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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 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. 

The Residential Life Office is located in Evans Commons 3010.

Fall 2021 Housing Applications

Fall 2021 housing applications are now available through the StarRez portal. If you have any questions regarding your application, please email

Spring 2022 Housing Applications

Spring 2022 housing applications will open Monday, November 1st through the StarRez portal. If you have any questions regarding your application, please email

Room Change Requests

Room change requests for the Fall 2021 term are now available through the StarRez housing portal. Room change requests will end October 31, 2021. 

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Resources and Policies

Student Occupancy Contract Overview

The Residential Life Student Occupancy Contract is a legally binding contract the Student and Lindenwood University.  The contract should be carefully ready. This contract is for the academic year and can only be cancelled without penalty within fifteen (15) business days from the date upon which Student submitted this Contract. Any questions about this contract should be referred only to the Residential Life Office at 636.949.4848 or

Student shall abide by the terms of this Contract and the Student Handbook, and Student shall comply with all University rules, regulations, and policies, as well as all procedures and standards related thereto, all of which are made a part of this Contract by reference. 

Residential Occupancy Contract 2021-2022

Contract Cancellation

This Contract is for the academic year and can only be cancelled without penalty within fifteen (15) business days from the date upon which Student submitted this Contract. Should Student cancel this Contract after the fifteen (15) business day period, and before the fall cancellation deadline of July 1, Student is responsible for a $250 cancellation fee and forfeits the housing deposit (Spring cancellation deadline is December 1). there will be a settlement charge of up to 100% of the amount due from Student under this Contract.

Contract Cancellation – University Withdrawal

If Student officially withdraws from the University before the end of the academic year, Student must complete the Exit process in the Office of Student and Academic Support Services, which is located in the Library and Academic Resources Center, room 354. Student is responsible for all charges accruing under this Contract until such time as Student completes the checkout process and returns Student’s key to residential staff.

If Student voluntarily withdraws from classes or if Student is dismissed from University for any reason, including for a violation of any University policy, Student will not be entitled to any refund of amounts paid hereunder.  An appeal can be submitted to the University Bursar's Office if there are mitigating circumstances that could warrant consideration for a refund of charges. 

Contract Cancellation – Appeal

A release from this Contract for reasons other than academic drop or official withdrawal from the University is highly unlikely. If Student feels that personal circumstances warrant consideration past the cancellation dates listed above, Student may request a copy of the Contract Release Petition from the Residential Life Office. Student shall submit the Contract Release Petition and additional supporting documentation to Residential Life (3010 Evans Commons) for consideration.

Contract Release – Academic Absence

If Student will not be utilizing University’s on-campus housing in the spring term because of participation in a University sponsored off-campus academic program such as study abroad, internship, student teaching, etc., Student shall contact the Residential Life Office by December 1 to avoid any fees or charges for the spring term.

GradGuard Renter's Insurance

As outlined in your housing agreement, Lindenwood University assumes no financial responsibility over the personal property of residents nor will the institution be financially responsible for large-scale, unintentional damage caused to university property by on-campus residents, such damage caused by a fire or discharge of a sprinkler-head.

GradGuard Renters Insurance is a smart investment for college students and their families. With the GradGuard Renter’s Insurance plan, personal items that are stolen or damaged by a covered cause of loss can be replaced, subject to a $100 deductible. GradGuard Renters Insurance also protects students financially from large scale, unintentional damage they may cause to their residence hall or bodily injury they may cause to others for which they are legally liable.

Features of GradGuard Renters Insurance for Lindenwood students include:

Low $100 Deductible. Compared to $500, $1,000 or more for a typical homeowner’s insurance policy.

Replacement Cost. If your personal property is stolen or damaged due to a covered peril, it will be replaced with an item of like kind and quality.

Worldwide coverage. Your personal belongings are protected even away from campus.

Electronics coverage. Your electronics, including your TV, laptop, smartphone and tablet, are covered up to the policy limits.

Personal Liability Coverage. If you cause damage to university property or injure others, you may be liable for the damages. Renters Insurance from GradGuard provides up to $300,000 in personal liability coverage. For example, if you unintentionally set off your building’s sprinkler system, liability protection can help pay for the resulting damages.

Alternative to Homeowners Insurance. Not all Homeowners Insurance policies are the same. Limitations may apply when property is away from the principal residence and some. Unlike Homeowners Insurance, your premium will not increase if you make a claim on the policy.

GradGuard Renters Insurance is underwritten by Markel American Insurance Company, Waukesha, WI. The advertised product is not available in AK, and RI.  Other program options are available for these states.  Claims and coverage subject to policy, language, limits and exclusions.

Athlete Residency Policy

Lindenwood University Athletics requires all students affiliated with an athletics team (regardless of if they receive athletic aid or not) to live on campus and be on a meal plan. Exceptions to this policy include:

  • Full-time enrolled graduate students
  • Students below the age of 17 or 25 years or older
  • Married students
  • Students who are physically supporting dependents
  • Students who have been granted a medical exemption

To request an exemption from the Athlete Residency Policy, please submit the form below to Please be aware that additional documentation may be required. 

Athlete Residency Exemption Request Form

If a student forfeits their athletic aid to live off campus, they will not be able to participate as a student-athlete. 


First Year Residency Policy

Research has shown that first year students 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 students (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.

First Year Residency Exemption Request

New first year students may apply for an exemption to the First Year 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 may also be eligible for an exemption for medical reasons. To apply for a medical exemption, students must contact Jeremy Keye, Manager, Student Support and Accessibility Program. (

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.

Service Animals and Emotional Support Animals

*Caution: Some internet websites sell certificates, registrations, and licensing documents that are typically insufficient to serve as documentation that would “reliably establish that an individual has a disability-related need for an assistance animal” (HUD January 2020), or that the provider has personal knowledge and history of the individual to be able to therapeutically prescribe an ESA as necessary for housing access, use and enjoyment.

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.

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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.

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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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