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Busch Student Center Offices, Services, and Hours of Operation

The BSC is the home of many Student Development departments, including the  Student Success CenterDean of Students Office, Assistant Vice Presidents of Student Development Office, and the Student Involvement Center.  It is also the home of the BSC Tech Service Center which offers onsite computer support.

The BSC includes the Student Government Association and a variety of other student groups.  It is also the central hub for major student media organizations KSLU (SLU radio), SLUTV, the University News .

Various meeting rooms and lounges offer ideal areas for meetings, studying or just hanging out.  If you'd like to reserve any of the available spaces please contact Events. 

Dining facilities in the BSC include St. Louis Bread Company, The Billiken Club and Grill, and The Grand Market which features Panda Express and Chick-fil-A, . Retail services in the BSC include Barnes and Noble Bookstore and U.S. Bank.

Current Vendors and Offices

Lower Floor (1st floor)

Main Floor (2nd floor)

Upper Floor (3rd floor)

Hours of Operation

Fall Hours
Wednesday, August 17, 2016 7 a.m. - 12 a.m.

Labor Day
Monday, September 5, 2016 Open regular hours 7 a.m. - 12 a.m.

Fall Break
Saturday, October 15 - Monday, October 17, 2016 7 a.m. - 7 p.m.
Tuesday, October 18, 2016     7 a.m. - 12 a.m.  (resume regular hours)

Thanksgiving Break
Tuesday, November 22, 2016 7 a.m. - 10 p.m.
Wednesday, November 23, 2016 7 a.m. - noon
Thursday, November 24, 2016 CLOSED
Friday, November 25, 2016 CLOSED
Saturday, November 26, 2016 CLOSED
Sunday, November 27, 2016 7 a.m. - 12 a.m. (reg. hours)

Final Exams
Tuesday, December 6, 2016  7 a.m. Start 24 hour
Friday, December 9, 2016 Close at 12 a.m.
Saturday, December 10, 2016 through
Monday, December 12, 2016          7:00am 7 a.m. - 12 a.m.
Tuesday, December 13, 2016 7 a.m. - 10 p.m

Holiday Break
Wednesday, December 14 - Thursday, December 22, 20156 7 a.m - 7 p.m.
Friday, December 23 - Monday, Jauary 2, 2017 CLOSED
Tuesday, January 3 - Saturday, January 14, 2017  7 a.m - 7 p.m.

Spring Semester hours
Sunday, January 15, 2017 7 a.m. - 12 a.m.  (resume regular hours)

Monday, January 16, 2017 MLK Holiday 7:00am-12:00am (Building Open Reg. Hours)

Spring Break
Friday, March 10, 2017 7 a.m. - 10 a.m.
Saturday, March 11 - Saturday, March 18, 2017 7 a.m. - 7 p.m.
Sunday, March 19, 2017 7 a.m. - 12 a.m.  (resume regular hours)

Easter Holiday
Thursday, April 13, 2017 7 a.m. - 10 p.m.
Friday, April 14- Sunday, April 16, 2017 CLOSED
Monday, March 17, 2017  7 a.m. - 12 a.m.  (resume regular hours)

Final Exams
Tuesday, May 9, 2017  7 a.m. Start 24 hour
Friday, May 12, 2017  Close at 12 a.m.
Saturday, May 13 - Monday, May 15, 2017 7 a.m. - 12 a.m. 
Tuesday, May 16 - Saturday, May 20, 2017 7 a.m. - 10 p.m.

Summer Hours
Sunday, May 21, 2017 7 a.m. - 10 p.m.
Monday, May 29, 2017 (Memorial Day Holiday) CLOSED
Tuesday, July 4, 2017 CLOSED

Advertising options in Busch Student Center

BSC Digital Signage

This is a free service for University departments, student organizations and on-campus vendors only. Outside clients will not be accepted.

Create a Microsoft Powerpoint file promoting your event. Use the default size (on-screen show 4:3, 10 inches by 7.5), keep your text brief and the fonts large and clean (san serif). What you create in your Powerpoint file is what will be displayed.

Submit your Powerpoint files to Please include "digital sign" in the subject line of your e-mail.

While individual departments are responsible for creating and maintaining their own digital signage they must ensure that pages (slides) have a focus consistent with University policies for Marketing and Communication. Each department reserves the right to accept or refuse submissions. Please allow 48 hours for submissions to be posted. Digital signage administrators will not responsible for layout and content.

Don't forget to also submit your news to SLU Connection and to Newslink.

BSC Directories

The Busch Student Center directories display building maps and offer a space to promote major events. Directories are set inside the Grand and Ritter entrances of the Busch Student Center and a third is located on the third floor just outside the Student Involvement Center. They are available for major events that take place on the Saint Louis University campus and are available to the general SLU community only. No outside vendors or organizations will be considered.

The printing cost for each 25-inches wide by 42-inches tall poster is just $62, or a total of $186.00 for all three directories. The preferred format to submit art for the BSC Directories is a PDF with at least 300 DPI. File size should be at least 12 x 21 inches.

You are responsible for content, so please be sure to spell check your document. Space must be reserved and files submitted to Cindy Bush, Building Coordinator for Busch Student Center, at Reservations are first come, first served. Please include "BSC directories" in the subject line of your e-mail.

If you have questions, please call Cindy Bush at 977.2049.


Posters/fliers in the Busch Student Center must be posted by BSC staff and may not be larger than 11x17. Posters that are placed at non-designated areas, that are too large or that do not have the Student Involvement Center stamp will be removed.

To have a posting hung, have no more than 7 approved and stamped by the Student Involvement Center (BSC, room 319) and leave them at the BSC information desk. The staff will hang them as soon as possible.

Board Locations:

Grand Market
Outside Bookstore
By the Ritter Entrance
Across from Wool Ballroom
Slide ups by mailboxes

If you want to display something large, it is considered a banner. Applications for banners are located at the BSC information desk.


• All banners are approved on a first come, first served, space available basis
• No glitter or weights on banners
• You will be notified by email as to the status of this request
• Approval for all banners is subject to appropriate content. If content changes dramatically after the approval, approval may be revoked.
• Application must be received no later than 10 days prior to hang date

Inside banners: are placed above the tables at St. Louis Bread Company.
• Largest allowable dimensions
Width - 76" (6'4") x Length 76" (6'4")
Typically the size of a twin/full size bed sheet
• Recommended methods of hanging; zip ties, shower hooks/rings, fabric pieces, string
-Do not hang with glue, tape or staples
• You are responsible for hanging your own banner on the start date and removing it by the end date.
• If banner is not removed on time or it will be destroyed.

Outside banners:
• The outside wall facing Ritter Hall is reserved for University Departments. Special permission is required to reserve this space. For more information concerning this space contact Cindy Bush
• For any other banner that is requested to be placed outside, it will be placed over the second floor east balcony facing the lecture halls.
• Banner must be received by Wednesday the week prior to being hung.
• Outside banners will be removed the day after reservation ends. It will need to be picked up within two days of removal or it will be destroyed.

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