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.
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 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 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.
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.
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