If I am attending college in a different town or state than my home address and get called for jury duty, do I have to travel home every week for the month I’m called?

There is no statutory exemption for college students from jury duty, even if you are living away from your home address. Students may ask to be excused from jury duty under these circumstances and offer to be available when they are home during school breaks. But there is no guarantee that the court will grant the request. Many courts have websites describing how to ask to be excused from jury service. If there is no specific instruction on how to ask to be excused, contact the clerk of the court who issued the summons for jury duty. 

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