Sign Up for Housing

MyHousing Self-Service is your online portal for managing your housing and dining at Commonwealth University-Lock Haven.

With MyHousing Self-Service, you'll have access to sign your online housing agreement, record your housing preferences, request roommates, select a dining plan, and choose your housing assignment for the next academic year during the housing selection process.

All registered students of CU-Lock Haven are able to use MyHousing Self-Service but only students who will be living on campus are required to complete the housing agreement. Remember, by signing your agreement, you are entering a binding contract for the full term of the agreement.

MyHousing Self-Service

Residency Requirement

All new full-time undergraduate students are required by Commonwealth University to live in University housing for their first four semesters (not including summer and winter sessions). The residency requirement also applies to readmitted students and transfer students who have not completed two years of on-campus residency at another university post-high school. The following exceptions to the residency requirement apply with verification: 

  1. Fall 2024 admitted students who reside with their parent or legal guardian within 30 miles of campus (50 miles of campus for students admitted prior to Fall 2024)
  2. Married students
  3. Students who are 21 years of age or older by before the first day of classes for the fall semester
  4. Students who are the parent or legal guardian of dependent child
  5. Transfer students who have attended another university and lived on-campus for 4 semesters and have earned 60 or more credits
  6. Students who have received a general discharge under honorable conditions from U.S. Military service
  7. Students whose recommended accommodation from University Disability Services supports living off campus

Students who meet one of these exceptions must submit a Residency Requirement Exemption Request form. You will not be exempt unless you receive an approval notice from the Office of Housing and Residence Life. The request form, which is completed on-line, is available in MyHousing Self Service under Applications. 

Why a 2-year requirement? With the success of our students at the forefront of this decision, the plan is rooted in data relating to student success, access to support services, and offers a transition and more healthy pathway toward life after college.

In fact, Lock Haven University graduation rates show that students who lived on campus graduated at a 13% higher rate than students who did not live on campus. 


Housing Selection Step-By-Step Instructions

93%of students agree that living in the residence halls has helped them make the transition to University life.
Housing Selection for New Students

Housing Selection for New Students is the process through which all new full-time undergraduate students, including transfer students and readmitted students, will sign up to live on campus for the upcoming Fall 2024 - Spring 2025 academic year. 

94%of students agree that their residence hall allows them to balance their education, work, and personal lives.
Housing Selection for Returning Students

Current students who wish to live on-campus for Fall 2024 - Spring 2025 must complete Housing Selection for Returning Students in its entirety to secure on-campus housing for next academic year.

96%of students agree that their hall is a safe place in which to live.
Summer Housing Sign-Ups

Current students taking classes during Summer 2024 or working on-campus can live in Campus Village over the summer.

93%of students would recommend their hall to other students as a good place to live.
Spring Semester Housing Sign-Ups

All students registered for spring classes are welcome to live on campus at LHU. If you didn't live on campus during the Fall Semester or you have been accepted to Lock Haven for the Spring Semester, follow the Spring Semester Housing Sign-Up process to secure on-campus housing. 

Spring 2025 information will be available in mid-October. 

 Contact Us

Contact Housing & Residence Life

219 Ulmer Hall
(570) 484-2317

Office Hours

8:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. Monday-Friday

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