Housing & Residence Life
First-Year Residence Requirements
Armstrong offers first-year students the opportunity to live in Windward Commons, our state-of-the-art first-year student residence hall. This facility is a 600-bed suite-style residence hall with private, semi-private, single, and bunk bed suites. We have designed this facility with residential interest groups and residential learning communities because at Armstrong, our belief is that students living on campus tend to earn better grades, graduate at a higher rate, and finish college sooner than their non-resident counterparts. We also believe that living on campus provides a first-year student with close proximity to services and programs that significantly helps with success in the first year. For these reasons, Armstrong requires first-year students to live on campus.
If you are considering attending Armstrong, please be aware of the live-on requirement outlined below.
First Year Live On Requirement
Any undergraduate student new to Armstrong with less than 30 earned credit hours is required to live in Armstrong campus housing for an entire academic year. This requirement includes students accepted by Office of Undergraduate Admission as a first time, full time student (12 credits per semester +) or a transfer student.
In general, first year undergraduates will be housed in Windward Commons. First year undergraduate transfer students may be placed in one of the apartment communities should Windward Commons be full at the time an assignment is made.
Exemptions to the residence requirement may be requested for the following reasons and must be supported by appropriate documentation:
1. Marriage prior to the first day of the semester entering (must provide copy of the marriage license).
2. Custodial parent of a dependent child (must provide copy of birth certificate and custodial decree).
3. 21 years of age or older prior to the first day of the semester entering (must provide copy of birth certificate).
4. Transferring in with more than 30 hours of college credit. (Must have transcript on file with the Office of Undergraduate Admission).
5. Enrolled in only online courses or courses at the Liberty Center.
6. Student is active military (must provide copy of orders).
7. Parental guardian is a resident of the Savannah metro area (Bryan, Chatham, Effingham or Liberty Counties) (#7is an automatic exemption and no additional paperwork is required)
Any first year undergraduate enrolled as a full time student who is required to live in housing, but does not apply for housing by July 29 for fall term or December 13 for spring term, will have their courses dropped until such time that a housing application has been submitted for appropriate term.
All campus residential students regardless of their building placement are required to have a meal plan. Upperclassmen residents regardless of community (Compass Point, University Crossings, University Terrace 1, University Terrace 2) must have a minimum 5-meal plan. First-year residents with less than 30 credit hours earned must have a minimum 14-meal plan.
Note: Credits earned through CLEP, AP, or hours earned through concurrent enrollment or similar opportunities may not be part of the 30 hours for required living in Housing.
Download the Request for Exemption form and submit it in person, fax it (912.344.3452) or mail to:
Armstrong Atlantic State University
Attention: Housing and Residence Life
11935 Abercorn Street
Savannah, GA 31419