Residence Life

Contact Information

Director: Debbie Q. Kolstad, MBA
Office: Talkington Hall, Basement
Phone: 208-792-2053
FAX: 208-792-2622

LCSC provides living accommodations for students in five residence hall environments. The residence halls are relatively small, which contributes to a more personal environment and greater opportunity for campus involvement and lifelong friendships. All facilities have easy access to the Student Union Building, food service facilities, and the Library and are within a short walk to any classroom building on campus. The residence halls are staffed with professional staff and trained student leaders (Resident Assistants). Residence Life staff are trained with the skills necessary to work with students to build a positive community within our halls, to enforce the rules and regulations, and to assist students in their academic and emotional growth.

Application Procedure

  1. Print an application form from our website at or request housing information from the Office of Residence Life, Talkington Hall Basement, 208-792-2053, or
  2. Return the completed Application & License Agreement, with your $200 deposit, to the Controller’s Office.

Room and Board

Room and board rates are charged on a semester basis, although the commitment is for the full academic year. A $25 residence hall activity fee is charged per semester. Contracting for a room in one of the residence halls may require that a student purchase a meal plan. New students are placed in available spaces in the order that the College receives the License Agreement and the $200 deposit. The License Agreement, by itself, will not hold a room for a student.

Upon receipt of the License Agreement and the $200 deposit, the student will be informed of his/her status in relation to available rooms. Only a limited number of rooms are available each year. If more License Agreements are received than the number of available rooms, students will be placed on a waiting list.

Room and Board Rates, Academic Year Contract

The following rates are estimates for the 2017-2018 academic year and are subject to change without notice. For more information on financial policies as they relate to room and board payments and/or cancellations, please see the License Agreement.

Students choose from three meal plans as part of their room and board fixed rate. Choice of meal plans may include a breakfast (weekdays), brunch (weekends) and dinner meal every day. Students may use flex dollars to purchase snacks, beverages and meals not covered under their plan at all dining facilities on campus, including at concession stands during athletic and special campus events.

The estimated average meal plan rate for 2016-2017 is $1,580 per semester for a full meal plan. See the Residence Life website to determine actual rates after April 1, 2017.

Academic Year

All License Agreements are for the entire academic year, students must reside on campus during both Fall and Spring semesters. The only exceptions to this policy are if a student is no longer an LCSC student for Spring semester, is newly married before Spring semester begins, or is called for active duty in the military.

Off-Campus Rentals

A very limited number of College owned off-campus houses and apartments are available for students/student families. Students may request an application for off-campus housing by calling 208-792-2053 or via e-mail at Vacancies are filled on a first-come, first-served basis from the off-campus housing waiting list.

Residence Life also maintains a listing of off-campus listings as a courtesy to students.  This information is not verified and both renters and rentees are cautioned to use common sense when communicating and renting to and from strangers.


Room Rates

Estimates for 2017-2018

Residence Hall Room Type Fall Semester amount billed Spring Semester amount billed Total for Fall and Spring
Clark, 78 Residentsdouble/triple$1600$1600$3200
Talkinton, 90 Residentsdouble/triple$1600$1600$3200
Clearwater, 116 Residentsprivate bedroom shared suite area$2265$2265$4530
College Place, 88 Residentsprivate bedroom shared suite area$2,485$2,485$4,970
Parish House, 29 Residents, no meal plan required (For upper-class students with a GPA of 2.8 or above)double or triple$1280$1280$2560
double/private bath$1480$1480$2960
single/no bath$1480$1480$2960
single/semi private bath$1780$1780$3560
SUMMER HOUSING, Payment plans available$1248 summer
Activity Fee$25$25$50

Meal Plan Rates (for Resident Students)

Estimates for 2016-2017

Please check the Residence Life website,, for the most up-to-date and detailed information

Meal Plans for Resident Students

Plan Description Fall Spring
Plan 1Weekly Meal Plan #1: Serving 14 "all-you-care-to-eat" meals a week during Breakfast and Dinner + $200 Flex Dollars for Lunch$1,580$1,560
Plan 2Weekly Meal Plan #2: Serving 10 "all-you-care-to-eat" meals a week during Breakfast and Dinner + $150 Flex Dollars for Lunch$1,520$1,507

Clearwater Hall, College Place, Parrish House & Commuter ONLY

Plan Description Fall Spring
Plan 3Weekly Meal Plan #3: Serving 5 "all-you-care-to-eat" meals per week during Breakfast and Dinner + $200 Flex Dollars for Lunch$1,050$1,040