Tour Saint Louis University

An inside look at Saint Louis University's campus.

By SLU Staff Writers

Saint Louis University is nationally known for its beautiful campus. Located in the Midtown area of St. Louis, Missouri, SLU is steps from the arts and entertainment district known as Grand Center as well as lots of other urban, cultural attractions.

But being in an urban setting doesn't mean SLU students miss out on a traditional college experience. Set on more than 270 acres with nearly 150 buildings, SLU's undergraduates have their pick of residence halls, state-of-the art classrooms, hundreds of clubs and activities, art museums, concerts, all-you-can eat dining and more.

Dorms and Dining

More than 90 percent of SLU's freshmen live on campus. The Griesedieck Complex is the largest building at SLU and houses first-year and sophomore residents. Forming a "U" shape, the halls of Clemens, Walsh, and Griesedieck all share a common lobby area with a smart classroom and student lounge. Below the lobby is the Griesedieck Dining Hall.

In addition to the all-you-can eat dining at Griesedieck, there are plenty of other good eats on campus and all around SLU.

State-of-the-Art Classrooms 

Smart classrooms across campus use the latest technology. And many classes have 20 students or less, which means more individual attention.

A secure wireless internet connection keeps you connected in any building on campus, and many of the popular outdoor spots as well. Plus there are more than 8,000 public computers available across campus. 

Student Life

Another great place to spend time is the Busch Student Center, the hub of student life on campus. Home to the bookstore and lots of dining options, the BSC is also home to campus activities like the student-run radio station, the Cross Cultural Center and some good nooks for studying. 

Need a study break? The Simon Recreation Center has two levels of workout space, indoor and outdoor pools and a smoothie bar for after your workout. Every SLU student is given a free membership.

College Athletics 

Sports are big at SLU, the only NCAA Division I school in Saint Louis. From basketball and soccer to baseball, softball and volleyball, you can almost always catch a game on campus.

Chaifetz Arena is home to lots of the action as well as concerts and special events throughout the year.

College Church

If you need a little quiet reflection, SLU has you covered there, as well. With lots of open space and public art and fountains, there's always someplace you can call your own, including one of SLU's most recognizable landmarks, Saint Francis Xavier College Church.

Home to SLU's weekly 9 p.m. Mass, the building, also known as College Church, is a spiritual home to many students, Catholic or not.

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