Campus Housing and Residency Requirement
Lock Haven University is committed to the academic success of all of our students, and we endorse the benefits of on-campus living as a requirement for students. Nationwide, students who live on-campus have better academic success with higher GPAs, higher completion rates of degrees, have greater satisfaction with their academic experience compared to students who reside off-campus.
At Lock Haven University, undergraduate class data proves students who lived on campus had a 13% higher graduation rate than students who did not live on campus. In fact, students specifically stated living on campus helped them transition to University life and added to their educational experience. Students overwhelmingly stated they felt safe living in the residence halls.
Beginning with Fall 2021, students new to Lock Haven University will live on campus for their first four (4) semesters (summer and winter sessions not included) unless they meet one of the following approved exemptions:
- Residing with parent(s) or legal guardian within the commuting distance of 50 miles from Lock Haven University
- Being 21 years of age or older before the first day of the fall semester
- Being married
- Having children
Those seeking an exemption will need to submit the Request for Exemption from Housing Requirement form during the housing selection process. Visit Sign Up For Housing to learn more.
Forms for Guests and Parents
Lock Haven University is committed to the safety and security of both our students and all of our guests on campus. Anyone entering the residence halls during front desk hours must show valid photo identification and register at the front desk.
If you would like to visit an on-campus student and you are under the age of eighteen, a Permission Letter must be submitted to the Residence Hall Director of the building that the on campus student lives in. This letter, which can be found below, must be completed by your parents or guardians and should be sent to the student you are visiting. It must also be brought to the front desk of the building when signing in. Please do not forget to bring your photo I.D. as well.