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. You will need to receive your LHU log-in information after paying your Admissions Deposit before you can begin New Student Housing Selection.

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 two phases with each phase beginning on a specific date and time. 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.   

All new students must participate in New Student Housing Selection either by completing a New Student Housing Application or by completing the Residency Requirement Exemption Request form.  Click to learn more about the Residency Requirement.

Timeline

Opening at 9:00 a.m. on Monday, April 4, 2022:

  • STEP 1: Create Your Housing Profile
  • STEP 2: Sign Your Housing Agreement & Pick Your Meal Plan

Important Update: If you complete either of the following housing agreements, you can go straight to STEP 4 and select your room! No need to wait until the next phase opens on May 2, 2022.

  • New Student Application for one person rooms, suites & apartments (student lives completely by themselves)
  • 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.)

Opening at 9:00 a.m. on Monday, May 2, 2022:

  • STEP 3: Choose Your Roommate
  • STEP 4: Select Your Room 

Logging In to Housing & Dining Self-Service

  • Log in to myHaven using your LHU username and password (do not include “@lockhaven.edu”
    in your username).
  • Enable pop-ups from https://myhaven.lhup.edu in the web browser you are using.
  • Click Student in the top menu.
  • Click Housing & Dining Self Service in the side menu.

Step-By-Step Instructions

STEP 1: Create Your Housing Profile
  • Log in to Housing & Dining Self-Service.
  • Click Your Personal Information in the navigation bar.
    • Don't see the navigation bar on the left side of your screen? Click the  Menu by Stereo from the Noun Project  menu icon in the top left corner of your screen to open it.
  • Click My Info in the Your Personal Information sub-menu.
  • At the top where For the Term is displayed, make sure Fall 2022 is listed. If not, click on the Dropdown menu icon dropdown menu icon to select it.
  • Answer all  questions and click the Save button at the bottom.
  • Go back to the Your Personal Information sub-menu and click Addresses/Contacts.
  • In the Addresses section, click the  Edit by Bohdan Burmich from the Noun Project  edit icon to enter your permanent home address information. Then click the Save button.
  • In the Contacts* section, click the  Edit by Bohdan Burmich from the Noun Project  edit icon to enter your emergency contact information. Then click the Save button.

IMPORTANT: If you are under the age of 18 when you start New Student Housing Selection, your parent or guardian will need to complete the Parental Verification steps. The parent or guardian you list in the Contacts section will receive an email with instructions after you complete STEP 2. 

STEP 2: Sign Your Housing Agreement & Pick Your Meal Plan

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

  • Click Applications in the navigation bar.
  • In the submenu, click on the name of the application you wish to complete.
    • IMPORTANT: The application you sign and submit will determine what rooms/suites/apartments you can see and select when it's time to pick your room. 
    • Only complete ONE application.
    • If you're not sure which application to complete, click here to learn more. 
  • Read through the Housing and Food Service License Agreement thoroughly.
    • If you do not agree, click the exit the application here link.
    • If you agree, sign your name by:
      • Selecting Enter your full name  and then click where it says "Enter your full name" to type in your name. A hand drawn signature will be generated for you in the signature box.
      • Selecting the Use the signature pad option and then click inside the signature box to draw your own signature using your mouse, touch pad, or finger.
  • Click the Continue button to move on to the next screen.
  • Answer all questions on the My Information screen and click the Continue button at the bottom.
  • If you need to make any changes, click the  Edit by Bohdan Burmich from the Noun Project  edit icon in the applicable section, type in your updates, and then click the Save button.
  • On the Addresses/Contacts screen, make sure all information is correct before clicking the Continue button at the bottom.
  • On the Dining Plan screen, find the meal plan that fits your needs. Each meal plan comes with either $250 FLEX or $300 FLEX. Select your preferred meal plan with your preferred amount of FLEX.
  • Click Submit to finish signing up to live on campus for the 2022-2023 academic year!

