Living on Campus

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Join a tight-knit community, meet new people and enjoy the convenience of living on campus. Living on campus is a great way to get to know people and immerse yourself in college life. We welcome first-year, transfer, graduate and returning students to live on campus!

10 Reasons to Live on Campus



Early morning classes are a lot less daunting when you don’t have to fight traffic or poor weather conditions to get here. It allows you to sleep later, yet make your classes on time.



Living on campus allows you to begin taking steps toward independence, but at a reasonable pace. Save money on gas, groceries and utilities for a couple of years by taking advantage of a dining plan and more.


Built-in Community

Living in a residence hall offers you the opportunity to meet people from all over the world, to have a support network of peers going through a similar experience, and to make friendships that last a lifetime. Students are drawn together by their shared experiences, regardless of their origins and backgrounds, and their desire to create a positive living environment.



Students who live on campus find it an exciting and memorable experience. Studying can be easier due to the availability of resources such as the library and professors being near at hand. Additionally, students have easy access to all the University’s activities.


Study Areas

Late night study sessions and group projects can extend beyond Buehler Library or the Founders Lounge when you have residence hall lounges to spend time in, too!


Access to Campus Resources

Living on campus gives you quick access to resources. Whether you need to seek out health services, IT support or student leadership opportunities, it is easy to get connected to the right staff and faculty in a short amount of time.


Job Opportunities

If you need to work while you are a student, there are many campus job opportunities. Depending on your academic schedule, you may be able to work first thing in the morning or fit your job in between classes.


Downtown Elmhurst

When you are ready to spend some time away from studying and getting involved, Elmhurst’s City Centre is just a few blocks away from campus. Stop by a variety of coffee shops, restaurants, boutiques, salons and workout studios, many of which offer discounts to Elmhurst University students!



If you want to explore beyond the City of Elmhurst, Chicago is a 30-minute train ride from Elmhurst, and the train station is a few blocks from campus. Take in a show, explore the beaches, visit museums or go shopping on The Magnificent Mile. The city offers something for everyone.

… but most of all, it’s a once-in-a-lifetime experience.

You are only in college once, so why not give living on campus a try?

Interested in checking out our housing options? Start here.

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