National research indicates that living on campus contributes to greater overall satisfaction with the college experience and greater academic achievement. This research shows that students living on campus:
- are more satisfied with their living environments;
- are more likely to graduate and to enter graduate school;
- meet more diverse people;
- are exposed to a wider range of ideas and cultures;
- develop greater artistic interests;
- develop strong interpersonal skills;
- finish college in less time;
- have more contact with faculty and other students;
- are more likely to have greater self-esteem.
Due to the important role on campus housing plays in the college experience, the Santa Fe University of Art and Design requires students to live in university housing their first two years out of high school.
Students who fall under the SFUAD on campus housing requirement will not be able to register for classes until the housing office receives their housing contract. These regulations are applicable to all students insofar as space is available in SFUAD campus housing.
Campus Housing Exemptions
While students who have been out of high school less than two years are required to reside in the University-operated hall for their first four semesters of residence, the University occasionally makes exceptions. For more information, please visit the Campus Housing Exemption page.
Housing contracts are for the entire Academic Year (Fall and Spring) or balance remaining at the time of assignment. However, residence hall contracts may be cancelled by students who have withdrawn from the University, taken a leave of absence, or are enrolled in an approved study abroad experience. For more information on cancellations, please see refer to the housing contract.