SBUBolivar, Missouri Est. 1878

Residence Life at SBU

Welcome to SBU Residence Life

Our commitment…

  1. To provide a welcome and home-like environment in all on-campus housing facilities
  2. To provide a living-learning community that develops students academically, socially and spiritually while producing servant leaders
  3. To provide well managed, safe and sanitary housing facilities for on-campus residents

SBU is interested in providing the best possible residential environment for its students.  Residential living is a unique experience that provides opportunity for growth and learning.  Each facility is overseen by a Resident Director who is dedicated to developing and directing the student staff.  Resident Assistants are students who have been carefully selected to assist you during your time in campus housing.  The combined efforts of the Residence Life staff provides the facilities with individual identity and opportunities to help create some of the most meaningful experiences in your life.

Make it your home…

Your room is your home at SBU.  Rooms are painted in a neutral color and decorations are limited only by your own creativity! We encourage you to personalize your room with your own belongings to create a homey and fun living space.


Being a part of SBU’s on-campus community will add to your time in college and continually impact your experience beyond the classroom. We provide a variety of gender-based housing options where you will discover new and exciting experiences with a supportive community of students and staff. You will find a welcoming atmosphere where you will be able to build relationships with students who are similar to you while also learning the value of living with those who are different from you. You be able to grow and learn together by taking advantage of the vast assortment of activities and traditions that are made available to you on your hall, in your dorm, and around campus. Neighbors will become lifelong friends, new memories will be made daily, and you will constantly be reminded that you are a child of God and a valuable member of the SBU family.

Choose Your Dorm…

We have several men’s and women’s dorms from which you can choose. Check them out.

For more information:
Office of Residence Life
1600 University Avenue
Bolivar, MO 65613

(P) (417) 328-1885
(F) (417) 328-1579
E-mail: Chris Keller or Landee Nevills