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Important Policies and Dates

Accepting your Admission

To accept your offer of admission, you must submit a $200 enrollment deposit. The enrollment deposit is fully refundable for all students upon notifying the Office of Admissions, of their desire to withdraw acceptance, prior to the May 1 National Candidates Reply Date.

Important Dates

  • November 1, 2021 - Sibley Scholarship Application Opens
  • November 5, 2021 - Enrollment for Spring 2022 New Students Begins
  • November 13, 2021 - Future Lion Day
  • January 7, 2022 - Sibley Scholarship Deadline to Apply
  • January 10, 2022 - Spring Semester 2022 Term Starts
  • March, 2022 - Housing Application opens in StarRez for incoming Fall 22 students
  • April, 2022 - Registration begins for incoming Fall 2022 students
  • May 16, 2022 - Summer Semester term starts
  • July 2022 - New Student Orientation information for Fall 2022 released
  • August 22, 2022 - Fall 2022 Semester term starts

Important Policies

Residency Policy

The following students are required to live in university housing during the 2022-2023 academic year.

  • New first-year students
  • Any student affiliated with an athletic team, both NCAA and SLS, including scholarship student-athletes, non-scholarship student-athletes, team managers, etc.
  • Sibley Scholars
  • Students receiving a Board of Trustees scholarship

Lindenwood has a two-year residency requirement for traditional undergraduate students that requires all new traditional students to live in university housing for their first two years.  This policy applies to first-time first-year students, freshmen transfers, international students, and transfer students who have completed fewer than 24 credit hours.


The following exceptions apply only to first-year students who are not affiliated with an athletic team or receiving a Sibley or Board of Trustee Scholarship.

  • Students who reside in the primary residence of their parent(s) or legal guardian(s) within a 20-mile radius of Lindenwood's campus
  • Students who are married or single parents
  • Students who reach the age of 22 before the first day of the term
  • Students who have not reached age 17 on the first day of the term
  • Students who are veterans
  • Students may appeal for an exemption for health or religious reasons
  • Exceptions are possible for international students living with a family member or a sponsoring family

Students granted an exception are subject to an adjustment of the institutional financial aid if the residency status change affects their direct costs.

Notice of Availability of the Annual Security and Fire Safety Report

Lindenwood University is committed to assisting all members of the community in providing for their own safety and security. The annual security and fire safety report for the St. Charles campus is available on the Lindenwood University Office of Public Safety and Security website.

If you would like to receive a hard copy of the Annual Security and Fire Safety Report which contains this information, you can stop by the Office of Public Safety & Security on the 4th floor of the Spellmann Campus Center or you can request that a copy be mailed to you by calling (636) 949-4687.

The report contains information regarding campus security and personal safety including topics such as: crime prevention, public safety authority, crime reporting policies, fire safety, disciplinary procedures and other matters of importance related to security on campus. The report also contains information about fire statistics in Lindenwood Residential Facilities and crime statistics for the three previous calendar years concerning reported crimes that occurred on campus; in certain off-campus buildings or property owned or controlled by Lindenwood; and on public property within, or immediately adjacent to and accessible from the campus.

This information is required by law and is provided by Office of Public Safety and Security.

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