Residency Intention Statement
La Salle University believes that residential living is a valuable way for students to experience what it means to live as part of a broader community; students begin to understand themselves and the dynamic of living with others throughout this unique experience. Students who live within a campus community are generally more likely to be involved in campus life, join student organizations, become involved in student government, and have greater opportunities to interact with faculty. In fact, higher education research validates that students who reside within the campus community tend to be more successful and are more likely to graduate from college.
Required Residency Policy
All full-time undergraduate students are required to live in University housing and participate in a University Dining Services meal plan throughout their first (freshmen) and second (sophomore) years at the University, unless living with parents or a legal guardian. While encouraged to support this policy for the 2014-2015 academic year, all students will be required to comply starting the 2015-2016 academic year.
Exceptions to the residency requirement will be made for students who:
- Reside with a parent or legal guardian.
- Are 21 years of age or older prior to the start date of the housing contract.
- Are military veterans who have had active duty service.
- Are married.
- Are engaged in a full-time internship or job co-op that requires housing outside of Philadelphia.
- Withdraw or otherwise have an official leave of absence from the University.
- Graduate from the University.
How to Indicate Your Residency
All students should maintain and submit accurate information regarding their residence on or off campus.
New Students (new Freshmen & Transfer students)
As part of your confirmation of acceptance to the University, your selection of “Resident” or “Commuter” acknowledges your intention and compliance with the Required Residency Policy.
New students, please update any changes to your parent or legal guardian’s address and/or your permanent home address with Undergraduate Admission.
After registering for classes, you will be asked to submit a form online indicating if you will be living on- or off-campus. More details will be released in the spring of 2014.
Returning students, please update any changes to your parent or legal guardian’s address and/or your permanent home address with the Registrar’s Office.