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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.

Housing Sign-ups for Fall 2019

The 2019-2020 housing application is now available via the StarRez portal. 

Get Pre-Cleared for Move In

In an effort to make check-in easier for our students, we have automated the process formerly known as “Express Check-In”. If a student has satisfied their financial obligation with the Business Office, and they have selected a room assignment, they will automatically be pre-cleared for check-in. Being pre-cleared allows you to report straight to your Residence Hall and receive a key on your move in day, rather than wait in long lines. Once you have satisfied your financial obligation, you can expect to receive a pre-clearance confirmation email from the Residential Life Office within a week. This change eliminates the need for the previously utilized check-in cards. This also means students can be pre-cleared without traveling to campus. If you wish to confirm that your account is satisfied, please contact your Student Account Representative:

Tiffany Robbins (Last names A-D)

(636) 949-4967

Shannon Schloessman (Last names E-K)

(636) 949-4976

Taylor Bohlender (Last names L-Q)

(636) 949-4314

Sharon Beck (Last names R-Z)

(636) 949-4968

Fall 2019 Check In Dates

  • Assistant Area Coordinators- August 1, 9 a.m. - 12 p.m. (Individual Offices)
  • Football, Athletic Training, and Student Teachers- August 9, 10 a.m. - 12 p.m. (Evans Commons)
  • Men's Water Polo, Cheer, Lion Line, and Lionettes- August 12, 9 a.m. - 11 a.m. (Evans Commons)
  • Community Advisors- August 13, 9 a.m. - 1 p.m. (Individual Offices)
  • Women's Volleyball, Soccer, Field Hockey, and Cross Country- August 16, 9 a.m. - 11 a.m. (Evans Commons)
  • CAB, Lion Leaders, and authorized members of Fraternity and Sorority Life- August 18, 9 a.m. - 1 p.m. (Individual Offices) 
  • Incoming Freshman (including new International students)- August 21, 9 a.m. - 2 p.m. (Hyland Arena)
    • Freshman move in times are staggered by last name, please see below for your specific time.
      • A-G: 9 - 10 a.m.
      • H-M: 10 - 11 a.m.
      • N-S: 11 a.m. - 12 p.m.
      • T-Z: 12 - 1 p.m.
  • Belleville International students transferring to the St. Charles campus- August 22, 1 p.m. - 4 p.m. (Spellmann Center)
  • Belleville returning students transferring to the St. Charles campus- August 23, 9 a.m. - 11 a.m. (Evans Commons)
  • Returning students- August 24 and 25, 9 a.m. - 1 p.m. (Evans Commons)

*If you have been pre-cleared you can go straight to your residential area rather than the location listed above

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. Find more information about the SASS Office.

 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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