Student Housing Fall 2020 

The University continues to update its plans for reopening to respond to current conditions and guidance from California and Los Angeles County public health authorities. Our entire community’s health and well-being are our highest priorities and we believe the following adjustments to the housing plan will assist the university in achieving its goals and priorities for reopening this fall.

Housing Occupancy Plan

The University’s revised plan for reopening student housing significantly reduces the number of beds available on campus from what was communicated in messages to students on June 26, 2020. The limited number of spaces in this revised plan will be assigned based on the following criteria:

  • Undergraduate students who are unable to effectively study from an off-campus location
  • Undergraduate students requiring on-campus disability accommodations
  • Students who are housing insecure
  • International students who are currently in the U.S. without off-campus housing options
  • Undergraduate students whose fall class schedule includes in-person and hybrid experiences and do not have off-campus housing options

Next steps

If you believe you meet one or more of the criteria above or are experiencing extenuating circumstances that warrant special consideration for limited on-campus housing, you must log in to the Student Housing portal and complete a supplemental application by 5 p.m. on July 22.


The supplemental application will open on Wednesday, July 15, at 9 a.m. PDT. To complete the supplemental application, please go to MyLMU -> Campus Life -> Student Housing Online Services -> Housing Portal -> On-Campus Application -> Fall 2020 Supplemental Application. We will review and approve these requests and assign students on a case-by-case basis. These assignments will be emailed to students by July 31, 2020.


If you do not meet one of the criteria above, and acknowledged the updated License Agreement by July 6, 2020, you will be placed on a waitlist until conditions allow us to increase on-campus housing density. If you cannot be accommodated via the waitlist during the fall assignment process, the waitlist will carry over into spring 2021.

More Information About The Revised Plan:

  • All traditional halls will remain closed until conditions allow for occupancy. This includes Del Rey North, Del Rey South, Desmond, Doheny, Palm North, Rosecrans and Whelan halls
  • Suite-style residence halls, on-campus apartments and university-owned houses off campus will have only one student assigned per bedroom
  • McKay Hall will be closed and reserved for COVID-19 isolation and quarantine purposes
  • The fall semester room rate will remain at $5,405, regardless of a student’s housing assignment
  • Any current charges for student housing and meal plans on student accounts will be credited in the next billing cycle. Only those students who receive housing through the supplemental application process will be billed for housing and meal plans once the assignments are made.
  • Students with completed applications and housing deposits who do not wish to remain on a waitlist for student housing may cancel their License Agreement by Aug. 7, 2020, to receive a refund of their deposit.

Move-in Dates

Fall housing assignments and information to select a move-in date and time will be emailed to all students the week of July 20, 2020. Students and their families should not make travel plans to arrive on campus to check into student housing before receiving their move-in date confirmation. All students are strongly encouraged to only have one individual assist them with the move-in process. No more than two individuals will be allowed to assist each student. Students will receive information on how to identify the individuals who will assist them on their move-in day.

If you have further questions, please contact Student Housing at housing@lmu.edu or 310.338.2963.

FAQs: Fall 2020 Move-In

Please review the following for information regarding on-campus housing as it becomes available. This page will be updated regularly as information becomes available.

 

  • Student Housing has revised occupancy plans to align with directives from public health officials, and will offer housing based on the following criteria:

    • Undergraduate students who are unable to effectively study from an off-campus-location;
    • Undergraduate students requiring on-campus disability accommodations;
    • Students who are housing insecure;
    • International students who are currently in the U.S. without off-campus housing options;
    • Undergraduate students whose fall class schedule includes in-person and hybrid experiences and who do not have off-campus housing options.
  • If you believe you meet one or more of the criteria above or are experiencing extenuating circumstances that warrant special consideration for on-campus housing, you must log into the Student Housing portal and complete a supplemental application by 5 p.m. on July 22.