 

If you complete a "one person" housing agreement, STEP 4: Select Your Room will open automatically for you that same day. Go ahead and select your room to finish New Student Housing Selection. IMPORTANT: Fairview Private Suites are not considered "one person" rooms. You must complete a "two person" housing agreement and choose a roommate to select a private suite.

 

STEP 3: Choose Your Roommate
  • Click Room Selection in the navigation bar.
  • Click Select A Roommate in the Room Selection sub-menu.
  • At the top where For the Term is displayed, make sure Fall 2022 is selected by clicking on the Dropdown menu icon dropdown menu icon.
  • Click on Search For A Roommate to expand this section.
  • Find a roommate searching either by name of by living preferences:

Know who you want your roommate to be?

  1. Enter the student’s first and/or last name into the search fields leaving the rest of the search fields blank.

    Make sure you use the student’s legal first name, not a nickname.

  2. Click the Begin Search button.
  3. Locate the person in the search results and click the Request Roommate button at the bottom of the student's profile.

Looking for a roommate?

  1. Answer one (and only one) question to start your first search.
  2. Click the Begin Search button.
  3. Browse the search results until you find someone who sounds like they would be a good fit.

    If you receive too many results, scroll back up to the Search for a Roommate section and answer a second question before clicking the Begin Search button to update the search results.

  4. Click the Request Roommate button at the bottom of the student’s profile.

 

Pending Roommate Requests

Roommate requests must be accepted before Step 3 is considered complete allowing you to move on to Step 4. You can check for, and accept, pending roommate requests as follows:

  • Click Room Selection in the navigation bar.
  • Click Select A Roommate in the Room Selection sub-menu.
  • At the top where For the Term is displayed, make sure Fall 2022 is selected by clicking on the Dropdown menu icon dropdown menu icon.
  • Click on Pending Roommate Requests to expand this section.
  • Click the  More options icon  more options icon in front of the person’s name whose roommate request you want to accept.
  • Click the match person icon match icon to accept the roommate request.
STEP 4: Select Your Room

IMPORTANT: If you're selecting a room with a roommate, only one of you needs to log in to Housing & Dining Self-Service to complete Step 4.

  • Click Room Selection in the navigation bar.
  • Click Select a Room/Suite in the Room Selection sub-menu.
  • Click on Search From Room List to expand this section.
  • Click the Search Available Rooms button.
  • Scroll down to the residence hall where you want to live (residence halls are listed in alphabetical order).
  • Look through the list of available rooms (available rooms appear in room number order by floor).
    • Click the Roster button to see the names of students who have already signed up to live on that floor.
    • Click the View Floor Plan link to see where the room is located on that floor.
  • Click the Select Room/Suite button to select the room you want.
  • Review your selection to verify the listed roommate (if applicable) and room are correct.
  • Click the Submit button to complete Returning Student Housing Selection!

Frequently Asked Questions

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.

In which residence halls can I live?

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.

Which housing application do I complete?

 That depends on what type of housing you are interested in and if you want a roommate. Please note, Campus Village options listed below are for upperclass students only. 

Application Name   Available Housing Options

New Student Application for two person rooms, suites & apartments (student will have a roommate/suitemate)

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Complete this application if you want to live WITH a roommate in a:

  • Fairview Suites private suite
  • Fairview Suites shared suite
  • Traditional Residence Hall double room
  • Campus Village double apartment

New Student Application for one person rooms, suites & apartments (student lives completely by themselves)

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 Complete this application if you want to live WITHOUT a roommate in a:

  • Fairview Suites shared suite
  • Traditional Residence Hall single room
  • Traditional Residence Hall double room as a single
  • Campus Village double apartment as a single
  • Campus Village efficiency

New Student Gender Inclusive Application for two person rooms, suites & apartments (student can live with roommate regardless of gender identity or sex assigned at birth.)

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Complete this application if you want to live WITH a roommate of any gender identity or sex assigned at birth in a:

  • Fairview Suites private suite
  • Fairview Suites shared suite
  • Traditional Residence Hall double room
  • Campus Village double apartment

New 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.)

