New Students Apply For Housing

Find Your Nest!

At the Haven, first-time freshmen and transfer students new to LHU choose where they live and who they live with by participating in New Student Housing Selection. Before students can begin New Student Housing Selection, they must first pay the Admission Deposit and receive their LHU log-in information.

All new students must complete a New Student Housing Application or the Residency Requirement Exemption Request form. Students who complete the exemption request must have their request approved by Student & Residence Life. Click to learn more about the Residency Requirement.

How It Works

New Student Housing Selection is a self-directed, online process completed in the Housing & Dining Self-Service portal. It's broken down into four seperate steps with each step beginning on a specific date and time.

The first step typecally opens in March while the final step typically opens in May. Spreading the process out over several weeks gives students new to LHU plenty of time to explore their housing options, meet their classmates, and find a roommate.  

About Housing & Dining SELF-SERVICE

The Housing & Dining Self Service portal is a convenient, one-stop-shop for all your housing selection needs. Please note, Housing & Dining Self-Service now opens in a new tab instead of inside myHaven. Important: You must first allow pop-ups from in the internet browser of your choice or the portal will not open.

To access Housing & Dining Self-Service:

  • Log in to myHaven using your LHU username and password (do not include “” in your username).
  • Click on “Student” in the top menu.
  • Click on “Housing & Dining Self Service” in the side menu.


What To Know Before You Start

  1. Each housing application, also known as a Housing and Food Service Licensing Agreement, is a legally binding document that applies to the entire academic year. By completing and submitting it, you are stating you have read, understood, and accept the terms and conditions.

  2. New students who complete a housing application but do not finish the housing selection process will be assigned to a room and roommate automatically by the Student and Residence Life office.

  3. New students required to live on campus per the residency requirement who do not complete a housing application will be assigned to a room and roommate automatically by the Student and Residence Life office unless the Residency Requirement Exemption Request form is submitted and approved. 


The housing application you sign and submit determines which rooms/suites/apartments you can select. The four housing applications to choose from are:

  • Returning Student Application for one person rooms, suites & apartments (student lives completely by themselves) This application should be completed by students seeking a traditional same-sex housing assignment.

  • Returning Student Application for two person rooms, suites & apartments (student will have a roommate/suitemate). This application should be completed by students seeking a traditional same-sex housing assignment.

  • Returning Student Gender Inclusive Application for two person rooms, suites & apartments (student can live with roommate regardless of gender identity or sex assigned at birth.) This application should be completed by students who would feel more comfortable living with someone of a different biological sex and/or someone with a similar gender identity.

  • Returning Student Gender Inclusive Application for one person rooms (student can live in designated areas of the building regardless of gender identity or sex assigned at birth.)This application should be completed by students who would feel more comfortable living next door to students of a different sex assigned at birth and/or students with a similar gender identity. 


Available housing options new students may select for the 2021-2022 academic year.

*Campus Village is for transfer students and upperclass students only. 

 Double Room** - A classic corridor-style room where two students share a living space as roommates. Each student has their own bed, desk, dresser, and closet. Students share a community bathroom with the other rooms on the wing or floor. Bathrooms are cleaned by staff.

Shared Suite** - Two students live in a spacious double room attached to a private bathroom with an entryway. Each student has their own bed, desk, dresser, and wardrobe. Bathroom is not staff-cleaned.

Private Suite - Two students live in their own single bedroom and sharing an attached unfurnished common area and private bathroom. Each single room is furnished with a bed, desk, dresser, and wardrobe. Common area and bathroom are not staff-cleaned.

Apartment** - Two students live together as roommates. They share the apartment’s bedroom, full bath, walk-in closet, living area, and kitchen, which has a stove/oven, double sink, refrigerator, and cabinets. Furnished with two beds, two desks, two dressers, two nightstands, and one round table with four chairs. Students are responsible for cleaning their respective apartments.

Efficiency Apartment – An apartment with everything contained in one room: the living/bedroom and kitchen areas along with a ½ bath (shower stall and toilet). Furnished with one bed, one desk, one dresser, and one nightstand. While larger than a minifridge, the refrigerator in the efficiency apartment is smaller than the standard size.

**Both sets of furniture will remain in these room options when a student chooses one without a roommate. 


2021-2022 Selection

UPDATE: Your ability to self-select your roommate and room online is closed for the 2021-2022 academic year. Student may continue to sign up to live on campus this academic year. Please follow the steps outlined below. 

Step 1: Create Your Housing Profile

  • Log in to Housing & Dining Self-Service
  • Click YOUR PERSONAL INFORMATION in the navigation bar
  • Under the CONTACTS header, click on the edit icon (displayed as a pencil) and fill in the required fields
  • Click SAVE at the bottom

If you currently are under the age of 18 at the time you start New Student Housing Selection, the parent or guardian you list as a contact will be sent a Parental Verification Email after you submit your housing application. Your parent or guardian must complete the verification process before you may continue.

Step 2: Sign Your Housing Agreement

  • In the APPLICATIONS menu, select the new student housing application that matches your housing preference.
  • Read the application thoroughly and sign your name at the bottom by typing in your full name or by drawing your signature with your mouse or finger before clicking the CONTINUE button.
  • On the MY INFORMATION screen, enter all required information and answer all required questions before clicking the CONTINUE button.
  • On the DINING PLAN screen, select the meal plan that’s right for you.
  • Click the SUBMIT button to complete Step 1.


  • Send an email from your LHU address to The email should contain the following:
  • Your student ID number
  • The name of the residence hall where you would like to live
  • Whether or not you want a roommate (this preference should match the housing application you completed)
  • The name of the person you want to live with if you’ve already found a roommate
  • Our office will assign you to a room as requested as long as space if available. You will receive an email informing you of your assignment once it is completed. If we are unable to honor your request, we will contact you to explore other options. 



Frequently Asked Questions

If the questions and answers below are not what you're looking for, please call or email us for assistance.

Do I have to live on campus?
Yes. Lock Haven University’s research proves students who live on campus are more likely to graduate than students who do not. In support of our students’ academic success, we have established a two-year residency requirement. Students must reside on campus for their first four (4) regular semesters (summer and winter sessions not included). Students may request an exemption from the residency requirement if they meet one of the approved exemptions. Those seeking an exemption will need to submit the Residencey Requirement Exemption Request form via Housing & Dining Self-Service.

Which residence halls can I live in?
All students are welcome to live in the traditional residence halls, Smith Hall and Woolridge Hall, as well as Fairview Suites. Transfer students with 30 or more completed college credits may also live in Campus Village, Lock Haven University’s apartment-style housing.

Do I have to select a roommate if I want to live in a Fairview Private Suite?
Yes. Even though two students living in a private suite do not share a bedroom (hence why we call it a private suite), they still share a bathroom and a small common space inside the suite.

Do I have to complete a gender inclusive application to live in Fairview Suites or Smith Hall?
No. Only a limited number of suites in Fairview and rooms in Smith are designated as gender inclusive. You only need to complete the Gender Inclusive Housing agreement if you want to choose a roommate from across the gender spectrum regardless of biological sex.

How fast do residence halls run out of rooms?
No need to worry. There are plenty of rooms reserved in Fairview Suites and the traditional residence halls for incoming students. If you aren’t seeing a particular room choice, contact Student and Residence Life for help.



 Contact Us

Contact Student & Residence Life

219 Ulmer Hall
(570) 484-2317

Office Hours

8:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Monday-Friday

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