     

    The supplemental application will open on Wednesday, July 15 at 9 a.m. PDT. To complete the supplemental application, please go to MyLMU -> Campus Life -> Student Housing Online Services -> Housing Portal -> On-Campus Application -> Fall 2020 Supplemental Application. We will review and approve these requests and assign students on a case-by-case basis. These assignments will be emailed to students by July 31, 2020.

  • Only those students who meet the criteria referenced above and in the message sent to each student on July 14, 2020, will be assigned to the limited number of spaces available. All students will be assigned one per bedroom in suites, apartments and university-owned houses off campus.    

     

     

     

     

     

  • Regardless of living arrangement, students will be charged the rate of $5,405 for the fall semester. This standard rate allows for students and their families to plan for semester expenses regardless of the student’s assignment throughout the semester.  

  • The fall 2020 license agreement period for all on-campus facilities, including on-campus apartments and university-owned houses, is as follows:

    Open: Wednesday, Aug. 26, 2020, 8 a.m.   

    Close: Wednesday, Nov. 25, 2020, 7 p.m.

  • Suite-style residence halls, on-campus apartments and university-owned houses off campus will have only one student assigned per bedroom. All traditional halls will remain closed until conditions allow for occupancy. This includes Del Rey North, Del Rey South, Desmond, Doheny, Palm North, Rosecrans and Whelan halls.

  • Fall housing assignments and information to select a move-in date and time will be emailed to all students by July 31, 2020. Students and their families should not make travel plans to arrive on campus to check into student housing before receiving their move-in date confirmation. All students are strongly encouraged to have only one individual assist them with the move-in process. No more than two individuals will be allowed to assist each student. Students will receive information on how to identify the individuals who will assist them on their move-in day. 

    • First-year student move-in will take place Aug. 26-29, 2020. 
    • Continuing student move-in will take place Aug. 28-30, 2020. 

     

  • The reduction in housing density leaves us unable to move forward with Living Learning Communities for the fall.

     

     

     

     

     

  • If you do not meet one of the criteria above, and you acknowledged the updated License Agreement by July 6, 2020, you will be placed on a waitlist until conditions allow for us to increase on-campus housing density. If you cannot be accommodated via the waitlist during the fall assignment process, the waitlist will carry over into spring 2021. Students who at any point do not wish to remain on the waitlist may cancel their request for housing and receive a refund of their deposit.

     

      

     

     

     

  • Student Housing anticipates roommate groups will need to be separated.

     

     

     

     

  • If you do not meet one of the criteria above, and you acknowledged the updated License Agreement by July 6, 2020, you will be placed on a waitlist until conditions allow for us to increase on-campus housing density. If you cannot be accommodated via the waitlist during the fall assignment process, the waitlist will carry over into spring 2021. There is nothing more required at this time.

     

     

     

  • Students who receive an assignment or are placed on the waitlist may cancel their request for housing by Aug. 7, 2020, and receive a refund of their deposit.  If a student cancels their housing for the fall, Student Housing cannot guarantee housing for spring 2021. 

     

     

     

     

  • The fall 2020 license agreement period for all on-campus facilities, including on-campus apartments and university-owned houses, is as follows:

    Open: Wednesday, Aug. 26, 2020, 8 a.m.   

    Close: Wednesday, Nov. 25, 2020, 7 p.m.

    Regardless of living arrangement, students will be charged the rate of $5,405 for the fall semester. This standard rate allows for students and their families to plan for semester expenses regardless of the student’s room or building assignment throughout the semester.  

  • Students who acknowledged the updated 2020-21 Housing License Agreement as of July 6, 2020, but do not receive a housing assignment for fall, will automatically be placed on a waitlist. Students on the waitlist will be assigned as spaces become available and based on the priorities referenced above. The waitlist will carry over to the spring 2021 term. Students who at any point do not wish to remain on the waitlist may cancel their request for housing and receive a refund of their deposit.  

