Residence Life

The goal of the residence life staff at Judson University is to create exceptional experiences that cultivate the persistent presence of a community which drives students toward the life transforming truth of the gospel. We do this by providing safe living spaces that are conducive to the holistic learning and shaping of an individual that takes place in an academic, Christian institution. To this end, students and staff work together to communicate clearly, to encourage one another, and to uphold fairly the standards of communal living.

Housing Information

Housing is available to traditional undergraduate students only. Questions may be directed to the Housing Coordinator at

Judson University has traditionally been a residential school. It continues to maintain a strong commitment to the concept that community living plays a vital role in the student's academic experience and total development. To this end, traditional undergraduate students are required to live on campus unless they meet one of the following criteria:

  • Living with parents within a 45-minute (one way) commute
  • Married
  • Not attending the University full-time
  • 23 years of age or older by the first day of fall classes
  • Living with Judson faculty or staff in their primary residence (1 student per address)

The University Housing Application must be completed online annually and approved by the Housing Coordinator. Any student who does not submit and receive approval of their off campus housing form by the appropriate University due date will be charged for room and board fees. The application can be found in the student's MyJudson portal (log in required).

At the end of each semester, and with the permission of their resident directors, students may change roommates and/or rooms. There is a $25 charge for changing rooms mid-year. Room and board for students does not cover Christmas and Spring Breaks. The University closes down the residence halls for a 2 week period over the Christmas and New Year holidays. At the end of each semester, rooms might be consolidated as needed to provide space for housing.

Summer housing may be made available each year depending on demand. Applications and summer housing information are made available near the end of the spring semester. Priority is given to:

  • students working full-time on campus for the University;
  • students involved in a practicum or internship experience (a professor's signature is required for internships);
  • international students; and
  • students serving as resident assistants for the summer.

Students living on campus during the summer are under the general supervision of the residence life staff. All campus rules and regulations are in effect for all residents.


Approximately 33 percent of Judson's traditional students live at home and commute to the campus. These students are encouraged to participate in all campus activities and contribute fully to the life of the community. Commuters must register vehicles with the Campus Safety Office. Students intending to live off-campus must completely the Off Campus Housing Application on an annual basis.