SBUBolivar, Missouri Est. 1878

SBU Residence Life

Plaster Lodge

Residence facility for females
1730 University Ave
(417) 328-1930
Krista Allison, Resident Director

Plaster Lodge is the only residence hall on the SBU campus that does not use the “hall” designation at the end of its name.  For the first 10 to 15 years of its existence, since its inception in 1983, Plaster was officially named “Plaster Guest Lodge” due to the fact that it was a facility designed specifically to house guests of the University.  In the late 1990’s, due to overcrowding in the University’s residence halls, the Lodge was transformed into a residence facility for students…and has remained so ever since.  In keeping with its “guest lodge” roots, Plaster continues to maintain a special suite – “The President’s Suite” – that is used to house special guests of the University. The hall color of Plaster Lodge is black.

Room Layout

Plaster Lodge Room Layout
Average Room Size:  12 ft. x 20 ft. 4 in.
Sink Area  6 ft. 1 in. x 5 ft. 3 in.
Bed Area  N/A
Ceiling to floor  9 ft.
Window Size
(mini blinds provided)
 4 ft. 6 in. x 3 ft. 6 in.
Mattress Size: Twin XL  
Floor Type:   Rooms are fully carpeted.  Bathrooms are tile.
Each room has a sink and a mirror.

Bathroom Type – All resident rooms at Plaster Lodge have private bathrooms. 

  • On Plaster’s first floor, there are five rooms that have handicapped accessible bathrooms.  Each first floor bathroom has a walk-in shower (no bathtub) and toilet.  The bathroom floors are all tile.  The sinks in each room are located outside the bathroom. 
  • On Plaster’s second and thirds floors, the bathrooms have complete bathtub/shower units and toilets.  The bathroom floors are all tile.  The sinks in each room are located outside the bathroom.   

Laundry Room – There are two washing machines, two dryers, and a laundry card machine in Plaster’s laundry room, which is located on the first floor.  Both the washing machines and dryers are card-operated.  Laundry cards can be purchased for $5 from the laundry card machine.  The machine accepts $5, $10, and $20 dollar bills (no coins or $1 dollar bills).

Kitchen – Plaster Lodge has a fully functioning kitchen located on the first floor of the building.

Describe Lobbies – Plaster has three lounges – one on each of the Lodge’s three floors.  Each of the lounges have couches and chairs. 

Vending Machines – Plaster has food and beverage vending machines – and an ice machine – on the first floor.

Trash Disposal – Trash dumpsters are conveniently located on the south and east side of the Lodge.

Television – Mounted big-screen TV’s are located in Plaster’s first, second, and third floor lounges.  All of the TV’s are cable-connected and have connector ports for DVD’s and video game units.

Entrances/Exit Doors Plaster has five entrance/exit doors. Three on the first floor and two on the second floor.  One of the second floor doors connects directly to SBU’s Jim Mellers Center, the building that houses SBU’s Bible major classes.