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Housing & Dining

We're providing many opportunities to build connections and engage with other students through the Office of Residence Life and the Office of Off Campus Living. An assortment of dining options are available to students via mobile order.

On-Campus Housing

We are excited to welcome 800+ students back to on-campus housing for spring 2021, with move-in dates from March 24-28. To promote a safer residential environment and in accordance with guidance from state and local health officials, we will implement single-occupancy housing accommodations in residence halls and University Villas. Read more about how students can prepare for spring 2021 move-in.

All students living on campus are expected to comply with personal safety measures and commit to the Bronco Pact. Students will be expected to:

  • Track symptoms daily using our online symptom tracker;
  • Maintain at least 6 feet of distance between themselves and others at all times;
  • Wear a face covering any time they are outside of their living units, including in hallways and common areas;
  • Wear a face covering at all times while using communal restrooms, unless showering;
  • Conduct personal hygiene, including tooth brushing, frequent hand washing, and face washing, at individual room sinks;
  • Abide by reduced-density occupancy limits in communal spaces, including lounges, study rooms, and kitchens; and
  • Abide by posted occupancy limits in elevators.

In addition, social distancing will impact community life in the following ways:

  • Student access will be limited to their assigned residence hall. Students will not be permitted to enter other residence halls.
  • Students are prohibited from hosting guests—including other SCU students, family, or off-campus friends—in their living units or residence halls.
  • Community life, including programs and events, will be conducted virtually and in person in small groups in accordance with county guidelines.
  • Most meetings with Residence Life professional and student staff, and other staff will be conducted virtually.

For more information, please read our Housing Contract Addendum and our Housing and Dining FAQ.

Residence Life 

Staff will continue to be available to support, provide opportunities to connect, and help students adjust to this new environment—particularly for our newest Broncos. At the same time, it is important for students and families to understand the experience may look quite different from what they are used to or were envisioning. Much of residents’ community life, including programs and events, will be conducted virtually or, if in person, in small groups in accordance with county guidelines.

There will be a small student staff available to assist residents, but the structure may be different. For example, your community facilitator (CF) will be available for assistance, but may live on a different floor. Even with the limited staff, we will continue to have staff on-call after hours for emergencies.

The Office of Residence Life looks forward to ensuring that students feel connected to one another, staff, faculty, and the campus in general. We have launched Zoomunity, a program that allows for small and large group virtual interaction using Zoom and Slack. In addition, our upper-class students will have the opportunity to lead and mentor incoming students as Zoomunity Leaders. We look forward to providing additional support and encouragement during spring 2021.

Find additional information and sign up, either as a participant or volunteer leader.


Following current state and local guidance for dining facilities, Bon Appétit will have several venues open, 7 days a week for student dining. Plans include enhanced sanitation, following social distancing requirements, mobile ordering, and reductions of self-service options.

Dining services will remain centralized in the Benson Memorial Center (BMC) with all orders being managed via a mobile-ordering app. Food will be available from Bon Appétit in to-go compostable containers.

Currently, all food is served to-go and students can eat outdoors or in their residence hall. Depending on county guidance, limited indoor dining may become available in Benson Memorial Center during the spring term.  In that event, occupancy limits, physical distancing, face coverings and other protocols will be in place for those who dine inside Benson.

All campus residents will be assigned a meal plan based on their year in school and their accommodation.

Off Campus Living

The Office of Off Campus Living (OCL) remains committed to serving individual students with all of their off campus housing needs. We continue to offer 1:1 appointments via Zoom or telephone, housing resources, and assistance in connecting students with the local community. We will also support off-campus students through virtual programming.

Additionally, student staff (Neighborhood Ambassadors) are available during weekly virtual office hours. Students can email for any assistance. Please subscribe to our newsletter or follow us on Instagram (scuoffcampus) to stay connected and updated about off campus living.