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 activities in the halls 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.

Winter break housing information
Residence halls will be closing Thursday, Dec. 15, at 10 p.m. If you need to stay past that time, you will need to complete the Extended Stay Form by midnight Dec. 11. If you do not fill out the form by the deadline, you will be subject to a $15 fee to stay on campus. 

If you will be staying on campus, please be aware that the halls will be completely closed Dec. 24 & 25, so staff can spend time with their family and loved ones. Halls will close to everyone at 5 p.m. Dec. 23 through 8 a.m. Dec. 26.

Spring Semester 2017 move-in 
Classes begin on Wednesday, Jan. 11, 2017 (this is different from previous years). 

Students that are moving into new rooms or helping students move into new rooms are allowed to return starting at 10 a.m. Monday, Jan. 9.

All students will be allowed to return to campus at 10 a.m. Tuesday, Jan. 10.

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.
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