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Student Housing Policy

Abraham Baldwin Agricultural College offers on-campus housing at the Tifton campus only. Campus residence life is an important part of the college experience. On-campus living is much more than simply a convenience to students. Students living in a community of fellow students are positively influenced regarding retention, personal growth and development, participation in extra-curricular activities, and overall successful adaptation to the college experience. ABAC requires all first-year students to live on campus unless they meet one of the following criteria:

  • Earned a minimum of 30 semester hours of collegiate level credit after high school graduation and have satisfied Learning Support requirements,

  • Living with and commuting daily from the legal residence of a parent, legal guardian, or grandparent within a 50-mile radius of Tifton,

  • Married,

  • Single parent,

  • 21 years of age prior to September 1 of the academic year, or

  • Enroll only in courses on the Bainbridge site.

To be exempted from this requirement, a student must apply for exemption through MyABAC's Housing Portal at: https://abac.starrezhousing.com/StarRezPortal/Default.aspx?Params=L9ezxPcQnQuRGKTzF%2b4sxeNblvAA%2b26c. The Guide to Residential Living, provided to each student online, contains procedures and rules for living in College residence halls. This booklet, the Housing Contract, and any “house rules” which have been approved by the Dean of Students and posted in the residence halls are considered a part of the Student Code of Conduct.

Minor infractions of Residence Life & Housing policies and procedures will be dealt with through informal conferences with Residence Life staff. Students subject to an informal conference conducted by a member of the Residence Life staff are accorded the following procedural protections:

  • Written notice of charges prior to the scheduled conference.

  • An explanation of the evidence against them.

  • An opportunity to respond to evidence against them and to produce evidence on their behalf.

  • The right to request administrative review of their case at the next highest level.

In cases where the alleged misconduct may result in expulsion, suspension, or disciplinary removal from College housing, the case shall be adjudicated according to the procedures outlined in this Student Handbook.