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Office of Residence Life



Office of Residence Life


The Office of Residence Life welcomes you to Southwestern University. We are residential campus, which means our on-campus living program is an integral part of the total student experience. We believe, and research has shown, that students who live on campus enjoy greater academic success and are more likely to achieve in other areas such as teamwork, problem-solving, and leadership.

We offer a variety of residential facilities and living options including residence halls and spacious apartments. Within each of these options, you also have the choice of either single-gender and co-ed residence configurations.


Spring 2021 Closing Information

Spring Checkout Instructions:

  • Reserve your checkout date and time - All residents MUST check out of their residential space within 24 hours of their last final unless approved to stay later by Residence Life. 
  • Complete the spring closing checklist. 
  • Your RA will provide a physical copy of the spring closing checklist and a labeled key envelope
  • Please note that you must physically check out with a Residence Life Staff Member.
  • Close and lock your door.
  • Return your key/key card to the designated dropbox for your building.
  • Use the provided envelope to return your key/key card to the designated dropbox.

Complete the Checkout Completion Form. This lets us know that you have completed the spring checkout process. You must do this step to be considered officially checked out.


  • 24-Hour Quiet Hours begin Thursday, April  29th at 7:00 am.  Absolutely no warnings will be given. 
  • Please utilize the designated trash areas around your hall or apartment building. Additionally, please take any items you wish to donate to one of the many Goodwill bins located around campus.
  • As you are moving items from your residence, we remind you to lock your door and vehicle.  Do not leave your belongings unattended in a hallway, outside of your building, or on a curb.  Please report any concerns you have to your RA or SUPD.
  • Rooms will be inspected for damages by Residence Life, and students will be notified of any damages and associated charges in early June.