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First-Year Housing

All of our students live in learning-enhancing environments where we provide a variety of opportunities to live in a community that promotes diversity and embraces excellence, encourages insightful faculty-student interactions and works to develop a strong sense of community. In addition to these experiences, we also offer themed housing options where students are able to live and learn around a certain topic of interest. We encourage you to seek out information on our website to determine if a themed experience might be right for you.

Most residence hall rooms are doubles, but there are also a limited number of singles and triples. Each room is furnished with a mattress, desk with chair, bookshelf, dresser or built-in drawers and a closet or wardrobe. All rooms are equipped with an active television cable jack. Wireless internet access is available throughout all residence halls in both bedrooms and common areas. Within the residence halls, common areas include lounges, kitchens, study rooms, laundry rooms and game rooms. Vending machines are also located in each residence hall.

If you plan to commute to Lehigh, you will need to petition the Office of Housing Services for exemption from the residency requirement.

Residence Halls

Building Name

Building Features

Centennial I Complex
Residence Hall

Features:
  • Close proximity to Rathbone Dining hall
  • Outdoor patio
Features:
  • Close proximity to Rathbone Dining hall
  • Outdoor patio

Centennial II Complex
Residence Hall

4295
Features:
  • Close proximity to Taylor Gym
  • Grass courtyard with volleyball court
  • Houses Admissions tour room
Features:
  • Close proximity to Taylor Gym
  • Grass courtyard with volleyball court
  • Houses Admissions tour room

Dravo House
Residence Hall

Features:
  • Tallest residence hall with beautiful views of the Lehigh Valley
  • Multiple study lounges
Features:
  • Tallest residence hall with beautiful views of the Lehigh Valley
  • Multiple study lounges
Features:
  • Central air conditioning
  • Named after the engineers who helped build the Golden Gate Bridge
Features:
  • Central air conditioning
  • Named after the engineers who helped build the Golden Gate Bridge

Richards House
Residence Hall

Features:
  • Outdoor basketball courts
Features:
  • Outdoor basketball courts

Taylor House
Residence Hall

Features:
  • Central air conditioning
  • Most historic residence hall
Features:
  • Central air conditioning
  • Most historic residence hall

Themed Housing

Themed Housing Communities

There are eight first-year Themed Housing Communities which have been intentionally designed to help first-year students transition to Lehigh while creating connections within the campus and South Bethlehem communities.

View Lehigh’s Themed Housing Communities >

Admitted First-Year Students

One of the greatest things about the Lehigh college experience is residential life. Most students who attend Lehigh live on campus which offers opportunities for fun, growth and belonging.

Learn more about roommates, options, deadlines and more >

Transfer Students

Students transferring into Lehigh University will have the opportunity to live in on-campus housing. There is a residency requirement for first and second year students which, based on some transfer circumstances, may be waived if a student meets the exemption requirements. The housing team will work with transfer students to find the most suitable housing for your individual situation.

Learn more about the transfer housing process >