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Residential Life

Lindenwood University Residential Life is Like No Other! 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. 

Residential Life Booklet

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.

Visitation Pilot Program:

To Learn More about Lindenwood's new Fall 2017 Visitation Pilot Program, please click HERE

Fall 2017 Checkout Flier

Fall 2017 Late Departure Form

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.

November Community Advisor of the Month: Travis Russo

Travis is a Community Advisor in Reynolds Hall, majoring in Exercise Science. In his spare time, Travis loves to rock climb, play video games, read and participate in dance and yoga. Travis's favorite thing about being a CA is being able to decorate his building, by changing the atmosphere to see people’s faces light up as soon as they walk into their hall. According to Travis, “everyone should feel comfortable where they live,” which is why Travis is dedicated to making the residents of Reynolds hall feel welcome where they live, no matter where they are from. His favorite event on campus was Dorm Wars at the beginning of the school year because there was exhilarating energy from everyone involved. Travis is definitely one of the 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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