Starting next year, incoming freshmen will be required to live on campus.
The university says it's a move to improve retention and graduation rates.
Chancellor Joel Anderson says there will be exemptions granted for financial hardship or other specific circumstances, but the school is serious about making sure students get that degree.
"We're certainly not going to turn students away if they can't afford to live in our student housing, but were going to talk to them, because they may find they can afford it, and it will be good for them if they did," Dr. Anderson said.
The Department of Higher Education says the graduation rate at the state's public universities is less than 40 percent.