About Macon State
Effective Fall 2011, Macon State College’s Freshman Residency Requirement applies to any student under the age of 21 until he or she has earned 30 semester hours (sophomore status) or has lived on campus for two consecutive semesters (excluding summer semesters).
An exemption to the Freshman Residency Requirement is automatically granted to a student who resides with his or her parent or legal guardian at the student’s permanent residence within the following counties: Bibb, Crawford, Houston, Jones, Monroe, Peach, Twiggs, Bleckley, Dooly, Macon, and Pulaski. While a student may be exempt from the Freshman Residency Requirement, we encourage all students to consider living on campus as a way to make the most of the Macon State College experience.
A student not meeting the criteria (stated above) for an automatic exemption and who seeks an exemption based on special circumstances must complete an Exemption from Residency Requirement form and submit this form to the Office of Residence Life no later than 30 days prior to the first day of classes of the semester in which the exemption is requested. A student may only request an exception to Macon State's Freshman Residency Requirement based upon one of the following:
Macon State College requires traditional students in their freshman year to live on campus. This policy reflects our commitment to student safety and wellbeing and our expectation that campus housing provides educational benefits in community living, small-group relationships, and meaningful connections to faculty, staff, and fellow students.'