Residence Life

The Office of Residence Life strives to provide a secure, welcoming, and engaging living environment that supports students in their sense of belonging, self-accountability, and personal wellness in connection with their immediate community and the larger, global community.

Residence Halls

Students live on campus in a variety of housing options, including residence halls, cottages, suites, apartments, and houses. Residents enjoy benefits like wireless internet, cable television, student lounges, and ample green space to study, play, and enjoy the mountain air.

Avery Residence Hall

Avery Hall is home to first-year students. It is conveniently located next to the Cannon Student Center and The Summit Dining Hall. Bathrooms are community style and located on each floor.

Baldwin Residence Hall

Baldwin Hall is a pet-friendly, cottage-style residential location for male and female upperclassmen. Baldwin Hall offers a small community experience with a bathroom on each floor and a shared laundry space.

Bentley Residence Hall

Similar to Baldwin Hall, Bentley Hall is also a cottage-style residential location for female upperclassmen. Bentley is also pet-friendly for those who have registered their pets.

Cannon Honors Cottage

Cannon Cottage is housing for first-year female honors students who desire to live in a community setting. Similar to Baldwin Hall and Bentley Hall, Cannon Honors Cottage is a small, cottage-style residential space. Community bathrooms are located on both floors for residents.

Hemlock Village

Hemlock Village houses male and female upperclassmen and features suites containing a common living area accompanied by four single bedrooms. Each suite has a covered deck that overlooks the Elk River.

McMillan Residence Hall

McMillan Hall houses male and female upperclassmen. McMillan is a pet-friendly, community-style residence hall with shared bathrooms on the floors and a shared laundry room at the end of the first floor.

Tate Residence Hall

Tate Hall houses first-year students and is a traditional-style residence hall. Tate Hall offers single, double, and triple rooms. Residents enjoy the central location of this residence on campus with quick access to classes, The Summit Dining Hall, and the Cannon Student Center. Many enjoy spending time on Tate Lawn, located at the front of the building.

Tennessee Residence Hall

Tennessee Hall will be offline for the 2022–23 academic year. 

Virginia Residence Hall

Virginia Hall will be offline for the 2022–23 academic year. 

Additional Campus Housing


The apartments each house two upperclassmen students and are located on the back side of campus, next to the Arthur Student Recreation Complex. Each apartment has a living area, small kitchen (complete with oven and stove top), bedroom and bathroom inside of the apartment.


The houses are a premier location for our upperclassmen students. Located throughout campus, each residence has the capacity to house six to eight students. Each house offers a full kitchen and laundry machines within the house.

Common Policies/Regulations

Housing Agreement
The purpose of this document is to set forth the terms and conditions upon which the resident is required to abide by when living on campus. This agreement is binding and will be effective for the fall, spring, and summer sessions of the same academic year.

Complete the 2022–23 Housing Agreement

COVID-19 Residence Life Commitment
This COVID-19 Residence Life Commitment (the Commitment) is an addendum to the Housing Agreement 2021–22 (“Housing Agreement”), which terms remain in effect except to the extent those terms are expressly modified by this Commitment. The student indicates his/her acceptance of the terms of this Commitment via the student’s signature on the Housing Agreement and the form linked below. No term or condition of this Commitment or the Housing Agreement can be waived without the written agreement of Lees-McRae College and the student, and no oral statement made by Lees-McRae College or its agents or employees is considered a waiver of any term or condition of those agreements.

Sign the COVID-19 Residence Life Commitment



Alcohol is not allowed in any residence hall room unless all individuals are of the legal drinking age of 21 and the room has been registered with the Assistant Dean of Students. Only the Houses, Villages, and Apartments residences may be registered to have alcohol.

Common Rooms
Students share responsibility for the common areas in their residence halls, including hallways, lounges, bathrooms, breezeways, kitchens, and any other location shared by multiple students. If items in the common rooms are damaged or stolen and the individual(s) responsible are not identified, the replacement cost will be divided among all residents of the room, floor, or building.

Laundry Facilities
Students are able to do laundry in all locations via an application on their phone called "CSCPay Mobile." For added convenience, card readers are also provided on all machines.

Lock Changes
If a room key is lost, the lock will be changed at the replacement cost of $100, which will be billed to the student's account. If a student fails to return his/her room key upon leaving the college, they will be charged this fee as well. Keys are not allowed to be duplicated by anyone other than the college locksmith.

Room Condition Reports
As students move into and out of their residential spaces, they are required to complete a Room Condition Report (RCR) to assess the condition of their bedroom and other commons spaces. Students who do not submit a RCR via the online form within 72 hours of their move-in and move-out waive rights to appeals for any damage billing at the conclusion of the academic year. Complete the Room Condition Report here.

Maintenance Requests
If a student needs to make a maintenance request for a damaged or non-working item in their room, they may report the problem to the Residence Life Staff or submit a maintenance request here.

Quiet Hours
Students have the right to study and sleep in their housing assignments without disruption. Quiet hours are in effect for all campus housing from 8 p.m. until 8 a.m. Sunday through Thursday nights, and from 1 a.m. until 1 p.m. Friday and Saturday nights. Quiet hours will be in effect 24 hours a day during final exams beginning on the last day of classes for the semester. 

If a student stops attending classes, the student will be withdrawn from the college and he/she must move out of campus housing immediately. Please refer to the Academic Catalog for further information regarding withdrawals.

Tobacco-Free Campus
Lees-McRae is committed to providing its students and employees with a healthful environment. The college views the use of tobacco products as detrimental to the health of students, staff, faculty, and visitors and prohibits its use on campus grounds. View the policy >>