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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 is now available via the StarRez portal. 

Fall 2019 Express Check In

Do you want to avoid long check-in lines before the start of the fall semester? If so, Lindenwood is offering Express Check-In from July 1- July 31 (Monday through Friday only), 9:00 a.m.-4:00 p.m. If you are unable to complete the express check-in process in person, you can reach out to your Business Office Account Representative to complete the process online. If you are completing the process in person, you will start at the Business Office (Welcome Center) to obtain a Check-In Card.

Fall 2019 Check In Dates

  • Community Advisors- August 13
  • New International Students- August 20
  • Incoming Freshman- August 21
  • Returning students- August 24 and 25

*more dates and specific times will be available at a later date

Housing Deposit

May 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 or switching to commuter must complete the Exit/Change of Status process with the Student and Academic Support Services (SASS) office by June 1st to be eligible to receive their housing deposit refund. You can find more information about the SASS Office HERE.

 Summer 2019 Housing

During the summer, Lindenwood University offers housing only to students who are enrolled in summer classes. Students may only reside on campus during the time-frame of their classes. Housing availability is limited to resident halls during the summer. Due to staff restrictions, yearly maintenance, and upkeep in our residence halls, only one residence hall is open for all residents. The deadline to apply for summer housing is April 24, 2019. You can apply for summer housing via the "Summer 2019" application on StarRez.

Summer Occupancy Contract 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

April Staff of the Month: Ciara Bell

April Staff of the Month: Ciara Bell

Ciara is a Sophomore majoring in Business Administration. She is the Assistant Area Coordinator for Cobbs and Irwin Halls. A fun fact about Ciara is that she has two dogs. She is a member of the National Society of Leadership and Success, and she is the President of Residential Hall Association (RHA). Ciara says, "My favorite part about working in Residential Life is all of the friendships that I get to build in my buildings." Ciara has been selected as the staff member of the month because she has gone above and beyond to unify the staff members in her buildings. She is passionate about Residential Life, and she is dedicated to her position. Keep up the great work Ciara!

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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