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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 Request

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.

Emotional Support Animals

Emotional Support Animals that have been authorized by the Student Support and Accessibility Coordinator in the Student and Academic Support Services Office must be approved by November 1 for the spring semester and June 1 for the fall semester.

Service and Assistance Animal Policy

Thanksgiving Break

Students are not required to check out of their residences over Thanksgiving Break. No additional charge will be assessed if students choose to stay during that time. 

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. Students wishing to stay in their residences after noon on December 15 will need to fill out a Late Departure form and turn it in to their Area Coordinator by November 30. Late Departure forms will be available at the front desks of each hall/area. There will be an additional charge of $43 per night or $300 per week to stay on campus during Winter Break. The dining halls will be closed after lunch on Friday, December 14. 

Late Departure Form

Fall 2018 Checkout Procedures

Spring 2019 Check-in Dates and Times

  • New International Students- January 9, 9:30 - 11:30 a.m. 
  • Incoming Freshmen and Transfers- January 12, 11:30 a.m. - 1 p.m.
  • Returning Students- January 12 and 13, 9 a.m. - 1 p.m.

Additional Resources

Freshman Residency Exemption Request

Service and Assistance Animal Policy

Late Departure Form

Virtual Tour - Housing

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

November Community Advisor of the Month: Dalton Nelson

Dalton is a Community Advisor in Niccolls Hall. He is a senior accounting major, and is looking forward to graduating in May. A fun fact about Dalton is that he enjoys playing video games with the boys, especially Rocket League. He is also in the Accounting and Finance Club. Dalton says, "My favorite thing about being a part of Res Life is getting to meet and help all the residents in a way that I probably couldn’t have if I wasn’t in this position. Multiple residents that may not feel comfortable going to a tutor come and ask for my help in Accounting and other business courses. I find a lot of value in helping people strive academically." Dalton was named Community Advisor of the month for going above and beyond to help at events, even if they weren't planned by him. Congratulations Dalton!

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.

Lindenwood University
209 S. Kingshighway
St. Charles, MO 63301