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Campus Housing

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4 College Sophomore

Campus Housing: Living in the Village Apartments at Saint Louis University is great! Everyone has their own bedroom and each apartment has a washer and dryer. They are located close to classes but also close to great places off-campus. I would definitely recommend choosing this housing option to prospective students.

1 College Senior

Campus Housing: Bathrooms that are not cleaned daily are disgusting when shared by 60 other girls.

2 College Senior

Campus Housing: The housing process is really difficult especially if you are a underclassmen. If you are a upperclassmen there is no guarentee that you will get the housing you want.

4 College Freshman

Campus Housing: The housing on campus is a little dated, but the sense of community and the friendliness of a campus is astounding. I have never been in a better environment in terms of making strong friendships.

4 College Freshman

Campus Housing: Living on campus was a great decision!

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Freshmen and sophomores are required to live on campus, and they have a variety of housing options to choose from. The two most popular freshman residence halls are Griesedieck and Reinert. Students tend to choose between the two based on bathroom preference, as Griesedieck has communal bathrooms and Reinert has private bathrooms. Freshmen are also allowed to live in the other dorm-style residence halls on campus. SLU also offers learning communities for first-year students, where they live with students with similar majors and interests. Upperclassmen have the option to live in dorms or in on-campus apartments. Most juniors and seniors chose to live off campus because sophomores get priority since they are required to live on campus. Housing and Residence Life currently uses a lottery system to place students, so all freshmen and sophomores will get a spot on campus—it just may not be their first choice.

Many of the on-campus buildings are older, but the University does a great job of updating and renovating them. Each on-campus building has a different environment and has a perk for being closer to one thing than another. Each dorm also has a strong community, and freshmen tend to become close with friends who live on their floor. No matter where you live at SLU you'll have a great social experience, as residence advisers put on social and recreational programming for residents. Whether the floor meets up before heading to a sporting event or goes out to dinner, students will experience the welcoming SLU community their first week on campus.

Facts & Statistics

On-Campus Housing Available?
Yes
Campus Housing Capacity
3,890
Average Housing Costs
$5,554
Types of Housing Offered
  • Apartments for single students
  • Coed dorms
  • Fraternity/sorority housing
  • Men's dorms
  • Special housing for disabled students
  • Women's dorms
Freshmen Required to Live on Campus?
Yes
Undergrads Living On Campus
53%
Freshmen Living On Campus
90%
Number of Dormitories
9
Number of Campus-Owned Apartments
4
Best Freshman Dorms
Griesedieck Complex
Best Upperclassman Dorms
Village Apartments
Worst Freshman Dorms
Reinert Hall
Worst Upperclassman Dorms
Fusz Hall
What You Get
  • Bed
  • Cable
  • Desk and chair
  • Dresser
  • Wardrobes or closet (depending on building)
  • Wireless Internet
Also Available
Freshmen have the option to live in learning communities with students of the same major or program. SLU currently offers LCs for the arts, business, career/major exploration, diversity and unity, engineering, Global Villa (foreign languages), health sciences, honors, life sciences, MICAH (service and faith), and sustainable living.
Available for Rent
Bed lofting kits
Did You Know?
Many of the residence halls were once something else entirely. Marguerite Hall was once a convent, Reinert Hall is a recently converted hotel, and Fusz Hall used to be a retirement home.

DormitoriesWhat's This?

