Residence Life and Housing has a cozy spot in the rich history of St. Andrews. Stories of good times, all night study sessions, suite parties, and so many other shared moments are the glue that has held together so many lifelong friendships that started here at St. Andrews. You are not just a student you are a member of our community and our mission. We expect residents to make themselves at home both in and outside of our halls.
Residence Life Program
- Enhances student total educational experience by utilizing the residence halls as living and learning environments.
- Social and educational programming, small group discussions, and personal attention are all common to the education that occurs within the residence halls.
- We seek to challenge individuals to develop autonomy and competence, manage emotions, establish identity, develop positive interpersonal relationships, appreciate and celebrate differences, resolve conflicts effectively, and live with purpose and integrity.
- The residential community is designed to provide the structure necessary for academic success as well as to ensure that students can experience the freedom of college life.
- The Director of Housing is Mary Cross – firstname.lastname@example.org. She can answer your housing questions or point you in the right direction.
- 95% of students live on campus in either the single-gender tall dorms or the co-ed flat dorms.
- Living on campus in a living and learning community is an integral part of a St. Andrews education.
- 8 Residence Halls, 55 suites with 6 – 8 double occupancy rooms.
- Free laundry, free cable, free Wi-Fi, microwaves in suite lounges, and flexible meal plans.
- Easy access to Buttercup Beach, basketball court, nature trails, fishing, and wildlife watching.
- Each residence hall offers both indoor and outdoor gathering areas for residents to prepare for class or to simply play.
- Most main lounges have pool tables, foosball tables, TVs, Wi-Fi, and study areas.
- All resident halls are located conveniently near the gym, cafeteria, Office of Student Affairs, and the bookstore.
- Handicapped accessible.
- 24 hour security.
All first year students live together in either Concord Hall (gentlemen) or Wilmington Hall (ladies). These halls are 3 stories tall and have 8 suites (1st floor – main lounge and RD apartment, 2nd floor – housing, 3rd floor –housing). These halls offer opportunities for first year residents to learn and live in a positive and focused atmosphere. Freshmen can begin working on their Hall Council in their first year halls, allowing them to make an immediate impact on campus. First year residents also have access to extra Residence Assistance (RAs). These individuals are hand selected by The Office of Student Affairs and are only a few doors away if residents need anything.
As residents progress into their sophomore, junior, and senior years, they have the options to live in one of our six upperclassmen halls. Most of our upperclassmen halls are flat halls and are made up of 4-7 suites. Residents have the opportunity to become a RA after their 1st year, where they can assist Residence Life in creating a positive and adventurous culture in our upperclassmen dorms. Hall council and other opportunities are also available. Within our upperclassmen halls, students have the opportunity to apply to become a Living Learning Community (LLC). LLCs are for groups of individuals to choose a cause and a mission that will improve the spirit and success of the St. Andrews residential community. Residents must apply (to the Dean of Students) for a LLC suite the year prior to its formation. Living and learning together can be beneficial to residents both academically and socially.
Liability Renters’ Insurance
St. Andrews University, a branch of Webber International University, does not assume any liability for the loss, damage, or theft of any personal property; or for damage or injury resulting from explosion, fire, mechanical failure of water, steam or gas lines; or from any defective wiring; or from the negligence of any other occupants of the building. Students who want to protect themselves from the possibility of such losses should cover their belongings with an appropriate insurance. It is to the student’s advantage to contact an insurance agency and obtain “renter’s insurance” (Ask for the HO-4 type policy). These policies can be obtained for relatively small costs and may be a very wise purchase. In some cases, students may find they are covered under the terms of an existing homeowner’s policy carried by their parents or guardians.
At residential liberal arts colleges, the daily living experience is considered to have an important role in student learning and development in conjunction with the academic experience. To support that role, we expect all full-time students to live on campus.
New first year students are assigned to one of the single-gender first year halls or a first year suite in a coed hall depending on their stated preferences and the space available. Transfer first year students typically are assigned to the same halls as first-year students depending upon their age, stated preference, and the space available. Sophomore, junior, and senior transfer students will be assigned to halls depending on their stated preferences and the space available. Returning students who purchase a Residency/Commuter Contract are allowed to request housing options for the following year during and after the Room Selection held each Spring Term. Priority is given based on cumulative GPA and class rank.
Single rooms may be available for an additional charge if there are designated single rooms available. Students requesting a single room must provide written documentation to the Director of Housing Services from the responsible financial party (usually a parent or guardian) stating that they are aware of the single room upgrade charges. Students requesting a single room for reasons related to a disability must contact Disability Services located in the Health and Wellness Center in Pate Hall, 277-5667. The single room rate will still apply. Typically, first year students do not receive single rooms during their first semester at St. Andrews.
If a student is in a double room and the roommate moves elsewhere, the student who remains must find a new roommate or accept a new roommate or housing assignment selected by the Residence Director (RD) or Director of Housing Services. However, if the remaining student wishes to upgrade the room to a single and this option is authorized by the RD, he or she will be assessed the single room upgrade rate with the written permission of the responsible financial party.
Requests for special permission to reside off-campus will be handled on an individual basis. Exceptions to the residency policy may be granted when one or more of the following apply to a full-time student:
- Living with parent, guardian, or other responsible relative within driving distance of the College.
- Married or a parent with custody of children.
- 21 years of age prior to matriculation (first entering).
- In need of personal assistance beyond what the College can provide.
Written requests specifying significant documented reasons for living off campus should be submitted to the Dean of Students (or designee) at least 30 days prior to the first day of classes of the semester for which the exception is intended. Students living off campus without permission risk loss of financial aid and conduct action.