There is something special about being at SLU. You feel a sense of accomplishment in the lecture halls and classrooms, community on the quad and in the residence halls, the calming peace of College Church and the thrill of competition in Chaifetz Arena.

Your college experience starts here on our beautiful residential campus — a 271-acre oasis in vibrant Midtown St. Louis, Missouri.

Key Features

  • Dubourg Hall

    Named for the University’s founder, Bishop Louis William DuBourg, this is the oldest building on campus and SLU’s main administrative building. Completed in 1888, it originally housed the entire University, including classrooms, a library and residence halls.

  • St. Francis Xavier College Church

    Home to a 9 p.m. student Mass on Sundays during the academic year, as well as several important University events, SLU’s College Church is one of the most Instagrammed places on campus and noted for being one of the prettiest churches on college campuses nationwide.

  • Pius XII Memorial Library

    Named after Pope Pius XII, SLU’s largest library is open 24 hours for much of the academic year. It has more than 1.3 million volumes (including more than 30,000 rare books), 1,600 seats and 19 study rooms. It’s also home to SLU’s Academic Tech Commons — where you can use 3D printers and scanners, a hologram projector and more — and an Einstein Bros. Bagels.

Jiji Oufattole, Class of 2019, says,

“Living on campus, it’s easy to make friends and build a community with your floor and building. I often spend late nights at the library, take walks to the gazebo next to Chaifetz Arena, and go to the gym; I love that living on campus means nothing is ever more than a 10-minute walk.”

Jiji Oufattole Class of 2019

Living On Campus

Approximately 4,200 students live on SLU’s campus. Residency is required for most freshmen and sophomores, but many students choose to live at SLU all four years. Each residence hall has something that makes it special.

Fusz Hall

  • Houses more than 200 students
  • Community lounges and chapel
  • Mixed-gender floors; single, double and triple rooms
  • Community bathrooms
  • Faith and Formation Learning Communit

Griesedieck Complex

  • Houses more than 900 students
  • Community lounge, chapel and classroom space in lobby
  • Single-gender floors; single, double and triple rooms
  • Community bathrooms

Grand Hall

  • Houses more than 520 students
  • 740-seat dining hall
  • Community lounges, kitchens, study spaces and classrooms, chapel and outdoor plaza
  • Mixed-gender floors
  • Suite-style semi-private bathrooms shared by single-or double-occupancy rooms
  • Diversity and Global Citizenship Learning Community, Engineering and Innovation Learning Community, Ethical Leaders in Business Learning Community

Marguerite Hall

  • Houses more than 270 students
  • Community lounges and chapel
  • Mixed-gender floors
  • Suite-style semi-private bathrooms shared by two double-occupancy rooms
  • Micah: Living the Mission Learning Community

Reinert Hall

  • Houses more than 500 students
  • Community lounges and chapel
  • Mixed-gender floors; triple rooms
  • Private bathroom included in each room
  • Health Sciences Learning Community, Life Sciences Learning Community

Spring Hall

  • Houses more than 450 students
  • Community lounges on each floor
  • Community kitchen, study spaces, music practice rooms, classrooms, chapel and outdoor amphitheater
  • Mixed-gender floors
  • Suite-style semi-private bathrooms shared by two single- or double-occupancy rooms
  • Honors Learning Community, Leadership for Social Change Learning Community

Where to meet up?

North Campus

  • Busch Student Center (BSC)

    Its full name is the Busch Student Center, but Billikens all refer to this building as the BSC. It’s home to the Barnes & Noble Bookstore, many student organizations and on-campus dining favorites Mein Bowl and Saint Louis Bread Co., among others.

  • Center for Global Citizenship (CGC)

    A major hub for cultural events on campus, the bright and airy CGC is also a favorite study spot. The tables outside are a great place to meet up with friends or people watch.

  • Chaifetz Arena

    Home to the Saint Louis University Billikens, Chaifetz Arena is a favorite on game night and throughout the year for concerts and major events, including commencement.

    • Clock Tower

      Lipic Clock Tower Plaza, located in the heart of campus, is another favorite spot for studying and meeting up with friends.

    • The Quad

      Hammocks? Frisbee? Slacklining? Juggling? You’ll see it all and more here in the middle of campus. Most SLU students say this is their favorite place to study and hang out with friends on a beautiful day.

    • Simon Recreation Center/SLUruba

      Every student is a member of Simon Rec, so head over to work up a sweat, take a class or join a club sport. Swim laps year-round inside, and as soon as the weather is warm enough, you’ll want to lounge around at SLUruba, the two outdoor pools and sand volleyball area.

    • Vandeventer Field

      The field on the west end of campus is the place to be for a pick-up game, intramural and club sports or just hanging out. Year-round turf keeps the playing ground level no matter the weather.

South Campus

  • Allied Health Building

    One of the most frequented spots on campus for nursing, public health and health sciences students, this building is also home to the most innovative dining spot on campus, Fresh Gatherings Cafe. Find local farm-fresh food, including some vegan options, prepared by students in Doisy College culinary classes.

  • Doisy Learning Resources Center (LRC)

    This is where you’ll find SLU’s Medical Center Library, as well as librarians devoted to helping you connect with public health, nursing and health science materials.

  • SLU Medical Center Track

    Run or walk this eight-lane NCAA-regulation track that offers a fantastic view of St. Louis’ Gateway Arch.

Campus connectivity

From the quad to SLURuba to pretty much anyplace else on campus, you can connect your wireless devices to "SLU-users," the secure wireless network of choice for students, faculty and staff. (There is also an unencrypted wireless network for guests.)

The Resident Network is a wired network available to students who have registered their computer.

Let's eat!

Can’t live without your morning stop at Starbucks? We’ve got you covered.

SLU offers more than 16 retail dining options at eight locations on campus and one state-of-the-art residential dining hall, meaning the fuel you need is never more than a few steps away. Plus, SLU is in the middle of St. Louis’ thriving dining scene, so you’ll be able to find all your favorite foods and new amazing eats nearby.

Campus Safety

At Saint Louis University, the safety of students, faculty, staff and visitors is a top priority. SLU’s Department of Public Safety has nearly 80 trained officers who are on patrol 24/7, while security staff monitor the University from a state-of-the-art communications center.

Students, faculty and staff are kept informed through an emergency notification system, which can send texts and calls to mobile devices. The department also provides free escorts for members of the campus community and visitors who wish to be accompanied to their cars or other destinations on campus.

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