Residence Life

+ Coronavirus FAQs

When will University housing close? 

All on-campus residence halls are closed for the remainder of the semester.

Why did Lincoln close the residence halls? And why was Thorn Flats included? 

The safety of everyone on campus is the University’s highest priority. After consulting health experts and reviewing the CDC’s guidance regarding social distancing, the University decided to take proactive measures to minimize community spread at all residence halls on the main campus and Thorn Flats in Newark, Delaware. Students who live at Thorn Flats have contracted with the University; as such, the University is responsible for the safety of its residents.

I can’t move home. Can I stay on campus? 

We understand that each student is in a unique situation. Any student who is experiencing an extenuating circumstance (e.g. international students, out-of-state students, or students who are experiencing housing insecurities) must notify the Dean of Students.

Can I leave my belongings in my residence hall? What is the procedure to move out?

No, students must remove all personal items from residence halls upon vacating the University. Students need to follow all instructions for proper checkout as shared by the Area Coordinator or Resident Advisor (RA) on duty, including turning in room keys. Seniors should also turn in mailbox keys to the mailroom.

What will happen to housing selection for next year? 

Housing selection will be postponed and completed online. Lottery numbers for the 2020-2021 housing selection process will continue to be sent via email. It is important that students check their Lincoln email.

I am a current student. May I still submit my housing deposit for next year or is it too late?

Yes, students may pay housing fees through the summer by contacting the Office of the Bursar.

The Office of Residence Life

Living on campus brings countless opportunities to your doorstep. With a new world of neighbors, you can form close, lasting friendships with fellow students who share your interests. Our on-campus residences are designed to make gathering, studying, and socializing convenient. Everything you need is nearby.

The Office of Residence Life assists students in all aspects of their on-campus living experience. This includes supervision of the residence hall staff, oversight of university policies and procedures related to campus housing. The Residence Life staff is committed to making your on-campus experience both an enjoyable experience and one of personal development. If you need assistance, please call 484-365-7226 or email

Spring 2020 Housing Selection Assistance

To learn more information about housing selection please refer to our Housing Selection Book:

Spring 2020 Housing Selection Booklet

Important Housing Selection Dates:

$75 Housing Fee Due Dates:

•Payment schedule is by last name
•Returning Seniors February 3
•Juniors last name A-L Feb 4 and 5
•Juniors last name M-Z Feb 6 and 7
•Sophomores last name A-L Feb 10 and 11
•Sophomores last name M-Z Feb 12 and 13
•Freshman last name A-L Feb 17 and 18
•Freshman last name M-Z Feb 19 and 20
•February 21 any missed payments
•March 2-6 any missed payments

Roommate Success Guide:

Visit this site to get more information on how to select a roommate. 

Important Dates 

Residence Hall Closures:

  • Thanksgiving - November 28 at 8 p.m.
  • Winter Break - December 12 at 8 p.m.
  • Spring Break - February 21 at 8 p.m. 
  • Last Day - April 24 at 8 p.m. 

Residence Hall Openings: 

  • Thanksgiving - December 1, 2019 at 10 a.m. 
  • Winter Break - January 5, 2020 at 10 a.m. 
  • Spring Break - March 1, 2020 at 10 a.m. 

Phone: 484-365-7226
Office Address: Student Union Building (SUB)
Brian Dubenion Associate Vice President for Student Success and Dean of Students, Division of Student Success 484-365-7705
  • Student Union Building (SUB) 136
Tamia J. Davis Ms. Tamia J. Davis '13 Associate Director, Office of Residence Life 484-365-7253
  • Student Union Building (SUB) 223
Valerie Reason Ms. Valerie Reason Program Assistant, Office of Student Life & Development 484-365-7702
  • Student Union Building (SUB) 225