Life in the Residence Halls

Living in residence halls has countless perks. These are just a few.

  • It's Gorgeous: Breathtaking views of Lake Jovita and the Abbey Golf Course. Spanish Mission architecture. Rolling hills. Orange groves. Sunshine.
  • Better Grades: Studies show that students who live on campus achieve higher academically.
  • 24/7 Support: Each and every residence hall floor has its very own Resident Assistant who makes your student's health and happiness a top priority.
  • No Excuse for Boredom: There's always something going on. Just check out our campus activities calendar.
  • Free Stuff: Free Dell laptops for all fulltime residential students; microfridge in each room; laundry; cable; local phone and on-campus telephone service.

Housing Options

Saint Leo has 14 residence halls, each with something different to offer our 1,600+ residential students. Options include traditional community-style double rooms and singles, and on-campus apartments and suites. Explore our residence halls here.

Safety & Security

The Campus Security & Safety Department is open 24 hours a day, seven days a week. All buildings are secure 24/7, and student IDs access only your student's own residence hall. Learn more about Student Health & Safety at Saint Leo.

Parking & Transportation

How do students get around campus? Where do they park? What if they don't have a car? For answers to all your questions, learn more about Parking & Transportation at Saint Leo University's campus.


Dining Services does breakfast, lunch, dinner and weekend brunch, grab 'n' go snacks and drinks, event catering, and even birthday cakes that can be delivered to your student's residence hall. Learn about dining locations and meal plans.

Moving into the Residence Halls

Check out the Admitted Students section for information on when residence halls open, the roommate selection process, and what to bring vs. what to leave at home.

Living with Roommates

The key to helping your child adjust to a new living situation is to stress open communication and understanding. Here are some suggestions for helping your student deal with roommates:

  • Stay Calm: Be compassionate and supportive, and help brainstorm solutions without taking drastic action or making your student feel even more distress.
  • Put the Power in Their Hands: Encourage them to confront roommate issues head-on, before they get out of control—preferably face-to-face rather than by email or text.
  • Lean on RAs & Support Staff: Live-in resident assistants, peer ministers and professional staff are trained in conflict resolution and problem solving techniques.
  • Build Confidence: Encourage your student by focusing all the positives they bring to relationships in their lives. This can give them the confidence they need to have a productive dialogue with their roommate.