About Us

About Us

The Office of Residence Life is integral to the successful implementation of Lafayette College’s mission as a residential college and the achievement of the goals of the Campus Life Division.

To this end, the Office of Residence Life manages a variety of living environments in which learning is supported and extended beyond the classroom.  Residence Life professional and student staff members offer programs, administer processes, and provide services that promote the achievement of educational objectives and personal well-being, encourage reasoned and ethical behavior, and foster understanding of the responsibilities that accompany living in a residentially based academic community.

Living in an Academic Community

The Office of Residence Life strives to facilitate the development of residential communities which furthers the mission of Lafayette College as an academic institution.

Learn more about how living in a residential academic community

College Housing

Being a residential community, Lafayette College provides a variety of living options. No matter the living environment, all of our communities are guided by standards conducive to living in an academic environment

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Housing Assignment Processes

Throughout the year, there are a number of different processes students participate in to request/apply for housing. This includes mid semester/mid year room change requests, intercession & interim housing, room selection & housing lottery, and finally summer housing.

Learn more about housing assignments that occur throughout the year

Services For Your Room

Not sure what to do with your residence hall space? Here is some information regarding services that can make your living experience better.

Learn more about the services you can utilize in your room


Find about more information about the professional staff members in the Office of Residence Life

Learn more about the professional staff