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Saint Louis University Residence Halls, Meal Plans and More

When you live on campus, you have easy access to the library, student center, study groups and career services. Learning communities connect you with students with similar interests or academic goals, planned community service activities help you get involved, and you’ll find leadership opportunities in your building and all over campus. Plus, because college is a transition, you’ll have access to a professional staff, including campus ministry and student health and counseling.

So revel in the view from the top floor of Griesedieck Hall. Head down to Fusz with roommates for a late night snack. Hang your hammock on the quad. Stay awhile.


Spring Semester Guest Policy

For on-campus residents, there are guest restrictions in effect until further notice.

Guests and Gatherings

The tightened end-of-term guest pandemic safety precautions have been lifted for the start of the spring 2021 semester. Here is a reminder of the current expectations for guests:

  • Inter- and intra- building visitation can happen with residents as long as all roommates are in agreement.
    Students may only have up to double the occupancy of the assignment in the space at any given time, including those assigned to the space. For example:
    • A single occupancy room may have up to two residents.
    • A double occupancy room may have up to four residents.
    • A double occupancy suite may have up to four residents in an individual suite room.
    • A four-person apartment may have up to eight residents.
  • All guests and residents must wear masks while inside the room/apartment while visitors are present, for the duration of the visit. If food/beverage is being consumed, students should maintain social distance and replace masks as soon as possible (or move masks aside briefly to take a drink).
  • Overnight guest visitation is suspended until further notice.
  • Non-residential SLU visitors will not be allowed in the residential buildings. This practice will remain in effect until further notice.

Modifications to the guest policy may be implemented if the need for additional restrictions are warranted to slow the spread of the virus. 

Common Spaces Use

Many students have reported the need for additional space to meet with friends and classmates.  In each building the HRL staff has provided guidance about appropriate and safe use of lounges. Please pay close attention to the occupancy limitations and remember to adhere to the 6-foot social distancing and mask use expectations. As with any other area of campus, if students are found responsible for violating these requirements, they will be referred to the Office of Student Responsibilities and Community Standards for judicial action. It is advised that neither eating nor drinking occur in lounge spaces with others present.  We hope that this will allow for some additional on campus locations to spend time together in community, while mitigating the risks of COVID-19 infection.

Community Standards

Community standards are designed to promote and preserve an atmosphere conducive to community living.  Please remember that any student who does not comply with the Community Standards, which include, but are not limited to, the visitation policy, and other University policies such as random testing and required public/community health safeguards will be out of compliance with the Campus Commitment agreement and the University’s Community Standards, which result in a referral to the Office of Student Responsibility and Community Standards. Any violation of the Community Standards may result in disciplinary action, including possible termination of the housing contract (without refund), suspension, and expulsion. Other sanctions may be applied in addition to contract termination, suspension, or expulsion. 

Visitation Hours

Visitation is permitted during the following days and times for all residential areas:

Sunday: 7 a.m. - Monday 2 a.m.
Monday: 7 a.m. - Tuesday 2 a.m.
Tuesday: 7 a.m. - Wednesday 2 a.m.
Wednesday: 7 a.m. - Thursday 2 a.m.
Thursday: 7 a.m. - Friday 2 a.m.
Friday: 7 a.m. - Saturday 4 a.m.
Saturday: 7 a.m. - Sunday 4 a.m.

Off-Campus and Overnight Guests

Residents cannot have off-campus guests, whether they are SLU community members or not. Outside of move-in and move out, parents and families will not be permitted to enter into the residential buildings.

The privilege of overnight guests is suspended until further notice. This includes other students living in your residence hall/apartment building or other campus housing locations. All residential policies may be found in section 4.2 of the Student Handbook.

Examples for Clarification

The following examples help to clarify current guest restrictions in on-campus residences. 

Example A:  You share a space with one roommate.  You and your roommate agree each can have guests in the space. Your roommate is not present, and you have three guests in the space. This is compliant, as long as everyone in the room wears their masks for the entire visit. 

Example B:  Both you and your roommate are present, and each has one guest in the space. This is compliant, as long as everyone in the room wears their masks for the entire visit.

