La Tech Campus Dorms & Housing Guide 2022

Louisiana Tech University boasts an enrollment of over 12,000 students who call Ruston home every August through May.

As one of a dwindling number of colleges and universities that has an on-campus housing requirement for all undergraduate students, choosing an on-campus dorm is a competitive sport at Louisiana Tech, with students starting to apply for the upcoming year’s housing as early as November the year prior. To help sort through the options of on and off-campus housing and the benefits of each, here’s a rundown on dorms and housing options for the upcoming 2022 school year at Louisiana Tech University. 

Louisiana Tech University Dorm Locations

Louisiana Tech University offers students 10 different on-campus communities from which to choose for their on-campus housing. All residence halls come with fully-furnished rooms, but furniture pieces vary by dorm and unit type. Communal spaces also vary by dorm, with some having communal kitchens, lounges, and bathrooms and others offering private options in select room types.

The residence halls available at Louisiana Tech University for the 2022 – 2023 school year are:

  • Adams Hall: 500 Adams Blvd., Ruston, LA
  • Aswell Hall: 400 Adams Blvd., Ruston, LA
  • Cottingham Hall: 300 Tech Dr., Ruston, LA
  • Dudley Hall: 502 Adams Blvd., Ruston, LA
  • Graham Hall: 503 Adams Blvd., Ruston, LA
  • Legacy Park: Harper Commons, 414 S. Homer St., Ruston, LA
  • Park Place: McFarland Commons, 104 Everett St., Ruston, LA
  • Potts & Robinson Suites: 400 Adams Blvd., Ruston, LA
  • Richardson Hall: 210 Tech Dr., Ruston, LA
  • University Park: Kidd Commons, 205 Western St., Ruston, LA

Louisiana Tech University offers students 10 different on-campus communities from which to choose for their on-campus housing.

Two of these halls – University Park and Park Place – are apartment-style communities with larger units for second, third, or fourth year undergraduates living on-campus. Most of these apartments are 2 or 4 bedroom units, and come fully furnished to give students the apartment lifestyle in an on-campus, University-managed community. These are also the only communities on-campus that offer in-unit washers and dryers. Upperclassmen students have the option of continuing to live in residence halls beyond their first year, pending availability. 

Louisiana Tech University Dorm Costs

As with the building offering, costs also vary by residence hall at Louisiana Tech. Students who prefer a single private bedroom or unit can expect to pay more per quarter than those willing to share a bedroom or opt for communal bathrooms and lounges. The two apartment-style communities, University Park and Park Place, offer lower costs if students opt for a 12-month lease rather than a 9-month academic year term billed per quarter.

This is a great option if upperclassmen plan to remain on campus during the summer for courses or on-campus employment opportunities. 

  • Adams Hall: $1,000 per quarter per resident
  • Aswell Hall: $1,000 per quarter per resident
  • Cottingham Hall: $1,350 – $1,530 per quarter per resident
  • Dudley Hall: $1,000 per quarter per resident
  • Graham Hall: $1,000 – $1,490 per quarter per resident
  • Legacy Park: $1,870 per quarter per resident
  • Park Place: $2,350 – $2,580 per quarter per resident
    • 12-month lease options available for $1,980 – $2,230
  • Potts & Robinson Suites: $1,530 per quarter per resident
  • Richardson Hall: $1,350 – $1,530 per quarter per resident
  • University Park: $2,020 – $2,350 per quarter per resident
    • 12-month lease options available for $1,690 – $1,980

These costs do not include meal plans, which are common for students living on-campus as most residence halls only offer communal kitchens. The most common meal plan is an All-Access Plan that costs $1,300 per quarter, but students have several options to choose from. Click here for more information on meal plans at Louisiana Tech

Benefits of Living On-Campus at Louisiana Tech University 

Living on-campus is a great option for new students looking to acclimate themselves to college life and meet other new students. Louisiana Tech University requires all full-time students to live on-campus as long as there is availability within the dorms – more on that below! – to help foster a thriving campus community and academic success. Students who live on-campus are not only closer to their classes, but all of the events and programming sponsored by the University to make the most of their college experience. 

Can Louisiana Tech University students live off-campus?

Louisiana Tech requires all unmarried, full-time undergraduate students to live on-campus as long as space is available within the residence halls or apartment-style communities. The University does allow exceptions to this requirement, but it’s most common for students to not live on-campus if they have dropped below full-time statuses – such as taking part-time coursework while working full-time – otherwise, students are forced to live on-campus. 

Louisiana Tech requires all unmarried, full-time undergraduate students to live on-campus as long as space is available within the residence halls or apartment-style communities.

Given the on-campus housing requirement, applications for housing are open nearly year-round at Louisiana Tech, but housing selections are on a first-come, first-serve basis. Students who apply for Fall semester housing before January 15th are given priority in selecting residence halls and room types. Only after applying will a student be able to select their roommate(s) from within the Louisiana Tech housing portal.  

Benefits of Living Off-Campus at Louisiana Tech University

For students who are able to live off-campus either through an exception with the university, being enrolled as a part-time student, or due to no availability within the residence halls, there are two different types of housing options to choose from. 

Purpose-built student housing communities offer individual lease agreements that align with the academic calendar, usually running mid-August through the end of July. An individual lease agreement means students are only responsible for their own rent – not the rent for any roommates they may have. Individual lease agreements almost always require a guarantor – usually a parent or guardian – who is providing some financial guarantee that the rent will be paid, since most students do not have the credit or income to qualify on their own. 

Traditional apartment complexes offer a joint-and-several lease agreement, where all roommates are on the same lease and are therefore jointly responsible for the monthly rent. These complexes are usually at a slightly lower cost than student housing, but students are financially liable for their roommates’ rent payments and the lease terms do not always align with the university school schedule.

CEV Ruston offers fully-furnished two and four-bedroom apartments specifically designed for La Tech students.

Off-Campus Housing at CEV Ruston

CEV Ruston is a student housing community located just west of the Louisiana Tech University campus at 1812 W Alabama Avenue, near Joe Aillet Stadium. CEV Ruston offers fully-furnished two and four-bedroom apartments specifically designed for La Tech students. CEV Ruston offers an array of resident amenities at some of the best rates in Ruston. For information on availability, roommate matching, and pricing, contact the team at CEV Ruston today at (855) 233-6912!