Living on Campus
A community is more than a place to live.
At SAU, it encompasses everyone who surrounds and challenges us, sparks laughter, and offers unyielding support. It encompasses a willingness to jump into new situations, giving respect, and feeling respected.
While living at SAU, you'll experience community during late-night study sessions and in deep conversations with friends and suitemates; as you meet classmates for a cup of coffee or for lunch in Cosgrove; as you jump into a sand volleyball game outside Franklin Hall; or as you join (or lead) a floor activity.
Our goal is to foster a safe, supportive, and empowering community that will challenge and support you to grow and develop holistically. Not only will you live in the best college housing in the Midwest, but you can also join in the recreational, educational, spiritual, and cultural programs that define and grow our community.
COVID-19 NOTICE -- Due to the current emergency with COVID-19 St. Ambrose University Residence Life would like to alleviate some of the possible economic stress our future students may be facing.
Effective immediately, we are implementing a change in our housing deposit (which normally requires a full $250 deposit with the initial contract). You will pay $100 upon submitting the housing contract, and Student Accounts will bill the additional $150 portion to your student account. If the contract is canceled by the student/purchaser by June 1, 2020, $75 of it will be refunded (minus a $25 processing fee).
We hope that you and your family is healthy, and we look forward to having you join our community in the Fall of 2020!
Take it all in! Walk under the towering oaks that frame Ambrose Hall. Have a meal in the dining hall. Visit a class and talk to the professors. We're here for you, and we hope you'll come see for yourself all we have to offer.
All the Comforts of Home
We have some of the best student housing in the Midwest – suites, apartments, residence halls, and off-campus houses – that include weekly housekeeping, 24/7 security, supportive Resident Advisers (RAs), and many other amenities. Part of your visit includes walking through the halls and seeing the rooms!
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Featuring Bechtel, Cosgrove, Davis, North, Rohlman, and North halls. Single and suite-style living is available, plus housekeeping and great campus views.
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Then, contact us so we can learn more about you and check for other awards, scholarships and grants for which you may qualify. Each year, St. Ambrose University awards nearly $30 million in institutional aid and scholarships. Take the first step and ask. Our admissions representatives are happy to help.
Residence Life Staff
Devorah Alexander, Administrative Assistant
Dan Dankert, Case and Project Manager
Heather Emery-Cunningham, Area Coordinator for Hagen, Tiedemann, McCarthy, Townhouses, and Houses
Daneel Gayle, Area Coordinator for Davis, Franklin, and Rohlman
Zach Santos, Area Coordinator for Cosgrove, North, and Bechtel