     

     

     

     

  • All on-campus housing facilities and university-owned houses off campus will close at 7 p.m. on Wednesday, Nov. 25, 2020. Exceptions will only be granted to those students who request and are approved to remain in student housing during the closure. Exceptions will only be granted to those students who cannot return to their permanent residence due to travel restrictions or other circumstances that warrant an exception. The process for requesting an exception will be emailed to students in early October. Students may be temporarily relocated to another building or room during the closure period. All students remaining over the closure period (Nov. 25, 2020 – Jan. 8, 2021) will be charged $2,250, regardless of the number of days they will be in residence. 

     

     

     

  • Room rates for spring 2021 will be determined prior to the beginning of the term and will be based on conditions and occupancy plans at that time. When conditions allow for increased campus density, the university plans to return to the previously planned occupancy levels and published room rates. Students may decide to remain on the housing waitlist and that waitlist will carry over to the spring term. 

     

     

  • Students who are arriving from other countries will be required to quarantine off campus for a minimum of 14 days before moving into their room assignment. The university is partnering with the nearby Hotel June to secure discounted rates for LMU students and their families. More information will be sent to these students when it becomes available. International students who acknowledged the updated housing application and License Agreement by July 6, 2020, and have in-person courses and are currently in the U.S. without off-campus housing options will receive priority for an assignment on campus.

     

     

     

     

  • If you believe you meet one or more of the criteria in the newly revised plan for fall housing or have extenuating circumstances that warrant special consideration for limited on-campus housing, you must log into the Student Housing portal to complete the supplemental application by 5 p.m. on July 22, 2020.  If you have questions about your specific scholarship or award, please contact Financial Aid.

  • The 2020-21 academic year will require a shared focus on community responsibility for all students, faculty and staff. To ensure safety, all residents must adhere to university guidelines for Excellent Infectious Behavior Control (EIBC) as follows: 

    • Students must wear face masks at all times when outside of their individual housing assignment (room/suite/apartment);
    • Students must practice physical distancing at all times;
    • Students must practice frequent and thorough handwashing;
    • Students must adhere to protocols and directives from the university regarding COVID-19 testing and contact tracing;
    • Students must adhere to protocols and directives from the university regarding self-isolation and self-quarantine;
    • Until further notice, outside guests will not be permitted to enter campus;
    • Until further notice, residents may not host guests in their building or housing assignment (room/suite/apartment).

     

    Student Housing and university policies may be revised as pandemic conditions develop and as Los Angeles County Department of Public Health (LACDPH) protocols are revised.

  • Student Housing will continue to determine the best strategies to support students who still need housing.

  • Student Housing will not be offering alternative off campus housing options at this time.

  • Students who wish to lease an apartment at Playa del Oro but who are not affiliated with the LMU at Playa del Oro program are encouraged to contact the leasing office directly to make arrangements.

  • The university anticipates Palm South opening in mid-August. Palm North will remain closed until conditions allow, as it is a traditional residence hall.

  • LMU Dining Services will operate on campus this fall in a reduced capacity. Based on current local guidelines, carry-out dining will be the standard mode of service.

  • Students living in suite-style halls will be required to purchase a meal plan.

  • Please contact housing@lmu.edu or call 310-338-2963. We will make every effort to contact you back as soon as possible in order to assist you effectively.

Student Housing Resources

  •  General Move-in FAQ for First Year students.
  •  Student list of recommended items to bring with you by LMU.
  •  View where and when to check in to your building for Fall.
  •  What to bring, what the campus offers, advice on virus protection.
  •  Learn more about RHA activities, view and apply for RHA positions.

LMU Resources

    • Dining Services - For information on vendors, locations, and hours of operation.
    • Mail Services - For services the mailroom offers, how and when to send packages, and hours of operation.

Contact Information

If you have specific questions, please review the FAQ below or call the Student Housing Office at 310-338-2963. You may also send an email to housing@lmu.edu. Please continue to monitor your LMU e-mail and the LMU Coronavirus updates webpage for the latest University information and official updates.