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Housing Information

Campus housing is available to all undergraduate students at Lewis & Clark in a variety of residential settings. The College requires all entering students to live on campus for four semesters because we believe that your academic experience is enhanced by the learning that goes on outside the classroom. For a few students, the four-semester requirement may be interrupted for a variety of reasons. The institutional expectation however, is that once the students return to campus, they will complete the four semester requirement. 

Housing applications are mailed to prospective students along with the letter of acceptance beginning in March for completion in May. Continuing students receive housing information through email early in March for submission in April.

For more information about life on campus and in the residence halls, please take a look at our  Inside the Good Life and Living brochures.  

2015-16 Room and Board

Room Rates    

Room Type

Semester Rate

Academic Year Rate

Double

$3,065

$6,130

Quad/Triple

$3,065

$6,130

Single

$3,499

$6,998

Apartment*

$3,939

$7,878

 Meal Plan Rates

Meal Plan Type

Semester Rate

Academic Year Rate

19 Meals All Access

$2,592

$5,184

14 Meals

$2,408

$4,816

14 Meals with Flex (150)

$2,544

$5,088

10 Meals with Flex (175)

$2,561

$5,122

100 Block with Flex (200)*

$1,708

$3,416

50 Block with Flex (300)*

$1,398

$2,796

Flex Only (625)*

$650

$1,300

 *Eligibility rules apply: Apartments are open to students who have completed four semesters on campus or who meet qualifications as laid out in the lease agreement. Block meal plans are only offered to Junior, Senior, Graduate and Law students. Flex Only meals plans are only available to students who are living in the Apartments.

Your room rent includes electricity, heat, garbage disposal, recycling, local telephone service, wireless network access, laundry and voice mail. The College supplies a bed, desk, desk chair, bureau, closet and wastebasket and recycle bin. 

The “board” portion of “room and board,” commonly referred to as the meal plan, is required of every residential student. You may choose from among several meal plans. Plans are based on the number of meals, either per week (10-19 plans) or per semester (block plans); several plans also include flex points. Flex is value, placed on your student ID card, which you can use like a declining balance. The 14 Flex plan has 150 flex points to use throughout the semester, 10 Flex comes with 175 points. One point equals $1 in value. Points carry over from semester to semester if you remain on a meal plan, however, at the end of the year, any remaining points are lost.

We also offer Block meal plans to juniors and seniors residing on campus who have completed their two-year residency requirement.  The first option is a 100 Block meal plan with 200 Flex.  So, students can have any 100 meals per semester at any time in Fields Dining Room or for a meal equivalency in the Trail Room.  Flex points can be spent at any Bon Appetit location at Lewis and Clark.  The second option is a 50 Block meal plan with 300 Flex.  Block plans are a good option for student who appreciate the value of Fields Dining Room and the “All-You-Care-to-Eat” program. Unused Block plan meals are lost at the end of a semester but unused flex points carry over from fall to spring semester provided  you remain in campus housing.  

Now in their twenty-second year on campus, our food service provider, Bon Appetit, takes special care to offer students a wide variety of entree items (including vegetarian and vegan options) plus unlimited salad, dessert, and beverage bars. You can view the current weeks menu through their website as well as other helpful information.