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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. 

Housing Sign-ups for Fall 2019

The 2019-2020 housing application will open on February 23 so you can log in to start filling out your application and renew your housing assignment if eligible. The housing renewal period ends Friday, March 8. Students expected to graduate in May 2019 are not eligible to renew their assignment. Once you have renewed your housing assignment, you will be able to pull in your confirmed roommate(s) from March 9 through March 20.

You will be given a specific time on your designated sign-up day to choose your housing assignment. This time will be determined based on your earned credits and GPA. In order to receive a time slot, you must have a housing application for fall 2019 created!

For a full housing sign-up schedule, please see below!

  • Housing Renewals- February 23 - March 8
  • Housing Renewals: Pull in your roommate- March 9 - 20
  • Seniors and Graduate Students (84+ credits)- March 25
  • Juniors (54+ credits)- March 27
  • Sophomores (24+ credits)- April 1
  • Freshmen (23 or less credits)- April 3
  • Incoming Freshmen- March 1

*based on your earned credits

Community Advisor Openings

Are you interested in being a Community Advisor for the Fall 2019 semester? Apply today through Workday. Group interviews will be held on Sunday, March 3, and Wednesday, March 6. All accepted applicants will receive an email the week before group interviews to sign up for a time slot. Group interviews will take approximately 2 hours. For more information, email

 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.

Incoming Freshman for the Fall 2019 term will be able to access the housing application on March 1, 2019.

Room Change Requests

Room change requests for the spring semester will open on January 28. Students will be able to submit a request through their StarRez application. Requests are taken on a first come, first served basis. 

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

Late Departures - Spring 2019

Students who are not graduating and wish to stay on campus after noon on May 11 will need to fill out a Late Departure form. This form is due to the resident's Area Coordinator by April 24, 2019. The cost to stay on campus will be $35 per day or $230 per week. 

Late Departure Form

Additional Resources

Freshman Residency Exemption Request

Service and Assistance Animal Policy

Virtual Tour - Housing

Virtual Tour - Housing

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

December/January Community Advisor of the Month: Jenna Biagi

December/January Community Advisor of the Month: Jenna Biagi

Jenna is a second semester sophomore, and is a CA in Irwin Hall. Her major is Theater and Speech Secondary Education. A fun fact about Jenna is that she has a collection of Jim Carrey movies. Jenna is involved in a wide array of student organizations, including Sophomore Council, Alpha Psi Omega, Kappa Delta Pi, and Lindenwood's Women's Select Choir. Her favorite thing about being a part of Residential Life is all the great people she gets to meet! She loves getting to know her residents and chatting with them while on or off duty. Congratulations, Jenna!

December/January Community Advisor of the Month: Sean Laurent

December/January Community Advisor of the Month: Sean Laurent

Sean is currently a sophomore and majoring in Mathematics with an Actuarial Science Emphasis. He is a member of the Lindenwood Shotgun Sports team and Sophomore Council. A fun fact about Sean is he is identical twin. Sean says, "My favorite thing about being a part of Residential Life is the chance to help others and watch myself grow from the fun, educational experiences." Sean is a first year Community Advisor working in Flowers. Keep up the great work, Sean!

StarRez - Residential Life Portal

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)

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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