Is living off campus right for you? Making the best decision for your college experience. Students who choose to live off-campus should look into offcampushousing.utk.edu to view potential rental properties in the area and to attend the Off-campus Housing Fair!
Below are two pages that can help you when considering living off campus.
First-Year Residency Requirement
Living on campus significantly impacts your experience as a student, and we are committed to the programs and services that enhance student success. To ensure the quality of your first-year experience, UT requires all first-year students to live on campus. Learn more about University Housing here. Residency Exemption: Exemptions from the residency requirement may be granted to students who meet certain criteria.
Upper-Division Student Options
Upper-division students live in all our residence halls, and many choose to return to the same hall each year. While upper-division students may live anywhere, first-year students are not permitted to live in apartment-style halls. Availability for apartment-style halls is competitive, but all upper-division students are eligible to request apartment-style halls during room selection each year. Learn more about University Housing here.