Residence Life

About Us

Approximately 2,200 undergraduate and graduate students live in BCU-managed housing. In a typical year, residents come from nearly 20 states and over 10 foreign countries. Although first year students are required to live on campus, demand from upperclassman to return and live on campus continues to exceed our ability to provide to them with spaces every year.

Our residence halls and apartments are far more than places for resting and studying. They function as smaller, more accessible communities helping new students make a successful transition from high school to college. They provide a sense of belonging.

Our full-time staff and our part-time student employees sustain the wide range of services and programs that support the needs of these residential communities. Residence Life is one of the few departments at the University with an on-call system that allows staff to be available to assist students, parents, and members of the University community 24 hours a day, seven days a week, and all year round.

Our motto: Where Living and Learning Transforms into Serving 


In support of the University’s mission, the Residence Life Department seeks to cultivate an inclusive residential community that provides for a safe environment conductive to collaborative culture of respect and compassion while fostering holistic student development.