As a residential institution, students are required to live in college housing and most live on campus. Living off campus as a student adds a new and exciting dimension to your education at Lafayette College, one that we hope will help teach you invaluable life skills. Off-campus housing is only an option during students’ senior year at Lafayette (unless accepted to a Living Learning Community).

While living in an off-campus home, you will have the opportunity to

  • Build on the community living skills you learned in the residence halls.
  • Assume more responsibility for your housing needs, similar to what you will need to do after graduation.
  • Appreciate and respect your neighbors and be cognizant of the living differences between you and them.
  • Take the initiative to meet new people, including community members who live in your neighborhood.