Unless they live with relatives or are married, LC students are required to live in the dorms until they are 21 years old. By that age, most students have either graduated or are only a semester or two away from doing so, so this policy is frustrating to many students who would like to save money on housing and who prefer the independence of living alone.
Off-campus housing is not difficult to find, and it isn’t much more expensive than living in the dorms, so older students often choose to live on their own. There are several apartment complexes located under 15 minutes from campus. Small homes or apartments are easy to find in the Garden District. If you choose to move away from campus, though, you’ll miss out on some of the best experiences LC has to offer. The school and surrounding area can be pretty boring if you don’t get involved with residence life.