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Frequently Asked Questions

How much is the housing application/activities fee?

The housing application fee is $200 for Continuing Students and $300 for New Students. Your application will not be considered complete until the fee is submitted.

Is the housing application/activities fee refundable?

No, the fee is non-refundable. It is refundable only if we are unable to offer you a space. Also, the fee will not reduce the room and meal plan charges.

How do I go about requesting a room switch?

To request a room switch, all residents involved in the switch must email separately requesting the switch. The email must include the resident’s first and last name, student ID, current room, the room you are requesting to switch to, and all of the name(s) of the residents involved in the room switch. The request will only be reviewed after we receive an email request from ALL residents involved in the switch – there will be no exception. To contact your roommate, please reference the “how to contact your roommate” FAQ below.

Do the Leo Dollars roll over to the next semester?

Yes, the Leo Dollars roll over from the Fall semester to the Spring semester, but not from academic year to academic year.

How can I get in contact with my roommate prior to move-in day?

You may contact your roommates via the housing application portal. The housing portal is accessible through MyLaVerne. Once you are in the portal, follow these steps to contact your roommate(s):

  1. Click on Application
  2. Click on “Step 14” confirmation page of the application
  3. Scroll to the bottom of the page until you get to “Occupancy Information”
  4. The screen names listed are those of your roommate(s) (e.g. JDoe123)
  5. To create a new message, click on the drop down box near your name located on the top right. Click “New messages” to create a new message.
  6. Insert your roommates screen name in the “To” field.

Can graduate students live on-campus? Can CAPA (23 and older undergraduate students) live on-campus?

Yes, specific communities/spaces for graduate students and non-traditional undergraduate students (22 and older) are available in Vista La Verne. Please keep in mind that the majority of our residents are traditional-aged undergraduates.

What if I don’t get along with my roommate?

We encourage students to resolve conflicts with their roommate first.  If needed, seek assistance from your Resident Assistants (RAs) and Resident Directors (RDs) to resolve the conflicts. If you do not find the solutions satisfactory, you may request for a room switch by completing the Room Switch Form and submit your assigned Resident Director.

What if I decide I want to cancel my housing agreement?

Housing agreements is a binding contract for the full academic year. For more information on the cancellation policy, please refer to the terms and conditions. If you wish to proceed with the cancellation, please follow the instructions here.

Do I have to be on a meal plan?

All residents living on campus are required to have a meal plan. Undergraduate students must be on a traditional 10, 14, or 19 weekly meal plan or a 150 or 200 Block Plan. Graduate students or residents may choose the option to be on a traditional meal plan or a 500 Leo Dollar Plan.

Can I change my meal plan?

To change your meal plan, complete the Meal Plan Change Form. You may increase your meal plan anytime during the semester. Decreasing a meal plan is limited to the first two weeks of the semester or term only.

Is there a curfew?

No. However, “quiet hours” are enforced 11:00 pm to 8:00 am every day.


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