Freshman Information

Freshman Information

New Student Housing Applications open March 4, 2024.

Incoming Blue Tigers, take the steps to secure your home away from home!

  1. Submit a one-time, non-refundable $150 intent to enroll fee to the Office of Admissions.

  2. Apply For Financial Aid: Fill out the free application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA). Be sure to add Lincoln University FAFSA code 002479.

  3. Submit any required health records to Thompkins Health Center.

  4. Submit your Housing Application.

    • Sign in to your LU portal account.

    • Under student links, click on the housing icon.

    • Select the new student application under the menu icon.

    • Purchase renters’ insurance (optional).

    • Pay your one-time, non-refundable $150 fee.

Only students who have completed ALL steps will receive a housing assignment.


As you consider your future at Lincoln University, exploring housing options is important. Here are some useful aspects to consider about new student housing:

Advantages of On-Campus Living:

  • Independent Living: For those considering independent living for the first time or transitioning from a community college, on-campus housing provides a gradual step towards responsibility.
  • Diverse Community: Choosing on-campus living introduces you to a variety of cultures and lifestyles, potentially offering a chance to build new connections and friendships.
  • Optional Residence: While not mandatory, residing on campus is an option that allows engagement in activities, programs, and community responsibilities.
  • Supportive Environment: Professional and student staff are available for academic support, conflict resolution, and community programming, fostering a sense of support and belonging.
  • Leadership Opportunities: Explore potential leadership roles within residential communities through volunteering or paid positions.
  • Proximity to Campus Facilities: Living on campus ensures easy access to classes, library, recreation, dining, and other essential campus resources.
  • Community Activities: The residence halls organize various activities to help you get acquainted with campus resources and potentially meet future peers.

As you consider your academic journey at Lincoln University, we encourage you to explore the potential benefits of on-campus living. Should you choose to join our community, we look forward to assisting you in this transition!

Contact Us

Housing & Residential Life
112 Bennett Hall
818 Lee Street
Jefferson City, MO 65101
P: (573) 681-5248