Commute from Parents Home

George Fox University is a residential university that is committed to providing a Christ-centered community environment where students can be challenged and supported during their academic endeavors. George Fox University considers residence life to be an integral part of a student’s education and overall university experience. The University has a two-year residency requirement for traditional undergraduate students.

Deadlines to submit commute from home requests are as follows:

  • For requests to be processed before Housing Selection: March 1st
  • For all fall requests: July 31st
  • For all spring requests: December 1st

University Housing reviews applications and will notify students if approved.

Application to commute from home

Stipulations for commuting from home:

  • Student is expected to abide by George Fox University lifestyle agreement
  • Student must remain at parent(s) residence for the entire academic year
  • Student must reapply each year if they do not automatically qualify to live off-campus
  • Parent(s) or legal guardian’s home must be within 60 miles of George Fox's Newberg Campus.

If a student is found to be not living with parent(s) or legal guardian, but has been allowed to live off-campus due to commuting from home they may have to: pay for a semester of housing, pay a $300 fine, be asked to move into campus housing, and/or other consequences deemed appropriate by the University Housing Office.