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International students have many housing options at Saint Louis University.

All undergraduate full-time students are required to live on campus for the first two years of study, but many older students also live on campus. Living on campus gives you easy access to all that SLU has to offer, including dining and academic assistance.

You’ll also have a unique opportunity to study and socialize with American students.

Explore On-Campus Housing Options

Resident Advisers

Each residence hall and apartment building has multiple resident advisers (RAs). The role of a resident advisor is to supervise and advise students. Your RA is a great resource and can answer many of the questions you have about St. Louis and living on campus. If you are experiencing problems with your roommates, campus food or any other aspect of campus living, you should talk to your RA before seeking other help.

If you are eligible for off-campus housing and choose to pursue that option, the Office of International Services has a list of companies where you can start your search. Be aware that you will need to supply your landlord with  a copy of your passport and visa. 


There are many hotels nearby if you are arriving early or if you need a place to stay for a few nights before moving in to your regular housing.