New Students

It’s a big step to come to college and move into your own place. Moving on 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 personal and academic success.

Zoom Into Housing Informational Video

BSU and Housing & Residential Life will welcome our residents to campus for a much more normal year in 2021-2022! Watch our Zoom Into Housing presentation where we cover a variety of topics, answer some questions, and help you become more prepared on what to expect when living on campus.

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.

First year students will live in a double room in either Oak or Tamarack Hall.  Check out the video below from a sample room in Oak Hall.  Upperclassmen may live in Birch, Linden, Pine and University Heights where room options include doubles, singles, suites and apartments.  All room options are limited in number, and waiting lists are maintained for options that may not be immediately available.

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, wireless 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.

ADA Compliant Rooms

For students with accessibility needs, ADA-compliant rooms are located in Birch and Linden.  Contact the Accessibility Services office for assistance.

Learning Communities

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