The word "crowded" best describes the campus housing at BJU. New students should prepare to be open-minded and patient with others upon arrival. Usually, three or four people are going to be sharing a room for a year, so packing less is considerate to your roommates. Even though the dorms are maintained by facility crews, in the South, bugs are unavoidable; they get into the residence halls and rooms. Ants, spiders, and cockroaches are the main bugs that visit students. Most residents complain about their roommates, crowded rooms, and noisy neighbors. However, after living a year together, the students wish they could be roommates again.
There is a prayer group meeting every night at 10:30 p.m., and it lasts for 15 minutes. There are three to four rooms on a hall that make up a prayer group. Depending on the prayer captain and the assistant prayer captain, each prayer group differs. Some nights are spiritually lifting, and other nights are tiring, especially after studying. A lot of students get to know each other through prayer groups and think it helps them survive at BJU. The prayer room rotates rooms every week. Students close the night with sharing a lesson for the day, funny stories, and prayer requests. Dorm life is just another phase of a student’s life. He or she learns how to cope with different types of people and become a more patient person.