Student Life

Student Housing


Benedictine University at Springfield offers opportunities for on-campus living because we recognize that a substantial part of your education will take place outside of the classroom, laboratory and library. Many close friendships can be developed by living in common areas and can continue long after students graduate. The residential areas are places where living and learning meet. It is there that you will meet new and different people, encounter new ideas and values, and develop your independence and a greater sense of responsibility. You’ll find these areas are places where all of the elements of Benedictine University at Springfield connect.

Living in campus residence halls is more convenient than commuting and provides many more opportunities to fully engage yourself in campus activities and events. It’s also less expensive than living in an apartment off campus because we are able to package all amenities, utilities, and food services that you would normally have to pay in addition to your rent, into your housing costs for the year.

Benedictine University at Springfield currently offers four residence hall options. Hanlon Hall contains single, recently renovated rooms and is reserved for women. Mueth Hall is also reserved for men and has a limited number of ‘suite’ style rooms available. The recently acquired Mueller Hall is coed by floor and is the largest hall on campus. Dockson Plaza is our apartment style housing for upperclassmen students in good academic standing.

All rooms include cable access, wireless internet access, access to student lounges/study rooms and free access to laundry facilities. To get more information on specific halls, please check out the housing brochure.

All residence areas are under the supervision of the residence life staff, comprised of Resident Assistants, Resident Manager, Maintenance Staff and the Dean of Student Affairs. The staff works to help maintain an environment for academic, personal and social development of its students. Room assignments are made based on a short question sheet on the housing checklist, and a deposit of $300 must be placed to reserve a room. Returning students receive priority in room selection. Remaining rooms are filled on a ‘first come-first served’ basis.