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Campus Housing

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2 College Senior

Campus Housing: I'm not in campus housing. There is a full year waiting list for grad housing and during the summer, unless you live on campus the rest of the year, there are no housing options except for special event/conference housing which is $65/night. For summer quarter, that's well over $3,700 (+ $12/week for clean bed linens). They should really have an option for summer only housing if they're offering summer only programs. Also, there are NO (none, zip, nada) laundry facilities for common use on the campus! That's crazy!!

I love almost everything about SPU, but they need to up there game when it comes to the housing situation!

5 College Senior

Campus Housing: I live on campus in a dorm. I do live in one of the newest, nicest dorms so my experience is probably better than most people's. My dorm is very nice, very clean and safe, and very spacious. It is a little bit pricey, but worth it. i like to live on campus for the social aspect.

3 College Freshman

Campus Housing: Living in the dorms was okay for me. I am a social person outside of home but, I like to come home to a cozy home and dorms to me are temporary barracks. Next quarter I will be living in on-campus apartments and hope that my experience will improve.

3 College Senior

Campus Housing: Campus housing is pretty much what you'd expect it to be. I wouldn't say it's bad but it's average. There is definitely a larger sense of community but a lot of the buildings are pretty old.

4 College Freshman

Campus Housing: It's a nice place to live and rooms are spacious. It's just sometimes hard to get to the dorm due to the hill

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The dorms on campus are quite nice and spacious in comparison with many other universities. SPU students will complain about the size, but that is because most have nothing to measure against it. However, if you invite a friend over from another college, he or she will be the first to correct you. Each of the four dorms has earned its own reputation, for better or worse. They are all similar structurally, except for the newest, Emerson Hall. Emerson is larger and suite-style, with a walk-in closet and a bathroom shared between two doubles. The other halls have smaller rooms shared between two or three students, and a community bathroom shared by the entire floor, which houses anywhere between 20 and 40 residents.

The dormitories are coed, but the individual floors are segregated by sex. In addition, there are "floor hours," which refer to hours where girls are allowed on boys' floors and vice versa. From 12 p.m. to 11 p.m., cross pollinating is permitted. On weekends and during finals week, floor hours are extended an extra hour until midnight. While this may seem like a strict policy, it is actually one of the most lenient of private Christian universities. It is not uncommon to have a countdown until floor hours are up, and a corresponding strip-down to chase any laggers out right quick. Living in the dorms is an essential piece of any college experience and a great way to make friends, learn new pranks, and find roommates you'll move off campus with in the years to come.

Facts & Statistics

On-Campus Housing Available?
Yes
Campus Housing Capacity
1
Average Housing Costs
$5,391
Types of Housing Offered
  • Apartments for married students
  • Apartments for single students
  • Coed dorms
  • Special housing for disabled students
  • Theme housing
Freshmen Required to Live on Campus?
Yes
Undergrads Living On Campus
54%
Freshmen Living On Campus
94%
Number of Dormitories
4
Number of Campus-Owned Apartments
3
What You Get
  • Bed
  • Bulletin board
  • Cupboard
  • Desk and chair
  • Dresser
  • Ethernet connections
  • Trash can
  • TV hookup (cable not included)
  • Wardrobe

DormitoriesWhat's This?

Ashton Hall
Floors: 6
Number of Occupants: 250-499
Bathrooms: Communal
Coed: Yes, by floor
Residents: Freshmen and upperclassmen
Room Types: Singles, doubles, triples
Special Features: Elevator
Emerson Hall
Floors: 3
Number of Occupants: 250-499
Bathrooms: Suite
Coed: Yes, by floor
Residents: Freshmen and upperclassmen
Room Types: Suite
Hill Hall
Floors: 4
Number of Occupants: 250-499
Bathrooms: Communal
Coed: Yes, by floor
Residents: Freshmen and upperclassmen
Room Types: Singles, doubles, triples
Moyer Hall
Floors: 3
Number of Occupants: 100-249
Bathrooms: Communal
Coed: Yes, by floor
Residents: Freshmen and upperclassmen
Room Types: Singles, doubles, triples

Campus-Owned ApartmentsWhat's This?

Campus Apartments
Number of Units: 25-49
Bathrooms: Private
Coed: Yes
Residents: Upperclassmen
Room Types: Singles, doubles, triples, quads
Robbins Apartments
Floors: 3
Number of Units: 25-49
Bathrooms: Private
Coed: Yes
Residents: Upperclassmen
Room Types: Doubles
Wesley Apartments
Floors: 3
Number of Units: 10-24
Bathrooms: Private
Coed: Yes
Residents: Upperclassmen
Room Types: Singles, doubles, triples, quads

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  • Spaciousness
  • Appropriate level of rule enforcement
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