It’s a big step to come to college and move into your own place. Moving onto campus makes that transition a lot easier. Here you’ll find friends waiting, a hot meal and a host of services and amenities to make life less hectic.  You will also be provided the support that has proven to improve your personal and academic success.

Residence Halls

Our residential community is composed of seven residence halls housing over 1,200 students and single-parent families. Located in the heart of the BSU campus, they are a short walk to academic buildings and connected to other campus buildings by a system of underground walkways and tunnels.

Some people prefer a loft to a bunk.
Some students prefer to loft their bed to make more space in their room.

Not One Size Fits All

There are a variety of room options, so you can select which option works best for you.  There are double rooms, single rooms, suite-style rooms and a limited number of singles with private baths.  Check them out.

Services and Amenities

Living on campus is about so much more than a bed to sleep in. You’ll have access to a living room, game room, TV lounge, kitchen, Internet, academic resources, a computer lab and plenty more services.


A huge part of living on campus is the food. Dining services has many options like the buffet-style cafeteria located in Walnut Hall affectionately known as Wally’s, the Lakeside Food Court in the Hobson Memorial Union and the convenience stores. Read more about dining options and meal plans.

Single-Parent Apartments

Cedar Apartments features two and three-bedroom units available for single-parent students. There is lots for kids to do here, including a playroom downstairs and playground equipment in the backyard.

What’s your preferred living style? Each residence hall has room or floor options that fit diverse student lifestyles. All room options are limited in number, and waiting lists are maintained for options that may not be immediately available.

Types of Rooms

A weekend card game in Oak Hall.
A weekend card game in Oak Hall.
Double Room

The option we require for all first-time students, where two students share a standard-size room. Double rooms are located in BirchOak and Tamarack.

Single Room Without a Bath

Single rooms are approximately half the size of a double room. This is a good choice for those who desire a little more privacy and love cozy spaces. Single rooms without a bath are located in Birch and Pine.  This option is for after the first year.

Two and Three-Person Linden Suites

Linden Suites have two or three-person options with private bedrooms and a shared bathroom. These suites are perfect for students looking for both privacy and the close bonds that only rooming together can bring.  This option is for after the first year.

ADA Compliant Rooms

For students with disabilities, a limited number of ADA-compliant rooms are located in Linden.  Contact the Disability Services office for assistance.

Learning Communities

Learn about the FYRE, Open Borders, Health Sciences, FYRE Outdoors, and all Learning Communities of BSU residence halls on the Community Living page.