Why We Do What We Do
We believe that learning is enhanced by the sense of community which develops when students
live and study on campus. The University of Dallas is committed to establishing a
continuity between intellectual and residential life. Living on campus contributes to
the intellectual, social, emotional, and spiritual growth of the individual student and
the community as a whole.
The University requires matriculated undergraduate students under the age of 21 or with fewer than ninety earned credits hours to live on campus. Students who fall under the residency requirement must actually reside on campus. Married students, veterans, and commuter students living with their parents at home are exempt from this policy. Only complete groups of qualifying upperclassmen will be considered for the student apartments during Housing Registration Week each spring for the following academic year.
The University of Dallas has seven undergraduate residence halls - six 'traditional-style' halls
for new students and one new hall for upperclassmen still under the residency requirement.
Five of the 'traditional' halls are two floors, with common hallways on each floor,
common bathroom and shower facilities on each floor, a lounge/TV area and a laundry
room with washers and dryers. One 'traditional' hall has one floor in a mixed-use
hall (offices on first floor), with a common hallway and one common bathroom and shower
facility. While each 'traditional' hall has kitchen facilities, The New Hall does
not. The 'traditional; halls vary in size from 31 to 96 residents. The halls are
directly supervised by Resident Assistants and Residence Coordinators.
All freshmen living on campus are placed in traditional hall standard double rooms with a freshman roommate. All traditional hall double rooms have standard twin-size beds, desks, and closet and drawer space for each resident. Traditional hall rooms have sinks with storage space underneath, a medicine cabinet, and limited book shelving. Housekeeping service is only provided for the common areas. Residents are responsible for the upkeep of their own rooms. Luggage may be stored by current residents in the common storage room during the academic year only. Summer storage is not available.
Click HERE for a virtual tour of a typical new student room in one of the traditional residence halls.
Click HERE to learn more about the new residence hall for upperclassmen that opened Spring of 2010.
Ready to find out more about residence hall life at UD?
We've provided some links to give you as complete a picture as possible about our residence hall system.
Up-Close and Personal: Discover the various Residential options at the University of Dallas and take a look into life in one of our more typical freshman halls.
Fees: This page may help as you calculate expenses for the year at the University of Dallas
Gear & Supplies: Trying to figure out what you need to bring? This page will help you plan for this important new phase of your life.
Food!: A very important part of college life. Learn about our food service program.
Residence Hall Association: Learn more about the student-run organization that organizes great activities and events for the residents.