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.
The Residential Life Office is located in Evans Commons 3010.
Meal Plan Changes
Upperclassmen are able to change their meal plan selection for Spring 2020. To do so, log in to your StarRez portal by January 26 and access your active application. Use the ribbon at the top of the screen to access page 8, "Meal Plan". From there you will select your meal plan preference from the drop down menu on the middle on the page. Click "Save and Continue" at the bottom of the page to save your changes.
Housing Deposit Refund
December graduates, don't forget to request a refund for your housing deposit. Log in to your Student Portal and find "Request a Refund" on the left hand side of the page. In the comments section of the page, indicate that your request is for your housing deposit. You will need to have your BankMobile account set up, and a disbursement preference selected. Once your request has been approved, your refund will be released.
Students who are exiting the university must complete the Exit process with the Student and Academic Support Services (SASS) office by January 1st to be eligible to receive their housing deposit refund. Students switching to commuter must do a Change of Status with the Residential Life Office by January 1st to be eligible to receive their housing deposit refund.
Room Change Requests
Room change requests for Spring 2020 will open on January 27 at 12:01 a.m. Requests can be made through your StarRez application. Requests will be considered on a first come, first served basis. The room change request section will remain open until February 28. Please note that requests are fulfilled based on availability, and fulfilling some requests may not be possible.
Freshman Residency Policy
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.
New freshmen students may apply for an exemption to the Freshman Residency Policy based on inclusion in one or more of the categories below:
- 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 2020 term will be able to access the housing application on March 1, 2020.
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.
Ivy is a senior majoring in Biology with an emphasis in Cell and Molecular Biology. Ivy has been an Administrative Assistant in our office since her freshman year. Her favorite thing about working in Residential Life is "...the people I get to work with, I am blessed to work in a department surrounded by amazing people."
In November, Ivy assisted us in improving one of our internal processes. Her work far exceeded expectations, and we are so proud of her accomplishment. Keep up the great work, Ivy!
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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