The integration of academics and co-curricular life is 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 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.
Two Faculty/Staff Resident Mentors live on campus and design programs to integrate the academic and co-curricular aspects of campus life: Young House (established in 1993) and Spragins House (established in 1997).
Single, full-time students under 21 years of age and living 45 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 45 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 submitted an application to live off-campus to the Office of Student Life 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.