• Lee University

    Residential Life & Housing

  • Housing Assignments

    For incoming students, parents, or even students currently enrolled, there will surely be questions. Below is a list of links, each one leading to a section with information that you may find helpful about exactly how housing assignments work here at Lee University. Remember, if you have any questions feel free to contact the Office of Residential Life and Housing.

    Housing ApplicationRoom AssignmentOff-CampusOff-Campus Application

    Housing Application

    Students who are interested in on-campus housing must complete the Residence Hall Application and mail it to the Admissions Center, along with the $200 housing deposit. Single and married student housing reservations will not be held without the $200.00 deposit. This deposit will be held as a roll-over deposit. In subsequent semesters, this roll-over deposit, along with an updated residence hall application/contract, will reserve the student’s residence hall assignment for the following semester. When a student graduates, moves off-campus or leaves the University, the deposit will be applied (within sixty days after residence halls close of the applicable semester) to the student’s account to cover any unpaid balance or a refund will be issued.


    The housing deposit is refundable at your WRITTEN request to the office of Residential Life and Housing until 30 days PRIOR to registration.

    To receive your deposit refund click on Deposit Refund Form and email it to or fax it to (423) 614-8404. Priority for housing assignments are made based on the date of the completed application and deposit. Residence Hall assignments will be sent via email in February, May, June, and July for the fall semester and in November for the spring semester. Unfortunately, the University is not able to guarantee particular assignment requests. However, every request is given the best possible consideration.

    Summer housing is available. If you are in need of summer housing, please fill out the Summer Housing Application and email, fax, or mail to our Assistant Director.

    Room Assignment

    New students with application and housing deposits are assigned to residence halls on a first come, first served basis. The University reserves the right to reassign students to different residence halls if the need arises. Preferred roommates are asked to submit their housing applications and deposits together. Requests will be reviewed and honored when possible, but cannot be guaranteed. When a preferred roommate is not listed, the Residential Life and Housing staff does their best to match students according to the study/sleep habits and preferences indicated on the housing application.

    Off Campus

    A student is eligible to live off-campus if one of the following applies:

    Local student (student who is living at home with parents in the Cleveland or immediate surrounding area)
    Student who is married, widowed or divorced
    Student enrolled in the graduate school programs
    Student who is 21 years of age or older on or before the first day of classes
    Student who is enrolled for less than 12 credit hours
    Student who has lived on campus for at least four semesters (not including summer school)
    Student has successfully completed a total of 60 credit hours (not including summer honors, dual enrollment, or AP credit).


    Note: All students applying to live off campus must have a minimum 2.0 GPA and may not be on academic, social, or chapel probation.

    Off-Campus Application 

    Students who are interested in living off campus must complete an Off-Campus Application and turn it in to the Residential Life and Housing office located in the Paul Conn Student Union (PCSU).

    Deadlines for Spring: November 01

    Deadlines for Fall: June 15

    Single students who enroll at Lee and are found to be living off campus without approval may forfeit their right to continue as a student at Lee University.