All returning students will sign up for housing through one of the methods below.
- Off-Campus/Commuter Students
- Olympus Community Housing
- Housing Accommodations (Students with Disabilities)
- Special Interest Housing
- Gender Neutral Housing
- Westover Housing
- International House
If you are currently an approved commuter or student that lives off campus, you do not need to complete this process. If you would like to move on to campus, you would complete the housing process detailed below.
All current residential students who would like to apply to commute from home or live off campus, must complete an Application to Reside Off Campus. Students living at home with their parent(s)/guardian(s) in the local area will be automatically approved. Additionally, students who will have 85+ credit hours as of Fall 2018, who live in an approved apartment complex/residential area, will also be automatically approved.
Students who wish to apply for an exception to our residential policy (specifically, students with less than 85 credit hours), must do so prior to February 26, 2018. Students will be made aware of their application decision by 5 p.m. on Friday, March 2, 2018. Decisions will be made based on credit hours, GPA, and disciplinary record as standardized in our general housing process. Students will not be approved to live in properties not zoned R-4 or R-5 by the City of Lynchburg. Please note these exceptions will only be made for the 2018-2019 academic year. Students that participate in the Housing Sign-Up Process and/or receive a housing assignment at any point prior to approval to Reside Off-Campus will be assessed a $250 termination fee.
Renewal forms for fraternity/sorority houses will be sent to chapter presidents on February 26, 2018 for these organizations to fill their housing roster for next year. These forms must be completed and returned by Monday, March 19, 2018. Based on the housing changes for the upcoming year, chapter houses will not be permitted to move to another location. Chapters that are unable to fill all of their bed spaces as of the deadline will forego the privilege of a chapter house for the upcoming year and all members will be expected to go through the general housing sign-ups process.
The Office of Residence Life is not able to award single rooms except for approved medical reasons. Undergraduate students attending University of Lynchburg who seek housing accommodations must qualify in keeping with Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973 and the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990 and its amendments. Qualifications and reasonable accommodations are determined by the Disability Services Coordinator (DSC).To be considered for housing accommodations prior to the standard housing process for 2018-2019, students must apply for housing accommodations through and meet with the Disability Services Coordinator by March 22, 2018 at 5 p.m. (More information can be found on the Intake and Accommodations section of the website. Please realize that this can be a lengthy process, so students will want to review these guidelines and begin this process as soon as possible.
In order to be eligible for a Special Interest House (SIH), all group applicants must be recognized organizations or supported academic programs at University of Lynchburg and have the support of their faculty or staff advisor. Each group who plans on applying for a SIH must send at least one representative to the Special Interest House meeting on February 26, 2018 at 2 p.m. in the Ballroom. Applications will be due on March 19, 2018. If you do not have a representative present at this interest meeting, your group will not be eligible to apply. Interviews will take place on March 21-22, 2018 in the Hornet Hive, Drysdale Student Center.
In addition to our traditional Special Interest Housing process, the Office of Residence Life will be designating no more than four Southside residences as gender neutral units for the 2018-2019 academic year. Each group who plans on applying for a Co-Ed unit must send at least one representative to the Special Interest House meeting on February 26, 2018 at 2 p.m. in the Ballroom. Applications will be due on March 19, 2018. If you do not have a representative present at this interest meeting, your group will not be eligible to apply. Interviews will take place on March 21-22, 2018 in the Hornet Hive, Drysdale Student Center.
The Google Form link to the Westover Housing form will be sent to Dr. Declair on February 26, 2018 to be distributed to interested groups/residents. Westover students that are rising sophomores are eligible to apply to live in Westover Housing (511 Brevard). The form will be due on March 19, 2018.
Students interested in residing in 185 Vernon, the International House, should contact Chisado Tada (). The International House will be filled by March 19, 2018.
All residential students who have not been assigned to housing in one of the previously mentioned processes will need to attend one of the mandatory meetings that will take place on Monday, March 26, 2018 at 7 p.m. (current Southside, McWane, Freer, Shack residents) and 8 p.m. (current Montgomery, Tate, & Hundley residents) in the Ballroom. The Housing Sign-ups process will be thoroughly explained at that meeting.(If you cannot come to your designated time, please come to the alternate time.)
For the 2018-2019 Housing Sign-ups Process only, a portion of Tate Hall will also be available for returning student selection. Note that the building will remain a dry building for all residents and incoming first year students will not be permitted to reside with a returning student.
Additionally, for the 2018-2019 Housing Sign-ups Process only, all students will be eligible to live in our Southside housing. There will not be a credit hour minimum for students to live in our non-traditional housing options. Each pair/group (2-10 residents) must create a housing application on mylc.lynchburg.edu with a Group Leader. These applications are due on April 9, 2018 at 5 p.m. with no exceptions! Each pair/group will then be auto-ranked based on the group’s average GPA and credit hours. If there is a recent and concerning disciplinary history, a group’s ranking may be manually changed.
Once the rankings are complete, each Group Leader will receive an email that includes an appointment time for the group. Appointment times will be emailed to the Group Leader on April 10, 2018. The pairs/groups will then show up at their respective appointment times (based on their ranking) to sign up for housing. These sign-ups will occur April 11-12, 2018. At this time, pairs/groups will be able to sign up for any residential location that they are eligible for – Apartments, Townhouses, Houses, Courts, Hundley Hall, Tate Hall (designated wings), Freer Hall, & Shackelford Hall. Students without roommates or students who did not go through the processes above will sign up for housing in the Office of Residence Life on April 18, 2018 (on a first come, first-served basis).
We do not offer single rooms (other than those approved for housing accommodations by our Disability Support Services Coordinator).