Each spring, currently enrolled and continuing students will follow these steps to select their housing for the next academic year. The steps were developed and approved by members of the Residence Life Committee of the Lawrence University Community Council (LUCC). If you have any questions regarding any part of the housing process, or are interested in becoming a part of our committee, please feel free to contact the chair of the Residence Life Committee, Matthew Gerg.

Note: Incoming first-year students (freshmen and transfers) for the upcoming academic year do not follow this process but will be notified of their housing assignment via their Voyager account in late July. For additional information for new students, please click here!

Those unavailable to select their own housing may designate a proxy by completing a proxy form (PDF) (also available at the Campus Life Office, fourth floor, Warch Campus Center).

  1. Review timeline and lottery number information
  2. Review housing options
    • Double rooms
    • Single rooms
    • Suites, quads, and triples
    • Substance-free housing
    • Group living in small houses
    • Room layouts, generally speaking
    • Rooming with a Japanese student from Waseda University
    • Staying in your current room: Squatting defined
    • Things to know if you'll be off campus or in a group house for a term next year (learn about the combination rule).
  3. Advance register online (on Voyager) for your Fall Term classes
  4. Make sure you're up-to-date on your student account
    • Check your account on Voyager.
    • Visit Student Accounts (first floor, Brokaw Hall) for assistance, or call 920-832-6765.
  5. Pick up and sign your housing contract (early May) after you complete your advance registration in Voyager. Contracts will be available at the Campus Life Office (fourth floor, Warch Campus Center). Your contract lists your lottery number. 

    Your contract should list your off campus plans for next year; if it doesn't, please contact the assistant director of campus life for housing & residential living at 920-832-6765.

  6. Attend housing Q&A sessions. Watch for notices in your hall and in the Warch Campus Center informing you about the dates and times of these sessions.
    Students who are looking for a roommate and students going off campus are encouraged to attend the Find Your Future Roommate session; watch for dates on the timeline. This session helps students who are looking for roommates for the following year. This event will be run by members of the Campus Life staff.
  7. Attend the housing selection process (May). Details will be listed on the housing timeline and on signs around campus. Bring your signed housing contract with you on the specific date of housing selection. Please note: If you are selecting a room for you and your roommate, please be sure to bring his/her signed housing contract. Can't make it to housing selection? See the proxy form above.

Other questions? The assistant director of campus life for housing & residential living can be reached by direct email, general campus life email or telephone at 920-832-6765 to assist you.

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