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Room and Board

Residents are provided full furnished housing accommodations, including meals, as part of the housing contract.  Rates vary by residential area and can be found on the Residence Hall feature page. You can also print a list of all rates here.

Meal Plans
Required for Student Residents

Every meal plan comes with a number of swipes you can use to enjoy breakfast, lunch and dinner in the Dining Hall, plus additional Bearcat Bucks to purchase meals & snacks at other eateries on campus. Purchase Meal Plan  

Housing Application Fee
Non-refundable

Once you've submitted the $150 application fee, you'll be given the option of selecting your preferred residence hall and choose a roommate.

Housing Contract
A binding legal agreement

Students living in residence halls are required to sign a Housing Contract before being assigned a room.  The contract is an official lease that signals your agreement to abide by the rules, policies and regulations presented in the document. It also explains all fees and refund policies.

>> Housing Contract Procedures & Dates

>> 2018-2019 Housing Contract

>>2019-2020 Housing Contact

Cancelling the Contract
Send written cancellation before July 31 to avoid penalties.

If you find that your plans have changed and you no longer plan to live on campus, send an email to housing@lander.edu to give formal notice of your intentions. Include your full  name and L# with a brief statement that you are cancelling the housing contract and no longer in need of campus housing accommodations. 

Buy-Out Options
Cancelling the contract after August 1

Even the best-laid plans hit a roadblock, and sometimes students find themselves needing to cancel living accommodations just before Move-In Day or during academic year. Students can "buy-out" the remainder of their housing contract.

  • Block A     
    Students cancelling between August 1-15, 2018 must pay 35% of the remaining balance for the room & meal plan for the academic year.

  • Block B     
    Students cancelling between August 16 - Date of day Prior to the 0% refund date for fall based on the withdrawal schedule distributed by the Lander University Office of the Registrar must pay per day contract charge times number of Fall Semester days used plus thirty- (35%) of remaining Fall Semester contract charges plus thirty-five percent (35%) of Spring Semester contract charges of the remaining balance for the room & meal plan for the academic year.

  • Block C     
    Students cancelling between Date of day beginning the 0% refund date for fall based on the withdrawal schedule distributed by the Lander University Office of the Registrar – January 10, 2019 must pay 35% of the remaining balance for the room & meal plan for the Spring Semester contract charges.

  • Block D     
    Students cancelling between January 11, 2019 – Date of day Prior to the 0% refund date for spring based on the withdrawal schedule distributed by the Lander University Office of the Registrar must pay charges per day times number of Spring Semester days used plus thirty-five (35%) of remaining Spring Semester charges.

Appeals Process
Cancelling under extenuating circumstances
When a student is undergoing financial or medical hardships in which they have little or no control over, the housing contract can be terminated with an appeal to defer the "Buy-Out" fee payments. Appeals Form