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Benefits of Living On-Campus

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Students who live on campus at LSSU get better grades and are more likely to graduate than those who don’t. Look deeper and you’ll understand the reasons why: a sense of belonging, lifelong friendships, academic support, and community. That’s a true superior advantage for your future career and endeavors. Our Laker Success program provides programming and support in our residence halls to help keep you on track. Engage in one of our 60+ student organizations, club sports, or recreation activities to help discover something new.  Build leadership skills by participating in activities and organizations on campus and within housing communities.

Multiple amenities included

LSSU provides many amenities to help you feel at home. Digital cable TV service is included in the room rates and offers an expanded basic package for High Definition TVs.  Each building has access to laundry facilities with multiple washers and dryers for use with the cost being included in your environmental fee.  Internet access and WiFi is offered throughout all of our buildings for you to use.  Bring your streaming device or gaming system and simply hook up! Our on-campus maintenance department oversees the plumbing, heating, water, electricity and more so you have no added worries.

Safety and security

The overall health and safety of the students of Lake Superior State University is the main concern of the Public Safety Department. This department works closely with the Campus Life Office, as well as the Title IX Office, to ensure the safety of students, faculty, staff, and visitors. The majority of our living centers feature card access security.

The Lake Superior State University Campus Public Safety Department is located on the first floor of the Administration Building on the campus of LSSU. Public Safety Officers are on duty 24 hours a day, seven days a week, 365 days a year. The department is staffed by full-time officers and student officers.

Living Areas

Living on campus at Lake Superior State University, you’ll have the chance to make long-lasting friendships and to become involved in a wide variety of University activities. At LSSU, we believe in the support services we provide to help students succeed.  Research shows that students who live on campus perform stronger academically. Therefore, LSSU has a two-year residency requirement after the graduation of high school.

All housing on LSSU’s campus is within a five-minute walk of all campus facilities, including the dining hall, library, Student Activity Center and Barnes & Noble at Lake Superior State University. Living on campus at LSSU is a community, one that values a sense of belonging and supporting our students. We hope you will stay on campus throughout your time at LSSU!

All students who live in campus housing must complete the housing application and return it to the Campus Life and Housing Office. The date we receive your application and payment establishes your priority. Every effort will be made to accommodate your request; however, decisions are based on space availability. Private and low-occupancy rooms are extremely limited in certain areas.  Private rooms or apartments may be available on a limited basis at an additional charge.

Your room on campus will be your living space for the next few years and to get the most out of it we encourage students to make it their own. Visit Pinterest for some great decoration ideas but don’t forget all the basics that you will use every day. We encourage students to bring things such as board games, frisbees, volleyball, bikes, things that will promote social interaction and growth.

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Students that live on campus build life long friendships and together explore what the Upper Peninsula has to offer.

Supplying Your Living Area

Turn your room into a comforting home away from home with the Residence Hall Linens program. Housing has partnered with Residence Hall Linens for several years to provide our students and families with a convenient, affordable way to ensure you have everything you need for life on campus. The extra long sheets and bedding products are guaranteed to fit all of the beds on campus, and there are matching towels and even storage items available to help make the transition to college life easier. All products are guaranteed until graduation, and shipping is free for all Value Pak orders. Parents and students who have taken advantage of this opportunity in previous years recommend placing your order early since popular colors and patterns can sell out quickly.  Please visit the RHL website http://www.rhl.org/lss or call (800) 957-4338.

Don’t forget, our mattresses are TWIN XL.

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