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Campus Housing


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4 College Sophomore

Campus Housing: I liked living in the dorms so much my freshman year, that I have decided to stay in the dorms again my sophomore year. Everyone on my floor (for the most part) was so friendly. Some of my best friends were on my floor. SRU has on open door policy, meaning that they prefer for you to keep your door propped open when you are home so everyone can say "hey" when they walk by. Also, each building/floor holds fun socials that are great for meeting new people.

3 College Senior

Campus Housing: Speaking from the perspective of someone who has never lived on campus, but has frequented nearly all of the buildings from friends who do live/have lived on campus, housing is pretty decent. I can't give detailed pros and cons, but I think the pros of convenience and social atmosphere outweigh the cons of space, amenities, and difficulty with housing processes. I've heard my fair share of horror stories, but I've also heard a lot of good about the buildings.

5 College Sophomore

Campus Housing: Campus Housing through my experience was great. It was a very easy process, and the students have multiple options who which type of housing they want and If they want to live in a Living Learning Community. The rooms were equipped with furniture plus a mini fridge and a microwave. The dorms are a decent distance from classroom buildings.

4 College Junior

Campus Housing: A mix of old and modern buildings.

4 College Freshman

Campus Housing: The dorms are great, probably the best I have seen out of all the colleges I toured. Its also great that we having LLC's to group together majors.


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Dance studios, a coffeeshop, and a lounge by the fireplace—these are just some perks to campus housing at SRU. A multi-million dollar makeover replaced the old, cement cell blocks that were the traditional dorms that SRU students knew and loathed. Though most students agree that living in the old dorms was manageable, the new suite-style residences are welcomed. Special interest floors and groups, like the Honors Floor, were transferred over to the new buildings. Students have the option of living and interacting with students of common interests, which makes meeting friends that much easier. Cost is a factor—the price of on-campus living is skyrocketing due to this major upgrade in quality—sending some campus residents scrambling to find housing elsewhere.

While some students are enjoying the new luxury, others are shaking their fists at the change. Not to worry, if you long to experience the more traditional, classic dorm experience, North and Rhoads halls have been spared by the wrecking ball. North Hall, previously known as “the convent,” was the all-girl dorm on campus, but is now coed. It is beautiful architecturally, with a courtyard and overall aesthetic appeal. Rhoades is in the same building as the student health center and across the street from Weisenfluh dining hall, making it a convenient location.


Facts & Statistics

On-Campus Housing Available?
Campus Housing Capacity
Average Housing Costs
Freshmen Required to Live on Campus?
Undergrads Living On Campus
Number of Dormitories
Number of Campus-Owned Apartments
Best Dorms
  • Residence Hall A
  • Residence Hall B
  • Watson
Worst Dorms
North Hall
What You Get
  • Basic cable
  • Bed
  • Couch
  • Desk and chair
  • Dresser
  • Free local phone service and voicemail
  • Internet connection
  • Refrigerators and microwaves in each room (new dorm buildings A, B, D, E, F and Watson only)
Available for Rent
Students can rent microwaves and minifridges.
Did You Know?
In 2008, SRU completed a $110 million housing renovation project. There are six new residence halls on campus. All of the older dorms, except for North Hall and Rhoades Hall, have been torn down to make room for additional renovations on campus.

DormitoriesWhat's This?

North Hall
Floors: 4
Number of Occupants: 308
Bathrooms: Private
Coed: Yes
Residents: All classes
Room Types: Singles, doubles, suites
Special Features: Air-conditioning, common kitchen area, courtyard, elevator, study lounge with fireplace, pool tables, and big-screen TV
Rhoads Hall
Floors: 4
Number of Occupants: 212 students
Bathrooms: Community (several per floor)
Coed: Yes
Residents: Mostly freshmen
Room Types: Doubles, triples
Special Features: Air-conditioning, common kitchen, elevator, game room with ping-pong and pool table, lounge with big-screen TV, within short walking distance to Weisenfluh Dining Hall and is connected to McLachlan Student Health Center.
SRU Residential Suites (Buildings A, B, C, D, E, F, Watson
Floors: 4 per building
Number of Occupants: Approximately 350 per building
Bathrooms: Two per suite; one per studio
Coed: Yes
Residents: Mostly freshmen, some upperclassmen
Room Types: Suites, studios
Special Features: SRURS has air-conditioned suites with individual room-temperature controls and kitchen areas with microwaves and fridges. Buildings also include special areas for education majors, including resource rooms for class projects. Dance studios and music practice rooms are also available.

Campus-Owned ApartmentsWhat's This?

ROCK Apartments
Floors: 3 per building
Number of Units: 188 students
Bathrooms: Private
Coed: Yes (by room)
Residents: Upperclassmen
Room Types: Apartments with single bedrooms
Special Features: Each apartment is air-conditioned and has a balcony or patio, common room, dishwasher, self-cleaning stove, frost refrigerator/freezer, and is fully furnished.

Student Polls

Rate campus housing on the following subjects    Based on 143 responses

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  • Overall building quality
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  • Ease of housing process/lottery system
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  • Resident community
  • Social atmosphere
  • Spaciousness
  • Appropriate level of rule enforcement
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