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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. 

The Residential Life Office is located in Evans Commons 3010.

Room Change Requests 

Room change requests for Fall 2019 and Spring 2020 will open on September 9 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 October 31. Please note that requests are fulfilled based on availability, and fulfilling some requests may not be possible. 

Winter Break 

All resident students are required to complete a check-out from their residence by Saturday, December 14 at 12 p.m. Students who are graduating in December will have until Sunday, December 15 at 12 p.m. to complete their check-out. If a student requires housing passed the deadline, they will need to submit a late departure request to their Area Coordinator by November 25, 2019. 

Late Departure Form Fall 2019

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.

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

 Additional Resources

Freshman Residency Exemption Request

Service and Assistance Animal Policy

Student Occupancy Contract 2019-2020

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.

Irwin Hall Rauch Memorial Hall

September Staff of the Month: Hanna Porter

September Staff of the Month: Hanna Porter

Hanna is a Community Advisor in Linden Terrace. She is currently pursuing her Master's in Business Administration with an emphasis in Management. She finished her undergraduate studies in Chemistry with an emphasis in Biochemistry in May of 2019. A fun fact about Hanna is she enjoys doing yoga. She is also on the softball team and a part of the Student Athletic Advisory Committee (SAAC). When asked what her favorite thing about Reslife was, Hanna said, "I enjoy being able to meet new people and having the ability to help build a better community within Lindenwood." Hanna is being recognized as our September Staff Member of the Month for her tireless work helping with Dark Carnival preparations, as well as her efforts to be a mentor to her fellow staff members. Congratulations, Hanna!

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.

About StarRez Access StarRez

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.

Learn More About The RHA

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