Living Off Campus

When student numbers exceed our dormitory capacity students meeting certain criteria may make application to live off-campus.

  • Those applying to live off-campus must reach 21 years of age prior to the start of the new school year.
  • Those applying to live off-campus should also be at least 3 years out of high school.

Students wishing to live off-campus and who meet the requirements may obtain application forms for off-campus living from the Student Life Office.  The vice president for Student Life reviews all applications and, in conjunction with the Student Senate, will choose a mechanism for selecting applicants for off-campus housing (e.g., a lottery)  Permission to live off-campus will come from the VP for Student Life.  Students are reminded not to sign any lease or agreement with a landlord until they have received written permission to live off-campus by the VP for Student Life.  Unless a student has official permission to live off-campus, he or she will be charged MLC room and board.

Those students who are permitted to live off-campus abide by the spirit of the MLC campus guidelines in the operation of their homes or apartments. All off-campus students should recognize that they are responsible for what occurs at their residence!

MLC requires off-campus students to purchase a parking sticker and to abide by campus parking guidelines.

Off-campus students have a responsibility to stay informed about campus events, deadlines, policies, etc.

Special Note: Students who have parents, grandparents or immediate family members in the community may live at their relative’s home upon approval of the VP for Student Life.

Married Students

  • Married Students generally live off-campus in housing they provide for themselves.
  • MLC has a food bank program for married couples supported by the donations of WELS congregations and their members. This program provides food staples and practical items.  The food bank is currently located in the basement of the WCC link.
  • Spouses of married students are encouraged to meet with one another. MLC’s married couples have also found benefit and enjoyment in meeting together periodically. For support in organizing such activities see the VP for Student Life.
  • A SPECIAL NOTE ABOUT STUDENT TEACHING FOR MARRIED STUDENT: The college has tried to accommodate married students with local or near-by student teaching assignments. However, the college cannot guarantee that it will always be possible to accommodate everyone.  The number of local student teaching opportunities is limited.