Example C:  You are in a four-person suite where the suite has two separate bedrooms with two people sharing each space and a common foyer/bathroom area.  Each bedroom can have four people (Two occupants plus one guest each), but you cannot have eight people in one bedroom. Any time there are guests, everyone in the room should wear their masks for the entire visit.

Facts and Figures

  • 92 percent of freshmen live on campus
  • 9 distinct learning communities
  • 7 on-campus residence halls
  • 4 on-campus apartment complexes
  • 25 full-time, professional housing and residence life staff
  • 24-hour security desks at all residence halls and Marchetti Towers

You Have Options

DeMattias Hall

DeMattias Hall is SLU's on-campus housing for members of recognized sororities, fraternities and multicultural Greek organizations. Along with community lounges on each floor, there are fraternity and sorority chapter rooms.

Fusz Hall

With just more than 200 students on six floors, Fusz Hall offers a great location near the Center for Global Citizenship, Simon Recreation Center and Pius XII Memorial Library. The Billiken's Lair food court is on the ground floor.

Grand Forest Apartments

The 21 buildings that make up Grand Forest Apartments are home to nearly 200 students, most of them juniors and seniors. Located on the east side of campus, the apartments are a short walk from Busch Student Center and Chaifetz Arena.

Grand Hall

Designed for first- and second-year students, Grand Hall opened in fall 2017 and features single and double suite-style rooms with a total of 528 beds. The hall includes a 740-seat campus dining hall, classrooms, study lounges and an outdoor plaza.


Griesedieck Hall

The Griesedieck Complex is the tallest building on SLU’s campus. Primarily housing freshmen and sophomores, the "U"-shaped complex is made up of Clemens, Walsh and Griesedieck halls.


Marchetti Towers

Primarily available to sophomores and juniors, Marchetti Towers offers studio, one-bedroom and two-bedroom apartments and houses 548 students. Marchetti offers awesome views of campus from its upper floors – some units even have balconies.


Marguerite Hall

More than 270 first- and second-year students live in suite-style rooms on seven floors in Marguerite Hall. Most floors in Marguerite Hall have a community kitchenette and lounge.

Reinert Hall

Reinert Hall houses more than 500 male and female freshmen and sophomores, plus a dining hall and chapel. Bathrooms are private, and roommates live in groups of two or three.


Robert May Hall

Designated for graduate, law and medical students only, Robert May Hall is immediately adjacent to SLU's north campus. You get the independence of apartment living with proximity to both SLU's campus, the Billiken Shuttle service and Grand Center.


Spring Hall

Designed for freshmen and sophomores, Spring Hall features single and double suite-style rooms. It has classrooms, a conference room, study rooms, floor lounges, a "living room" with kitchen and a large meeting space.

Village Apartments

Juniors and seniors at SLU can live in the Village Apartments, which offers one-, two-, three- and four-bedroom, air-conditioned, furnished apartments. Each unit has private bedrooms that share a living room, kitchen and laundry facilities.

Residence Hall Life  

Campus housing at SLU is more than just a place to rest your head. It provides community. Living, learning and growing on campus adds an incredible dimension to your education that’s hard to match.  National research shows students who live on campus perform better academically, graduate earlier than their off-campus counterparts, get more involved and have stronger connections to their peers. Get SLU's latest room and board rates, learn about room assignments and find out what accommodations are available to make SLU housing accessible to you. 

Enjoy the move-in day moment between when our Oriflamme leaders deliver the last box of belongings to your room and you start setting out your photos of family and friends. Relax, breathe deeply and take a look around. This is home. 

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Learning Communities

At SLU, we know that you're more likely to succeed when your education extends beyond the walls of a classroom. Our learning communities allow you to live in the same residence hall with other students who are your academic program or who share your interests. You'll take courses together and participate in events, activities and service experiences, allowing you to form friendships that last the duration of your time here and beyond. 

Living on SLU's Campus 

Contact Us  

Saint Louis University's Department of Housing and Residence Life is open from 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday, except for University holidays. We can help you reach assistance for cable or internet outages, request help from the Furniture Crew or submit a work order for SLU's Department of Facilities Services. Contact us by phone at 314-977-2811 or by email at

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