Eastman School of Music requires all first-, second-, and third-year students to reside on campus unless they are approved for a residency exemption. This policy is intended to develop community and position students for success during their time at Eastman. We know that students who live on campus are more successful academically and feel a stronger sense of belonging to the school and their peers. By living on campus students have easier access to resources and are more likely to get involved in clubs and organizations, and we know that this leads to a stronger sense of well-being and better outcomes in the classroom and concert hall.
Students wishing to request an exemption to this policy may appeal based on one of more of the following reasons: