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Housing and Residence Life Team






The mission of the Office of Housing and Residence Life is to create a home away from home where everyone belongs. We are dedicated to promoting a safe and positive learning environment in which healthy relationships are formed, individual differences are appreciated and residents are encouraged to take an active role in their community and education.


Resident Assistants
A resident assistant (RA) is a student staff member working and living in a residence hall. Resident assistants provide support, guidance and assistance for resident students.


Community Advisors

A community advisor (CA) is a student staff member living, working and supervising RAs in the residence halls. Community advisors are there to lead the staff team in resident programming and community development and provide additional support and care to residents.


Area Coordinators

An area coordinator (AC) is a professional staff member who oversees one half of campus staff and residents. The AC lives and works in the residence halls and is there for critical issue response, resident  follow-up and sets the standards for establishing a positive community on campus.


Director and Associate Directors

The Director of Housing and Residence Life and Associate Directors are full-time professionals who serve as the chief administrators for the supervision, management and personal and community development of on campus students at Lynn University.  


Student Residency Requirement

As a residential institution, Lynn University expects students who have completed less than 60 credit hours to live and board within the University residential system. Undergraduate day students with over 60 earned credit hours may request to live in housing owned or controlled by the University however; assignment is based on space availability, which is not guaranteed. All other degree-seeking students may request to live in housing owned or controlled by the University however, assignment is based on space availability, which is not guaranteed and will be given consideration only after the undergraduate day student population has been accommodated. 

Students meeting any one of the following conditions may be permitted to live off campus:

  1. Students 21 years of age or older;
  2. Students who are married and/or have children;
  3. Students who have completed four (4) semesters of college as a full-time student; and
  4. Students residing with their parents or legal guardian within commuting distance of Lynn University. In this circumstance, eligible students will be required to provide a notarized letter from the student’s parents or legal guardian stating that the Florida address is the parents’ or legal guardian’s permanent residence. In addition, a copy of one parent’s valid Florida driver’s license (which shows proof of Florida residency) is required.

Living in one of Lynn's residence halls is not just about where you sleep - it's a way of life. That's why we call it "residence life." And each of the six residence halls - where 1,200 of your fellow students live- has it's own style and South Florida flair. Check out their features here


2021-2022 On-Campus Prices 

Double with community bath $6,360 per semester
Triple with private bath $6,360 per semester
Double with private bathroom $6,900 per semester
Perper double room suite $7,975 per semester
Perper single room suite $8,225 per semester
Single with community or shared bath $7,700 per semester
Single with private bath $8,005 per semester
Single with no sink in room $7,440 per semester


We are delighted that you are living on-campus with us! We know it's hard to leave your own bed behind, but you'll find all the comforts of home right here at Lynn University. Below are some resources to assist you in your living experience here at Lynn:

  • Concerned about having a roommate or looking for some assistance navigating getting use to having a new roommate? Check out our Rights and Responsibilities of all residential students on-campus as well as some roommate tips here.
  • Want to see what laundry facilities are available in live-time? Check out our Laundry View app here
  • Interested in a laundry service right here on-campus? Check out our partner Campus Suds
  • If you'd like to review the 2020-21 Housing Contract, please click here
  • If you'd like to review the 2021-22 Housing Contract, please click here. 
  • If you'd like to review the Office of Housing and Residence Life policies, please click here. 
  • Check out our packing list here. 

December 12, 2020 at 12:00 pm: Halls close for winter break

January 4, 2021 at 9:00 am: Halls re-open 

Spring Move Out:

Students should be prepared to move out within 24 hours of their last final exam.

Student move-out deadline: Noon, May 15th

Graduating students participating in the in-person ceremony move out deadline: Noon, May 16th 


RA Selection 2021-2022


The Resident Assistant (RA) is a student staff member within Housing and Residence Life at Lynn University. The most important component of the position for Resident Assistants is to spend time getting to know each of the residents that live in their assigned community and promote individual and group development through the implementation of programs and purposeful interactions. The Resident Assistant is expected to cultivate a sense of community and an environment of purpose, respect, and discipline.

RAs are expected to serve as role models on campus, exhibit the ability to be effective listeners and excellent resources, and show ethical behavior at all times. The nature of the live-in position often requires work outside of traditional business hours, including weekends and university academic breaks. The RA position requires both regularly scheduled responsibilities and times at which student staff are available and accessible to community residents.

Find the full list of application steps below.

Step One: Attend an Information Session

All applicants must attend one of the mandatory information sessions to hear more about the Resident Assistant position, learn about how to apply, and hear from current staff members.

Step Two: Complete Your Online Application

Log in to using your Lynn University credentials. Click Jobs, located in the left-navigation column, and then click on Resident Assistant: 2021-2022 Academic Year. Once you are ready to start the application, click the green Apply Now button. Select the New Applicant group and then click Apply Now. 

