Office of Residence Life

With varied living options—from traditional residence halls to apartments, both single gender and co-ed, throughout campus—and a central dining location, Southwestern offers a unique residential academic community to its students. 

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The Residence Life office invites SU staff and faculty and their children to the annual Halloween event “Spooktakular” on Thursday, October 30, 6:30 to 8:00 p.m.  On-campus residents will be decorating Brown-Cody, Mabee, and Kurth halls for trick-or-treating. No rsvp is necessary; check-in is in Kurth lobby.  


University Committee on Discipline

UCD is now Accepting Applications.  Please complete and send the application and required essay in PDF format to by 9:00 a.m., Monday, November 10th.

Spring 2015 Housing

Spring housing sign-ups are happening now!  Please complete the Spring Housing Request Form by November 14 to sign up for Spring 2015 housing.  You will be notified of your housing assignment by the end of November.

If you are vacating housing for any reason at the end of the Fall 2014 semester, be sure to complete the Intent to Vacate Form by November 14.  Please remember that all second year students are required to live on campus until the end of the academic year.

Sunday Snacks 

Sunday Snacks happens each Sunday night in the residence halls that contain first-year students (Brown-Cody, Kurth, Mabee, Ruter). This weekly event provides residents an opportunity to socialize with residents in their building, to hear from a faculty/staff member on campus or a student group, and to have a snack break! Please join us in the lobbies of these buildings each Sunday at 8:00 (Mabee and Kurth) and at 8:30 (Brown-Cody and Ruter). 

How To Life 

Student life has developed a new series for our students called “How To Life”.  Our goal is to bring helpful topics/skills to the table that our students will need to know in the real world but that they might not get the opportunity to learn in the class room. The following is the How to Life schedule for the rest of the fall semester:

November 18th at 5PM: location TBD - Cooking & Food Safety
(how to make 10 minute meals, how to choose the right produce & meat)

If you have any further questions on this series please contact Magen Smith at 

Meal Plans

Just a reminder, meal plans restart each week on Friday morning. The deadline to cancel or change meal plans has passed.