Residential Life

Our campus is a small world in the middle of a big one. Chances are you'll live within a five-minute walk of any of your classes or friends. We like to think we have everything students need for a comfortable life, including a variety of attractive living options—from traditional residence halls to apartment- or suite-style housing to special interest houses. And students never have to worry about finding a place to live, as housing is required and guaranteed for all four years.

Students sit together on bed.

From academic service to multiculturalism, from Greek housing to those interested in a particular topic or cause, special interest housing provides a unique and exciting living environment for students wishing to create innovative programs and new initiatives on campus.

A student moving into the dorms.

Figuring out what to bring with you to college can be difficult, so take a look at the list we've created to get an idea of what you can and can't bring with you to your new home.

Residency Policy

Lebanon Valley College is a four-year residential college and believes that an LVC education is the result of distinctively curricular and co-curricular experiences in class, on campus, and in the residences. As such, all first-year students, sophomores, juniors, and seniors are required to live on campus, unless they are enrolled as a commuting student. All resident students must have a residential meal plan.

The College will provide housing to currently enrolled full-time undergraduate students who have not completed an undergraduate degree. Ninth-semester seniors who have not completed an undergraduate degree may appeal to the director of residential life for on-campus housing.

Commuter Policy

To be considered a commuter, a student must live within a 30-mile radius of campus and commute from their parent(s)/guardian’s home or permanent residence daily. The change of housing status form can be obtained from the Office of Residential Life.

The form requires a parent or legal guardian’s signature and must be received in the Office of Residential Life by July 1 for the fall semester and by December 1 for the spring semester. Students listed as a commuter and later found living in off-campus quarters will be assigned a room and meal plan on campus and charged accordingly.

Dining Services

Dining services always strives to be progressive in the food and options we provide to LVC. Each semester a formal student preference survey is conducted to gather feedback. Immediate concerns are addressed through the Student Council appointed food service representatives, our comment board, or our preference—speaking directly to a manager or the dining services general manager. We truly want your input. It will only help us provide a better food service to you, our customer.

Students and parents wishing to add on-campus flex dollars to their accounts can now do so online.

Student housing, meal plans, and dining options may have to be modified before and/or during the semester to address health and safety concerns and/or to comply with risk mitigation strategies. Students accept full financial responsibility for housing and meal plan charges, regardless of any such changes. In the event that the College is unable to provide housing or meals during a portion of the semester due to the effects of COVID-19 or other circumstances beyond the College’s reasonable control, the College will determine the amount of any housing or meal plan charges to be refunded.