While the dorms are nice and well equipped, they can get a little crowded and have a lot of rules. Both of the freshman dorms at Regis are great, and since it is mandatory to live on campus during your freshman year, this is a bonus. DeSmet has brick walls and one central lounge, and O'Connell has two side lounges, a pingpong table, and more study rooms. There is a healthy rivalry between these two dorms. For upperclassmen, there are suite-style accommodations in West Hall and apartment living in Residence Village and Pomponio Apartments.
Although the freshman dorms have many rules (like quiet hours and no alcohol), they are quite comfortable. Living in the dorms is an essential part of college life, and you will meet countless people through dorm life, so it will benefit you in the long run. Also, compared to other college dorms, Regis has some of the nicest amenities. Living on campus when you are an upperclassman gives you the benefit of being able to walk to campus and classes instead of having to drive. Also, upperclassmen get the chance to live in nicer campus-owned housing, which means that they can cook their own meals and not have to eat the cafeteria food anymore.