Living on campus has always been an integral part of the Lafayette experience. Living in a residential academic community boosts both intellectual and social development.  Due to the current pandemic and decision to host the Fall 2020 academic program online, a limited number of students may receive permission to live on campus.

First-year Student Room Assignments

Our goal remains to establish robust and diverse first-year communities.  All first-year students approved to live on campus for Fall 2020 will be assigned to single bedrooms in proximity to classmates. Information provided on the First-year Housing application will be used to make assignments.  Assignments will be communicated the week of August 3rd.

The decision to move to an online semester is meant to keep students at home. We do not allow first-year students to live off campus, and we strongly discourage students from renting in the Easton area. This is not solely due to our four-year residency requirement, but also to help protect the college hill community.

Spring assignments for the Class of 2024 will be communicated by the end of the Fall semester.  Instructions for revisiting the First-year Housing Application within MyHousing will be sent to Lafayette email late Fall.

Transfer Student Room Assignments

As a transfer student, you will complete a Housing Application through your MyHousing account to help us assign your housing.  In general, transfer students are assigned to available spaces within upper-level housing.  (Please contact the Office if you would prefer to be assigned to a first-year community).  You will be assigned based on availability and will be with a roommate(s).

For transfers enrolling in the Fall Semester – All transfer students approved to live on campus for Fall 2020 will be assigned to single bedrooms. Information provided on the Housing application will be used to make assignments.  Assignments will be communicated the week of August 3rd.

For transfers enrolling in the Spring Semester – Instructions for completing the Housing Application will be sent to your Lafayette email in early January.  Your room assignment and roommate information will be available approximately the week prior to the start of the Spring semester.

Housing Accommodations

Students who would like to request a disability related housing and/or dining accommodation are asked to contact Accessibility Services to begin the request process.  If you believe you may be eligible for a housing accommodation due to a physical or mental health disability as defined by The Americans With Disabilities Act and Section 504, please see the  website for complete information, instructions, and policies regarding accommodation requests.  Please do not send requests and/or documentation to the Residence Life Office.  

Students may contact Accessibility Services at any time regarding the accommodation request process. However, during the current academic year, housing accommodations are assigned as a space available basis. Accommodation requests for the next academic year must be submitted by March 1st (current students) or June 1st (incoming first year students) Once on campus housing assignments have been assigned (usually in April/early May for Fall semester and mid-June for incoming students), there may be limited (or no) options left for on-campus housing that will meet accommodation needs.