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Office of Residence Life

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Office of Residence Life

Office of Residence Life


Housing & 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.

Winter Break Hall Closure Information: 

All first-year residence halls (Brown-Cody, Clark, Mabee, and Ruter), fraternity houses (KA and Pike), and Herman Brown and Moody-Shearn halls will close at noon on Saturday, December 10, 2022 for winter break and reopen Friday, January 13, 2023 at 10 am. Per policy, all residents should vacate their spaces in these halls within 24-hours after their last final exam.



Fall 2022 Meal Plan Information 

All returning students living in Herman Brown, Moody-Shearn, and McCombs have been assigned a 12-meal per week plan. Housing & Residence Life is transitioning to a new housing management system that will provide a new Self Service screen for students. Meal plans may now be changed or added on The Housing Director portal.


Meal plans may be added or changed until 5:00 pm on Friday, August 26th.

Meal plans may be cancelled (for those students not required to have one) by emailing until 5:00 pm on Friday, August 19th.