Our residence halls are designed to provide student with a comfortable environment that supports personal health and safety, a vibrant community, and academic success. Residence Halls are staffed by a Hall Director and a team of Resident Assistants (student leaders) who will answer your questions, help you get connected, and cultivate a Christ-centered living-learning environment. Each residence hall has WiFi, air conditioning, a laundry room, and cable TV in the main lounges.
Residential students are able to choose housing in one of our traditional residence halls or an on-campus apartment designated for upperclassmen. Get a snapshot of each residence below to find the right space for you to thrive at Lancaster Bible College.
Students in need of special housing accommodations for documented medical reasons, such as a single room, an ADA-accessible bathroom, or living with a service animal, should reach out to the Disability Services Office (ASO@lbc.edu).
Other information for residential students:
East Hall is Lancaster Bible College’s newest resident hall having just opened Fall 2015. This three-story, male & female (separate floors) hall has 55 rooms with space for a total of 110 students. Each individual room accommodates 2 students. Each floor has suites of 11 rooms that share a suite lounge as well as a community style bathroom. Each suite lounge has a kitchenette, TV, and lounge furniture. The community bathrooms each include four toilets, four sinks, and four showers. East Hall is located toward the back of campus and allows for short walks to the Charles Frey Academic Center and the Teague Learning Commons.
Peterson Hall is the largest resident hall on Lancaster Bible College’s campus. This two-story, male & female (separate floors) hall has 97 rooms that each accommodate 2 students*, providing space for up to 194 students. This hall offers a unique suite-style residence with common lounges between each wing and a lower level consisting of community spaces and a fitness center.
*Some rooms in Peterson are approved to accommodate 3 residents. Based on capacity and availability, LBC may place three persons in those rooms.
Weber Hall is a two-story, male & female (separate floors) hall. Recently Weber’s section lounges were renovated with new couches and love seats. Weber Hall has 56 rooms that each accommodate 2 students, creating space for 112 students. Each floor is sectioned off into wings which are connected by lounge areas. Each lounge has a complete kitchenette with a sink and microwave, while the other consists of more study space and a TV w/ cable. Weber also has its own courtyard due to the horseshoe shape of the building. The wings of Weber each share a common lounge, each furnished with couches, a kitchenette, sink, half-fridge, and TV w/ cable.
Clemens Hall is a two-story female Residence Hall known for its close-knit community. With 13 rooms that each accommodate 2 students, there is space for 26 students. Additionally, a spacious room on the second floor can accommodate 4 females or serve as a lounge and study area. Recently, the first floor kitchenette and lounge was renovated with new furniture and stove, refrigerator and appliances. Each floor is equipped with a community style bathroom. Residents of Clemens use the laundry facilities located in Weber Hall. Centrally located, Clemens Hall is just steps away from the Olewine Dining Commons and the Good Shepherd Chapel.
What should I bring? This is the question facing every resident student. A limited amount of room space, shared with one or more people, requires some planning and preparation when packing. We provide a desk, chair, dresser, XL twin bed, and a closet or wardrobe for every resident. These items are considered your “personal space” and will fill up quickly. Hint: check with your roommate to see if there are any items you can share!
A good rule to follow is to only bring the clothes that are appropriate for the season. You can take items home at Fall Break, and bring back your winter clothes. Do the same in the Spring semester at Spring Break.
A complete guide to living on campus, including what you can and cannot bring to campus, can be found in the LBC Handbook for Resident Living .
Your stay as a resident student will provide some wonderful friendships and memories that you will cherish for the rest of your life. With some simple planning, you can help ensure that your res hall will be a great place to live.
This is just a suggested list and should be personalized to meet your specific needs.
BATH & HEALTH