The integration of academics and co-curricular life are embodied in the design of the residential life program at Lyon. On-campus residence life is designed around small group living, with each residence area under the leadership of student resident directors and resident assistants. Group activities and programs to support personal development–with an emphasis on intellectual, social, emotional, physical, and spiritual growth–are a part of the residential life program. All residence halls and apartments offer wireless connections to the campus computer network and through it, e-mail and Internet access.
Lyon offers a housing system in which campus residences are divided into three groupings. There are four Faculty/Staff Resident Mentors who live on campus and design programs to integrate the academic and co-curricular aspects of campus life. Young House opened in 1993. Spragins House, which accommodates first-year residential students, opened in 1997.
Single, full-time students under 21 years of age and living 30 or more miles from the Lyon campus are required to reside on campus. Single, full-time students under 21 years of age may commute daily from the home of their parents or legal guardians if within 30 miles of the campus. Students who are veterans, reside with their spouse, or are 21 years of age or older may reside off campus provided that they have informed the director of campus life in writing prior to the assignment of on-campus housing. All students living in College residences are required to have a campus meal plan. Exceptions to these policies must be approved by the dean of students. See the Student Handbook for more information on rules and regulations pertaining to residence life.