Because Lafayette is a residential college, students are required to live in College housing for the entirety of their undergraduate experience. Rising senior students have the additional option of pursuing off-campus housing opportunities. Fewer than 15% of Lafayette College students live off campus and most reside in houses or apartments that are owned or operated by the College. In addition, each year the College permits a small number of eligible seniors (approximately 90) to reside in private off-campus housing (housing not owned by the College).
In recognition of the responsibility that accompanies living off campus, priority consideration is reserved for rising seniors, as recognized by the Office of the Registrar, who meet the criteria for high academic achievement, student conduct, and an understanding and agreement to the expectations of off-campus living.
During the fall of your junior year, you will receive an email from the Office of Residence Life that contains application information and deadlines for the priority off-campus process.
Priority Off-campus Quiz Study Guide- The Off-Campus Living Experience