ND policy change would exclude off-campus seniors from activities

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NOTRE DAME, Ind. (WNDU) - The University of Notre Dame is facing backlash following the latest effort to encourage students to live on campus all four years.

The latest change would offer monetary incentives for students to live on campus all four years, but it also includes a provision that would exclude students who move off campus their senior year from participating in activities on-campus residents enjoy, such as intramural sports and dances.

An online petition is now circulating demanding the university abandon the new policy.

Last year, the university announced that, starting with this year's freshman class, students would be required to live in campus housing through their junior year.

On Friday at 2:30 p.m., a sit-in is planned against the so-called "senior exclusion policy" at the Main Building.