Our Residence Halls
Bluffton University traditional undergraduate students are required to live in one of the university's residence halls unless they live at home with their parents and live within a reasonable commuting distance. The university is committed to the belief that living with others in a residence hall is an important part of the total educational and social experience of college life. Exceptions must be approved by the director of residence life.
Living successfully in a residence hall environment requires a certain amount of understanding and responsibility of each person. It is understood and expected that students are responsible for their own actions and the activities that occur in their rooms.
Each hall has the following:
- main lobby with basic cable television
- kitchenette with refrigerator and stove or microwave
- laundry facilities (cost is included in room & board fees)
- soda vending machine
- storage space for small items only (suitcases, boxes, trunks)
- Ramseyer, Ropp and Hirschy Halls have ironing boards in designated areas
Rooms include the following for each resident:
Beds may be bunked and lofts are permitted in all halls except Neufeld. If you choose to have a loft it should incorporate the bed frame. You may bring additional furnishings, however, no university furniture may be removed from the room, including the metal bedframes.
The beds are extra long and the mattresses measure 36" x 80". If you have trouble finding extra long sheets and bedding to fit the beds in our residence halls, the office of residence life has partnered with Residence Hall Linens to provide an easy, affordable option. Each room also has an overhead light, mirror, curtains or blinds, telephone, smoke detector and some rooms have a small bulletin board.
New students are encouraged to submit a housing questionnaire to help student life match you with a roommate and assign a residence hall.
Returning students select their roommate and residence hall room through a process called Room Draw.
campus life Expectations
Expectations and guidelines for all Bluffton students include the Community of Respect and the Honor Code.