All undergraduate full-time students are required to live on campus for the first two years of study, but many older students also live at Saint Louis University. Living on campus gives you easy access to all that SLU has to offer, including dining and academic assistance.
You’re brand new to SLU and it might be your first experience living away from family. The prospect of living in community with your classmates could be a little intimidating at first, but the residence halls that are home to most of our first-year students are designed specifically to make you feel at ease and prepared to succeed both socially and in the classroom.
More than 90% of Saint Louis University first-year students live in one of six residence
Griesedieck Complex (made up of Griesedieck, Clemens and Walsh halls)
About half of these first-year students sign up to live in a learning community, a supportive group of fellow students with common academic interests who share many of the same classes for their first year at SLU, which can be a great source of support and advice as you navigate similar challenges. Other students find that the shared concerns and interests of theme housing, which does not have any associated coursework requirements, enhances their sense of community.
The staff in these residence halls are specially trained to help promote a sense of community and learning within their communities and assist with your transition to life as a successful college student.
Second-Year and Beyond
Once you have a year or two as a Billiken under your belt, you may be ready for a taste of more independent living. You don’t have to leave campus to move into your first apartment though, as Saint Louis University offers four apartment-style living options for undergraduate students:
These partially-furnished residences feature full kitchens, so you can take responsibility for making your own meals...or you can ease into the business of groceries and cooking by purchasing a dining Flex Plan that gives you a set amount to spend at on-campus dining facilities.
DeMattias Hall is a traditional on-campus residence hall geared towards the needs of students who are members of recognized sororities, fraternities and multicultural Greek organizations. Along with community lounges on each floor, there are fraternity and sorority chapter rooms, as well as space for outdoor socializing.
Saint Louis University offers loft apartments for graduate students, conveniently close to north campus with easy access to the Billiken Shuttle: