Information for Rising Sophomores

As a sophomore, you have the opportunity for the first time to join a thematic Living Group. You may apply to live in Grossman House or one of the Living Learning CommunitiesThere are also several Special Interest Houses; you should speak to the student leadership of the Special Interest House to inquire about securing a space on their housing roster. Upper-level Wellness housing is also available by application. 

Another option that you may wish to consider is applying for “block housing”.  Block housing enables groups of students to be assigned to rooms that are clustered together. This is a great option if it is important that you live close to your friends. Blocks may be gender inclusive and we encourage rising sophomore students to use the block housing option to live in a gender inclusive living situation. Please consult the Timeline for more information.

The Housing Lottery is based on a class year priority system, therefore, as a rising sophomore, you can expect to have fewer options than your older peers. For example, if there are any singles remaining at the end of the rising junior lottery they are usually chosen quickly in the rising sophomore lottery. Most sophomores live in doubles on traditional style floors. Please consult the Room Dimensions and Floor Plans page for specific information related to residence hall options.

You should also be aware that not all spaces will be available to pick in lottery as some need to be withheld until the new first year students are housed over the summer.  As a result, some of you with the later lottery start times might not select a room at lottery. Instead, you would immediately be placed on the housing waitlist and WILL receive a housing assignment over the summer.

If you plan on studying abroad in the Fall of your Sophomore year, you will not participate in Room Selection or the Lottery. Instead, you will be contacted at the conclusion of the Fall semester to indicate your housing preferences for the Spring semester.

Residence Life

The Office of Residence Life manages a variety of living environments in which learning is supported and extended beyond the classroom.

For more information visit the Residence Life home page

Contact Us

Office of Residence Life
132 Farinon Center
Easton, PA 18042
610-330-5335
610-330-5703 (fax)
reslife@lafayette.edu

Office Hours
Monday-Friday: 8:45am - 5:00pm

Summer Hours:
Monday - Friday
8:15am- 4:30pm (closed noon - 1:00pm)