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 273-acre oasis in vibrant Midtown St. Louis, Missouri. When you step foot on campus, you’ll know SLU is the place you want to call home during your college career. From group tours to overnight stays with a current student, there are many ways to experience Saint Louis University. Schedule your visit today.

Tour Saint Louis University

Take a video tour of SLU to see residence halls, dining facilities, on-campus resources and more.

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 student Mass on Sunday evenings 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.

  • Interdisciplinary Science and Engineering (ISE) Building

    The ISE building features innovative teaching environments and flexible lab spaces. Opened in 2020, the building offers 10,000 square feet of state-of-the-art research space, a research computing and data visualization support center and more.

Karen Hoshino, Class of 2023, says,

“The SLU campus is stunning, and we always have something new and exciting going on here!”

Karen Hoshino Class of 2023

Living On Campus: Make Yourself at Home

Approximately 3,500 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. First time living away from home? The residence halls that house SLU first-year students are designed to make you feel at ease and prepared to succeed both socially and in the classroom.

Fusz Hall

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

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
  • Thrive: Black and Talented Learning Community

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

Preview Your Home on Campus

Take a video tour of each residence hall and apartment complex at SLU. View floor plans and highlights of each facility, along with insider tips for personalizing your space. The playlist begins with Grand Hall. To watch videos for other campus residences, click the menu in the top right corner of the video.

Tour SLU's Medical School

Considering majoring in a health care field? SLU’s undergraduate programs in nursing and health sciences are located close to the prestigious Saint Louis University School of Medicine and SSM Health Saint Louis University Hospital. Take a video tour.

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. (also known as Panera), among others.

  • Pius XII Memorial Library

    Named after Pope Pius XII, SLU’s largest library has more than 1.3 million volumes and 19 study rooms. The Academic Tech Commons is housed here and includes 3D printers and scanners, hologram projectors and more. Did we mention you can also grab an Einstein Bros. Bagels for a study snack?

  • Center for Global Citizenship (CGC)

    A major hub for cultural events on campus, the bright and airy CGC is also a favorite study spot. Grab a seat at the tables outside under the flags honoring all the nations represented at SLU to meet up with friends or people watch.

  • Chaifetz Arena

    Home to the Saint Louis University Billikens, Chaifetz Arena is a favorite on game nights and major events alike. Our basketball and volleyball teams compete here, and you can also catch shows from big-name artists like Carrie Underwood.

    • 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 a chat with friends. Synthetic turf means the field is ready for use year-round.

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 Simon Recreation Center 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 20 spots on campus to grab a bite — including favorites like Starbucks and Panera — 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 a team of 80 dedicated officers with training in both active shooter response and fair and impartial policing.

You'll stay informed through an emergency notification system, which can send texts and calls to mobile devices. Free escorts are available 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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