Specialty Housing Options

Part of the Department of Student and Residence Life

Housing Options for Diverse Needs

Lock Haven University provides specialty housing options within our on-campus residence halls not only to best meet our students’ needs, but to provide students with the residential experience that truly feels like a home-away-from-home.


Pet-Friendly Housing

Students wishing to live with a pet AND live in on-campus housing now can have both by choosing to live in North Hall, the Pet-Friendly Residence Hall. In each double room, a pet owner and a roommate may reside together with one cat OR one dog OR two small caged animals. Space permitting, double rooms can be upgraded to a Double-as-Single room. Pet owners are required to find their own roommate during the housing selection process.

Permitted Pets in North Hall:

  • Cat
  • Dog (weighing less than 40-pounds, breed restrictions apply)
  • Rabbit
  • Hamster
  • Gerbil
  • Guinea Pig
  • Fish (permitted in all residence halls)

Dogs and cats must be at least six (6) months of age and must have been owned by the student or the student’s family for at least three (3) months prior to applying. In addition to completing the housing selection process, pet owners must complete the Pet Friendly Residence Hall Registration Packet and receive final approval from Student and Residence Life. Please contact the Residence Hall Director of North Hall for additional information.

Gender-Inclusive Housing

Recognizing that single-gender housing may not be preferred by all students, the Department of Student and Residence Life has established residential spaces not defined by the traditional gender binary (male and female). Students selecting Gender Inclusive Housing may choose a roommate, suitemate, or apartment mate from across the gender spectrum regardless of biological sex.

Gender inclusive housing may be of interest to:

  • Members of the LGBTQ+ community and allies
  • Students who are exploring their gender identity
  • Students who are gender non-conforming
  • Students who feel more comfortable with a roommate of a different gender identity

Gender-Inclusive Locations:

  • Smith Hall - Students share double bedrooms and a communal semi-private bathroom designated as gender-inclusive.
  • Fairview Suites – In a shared suite, two students share a common bedroom and in-suite bathroom. In a private suite, two students share a common area and in-suite bathroom with separate bedrooms.  
  • Campus Village – Two students share a one bedroom, one bathroom apartment (upperclassmen only)

Gender-Inclusive Housing is not intended for romantic couples, but rather for students seeking to live in an open and inclusive community. It is important for students to understand that romantic relationship challenges and break-ups can pose significant housing conflicts and new accommodations cannot be guaranteed.

Double-as-Single or Single Housing

Students seeking the privacy of their own room combined with the connections and community of a residence hall can choose a single room designed to house only one student or a Double-as-Single room - a double room designed to house two students but reserved for only one. All of the standard double room furniture (e.g. two beds, two desks, etc.) will remain in the double-as-single for the entire academic year.

Students interested in the independent living of Campus Village’s apartments but don’t want the responsibility of a standard apartment can also select a Campus Village Efficiency, which is a single apartment designed to house only one student. The number of single rooms, Double-as-Single rooms, and efficiency apartments is limited and subject to availability.

Double-As-Single and Single Room Locations:

  • Single room in Smith Hall
  • Double-as-Single in Woolridge, Smith, and North Halls
  • Double-as-Single in Fairview Suites (shared suites only)
  • Double-as-Single apartment in Campus Village (upperclassmen only)
  • Campus Village efficiency apartment (upperclassmen only)

International Roommate

Students seeking to explore cultures and life experiences different from their own can request an international roommate in Woolridge Hall. International roommates may be exchange students attending LHU for one or two semester only, or be degree-seeking students here until they graduate.

Because the number of new international students changes from year to year, students are unable to request a specific country of origin and are not guaranteed to be assigned an international roommate. Please contact the Residence Hall Director of Woolridge Hall for additional information.

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(570) 484-2317

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