Nestled in our rural campus setting, we’re an independent neighborhood – a strong, tight community. Like other great communities, we feature a variety of housing choices.
Many colleges, especially those embedded in cities, offer cookie-cutter dorms and nothing else. But here at Lakeland, as you grow, you’ll experience various types of residential environments and eventually settle into the one that suits you best.
All of our housing options make up dynamic communities and offer plenty of opportunity to socialize, learn and flourish. With five professional staff members and more than 20 resident assistants, we strive to make you feel safe and comfortable while you have a blast getting to know your neighbors.
Based on annual housing surveys, our student satisfaction rate is higher than the industry average, which is no surprise because we are so community-oriented. Our highly trained RAs present a myriad of social activities, educational programs and learning initiatives.
You’ll spend your first year in our traditional residence halls, which are ideally designed for you to befriend lots of classmates and build a sense of community. After that, it’s up to you. Based on a formula that rewards a strong grade point average, class standing and positive behavior, you’ll have the opportunity in ensuing years to move to either our apartment-style housing or our pod-style offering.
Our “Theme Halls” allow students to live with and near like-minded peers who place particular importance on one of three areas: “wellness,” “global” or “academic.”
Additional amenities offered to all of our residents include:
- Free, ample parking close to where you live
- Free use of washing machines and dryers
- Free Wi-Fi
- A healthy ratio of one RA for every 25 students (significantly better than the industry average)
- 24/7 security
“We are very proud of our inclusive community,” says Jim Bajczyk, Lakeland’s director of residence life. “We treat our students like adults, consider their input and respond to their needs as best we can.”