Housing

Housing

Living at Lehigh

As a residential research university, Lehigh provides students with an environment where learning and living go hand in hand. Our living spaces create a family-like atmosphere that will immediately help you find a sense of community here on campus.

At Lehigh, you'll find that your academic experience will extend well beyond the classroom. Your residence hall will serve as far more than just a "dorm." It will become the place you call home. At the end of the day, you'll know you have a safe, well-maintained space where you can study, relax, play, socialize — and of course sleep.

Two female students in a residence hall

First-Year Housing

All first-year undergraduate students are required to live on campus. Students find that this offers them the chance to make close connections to friends and immerse themselves in the campus. Each first-year residence hall is unique, but they all surround the academic core of the campus and offer a short walk to classes, the libraries, the gym and all the activities taking place on campus.

Most residence hall rooms are doubles, with a limited number of singles and triples. All residence hall rooms are equipped with a telephone line, cable and direct Internet access. Lounges, kitchens and study rooms give you ample room to work, relax and enjoy time with fellow students. All Lehigh residence halls are smoke free.

If you plan to commute to Lehigh, you will need to petition the Office of Residential Services for exemption from the residency requirement. View petition for exemption of University housing residency requirement (PDF) >

Three male students in a residence hall

Second-Year Housing

All second-year undergraduate students are required to reside in University housing, but can select from a number of on-campus residence options. You may continue to live in traditional residence hall housing or choose from a Greek house, apartment-style living, or a suite shared with friends. You may also select from a number of Themed Communities that reflect your personal interests.

The Residence Hall Housing Selection Process takes place in March and April to distribute on-campus housing for Second-Year Undergraduate Students.

Most residence hall rooms for second-year students are in traditional housing. All residence hall rooms are equipped with a telephone line, cable and direct Internet access. Lounges, kitchens and study rooms give you ample room to work and relax.

If you plan to commute to Lehigh, you will need to petition the Office of Residential Services for exemption from the residency requirement. View petition for exemption of University housing residency requirement (PDF) >

Two students in a residence hall

Third, Fourth, Fifth Year Housing

Although third-, fourth- and fifth-year undergraduate students are not guaranteed on-campus housing, there are a variety of options for students to choose from as they progress into their final years on campus, including Themed Communities, apartment-style residence hall housing, a Greek house, or off-campus living.

The Residence Hall Housing Selection process takes place in February to distribute on-campus housing spaces that will be available for third-, fourth- and fifth-year undergraduate students.

Most residence hall spaces are apartment style with a limited number of traditional spaces. All residence hall rooms are equipped with a telephone line, cable and direct Internet access. Lounges, kitchens and study rooms give you ample room to work and relax.

On campus housing for third-, fourth-, and fifth- year undergraduate students is not guaranteed.