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New SLU Res Hall Set to Open

Students at Saint Louis University are about to get a spectacular new home away from home on campus. Construction crews are just weeks away from completing Spring Hall, a $43.8 million new residence hall located on Laclede Avenue.

Spring Hall

Construction crews have been working on Spring Hall since December 2014. The $43.8 million complex will be ready for move-in, which begins Aug. 17

The eight-story complex will house more than 450 freshmen and sophomores. Amenities include suite-style rooms, community kitchens, lounges, a chapel and a high-tech outdoor classroom.

Tours of Spring Hall start in July, and the building is scheduled to open in late August.

Watch a timelapse video of Spring Hall construction

While work on Spring Hall is entering its final phase, crews are also in the beginning stages of building a second new residence hall just a few blocks away: Grand Hall.

That $71 million project will house nearly 530 first- and second-year students, who will also enjoy suite style-living and comfortable spaces to hang out and study.

Grand Hall also features a new 740-seat dining hall that will include restaurant-style seating, a fireplace and multiple food stations.

Watch a timelapse video of Grand Hall construction

Grand Hall is expected to open in summer 2017.

Grand Hall Rendering

An artist's rendering of Grand Hall, SLU's second new residence hall project. Construction is underway, and the facility is scheduled to open in summer 2017.


Sustainability is a priority for both projects, and each complex is being constructed to follow LEED silver standards. Key sustainability features include:

  • Flooring, carpeting and concrete made partially from recycled and regional materials
  • LED lighting for all major areas
  • Low VOC (volatile organic compounds) products for all paints, sealants, adhesives and flooring systems   

To ensure that the new residence halls meet the needs of students, campus officials have worked closely with the Student Government Association and the Residence Hall Association. Students also helped select the paint colors, carpeting and furniture that will be used in both facilities.

To learn more about on-campus housing options at Saint Louis University, including village-style apartments for upperclassmen, visit slu.edu/housing.