Campus Housing Policy


The mission of the office Residence Life is to effectively manage on-campus housing, to uphold campus policies and procedures, and to provide a quality atmosphere that encourages personal, spiritual, and academic growth, for the purpose of aiding students in their transition into adulthood.

Residence Life Staff

Dean of Students - Mr. Brian Manuel

Director of Resident's Life - Mr. Bubba Suchanek

Associate Director of Residence Life - Mrs. Michaela Jordan

Residence Life Coordinator – Ms. Emily Slay

Semester Room Charges

Room rent is based on the semester schedule and does not include holidays. After holidays or breaks, students are not permitted to return to campus prior to the date announced in the College Calendar.  Students are to vacate their rooms and check out properly with the housing staff according to the closing date in the College Calendar.  Special arrangements must be made through the Director of Residence Life if a student needs to arrive early or stay late.  Charges are assessed on a per day basis for any days the buildings are not officially open.  Additional fines may be assessed if the resident does not vacate his/her room by the designated time.

Please note that private rooms are assigned on a medical need basis only.  Students must submit medical documentation to be kept on file in the housing office before a room will be assigned.  If there is available space, the Residence Life office may issue private rooms on a first-come-first-served basis.

Residence Halls and Staff

The College has seven residence halls: College Drive Apartments (CDA), Cottingham Hall, Tudor Hall, Church Hall, English Village (EV) Apartments, Ware Street Apartments (WSA), and Married Student Housing (MSH).  Each residence hall is directly supervised by a Residence Director (RD) or Apartment Manager living on the premises.  Student Resident Assistants (RA’s) are the first point of contact for students in campus housing and supervise approximately twenty residents each.  The Residence Life office is a unit of Student Development and under the general supervision of the Dean of Students.  The Residence Life office is located in the Student Development Suite on the top level of the Hixson Student Center and can be reached by calling 318-487-7134.

On Campus Residency Requirements

All single full-time students (students taking 12 or more hours) under age 21 are required to live in campus housing unless they are commuter students.  Students who reside with parents or legal guardians within a fifty-mile radius of Louisiana Christian University are exempt from the policy.  A commuter student is defined as a student who is a legal dependent of a parent or legal guardian with whom s/he has physical residence and is living within a 50-mile radius of Louisiana Christian University.  New students must state, at the time of acceptance, their intention to live on campus or with parents.  Each student must verify policy compliance with the Director of Residence Life prior to the completion of registration.  Students found in violation of this policy will be subject to discipline.  Louisiana Christian University reserves the right to cancel registration and to suspend or dismiss any single student who fails to comply with this policy.

After completion of 6 semesters of residence hall living at Louisiana Christian University, or after reaching age 21, students will be eligible to apply to live off campus.  All petitions to live off campus are distributed through the office of Residence Life.  If the applying student does not meet the requirements below, the Residence Life Director will send a statement of denial to the student.  The statement includes the process of appeal which the student may go through if the student feels like his/her case was misrepresented. The responsibility for hearing the student cases and rendering appeal decisions are at the discretion of the Vice President of Student Development.  Request for Exemption forms are available in the Residence Life offices and online.

Approval to live off campus is contingent upon the student’s academic record (minimum 2.0 Cumulative GPA) and disciplinary record.  Permission may be granted by the Director of Residence Life if a student is eligible and meets one of the following criteria:

  1. Enrolled for less than 12 hours during a fall or spring semester and will not add additional hours of study to his//her schedule before the final date of registration.
  2. Has completed six semesters of residence hall living at Louisiana Christian University.
  3. Is at least 21 years of age by the final day of registration.
  4. Lives locally, within a fifty-mile radius of campus, with a parent or guardian.
  5. Married and/or has legal guardianship of a minor by custody.

Please note that the Residence Halls are intended for traditional student use.  Students over the age of 25 will need to seek housing accommodations off campus, unless student is seeking housing during the summer sessions for the TEACH or MAT programs. Some exceptions may be made at the discretion of the Director of Residence Life and the Dean of Students.  The housing office apologizes for any inconvenience this may cause.