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Housing & Dining

As part of the Lehigh family, you’ll be immersed in a welcoming and vibrant community where learning and living go hand in hand. We want your time on campus to be rewarding and enjoyable, both inside and outside the classroom.

Housing At Lehigh

At Lehigh, your education continues outside of the classroom. The residence halls are not only where you sleep, study and hang out, but also where you begin to put the puzzle pieces together — the intersections of your education, identity and society.

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The Residential Experience

Students who choose on-campus housing enjoy a number of added benefits. Lehigh offers unique programs and meaningful support to make living on campus as enjoyable, and valuable, as possible.



Gryphons, often referred to as Resident Advisors at other institutions, will be an integral part of students’ first year. They will act as mentors, answer questions and provide helpful information. They also develop and plan fun on-­ and off­-campus activities and trips. The term Gryphon comes from the mythological beast of Scythia that was known for protecting the area's gold. We use this term because Lehigh considers its students our "gold.”

Residence Hall Association

Residence Hall Association

The Residence Hall Association (RHA) strives to improve the quality of life in all Lehigh University residence halls through social and educational programming, leadership development and student advocacy. RHA is comprised of students from each residential area, totaling over 2,500 members and constituents.

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Learn Where You Live

The aim of the Residential Studying & Tutoring program (RST) is to help promote effective study habits and bring academic support for some of Lehigh's most challenging and demanding courses into the residence halls. The RST program, developed jointly by the Center for Academic Success and the Office of Residence Life in 2012, was designed to provide students with the opportunity to connect with other residents, study with peers and seek the help of a knowledgeable tutor.