Make friends. Find support. Belong.

Residence Life

Live with friends, make memories and grow

Living in a residence hall accelerates your integration into JBU’s campus community. Your friends will challenge you, make you laugh and help you grow your faith.

Residence life is where you experience the full depth of the JBU community.

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Connect with others

The transition to college is exciting, but all change can be difficult at times. Living on-campus helps you make friends and build a support network.

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Be close to what’s happening

Campus events, the gym, spontaneous movie nights, chapel, classes, the library – living on campus means you’re just a 5-minute walk from nearly everything.

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Let us do the cooking and cleaning

Between classes, homework, internships, friends and activities, you’re going to be busy. We’ll take care of the meal planning, grocery shopping, cooking and cleaning.


Trained and caring staff will support you

Moving away from home can be scary. That’s why each hall or suite has a Resident Assistant (RA). Your RA is a student who’s employed by JBU and is trained to help you through your time here. If you’re having a problem, they’ll be there to help.

If you need anything beyond what an RA can help with, the assistant resident director or resident director will jump in and find you the help you need. There are many qualified people on campus to help and support you in a variety of ways.

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Your RA will also plan exciting events for your hall/suite and foster community among you and your neighbors.

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The scoop on our dining options


Every meal at Kresge Dining Hall offers a variety of delicious options. They’re designed to be nutritious, and we’ll work with you to accommodate any food allergies. With eight different food stations, you'll always find something to satisfy you in the Kresge Dining Hall.

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Learn more about meal plans

The California Café in Walker Student Center offers coffee, snacks and grab-and-go meals for when you’re short on time. 

Ground Floor Coffee is an on-campus coffee shop run by JBU students. It’s the perfect place to study or catch up with friends.


What if I want to live off-campus?

Because we believe, and research supports, that the residential experience is a vital part of your
holistic head, heart, hand development, JBU has students live on-campus for at least six semesters. 

There are exceptions if you are 22 or older by the first day of classes, married,
living with parents or an approved full-time staff or faculty member, 
or enrolled in less than 12 hours.

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Have questions?

Check out our FAQ page or contact your admissions counselor. They would love to help!

Here are other resources you may find helpful:

Important Dates
Housing Forms
Residence Life Programs
Residence Life Staff Contact Info

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