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Residential Life

We strive to provide quality residential communities that encourage residents’ personal and professional growth and development.

Lindenwood offers a wide variety of choices for students who opt to live on campus. Available are traditional style dorms and non-traditional, off-campus apartments and houses for upperclassman. You'll also enjoy exciting new meal options in the Lindenwood University dining halls.

Residential Life gives students a chance to be involved, meet lifelong friends, and be a part of a supporting community, by encouraging students to participate in academic, athletic, and social activities. Lindenwood University views residential life as an opportunity to live with others of various ages, cultural backgrounds, and personal interests. 

Freshman Residency Requirement

Research has shown that freshmen who reside on campus in residence halls are more successful in their collegiate experience than students who commute to campus.  For this reason, Lindenwood University requires all incoming first-time full time freshmen (regardless of the amount of college credits earned while in high school) to reside in a designated freshmen resident hall for the academic year.  Choice of housing is competitive and is assigned on a first-come first-serve basis.

Freshman Residency Exemption

New freshmen students may apply for an exemption to the Freshman Residency Policy based on inclusion in one or more of the categories below:

  • Married
  • Single parent
  • Active duty military
  • 21 years old or older

Students who do not wish to live on campus AND who fall into one of the categories mentioned above should complete and submit the exemption form, which can be found on the Residential Life homepage. Exemption appeals must be received in the Office of Residential Life by July 1st for the fall semester and December 1st for the spring semester.

Students who do not qualify for an exemption as a member of one of the categories above may submit a written appeal to the Director of Residential Life.

Fall Break

Students are allowed to stay in their residences over Fall Break (10/15-10/16). Visitation will run as normal. 

Winter Break

All residents will be required to check out of their residence and return their key to their Area Coordinator by noon on December 15. Students are not required to move their belongings out of the room, but they are encouraged to take valuables and essentials with them. Residents will not have access to their residences for the duration of Winter Break. More information for students wishing to stay on campus over Winter Break will be available at a later date. 

Additional Resources

Freshman Residency Exemption Request

Virtual Tour - Housing

On-campus housing allows students to fully immerse themselves in the campus culture. See for yourself using Lindenwood's Virtual Tour.

March Community Advisor of the Month: Kat Oleksa

Kat is a Community Advisor in Irwin Hall, majoring in Graphic Design. She loves to drink coffee, go thrifting, draw and walk to QuikTrip. Kat may be a caffeine addict but is not ashamed. In the future, she plans to be a Graphic Designer for a company and collaborate with other artists. Her favorite thing about being a CA is sitting at the front desk to greet all of Irwin’s residents. According to Kat, her favorite event on campus thus far has been the Late Night Breakfast. Kat is just one of many amazing staff members we have here at Lindenwood University!

StarRez - Residential Life Portal

StarRez is an industry-leading and comprehensive student housing solution that includes: online housing applications, online roommate and room self-selection, roommate matching, social media outlets, and much more.

Residential Hall Association (RHA)

Lindenwood Residential Hall Association is a student-run university residence hall governing body that focuses on campus living. The organization is primarily focused on giving residents a greater voice to facilitate change in their halls.

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209 S. Kingshighway
St. Charles, MO 63301