Residence Life

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. 

Residence Life Options

Residence Halls

The University of Dallas has seven undergraduate residence halls - six 'traditional-style' halls for new students and one suite-style 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 suite-style 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 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.  

Our suite-style residence hall, Clark Hall, has three styles of rooms: a single, double, or triple. Triples have three bedrooms with a common living space, while students in doubles will share the same bedroom. All Clark Hall rooms have their own sinks, bathrooms, and showers. Clark Hall is reserved for students who already lived at the university for at least one full year. 

Discover More

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.
  • 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.


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