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.

If a student desires to commute from the home of their parent(s) or legal guardian they need to complete and submit the following by July 31st for Fall or December 4th for Spring Semester. Student Life will review the application and notify the student 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
  • Application is only for one year so student must reapply every year
  • Parent(s) or legal guardian’s home must  within 60 miles of GFU’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 (third floor Stevens).