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Transfer Housing

The housing of Transfer Students is a priority for the Office of Housing Services and Lehigh University.

Lehigh requires First and Second Year students to reside in university residence hall housing facilities. If you wish to petition for exemption from the First and Second Year Student Residency Requirement, please complete the petition.

Undergraduate students who are in their third year or above can choose housing in a residence hall, a fraternity or sorority or an off-campus rental. If you are a member of a fraternity or sorority and you would like to inquire about residency if your chapter has a house on Lehigh's campus please contact Fraternity and Sorority Affairs at (610) 758-4157 for more information. If you are interested in off-campus rentals, a listing of off-campus rentals and submitted by local landlords as well as off campus housing resources is available here.

The Office of Admissions will inform Housing Services when you have accepted admission. Spring Transfer housing applications/contracts will be available as of Wednesday December 18, 2019. Students who submit a Housing Application and complete the steps required by the Office of Admissions by January 3, 2020 will receive priority for housing placement once the offer of admission has been accepted. Our ability to meet lifestyle choices will depend on the location of vacancies that occur due to current students who graduate, transfer or make other decisions not to attend Lehigh University for the Spring Semester. If you are entering as a First Year transfer student, every effort will be made to place you in first-year student housing. Students who make decisions to apply for housing or are extended an offer of admission after this date could have less opportunity to receive requested housing options. Additionally, this may result in the possibility that residence hall housing might not be available for rising third-year students or higher.

If your housing application is on file with our office, we will contact you with housing placement information the week of January 6, 2020 or as soon as possible after this date, once we receive your housing application/contract.

If there is any additional information that we can provide to you at this time or if we can be of further assistance, please do not hesitate to contact our office at (610) 758-3500 or inhouse@lehigh.edu