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Residence Life's Most Frequently Asked Questions

Q:  Who lives in the Residence Halls?

A:  All full-time first and second year students are required to live on campus.  Exceptions are made for students who are at least 21, married or live with their parents.  Exception request forms are available from the Student Development Office. 

Q:  Why do I need to live on campus?

A:  There are many good reasons to live on campus.  Probably the biggest reason is that in national surveys, students who live on campus have a higher graduation rate than students who live off campus.  Living on campus is also a great way to meet friends and get the most out of your college experience.  In Residence Halls you will have an opportunity to grow academically.  You will also have a great opportunity to grow spiritually, socially, physically and emotionally.  For some students their experience in Residence Halls is the greatest part of their college experience.

Q:   What are the rules?

A:   For a complete listing of the rules check out the section of this page called  Student Handbook.

Q:  Why do we have so many rules?

A:  We hope that the rules we set in the Residence Halls can help us develop Christian life patterns. Rules are also in place for safety and to help build community.  When so many people live together in a community, we must have standards that are for the good of the whole group.  Whenever we are part of a group, whether a group of friends, family, work group, or residence hall, we have certain social rules that are for the good of the whole group.

Q:   Do the rooms have computer hookups?

A:  Each individual room is wired for a computer hook-up. Burgess, Grand Island, Sullivan, Mary Collier Baker and Kroske all have computer labs. 

Q:   What if I am not feeling well and/or need to see a doctor, where can I go?

A: While we unfortunately do not have a health service office on campus, there are several clinics and hospitals that are nearby that will accommodate USF students. Curaquick Avera and Sanford Health both offer services close to campus.


 If you have further questions feel free to contact the Student Development Office Residence Life program any time between 8am and 5pm, 
Monday - Friday at (605) 331-6620.