Residence life


Living on campus is an amazing, essential part of the collegiate experience. You'll make close friends and be exposed to new and different ways of thinking. You might even learn to love the country, hip-hop or classical sounds coming from your neighbor's stereo.

At Bluffton University, you will experience a sense of community. One that is unique and based on respect. Through hall activities based on service, education or social outcomes, you'll be provided with an opportunity to be who you want to be. Living on campus will give you a chance to make your own discoveries.

Fall 2018 move in: 

New students may check into their rooms Friday, Aug. 24: 9 a.m.-1 p.m.

Returning students may check into their rooms at the following times: 

Saturday, Aug. 25: 9 a.m. - 5 p.m.
Sunday, Aug. 26: 9 a.m. - 7 p.m.

Apartment living

Community to Classroom

Perks of living in the Riley Court apartments include a full kitchen, laundry facilities and a common area to share with six of your best friends. Upperclassmen are given priority for apartment living.

new student Housing


Here are some tips to make your residence hall room your home-away-from-home: including what to bring and what to leave at home, and the housing questionnaire.

Residence Life Staff

Residence life staff

In addition to the professional residence life staff, every hall has a hall director and each floor has one or two student residence advisors to maintain safety procedures and implement programming. >>> more