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Complete this application if you want to live WITHOUT a roommate where room assignments are not based on gender identity or sex assigned at birth in a:

  • Fairview Suites shared suite
  • Traditional Residence Hall double room as a single
  • Campus Village double apartment as a single

Residency Requirement Exemption Request

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ONLY complete this application if wish to be released from the University's 2-year residency requirement and meet one of the preapproved exemption reasons. 

Off-Campus Dining Plan Agreement for Commuters or Evergreen Commons Residents

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ONLY complete this application if you want a meal plan and will be living at Evergreen Commons, off campus, or commuting from home. 

What do these room types mean?

ROOM TYPE ROOM DESCRIPTION
Single Room Houses 1 student with 1 set of furniture.
Double Room Houses 2 students in 1 room with 2 sets of furniture.
Shared Suite
(1 bedroom)
Houses 2 students in 1 room with two sets of furniture. Private bathroom located inside the suite. May be selected as a Double-as-a-Single if space permits.
Private Suite
(2 bedroom)
Houses 2 students in 2 bedrooms. Each bedroom has 1 set of furniture. Private bathroom and unfurnished common area inside the suite. Cannot be selected as a Double-as-a-Single.
Double-as-a-Single A room, suite, or apartment designed to house 2 students with 2 sets of furniture but reserved for 1 student only. Second set of furniture cannot be removed. 
Double Apartment
(1 bedroom)
Houses 2 students in 1 bedroom with two sets of furniture. Apartment includes kitchen with refrigerator and stove, unfurnished living room, bathroom, and walk-in closet. Limited Double-as-a-Single option available.
Efficiency Apartment A single-room apartment housing 1 student with 1 set of furniture. A kitchen area with a stove and a private bathroom are inside the apartment.
Gender Inclusive Housing Recognizing that single-gender housing may not be preferred by all students, 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 or suitemate from across the gender spectrum regardless of biological sex, or may live on a gendered floor regardless of biological sex.
Pet-Friendly Housing Available in Smith Hall and Campus Village only, students may bring from home one dog, one cat, OR two caged rabbits/hamsters/gerbils/guinea pigs to live with them. Certain restrictions apply. Pet registration, approval, and fee required before pet’s arrival. Fish living in a 10-gallon tank or smaller are welcome in all residence halls and do not need to be registered.

Do I have to select a roommate?

Depends on what type of room you’d like to select. If you want to live in a Double-as-a-Single, you do not need to select a roommate. The Double-as-a-Single option is available in the traditional residence halls and in Fairview Suites (shared suites only). They are spaces designed and furnished to house two people but approved for a single occupant. Please note, the number of Double-as-a-Single spaces is limited and both sets of furniture must remain in the space. 

Do I have to select a roommate if I want to live in a private suite in Fairview Suites?

Yes. Even though the two students living in a private suite have their own bedrooms (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 Housing Agreement to live in Fairview Suites or Smith Hall? 

No. Only a limited number of spaces in Campus Village, Fairview Suites, and Smith Hall are gender inclusive.

What happens if I haven't found a roommate by May 2, 2022?

Not to worry! If you want to find a roommate/suitemate, you will be able to use the roommate search tools to find others with whom you might be compatible and you can correspond with them directly through the housing portal. Zeemee, a social app for college, and the LHU Current Students group in Facebook also are great places to search for a roommate. You’ll find a link in your application portal to download the Zeemee app.

Incoming students have until July 2022 to select their roommate and room. In early July, incoming students who haven’t started or completed New Student Housing Selection will be assigned to a roommate and room automatically. 

What if I don't want to select a roommate and instead just want to be assigned a roommate and room?

If you don’t want to select your own roommate, you can have Student & Residence Life pair you with another student and assign the two of you to a room. To select this option, simply complete Step 1: Create Your Housing Profile and Step 2: Sign Your Housing Contract. Once finished, send an email to housing@lockhaven.edu letting us know you want to be automatically assigned.

