Campus life at Saint Louis University

Student life at SLU

As a SLU student, there are always ways you can get involved with both the campus and the community. It all starts at the Center for Global Citizenship, which serves as a way to bring together all international students. The center includes a student lounge with international media outlets and conference rooms with worldwide teleconferencing abilities.

You'll also be encouraged to serve and volunteer. In fact, more than 80% of SLU students volunteered during the previous academic year. Campus-wide service partnerships bring students together while benefitting the community.

Whether you want to grab a quick bite to eat in the residence hall or savor all the city has to offer, SLU and the surrounding neighborhoods have all the food choices you could want. Options such as vegan and vegetarian, halal and gluten-free are easily accessible from either the 16 on-campus or the countless off-campus dining facilities.

Show your Billiken pride

Athletics play a big part of student life on campus. Whether watching or playing, there are all sorts of opportunities for you to get involved. If you want to see intercollegiate sports at their finest, look no further than SLU’s 18 men's and women's Division I varsity teams. Basketball and volleyball teams play in the state-of-the-art, 10,600-seat Chaifetz Arena.

Want to get involved? There are plenty of options. The school's club and intramural sports provide an opportunity for you to participate in fun, competitive events. The sport clubs compete against other colleges and universities across the nation. These clubs offer opportunities for all levels of experience to receive valuable leadership skills. Intramural sports give you a chance to explore new or untried recreational activities without so much pressure of competition. You have a chance to participate no matter what the level of ability.

Religion and faith

Regardless of your religious identity, you're encouraged to nurture your faith while attending SLU. Organized networks of campus ministries and houses of worship are easily accessible to all students. Service-learning initiatives are frequently hosted on campus. You will have the opportunity to participate, learn and engage to enhance your personal and social responsibility.

So many delicious options

No matter what you are craving, Saint Louis University and the surrounding neighborhoods offer up a variety of dining options. Choose from one of the 16 on-campus dining options or find a local restaurant that reminds you of home. Flex dollars come with all meal plans and are used to purchase non all-you-can-eat meals. You can also use Billiken Bucks—funds loaded onto a debit account plan—to use at select on- or off-campus vendors. Vegan, vegetarian, halal and gluten-free are available at most establishments.

Keeping you healthy and safe

Staying healthy is very important when you are studying. SLU's Wellness Initiative makes sure that your mind, body and soul remain in balance. If you're suffering, all areas are affected. The Student Health Center and University Counseling Center provide medical treatment, psychological counseling and outpatient services as well as a variety of educational programs.

SLU's campus is very safe and has its own full-service law enforcement agency on campus. Rave Messenger is SLU's emergency notification system used to send messages about school closings and timely safety warnings to the university community via text, email and telephone call.

We have staff who can help ease your transition to the US. Whether you need to speak to someone in your native language, get a driver's license or find a doctor, you can visit the INTO SLU front desk and we will help you.