and meet specified requirements.

A housing exemption will only be granted after the appropriate forms have been obtained and completed with the appropriate supporting documentation. The Housing Contract Exemption and Appeal form can be obtained by clicking on the above link. The form needs to be returned to the Office of Residence Life with supporting documentation. The Housing Exemption form will be given to the Housing Exemption Committee to be processed for approval. The student will then be notified if their housing exemption request has been approved. The student should wait to complete the housing contract until they are notified of the decision regarding their submission for exemption.

Eligibility Wavier Information

Non Full Time Students

Only enrolled students, designated guests of the University of Nebraska at Kearney, and UNMC are eligible for University housing. Students must maintain full-time student status at the University of Nebraska at Kearney to maintain eligibility for housing. Those who drop below full time status must fill out a Eligibility Waiver Form and return it to the Office of Residence Life. The Eligibility Waiver form can be obtained by clicking on the above link. Once the form has been submitted it will be processed for approval. The student will then be notified if their request has been approved or denied.

University Heights Applicants

In order to reside at University Heights must be at least 21 years old and be a full-time student, or be a part of a legally married couple residing together. The Office of Residence Life may grant residency to persons who do not fit within these categories. An Eligibility Waiver Form will need to be filled out and turned into the Office of Residence Life or the Graduate Hall Director at University Heights. The Eligibility Waiver form can be obtained by clicking on the above link. Once the Eligibility Waiver has been approved, you would need to fill out the University Heights housing application on line and an apartment would be assigned to you. A new Eligibility Waiver must be filled out each semester for persons who have been given a previous exception. This needs to be completed and approved prior to the student filling out their contract on line for the upcoming term.

If you have questions or concerns, please call the Office of Residence Life at 308-865-8519 for more information.