Off-Campus Housing

Rising seniors who receive permission for the privilege of living off-campus qualify for one of three programs intended to further prepare students for the responsibilities of community citizenship.

College-owned Off-campus (COOC)

The College owns and operates approximately 75 units on College Hill that house roughly 175 upper-class students (primarily seniors).  These facilities are part of the housing inventory so students residing in these properties are assessed a housing fee and are bound by housing contracts.

The College is responsible for providing standard bedroom and common area furniture. Water and electricity are included in the housing fee.  Occupants are responsible for contracting cable, Internet, and telephone service if they so choose.

The Residence at 512 March Street

Built in 2012, The Residence at 512 March St. houses 31 seniors and stands on the corner of March Street and Cattell Street.  The building is privately managed but houses Lafayette students exclusively.  The units are co-ed based on student interest and “rent” is billed through student accounts. Information for current 512 March Street Residents.


Private Off-campus (POC)

Approximately 80 students are chosen at random from the approved student pool to be released from the College housing requirement in order to reside in privately owned off-campus housing for the upcoming year. These students are responsible for securing a lease agreement for an independent rental property and providing the college with a copy of that lease along with a Certificate of Occupancy.



Visit the Priority Off-Campus Housing Process page