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Apr 1

Updated Policies and Procedures

Coronavirus (COVID-19)

Lindenwood University faculty and staff are working from home and all on-campus offices are closed to the public and university employees. Lindenwood personnel and offices are available for business by telephone and email to provide continuity in university operations and student support services. Please visit www.lindenwood.edu/coronavirus for more information.

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.

Fall 2020 Housing Sign-ups

The housing application for Fall 2020 will go live on February 22 through the StarRez portal. Housing sign-up order is based off of credit hours earned and GPA. In order to receive a sign-up timeslot, students must create a housing application at least 24 hours prior to their designated sign-up day. 

Please note, housing sign ups will continue as previously scheduled and will not be impacted by the change in operations due to COVID-19. 

  • February 22 - Housing applications go live
  • March 23 - Seniors (84 credit hours or more)
  • March 25 - Juniors (54-83 credit hours earned)
  • March 30 - Sophomores (24-53 credit hours earned)
  • April 1 - Current Freshman (Less than 24 credits earned)
  • April 2 - Incoming Transfers 

*earned credits refers to the amount of credits students have at the time of sign-ups and does not include credits that will be earned by the end of the spring 2020 semester

Housing applications for Fall 2020 incoming freshman will be available on March 1. For more information on freshman housing, check out our Freshman Housing Page

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 reslife@lindenwood.edu.

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 2020-2021

General Housing Guidelines

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, 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 Business 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, 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 the Director of 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 November 1 to avoid any fees or charges for the spring term.

Housing Deposit Refunds 

Students who are graduating in May of 2020, as well as students who have completed an official exit or change of status for Fall 2020, are eligible to receive their $200 housing deposit back after they have checked out of university housing. Once your deposit has been released by our office, it will be refunded to the reimbursement method selected on your BankMobile account. For assistance with your BankMobile account, contact the Student Refunds Office (studentrefunds@lindenwood.edu). We will work to release deposits as quickly as we can. 

*please note that students are no longer required to put in refund requests through the student portal

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.

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 2020 term will be able to access the housing application on March 1, 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.

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February Staff of the Month: Micah Mason

February Staff of the Month: Micah Mason

Micah is a sophomore Community Advisor is Ayres Hall. She is majoring in Elementary Education. A fun fact about Micah is that she is from California , and she is a part of the Lindenwood Cycling Team. Micah says "5. My favorite thing about being a part of Residential Life is being able to work with such amazing people! I have really enjoyed my time being a Community Advisor!" Micah is receiving this award in recognition of her consistent hard work, her positive attitude, and her willingness to go above and beyond to help her residents and fellow staff members. Keep up the great work, Micah!

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.

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