Clemens Hall
Floors: 5
Number of Occupants: 100-249
Bathrooms: Communal, private
Coed: No, men only
Residents: Freshmen and sophomores
Room Types: Singles, doubles, triples
Special Features: 24-hour security desk, chapel, classroom, community kitchen, laundry facilities, on-site dining, TV lounge with foosball and ping-pong and pool tables, vending machines; home to a variety of Freshman Learning Communities, connected directly to Griesedieck Hall using the same entrance, exit, and lobby
DeMattias Hall
Floors: 6
Number of Occupants: 100-249
Bathrooms: Communal
Coed: Yes
Residents: Sophomores
Room Types: Singles, doubles, triples, quads
Special Features: 24-hour security desk, air conditioning, chapter rooms, community lounges, laundry facilities, multipurpose room; each Greek organization has its own section of a floor where sophomore members live
Fusz Hall
Floors: 6
Number of Occupants: 100-249
Bathrooms: Communal
Coed: Yes
Residents: Freshmen and upperclassmen
Room Types: Singles, doubles, triples
Special Features: 24-hour security desk, community kitchens, laundry facilities, on-site dining, TV/study lounges; connected to Museum of Contemporary Religious Art
Griesedieck Hall
Floors: 16
Number of Occupants: 250-499
Bathrooms: Communal, private
Coed: Yes
Residents: Freshmen and sophomores
Room Types: Doubles
Special Features: 24-hour security desk, chapel, classroom, community kitchen, laundry facilities, on-site dining, TV lounge with foosball and ping-pong and pool tables, vending machines; home to a variety of Freshman Learning Communities
Laclede Houses
Floors: 2-3 in each of three houses
Number of Occupants: 20-49
Bathrooms: Communal
Coed: Yes
Residents: Upperclassmen
Room Types: Singles, doubles
Special Features: Air conditioning, community kitchenettes, community lounges, laundry facilities, living rooms
Marguerite Hall
Floors: 8
Number of Occupants: 250-499
Bathrooms: Suite
Coed: Yes
Residents: Freshmen and upperclassmen
Room Types: Suites (doubles)
Special Features: 24-hour security desk, air conditioning, chapel, community kitchenettes, laundry facilities, ping-pong and pool tables, social lounges, study/meeting space ("The Mug"), workout room; home to the Ethical Leaders in Business and MICAH (faith and social justice) learning communities
Pruellege Hall
Floors: 3
Number of Occupants: 50-99
Bathrooms: Communal
Coed: Yes
Residents: Freshmen and upperclassmen
Room Types: Singles, doubles, quads
Special Features: 24-hour security desk, community kitchen, community lounges, laundry facilities, weekly Mass in Notre Dame Chapel; home to Global Villa learning community (French, German, and Spanish language wings)
Reinert Hall
Floors: 10
Number of Occupants: 500-749
Bathrooms: Private
Coed: Yes
Residents: Freshmen and sophomores
Room Types: Triples, quads
Special Features: 24-hour security desk, air conditioning, classroom, laundry facilities, meeting rooms, on-site dining, outdoor patio with grills, parking, TV lounge with foosball and ping-pong and pool tables
Walsh Hall
Floors: 5
Number of Occupants: 100-249
Bathrooms: Communal, private
Coed: No, women only
Residents: Freshmen and sophomores
Room Types: Doubles, triples, quads
Special Features: 24-hour security desk, chapel, classroom, community kitchen, laundry facilities, on-site dining, TV lounge with foosball and ping-pong and pool tables, vending machines; home to a variety of Freshman Learning Communities, connected directly to Griesedieck Hall using the same entrance, exit, and lobby

Campus-Owned ApartmentsWhat's This?

Flats at 374
Floors: 2
Number of Units: 50-99
Bathrooms: Private
Coed: Yes
Residents: Upperclassmen
Room Types: One- to four-bedroom apartments (singles)
Special Features: Units include full kitchen, furnished living areas; complex features bike storage, computer lab/tech center, fitness room, foosball, movie room, parking, pool table, study rooms, TV lounges, video games
Grand Forest Apartments
Floors: 2 in each of 30 buildings
Number of Units: 50-99
Bathrooms: Private
Coed: Yes
Residents: Upperclassmen
Room Types: Two-bedroom apartments (singles, doubles)
Special Features: Units include air conditioning, balconies/patios, full kitchen, furnished living areas, Wi-Fi
Marchetti Towers
Floors: 12
Number of Units: 250+
Bathrooms: Private
Coed: Yes
Residents: Upperclassmen
Room Types: Studios, one- and two-bedroom apartments (singles, doubles)
Special Features: Units include balconies (third floor), full kitchen, furnished living areas; complex features 24-hour security desk, laundry facilities
Village Apartments
Floors: 3
Number of Units: 100-249
Bathrooms: Private
Coed: Yes
Residents: Upperclassmen
Room Types: One-, two-, and four-bedroom apartments (singles, doubles)
Special Features: Units include air conditioning, full kitchen, furnished living areas, patio or balcony, washer and dryer

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