BILLINGS — Students at MSU Billings living in outlying counties should get ready for the dorm life.
Housing and Residential Life at MSU Billings has decided to remove on-campus housing exemptions for students living in six surrounding counties for the upcoming school year.
Now, the housing department will only allow the on-campus exemption for Yellowstone County students, if they're living with a parent or guardian.
"We are a unique campus because we have students who drive an hour or more to get to school. We decided to change the exemption for the safety of our students during the winter months when roads can become dangerous," said Associate Dean of Student Engagement Aaron Like.
Counties that are no longer fit the requirement are Carbon, Stillwater, Big Horn, Musselshell, Treasure and Golden Valley counties.
Students in Yellowstone County are not automatically exempt and must still apply for exemption through MSU Billings Housing & Residential Life website.
The only students automatically exempt from living on campus are those over the age of 21 at the date of when the residence halls open.
All other students looking to be exempt from living on campus must fill out a housing exemption form on the MSU Billings website.
The new housing exemptions have been enacted for those applying for the fall 2020-21 school year.
To learn about how to apply for housing exemptions or for more information about living in the residence halls at MSU Billings, visit their website.