 What if I completed New Student Housing Selection but I now want to make a change?

Students are unable to make any changes to their housing agreement, meal plan, roommate, or room inside Housing & Dining Self-Service. Changes need to be requested in writing by sending an email from your LHU email address to housing@lockhaven.edu

 

Troubleshooting Tips

When I click on the Housing & Dining Self-Service link in myHaven, I get redirected to the Student and Residence Life webpage. What should I do?

Before you can access Housing & Dining Self-Service, you need to enable pop-ups for https://myhaven.lhup.edu in the web browser that you are using.

When I try to Choose A ROOMMATE, I get the message "You are not eligible to submit roommate requests for this term." What does this mean?

An incomplete housing application will prevent you from moving on to Step 3: Choose a Roommate. If you were under the age of 18 when you completed Step 2, your application may be missing the Parental Verification form. Have the parent or guardian you listed in the Addresses/Contacts  section check their email for instructions on how to complete this process. 

Another reason you may see this message is if you did not select the correct term. Please make sure Fall 2022 is list in the For the Term field at the top of the page. 

Why is my chosen roommate not listed when I search for them by name?

Most likely your chosen roommate hasn't signed up for housing yet. Another reason may be your chosen roommate accepted a roommate request from another person. Contact your chosen roommate to make sure they've completed Step1 and Step 2 and still want to be your roommate.

If your chosen roommate is an upperclass student, however, their name will not appear in your search. Instead both you and your chosen roommate must send an email to housing@lockhaven.edu to request to room with each other. 

Why am I not getting any results when I search for a roommate by interests or lifestyle preferences?

The roommate search tool functions by using all of the criteria you select for your search. The more questions you answer in the search tool, the fewer results you will receive.

For your first search, we recommend only answering the question "What is your ideal roommate's first choice for housing?" If you get more results than you want to read through, simply go back to the search tool and answer a second question to narrow down your results. 

WHEN I TRY TO SELECT A ROOM, I GET THE MESSAGE "You are not eligible to SELECT A ROOM for this term." WHAT DOES THIS MEAN?

Students who complete a two-person housing application but did not complete STEP 3: Choose a Roommate may see this message. It simply means you must first choose a roommate before you can select a room. Please note, you must choose a roommate first in order to select a private suite in Fairview Suites.

Another reason you may see this message is if you did not select the correct term. Please make sure Fall 2022 is list in the For the Term field at the top of the page. 

Why do I only see a couple of rooms when I try to complete Step 4: Select a Room?

New Student Housing Selection is a series of sequential steps where the rooms you see in Step 4: Select a Room are determined by the choices you made in Steps1-3. The most common reasons students don't see the variety of expected rooms are:

  • You completed a Gender Inclusive application. Completing a Gender Inclusive application means you will only see rooms and suites reserved for Gender Inclusive Housing, which is available in designated areas of Smith Hall and Fairview Suites. 
  • You completed a two-person housing application but did not declare a roommate.  Students who click Select a Room/Suite in the Room Selection sub-menu without first declaring a roommate will see only half-vacant spaces. A half-vacant space is a double occupancy room or suite that already has one person assigned to it leaving one space still available. Please note, you must choose a roommate first in order to select a private suite in Fairview Suites.
  • You sent a roommate request but that person hasn't accepted it yet. In order for Step 3 to be complete, your roommate must log in to Housing & Dining Self-Service and accept your roommate request. To find out if your roommate request was accepted, navigate to the Select a Roommate section in Housing & Dining Self-Service. If you see the phrase "You have a an unmatched roommate group", your roommate hasn't accepted your request yet.
  • You inadvertently completed multiple housing applications OR you completed a one-person application. Contact Student and Residence Life for assistance.
  • The type of room you are looking for may not be available. This mostly happens when students want to select a Double-as-a-Single space. Contact Student and Residence Life for assistance.

 Contact Us

Contact Housing & 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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