Housing FAQ

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What are the on-campus housing options?


  • Johnson Hall (All classifications)
  • Mabee Living Center (Upperclassmen)


  • Katie Rogers Hall (Freshmen and sophomores)
  • Katie Rogers Courtyard (Upperclassmen)

East and West On-Campus Apartments and Rec Center Apartments:

Available to students who are 20 years and older and have been out of high school for 4 long semesters or two years.

May students have private rooms?

Yes, a limited number of private rooms are available to students.

Are there laundry facilities on campus?

There are washing machines and dryers are located in each residence hall for your convenience.

Are the bed sizes twin or XL twin?

In Johnson Hall, Katie Rogers and the Living Center, the mattresses are XL twin. In the Courtyards they are regular twins.

What furniture is already in the room?

Each room is furnished with a bed, dresser, desk, chair, sink, and full-length mirror

*Katie Rogers shared rooms include a closet dresser. 

How does the cable work?

Our cable TV system is powered by Philo. Philo allows you to watch and record live TV using your tablet, laptop, smart phone, and Roku. Students living on campus have an account created for them that they can use to login to Philo on any device. If you would like to use a Roku, stop by the ChapDesk, drop off your Roku, and they will take care of everything for you! 

How do I get set up on LCU's network?

LCU is proud to offer Wi-Fi in all buildings on campus. The easiest way for students to get connected to these networks is to stop by the ChapDesk. ChapDesk will set up any device you have on Wi-Fi, so that you can stay connected no matter where you are.

Do I need to bring my own computer and printer?

The majority of students bring their own laptop, but you don’t have to bring your own. Katie Rogers and Johnson Hall each have computers that are available for resident’s use. In addition, you will have access to printers all over campus. Each semester you will be given $25 of printing money.

Do I have to live on campus?

All full time, single, undergraduate students who have been out of high school less than four long semesters (two years) are required to live in campus housing. Students may submit a petition to live off campus if they either live with an adult member of their immediate family or have documented medical reasons. Although they may meet requirements to live off campus, many students continue to live on campus in order to have the full advantages of the close community that develops while living in the residence halls.

How do I apply for housing?

After you have been accepted to the university, you can apply for housing. After you have been accepted, you will fill out a housing form provided by your Admissions Counselor.

When should I submit my housing application?

As soon as you are accepted you should submit your housing application.

What housing options are available for me as a new student?

Freshman Men: Johnson Hall
Freshman Women: Katie Rogers Hall

How are new students assigned roommates?

Part of the housing application includes a section on living condition preferences (i.e., time going to bed, type of music, hobbies) which is used to match students.

When will I find out where I am assigned and who my roommate(s) will be?

We typically send out room assignments at the beginning of July. When you receive your room assignment, it will include the name and contact information for your roommate(s).

Will my assigned room or roommates change before I arrive?

It is sometimes necessary to make changes to your initial assignment due primarily to people canceling. We will notify you of changes as time permits.

What if I know who I want for a roommate?

If you want to room with someone specific, both people must request each other on the housing form. Housing forms and Tuition Advance should be sent in for both students before July 15th to honor roommate preferences.

Can I be in a room by myself?

A large part of ResLife at LCU is building relationships within the community here. Because of this, we offer a limited number of single rooms. Most residences for new students have rooms with two people per room.

When can I move in?

You will receive orientation packets in the mail about two months before the beginning of the semester. Please look through your packets for the dates and times of move-in.  If you are involved with an athletic team, music group, or other activity that requires early arrival, then you will receive information about your arrival date from your coach, director, or the coordinator of the activity with which you are involved.

What is an RD?

Residence Directors (RD's) are professionally-educated adults who live in the residence halls and provide services for leadership training, counseling, administration, and participation in the personal development of students. They are available to students for friendship, counsel, and help in all areas of college life. RD's are designated to each Residence Hall.

What is an RA?

Resident Assistants (RA's) are upper-class students that serve as a resource and source of information for students.  RA's are chosen based on their desire to serve others and God, as well as their abilities and leadership skills.  RA's are trained to assist in establishing community, resolving conflicts, and maintaining community standards.

Who should my parents contact in case of an emergency?

Depending on the urgency, please contact Department of Public Safety, the Resident Director or the Director of Residential Life.

Does LCU have a nurse?

Click here to view LCU’s Medical Clinic page. 

How will my living area be cleaned?

Common areas, laundry rooms, and hall kitchens are cleaned by facility services as needed. We do ask that you respect others and clean up after yourselves. If you are assigned to a suite-style room or to an apartment, it is the responsibility of you, your roommate(s), and/or your suitemates to clean the bathrooms and shared living spaces.

What phone/data access is available in the living areas?

Many portions of the campus have wireless capabilities. Each residential room has wired access to the internet. Phones are located in the common areas of Johnson Hall, Katie Rogers and Living Center and each residential room has a phone jack.

Is there a curfew on campus?

Freshman students are required to be in their residence hall at 1AM.

What kinds of appliances can I have?

Each residence hall has vacuum cleaners that are available for you to use.  A full-size kitchen is also located in most residence halls for student usage. You may bring a microwave and refrigerator to use in your room. Please see the ResLife Guide for a complete list.

Can I burn candles in my room?

Because of serious fire danger, open flames (including burning candles, incense, lighted potpourri, etc.) are not permitted.  Therefore, we ask that you leave candles and incense items at home.

How can I hang pictures and decorations?

Because nails and adhesives are destructive to the walls, we only allow 3M Command Strips to be used to hang decorations.

May I bring my pet to school?

Because of health sanitation and safety we do not allow pets on campus.

What to bring/What not to bring

What are LCU's dining options?

Click here to view LCU Dining.

Where will I receive mail and what address should I use?

Mail is delivered to the post office located in the Mabee Student Life Building (SUB) where each student is assigned a mailbox. The following mailing address should be used:
    Jane Doe
    5601 19th Street LCU Box # (box # assigned during registration)
    Lubbock, TX 79407

Last Updated: Mar 11, 2015