Housing and Residence Life

Hello Future Cardinals! 

We’re so excited that you are considering Lamar University and look forward to meeting you. Residence Life has so much to offer its residents, and we hope that you will be a part of our growing Community! 

In our five residence halls, you’ll enjoy apartment style living in a fully-furnished unit with everything you need for on-campus living:

  • your own private bedroom
  • mini-refrigerator
  • microwave
  • computer desk
  • cable TV ready rooms
  • high speed internet.
  • and more!

Our residence halls offers two-bedroom, one-bathroom units, providing each student with their own private, locked bedroom as well as a wide range of services, programs and community amenities.

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On Campus Living Requirements for Freshmen

The Board of Regents has established a freshman residency policy that states: " All Undergraduate, full-time students (those enrolled in 12 or more semester credit hours) with fewer than 24 earned semester credit hours, are required to reside in a University-operated residence hall." Exemptions may be granted for those who:

1. Reside with a parent, guardian, or other adult relative;

2. Are 21 years of age by the first class day;

3. Enroll only in evening classes;

4. Are married or have dependent children;

5. Have a medical exemption signed by a doctor; or

6. Have earned 24 or more credit hours.

Official documentation verifying exemptions to this policy may be required by the Department of Residence Life, in addition to the Off-Campus Residency Request. Questions concerning this policy should be directed to the Residence Life Office.

For more information on starting your Housing process, please visit the Housing and Residence Life page.