On-Campus Housing Requirement


Lock Haven University is committed to the academic success of all of our students, and we endorse the benefits of on-campus living as a requirement for students. 

Nationwide, students who live on-campus have better academic success with higher GPAs, higher degree completion rates, and greater satisfaction with their academic experience, compared to students who reside off-campus.

Campus Housing and Residency Requirement

At Lock Haven University, undergraduate class data proves students who lived on campus had a 13% higher graduation rate than students who did not live on campus. In fact, students specifically stated living on campus helped them transition to University life and added to their educational experience. Students overwhelmingly stated they felt safe living in the residence halls. 

Beginning with Fall 2021, students new to Lock Haven University will live on campus for their first four (4) regular semesters (excluding winter intersession, summer session, and dual enrollment program) unless they meet one of the following approved exemptions:

  • Residing with parent(s) or legal guardian within the commuting distance of 35 miles from Lock Haven University
  • Being 21 years of age or older before the first day of the fall semester
  • Being married
  • Having children

Those seeking an exemption will need to submit the Request for Exemption from Housing Requirement form during the housing selection process. Visit Sign Up For Housing to learn more.

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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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