Students chatting in dorm room.

Housing & Dining

Life, Valley-style.

We know living on campus is a big (and exciting) change, so we’ve made residential life at LVC as comfortable as possible. You can choose from a range of accommodation options, from traditional dorms to special interest housing, along with delicious dining choices. Best of all, you’ll never have to worry about finding a place to live, as we guarantee student housing for all four years of your undergraduate experience.

Aerial view of Stanson Hall

Traditional Halls

Our seven traditional dorm halls feature all the amenities you could need, and are typically only a five-minute walk to your classes.

Aerial exterior view of Marquette residence hall at LVC

Upperclass & Graduate Housing

LVC upperclass students live in our house, apartment, suite, and single room options that feature all the conveniences you need to live at ease.

Student housing building on campus

Interest-Driven Housing

Our interest-driven housing offers LVC students the chance to live in communities with other students who share things in common. Previous communities have centered on interests like sustainability, mental health awareness, and STEM.

First-year Student Communities

Many first-year residential students will live near students in their First-year Experience courses so they can form bonds and collaborate as they adapt to the college environment.

Get Involved

Aside from your residence hall peers and classmates, one of the best ways to make friends and connect with people is getting involved in student activities. Wherever your interests lie, there’s probably a student club for it—and if not, you can start it yourself!

Dining at LVC

At LVC, we take food seriously. We aim to provide a diverse and delicious array of dining options, and each semester we send out a student preference survey to ensure we’re meeting our students’ needs.

Dining Options

We offer four excellent on-campus dining choices, including Mund Dining Hall and Dutchmen Den.

Students sit in booths eating and studying

Mund Dining Hall

A staple of the LVC dining experience. You’ll find a range of options from homestyle delights to pizza and fresh salad.

Shot of Yuhas Commons exterior

Dutchmen Den

Located in the Yuhas Commons. Enjoy made-to-order deli sandwiches, flatbreads, smoothies, milkshakes, and much more.

Students studying at chatting at InterMezo cafe


An upscale coffee bar proudly serving Starbucks Coffee. You can also find grab-and-go sandwiches, salads and other snacks.

Students studying inside Bishop Brews Cafe

Bishop Brews

Whether you’re in between classes or looking for study fuel, stop by Bishop Brews in the Vernon & Doris Bishop Library to grab coffee and a snack.

LVC Housing Policies

If you require special housing conditions (such as air-conditioning), you will need to provide medical documentation from a physician stating the specific housing need via the Housing Accommodation Verification Form. If you are requesting a special meal plan or housing consideration for a religious, cultural identity, and/or gender identity/sexual orientation need, please complete Form C: Identity-based Housing Request.

Forms should only be submitted if there is a documented medical need and special housing is absolutely required. Please return your completed form to the Office of Residential Life by May 31.

Residency Requirement

All first-year students, sophomores, juniors, and seniors are required to live on campus, unless they are enrolled as a commuting student.  Commuters are those students who reside with their parents or guardians within a 30-mile driving distance of the campus and live at their legal residence.

Resident to Commuter Status

Students are permitted to be commuter students if all of the following apply. If all of the below apply, then a student may request a resident to commuter form from the Office of Residential Life after they meet with a member of the residential life team.

  • Students are living with either a parent or guardian at their legal residence
  • The commuting address is within a 30-mile driving distance of Lebanon Valley College
  • Parent or Guardian approve by signing application, and having it notarized