The on-campus dorms are very economical and convenient. For students looking to save some money and have the opportunity to meet other American students this is a great option. Student also do not have to worry about furniture or dealing with a lease.
Various dormitories at LTU are used for ELS students. Males are in separate dorms from females. Both male and female dorms are typical double occupancy dorms located on campus. Shared hallway bathrooms. Rooms include sink, bed, desk, closet, and chest of drawers. Linens are also included. Exact dormitory placement is announced upon check-in.
Self-service laundry machines are available within walking-distance of rooms. Students can pay laundry machine fees using the "express" money allotment on their LTU student card.
Price includes $160 cafeteria credit per session to use in various on campus food establishments. Credit can be used for food purchases only.
Capacity for homestays is limited. In the last year, host families have taken students on weekend trips to New Orleans and Mississippi. ELS/Ruston host families like to take their students to local sporting events, community picnics and celebrations. Some homestays are walking or biking-distance to campus. In other cases, homestay families will drive students to and from school.