Applications and Handbooks

Student Housing Application (2020-2021)
New Student Housing Application (2020-2021)

To live on campus, fill out and sign an application for University housing and dining services. An assignment will be made after the first room and board payment is received. Meal plans are selected on the Residence Hall/Dining Services Contract. Signed contracts are required before moving into the unit. If you are under 18, a parent’s signature is required. Housing contracts are for a full academic year or the balance of the year if a student moves in at a time other than the start of school. The Director of Campus Life and Laker Success can make arrangements for a partial year contract.

Other Applications

Living Learning Application
Summer Housing Application
Housing Exception Application

If you are a full-time student within 27 calendar months of the date of your high school graduation, you are required to live on campus. For this purpose, “full-time” means enrolled for 12 or more credit hours, and all graduation dates will be assumed to be June 1 of any given year.  By completing a Housing Exception application a student can be considered for an exception to the policy based on certain set criteria.

Meal Plan Exception

All on campus students are required to have a residential meal plan.  Exceptions are considered based on medical and/or religious documentation.  Any student applying for a meal plan exception must first meet with the General Manager and Head Chef of Dining Services.



Residence Hall Applications and Contracts may be canceled before May 1st (returning students) and June 1st (new students) without penalty. Applications are automatically canceled on May 1st/June 1st if the first room and board payment have not been received by the University. If you cancel your application after May 1st (returning students) and June 1st (new students) for fall semester or after December 10 for the spring semester cancellation charges will apply.

There are three exceptions to this policy. These apply to students who are withdrawing from school (except for disciplinary reasons), graduating, or for students who are exempted by the Director of Campus Life and Laker Success for financial or medical reasons.


If you need to withdraw from school for any reason, be sure to complete the checkout procedure and check with the Registrar’s Office for the procedure for dropping classes. Campus Life handles all withdrawals from University housing.


"Navigator" Housing Handbook
Fire Safety Handbook (pdf)
Student Handbook (pdf)

To request special accommodations, in addition to filling out the housing application, it is required that you register with the LSSU Office of Accessibility Services. The coordinator of the Accessibility Services will verify your disability and advise housing staff of appropriate accommodation. Housing staff will facilitate the housing accommodation based on application date and availability. Questions about accessible student housing may be directed to Sharmay Wood, Director of Campus Life and Laker Success.