Important Housing Dates


    • Halls open
      Monday, August 19, 2019, at 8:30 a.m. (incoming students)/Thursday, August 22, 2019 (returning students)
      First meal – Monday, August 19, 2019: Lunch
      Last meal – Tuesday, November 26, 2019: Dinner/Meals resume – Sunday, December 2, 2019:  Dinner
    • Halls close
      Saturday, December 14, 2019, at 10 a.m. for Semester Break
      Last meal – Friday, December 13, 2019: Dinner

    • Halls open
      Friday, January 10, 2020, at 12:00 p.m.
      First meal – Sunday, January 12, 2020: Dinner
      Last meal – Friday, February 28, 2020: Dinner
    • Halls close
      Saturday, February 29, 2020, at 10 a.m. for Spring Break
      Halls will close for Spring Break.  Anyone needing to stay during this time will be charged $25 per night.
      Meals will not be served.
    • Halls open
      Friday, March 6, 2020, at 12:00 pm
      First meal – Sunday, March 8, 2020: Dinner
      Last meal – Friday, May 1, 2020: Dinner
    • Halls Close (All Halls)
      Saturday, May 2, 2020, at 4 p.m.

Returning Student Fall 2019 Sign-up

Information packets for returning student Fall 2019 housing sign-up will be sent to all current residential students’ campus mail in February. Students are eligible to sign-up for housing based on high school graduation year and same unit availability.

  • Monday, March 4 from 9:00 am to 5:00 pm, Eligible 2016 and earlier High School graduates may sign up for their same unit.
  • Tuesday, March 5 from 9:00 am to 6:00 pm, 2016 & earlier H.S. graduates are eligible to sign up for a new unit.
  • Wednesday, March 6 from 9:00 am to 6:00 pm, 2017 H.S. graduates are eligible to sign up for a new unit.
  • Thursday, March 7 from 9:00 am to 6:00 pm, 2018 H.S. graduates are eligible to sign up for a new unit.
  • Friday, March 8 from 9:00 am to 5:00 pm, All current students may sign up for a new unit.

Please note that certain restrictions exist when signing up for private apartments and private rooms due to space. Not all same unit spaces are guaranteed.

Students not returning to on-campus housing

If you are graduating, not returning to LSSU, or are eligible to live off campus next year and plan to do so, you must do the following:

You must complete the bottom portion of the Damage Deposit Disposition Card in order to receive the remainder of your damage deposit back after Spring 2019 check out. Please return the completed card as soon as possible to the Campus Life & Housing Office.

Additional Information

IF YOU ARE WITHIN 27 MONTHS of high school graduation as of September 2019, you are required to reside in on-campus housing. Do not sign a lease agreement for off-campus housing unless you are eligible to live off-campus. Anyone living in violation of the University Housing Policy will be recalled or de-registered to part-time academic status.

RESERVATION OF A UNIT is determined by the date we receive your Advanced Room & Board Payment. To ensure retention of the location you signed up for, $200 must be received by May 1, 2019 (returning students), June 1, 2019 (new students). If not paid on or before the appropriate date you will lose your place in line for the preference you have requested. This policy is in place to accommodate those who have met their financial obligations first.

IF YOUR PLANS CHANGE and you need to cancel your housing application please do so by the appropriate date, to receive a full refund. A $100 fee is assessed for all cancellations received after May 1st (returning students), and June 1st (new students).

SUMMER HOUSING APPLICATIONS will be available for participating summer students during Sign-up and thereafter. The weekly rate various based on the number of weeks you plan to live in summer housing – $70 per week (12 weeks), $91 per week (6 weeks), and $112 per week for less than 6 weeks.  The balance of summer rent and required summer damage deposit must be paid in full prior to occupancy. If payment in full is not an option for you, you will be required to set up a payment plan through Anchor Access for the balance.  All summer resident placement is based on available housing areas.

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 director 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.