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Jul 2

The Plan to Reopen Campus

Roaring Return

Lindenwood University has implemented a phased return to campus and will begin the fall semester as scheduled on August 24. Lindenwood personnel and offices continue to be available for business by telephone and email. Please visit for continued updates and information about health and safety policies. Resources for faculty preparing courses for the Roaring Return can be located at

Roaring Return - Residential Life Frequently Asked Questions

Roaring Return - Residential Life Frequently Asked Questions

With Lindenwood University’s announcement regarding the Roaring Return to campus this Fall, we are committed to providing prospective students and their families opportunities to connect with our campus community.

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 2020 Housing Sign-ups

Housing applications for the 2020-2021 academic year are now available to all students through the StarRez portal. If you have any questions or need any assistance with your application, please contact 

Preferred Housing Waitlist

The preferred housing waitlist is for students who were unable to reserve an assignment in their preferred location during the initial housing sign up period. Please note that this is not a waitlist for housing in general. If you have not signed up for housing yet, you can still do so in StarRez. 

To access the waitlist form, click here. Waitlist requests will be reviewed in the order they are received. When a room opens, an offer will be sent to the student at the top of the list for that particular type of housing. All offers will be sent via email (student email account).

Students will be given 3 business days to accept or decline their offer. If a student declines or fails to respond in the given time frame for their first offer, they will receive a second offer if another room becomes available. If a student declines or fails to respond in the given time frame for their second offer, they will be removed from the waitlist.

If a student declines an offer or fails to respond within the designated time frame, the offer will automatically go to the next person in line.

Waitlist requests will be accepted until August 1, 2020. Unfulfilled requests will be dismissed after August 7, 2020.

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 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 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.

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.

Irwin Hall Rauch Memorial Hall

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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