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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. 

Express Check-In

Do you want to avoid long check-in lines before the start of the fall semester? If so, Lindenwood is offering Express Check-In from July 1- July 31 (Monday through Friday only), 9:00 a.m.-4:00 p.m. If you are unable to complete the express check-in process in person, you can reach out to your Business Office Account Representative to complete the process online. If you are completing the process in person, your first stop is the Business Office (Roemer Hall, main floor) to obtain a Check-In Card. Once obtained, please follow the Express Check-In office order below:

  1. Business Office: Address outstanding balance or verify it has been paid (Roemer Hall, main level)
  2. Financial Aid: Financial Aid Verification (Roemer Hall, lower level)
  3. ID Station: Obtain Student ID (Library and Academic Resources Center)
  4. Office of Residential Life: Housing Authorization Card (Evans Commons, room 3010)

At each office, an official stamp will be used to verify you have satisfied the needed requirements.

Fall 2018 Check-In Schedule

  • Tuesday, August 21: 9am-12pm – New International Students (Evans Commons)
  • Wednesday, August 22: 9am-2pm – First time freshman of FYP & Leadership Experience (Hyland Arena)
  • Saturday, August 25 and Sunday, August 26: 9am-1pm – Transfer Students & Returning students (Evans Commons)

Summer 2018 Housing Application

Housing application for Summer 2018 is now available through the StarRez housing portal.

Summer 2018 Housing Guidelines 

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.

Additional Resources

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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