Your online application must be submitted by Wednesday, February 10 at 4:59 PM. Applicants are encouraged to visit the Hannifan Center for Career Connections to have their résumés reviewed prior to submitting their application. Résumés must be uploaded in a PDF format.

Step Three: Individual Interviews

Candidates will participate in a 30-minute individual interview with a panel of student staff and professional staff members on the week of February 15 – February 19. Candidates will then be notified if they continue in the application process. 

Step Four: Second Round Interview + Presentation

Those invited to second round interviews will be provided a prompt to create a brief 5-8 minutes presentation that they will present to a panel of Housing and Residence Life Staff and peers in the process. These prompts will focus on applicant’s vision for their community, plans for building relationship, and programming ideas. Invited candidates must attend and present at one session to be considered for the RA position. These will be held February 28 and March 7 at 7:00 pm. 

MANDATORY: Complete the NASPA Certified Peer Educator (CPE) Training

CPE Training helps peer educators develop leadership skills to successfully create and implement campus programs and is a requirement for any student leadership position. Register here. We will be hosting two training options during the Spring Semester.

  • Fridays, March 19 – May 7 | 9:00 – 10:00 am
  • Mondays, March 22 – May 10 | 10:45 – 11:45 am 

Housing and Residence Life Professional Staff

Main office location:  E.M. Lynn Residence Center

Office hours:  Monday through Friday
                         Academic year - 9 a.m. -5 p.m.
                         Summer - 9 a.m. - 4p.m.
Meagan Elsberry,
Office location: E.M. Lynn Residence Center
Associate Director
Hannah Link,
Office location: E.M. Lynn Residence Center
Associate Director
Kristy Shore,
Office location: Trinity Hall 
Area Coordinator for EML, Perper, & deHoernle Residence Hall
Brian Gaida, 
Office location: E.M. Lynn Residence Center (lobby area)
Area Coordinator for Lynn, Trinity, & Freiburger Residence Hall
Position Currently Vacant

New to Lynn students:


The housing application for new to Lynn students for the 2021 - 2022 academic year is now live. 

To apply, please log in to using your Lynn credentials.

For directions on how to apply for housing, click here.

For directions on how to set up a roommate profile and roommate group, click here


Returning to Lynn students:


February 8, 2020: Housing applications and deposits open

Head to to complete your housing application and pay your $350 housing deposit on Lynn ebill.

March 1, 2021: ADA and ESA Applications Due

All applications for ADA housing accommodations and/or for emotional support animal (ESA) must be complete and submitted by March 1, 2021.


March 12, 2021: Application and Deposit Deadline 

Make sure you have completed your housing application and paid your housing deposit by today.


March 16, 2021: Lottery Times Distributed

Check your Lynn email for your lottery time - this will determine the day and time you will be selecting your housing


March 22-26, 2021: Housing Selection Week

It's time to select you room for the 2021-2022 year!


Returner Housing Selection Support:

Are you still looking for a roommate for next year?

The Office of Housing and Residence Life is hosting two roommate socials:

  • February 17, 8:30 pm, Elaines
  • March 10, 8:30 pm, Elaines

 Have questions about the process and/or would like more information?

The Office of Housing and Residence Life is hosting information sessions via Zoom.

  • February 10, 8:30 pm (Meeting ID: 974 1343 8908)
  • March 10, 8:30 pm (Meeting ID: 968 1600 1524)
  • March 18, 8:30 pm (Meeting ID: 945 7589 0355)



Excited to be moving off campus? Let us help you get prepared!

  • For a detailed list of some communities in the area - please click here
  • Living off-campus but still want a meal plan? Check out meal plan options here.  

Off-Campus Housing Fairs:

Make finding your off-campus housing simple with multiple complexes in one place. Join us on Zoom at our off-campus housing fairs on the following days. All fairs run from 11:00 am - 1:00 pm. 

Life 101 Series:

Come learn new skills, traits, and implement new methods you can use to help you succeed in your personal life during this transition.

  • February 22, Crafting your financial future: 11 am, Elaines  
    • During this workshop, students will get organized with their current financial situations by identifying current expenses, current income, and any potential changes for a financially healthier lifestyle. 
    • During this workshop, students will learn how to cope with anxiety and become aware of resources available to them as they're transitioning through college.
    • Communication has so many different branches. There's public speaking, written communication, listening, non-verbal communication, keeping your word, asking questions and so much more. It impacts everything we do. And developing good, solid communication skills will help students succeed in their personal lives, their family lives, their workplace, and their academic program. 

 Lynn Bay:  

Are you looking for an off-campus roommate? Do you need to sub-lease a room - but only want to advertise to students? Are you selling furniture? Check out Lynn's community advertising website, Lynn Bay on to connect with other Fighting Knights. Click here for directions on how to use it.