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Live your best life on BU’s campus

Student Life

Housing applications open Dec. 1 and this is one opportunity you won’t want to miss. If you’re weighing whether you should live on campus, the answer is absolutely. There are about a 1.5 million reasons why campus housing is the right call, but we’ll just hit the highlights here.

College is about connections

The residence halls are where community happens. Roommates become your besties, Resident Assistants (RAs) become your mentors and the folks you meet in your hall and building become your new BU family. You want these people in your life!


Set up for success

More than 30 years of research at numerous institutions shows that students who live on campus are more successful in college and more likely to graduate. That’s because our residents are engaged on campus and are closer to the resources that help students succeed, like the library, Student Success Center and the Career Development Center.


Just take it easy

Our on-campus housing has everything you need and want. You don’t have to worry about paying monthly bills, absentee landlords or buying expensive furniture or appliances. We’ve got you covered. Just bring your posters and that snugly pillow you can’t do without.


Close to it all

Bellarmine prides itself on our insanely busy, super involved campus life. We have more than 90 Registered Student Organizations (RSOs) who are always planning things to do, as is the Student Activities Center. There are numerous beloved annual Bellarmine traditions students wouldn’t miss, like Late Knight Breakfast. You don’t have to worry about missing a thing. You’re right here for it all.

Be inspired

Have you been on campus lately? It’s gorgeous and the residence halls are in the prettiest part of campus. Our walkways wind through lush landscaping, natural areas and artful architecture. Walking to class is a beautiful breeze. Here, you want to have your head in the clouds.

Safe and Sound

Your folks worry, right? Living here, they won’t have to. Our campus is nestled in the heart of the Highlands, Louisville’s safest area. Our Office of Public Safety patrols campus 24/7 making sure trouble stays away. So, when your family texts “how are you?” you can text back, “I’m fine” and mean it.


BU offers a wide range of housing options including singles, doubles and suites. Each residence hall offers a different experience with some halls having a mix of all of the students. There is also specialty housing for Learning Communities and Honors Program.

Click here to check out our many room options. Click here to submit your housing application today!

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About Bellarmine University

Bellarmine University is a vibrant community of educational excellence and ethical awareness that consistently ranks among the nation’s best colleges and universities. Our students pursue an education based in the liberal arts – and in the distinguished, inclusive Catholic tradition of educational excellence, the oldest and most rewarding in the western world. It is a lifelong education, worthy of the university’s namesake, Saint Robert Bellarmine, and of his invitation to each of us to learn and live In Veritatis Amore – in the love of all that is beautiful, true and good in life.