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Living in Community

Living in the Micah community, you will be in the company of students who are diverse in their majors, their faith, their interests and their personal backgrounds.

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Micah first-year students enjoying an end-of-the-year ice cream social.

You can apply to the Micah program through the SLU Office of Admission.  If you have already applied to SLU, you can log back in and continue to the Micah application. 

Apply to the Micah Program

As a Micah student, you will have the opportunity for the following:

  • Make friends among freshmen and sophomore students while living on a Micah floor in Marguerite Hall.
  • Connect with other students who are interested in social justice and who think faith is important.
  • Gather for an hour weekly in small and large groups to enjoy community activities led by older students.
  • Experience two retreats designed for your community and led by older Micah students.
  • Live among sophomore mentors who can help you out during your first year in college.
  • Participate in floor activities organized by SLU's housing and residence life staff.

The Student Experience

Savannah Smith, Class of 2022  Photo taken in Marguerite Hall

Savannah Smith, Class of 2022. (Photo taken in Marguerite Hall)

I love living in Marguerite Hall, because of the community it builds. “Marg” is a perfect fit with the Micah community. As you walk down the hallway, you get to say hi to all your best friends – some you are in class with, some go with you to service, and some are in your weekly Small Group. On any week night, you can find Micahs encouraging each other while doing homework in the lounge. On Monday nights, you can find the lobby full of girls cheering on their favorites on the Bachelor. On Friday or Saturday nights, you can find the lounge packed with the boys playing cards. There is always opportunity to be with friends and in community. Living in Marg and being in Micah has transformed my experience at SLU.

Savannah Smith, class of 2022

Community Events ('17-'18)

In addition to group gatherings led by older Micah students every Monday from 7-8 p.m. and weekly service, Micah students can attend the following events:

  • First-year program orientation and all Micahs picnic: Aug. 29, 5:30-7:30 p.m.
  • Service work day with New City Fellowship:  Sept. 9*
  • Halloween parties for city school children:  Oct. 28*
  • First-year students day retreat (led by older Micah students): Oct. 7
  • Spring weekend retreat (led by older Micah students): Feb. 23-25
  • Service work day in the historic Lewis Place neighborhood:  April 14*
  • Micah student conference on urban poverty studies and senior reception: April 23

(*Optional event for Micah first-year students)