Residence Halls, Houses, Townhouses
Living on campus as St. Ambrose University is about as good as it gets.
Live in modern residence halls (some of the best in the Midwest), and enjoy sweet suite living, apartments, and close access to everything you need to succeed in college.
General Housing Information
Explore cost, different types of living arrangements (themed communities, off-campus, summer, and graduate), and requirements of living on campus.
If you attend classes full-time you can apply for housing. You will be placed in a residence hall based in either traditional (typically freshmen and sophomores) or preferred (typically juniors, seniors, and graduate students) housing.
First, you must be admitted as a student. If you are accepted, you will receive correspondence from us that includes housing registration and further information.
We assign rooms based on the date you sign your contract and what building you indicated as your preference. (In other words, the earlier you sign your contract, the better chance you have at getting your first preference.)
Enrolled students will receive their housing placement via their SAU email address in early July.
- Full-time students are required to live on campus until they have completed two years of post-high school studies at St. Ambrose or another accredited institution of higher education (community college, college, or university).
- Students who live with a parent or legal guardian within 50 miles of campus can be exempted from the residency requirement.
- Students who begin college more than one year after graduating from high school may be eligible for a residency requirement waiver.
Criteria to live off-campus
- Full-time students are required to live on campus until they have completed two years of post-high school studies at St. Ambrose or another accredited institution of higher education (community college, college or university).
- Students who live with a parent or legal guardian within 30 miles of campus can be exempted from the residency requirement.
- Students who begin college more than one year after graduating from high school may be eligible to have the residency requirement waived.
- Institutional Aid. Each institutional grant or scholarship has individual criteria for amounts awarded and some may have GPA requirements to stay eligible. We have an off-campus institutional cap. If you move off campus, your award will be revised accordingly. Please contact Student Financial Services at 563-333-5775 to discuss how your award would be modified.
- Your meal plan. Meal plans are optional for off-campus students. Contact Sodexo Food Service at 563-333-6360 to learn about options for commuter students.
- Interested in moving back on campus? Submit a housing contract and a non-refundable $150 housing fee. Housing is granted by availability and preference is given according to the date contracts and deposits are received.
- Off-campus housing options. See off-campus housing list. Please note that listings are not in affiliation with St. Ambrose University. While SAU checks with the city of Davenport to verify that each property is in good standing with the City Inspector's Office, the institution does not endorse anything further.
- Tenants' rights. As an off-campus resident, it is important you are familiar with your rights as a tenant. We've provided more information on tenants' rights (pdf) and a list of things to keep in mind while looking at properties (pdf). Additional information will be available at the Off-Campus Housing Fair. St. Ambrose values neighborhood relations and wants you to know how to do your part.
St. Ambrose University offers housing for full-time graduate students in certain SAU-owned houses. Housing is billed a daily rate in order to provide flexibility for graduate academic schedules. Please see Residence Life in the Rogalski Center or email Residence Life with any questions on availability.
Current graduate housing options are listed in the SAU portal.
2023-24 Graduate Housing (House)
- Applications are available in MyHousing.
Requirements For Graduate Housing:
- Accepted into a graduate program at St. Ambrose University
- Completed a bachelor's degree at St. Ambrose or another accredited higher education institution
- Abide by the Student Code of Conduct (found in the Student Handbook)
- Single room option
- Fully furnished
- Patrolled by security
- High-speed wi-fi and utilities included
- On-campus location
- Weekly housekeeping
- In-facility laundry
- Walking distance to CHSE
- Conveniently billed to your student account (with daily billing option for "lease" flexibility)
Current SAU students
Cost, information, and contracts are available on MySAU Portal.
- FREE: parking (monitored by 24/7 security); utilities; fast Wifi
- Access to the SAU Library, Wellness and Recreation Center, sand volleyball court (right outside Hagen and Tiedemann!), game room, Starbucks in the Beehive
- Secure living: card-only access and security at front desks
- Receive mail and packages securely on campus
- Weekly housekeeping for bathrooms
- Summer Housing Assistants in each hall are there to help you, conduct nightly security rounds, and plan great events
Call the Residence Life at 563-333-6258 or email email@example.com.
Please Note: Current SAU students will find summer housing information on the ResLife Summer Housing Portal page.
This rate is for non-SAU college students who are working in the Quad Cities.
Hagen or North (Single): $28/day
Housing Deposit: $150
Available dates for Visiting Interns are May 27th through July 30th. This schedule allows our housekeeping and maintenance teams to clean and prepare rooms for the upcoming semester.
The preferred deadline for submission is May 8th, 2023. Submit your deposit and contract here!
Any questions, accommodation needs, or roommate requests can be sent to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Academic Housing Community
The Academic Community selects well-rounded First Year students who set a high priority on academics and community involvement. Students accepted into the Academic Community are graded on a comprehensive 80-point scale.
- May 15 (to get housing placement by June 1)
The scale is based on the following criteria:
- In addition to academic success, students will be evaluated on their community involvement.
- Each student will have to submit written responses to several essay questions.
The entire selection process aims to find students who align their personal traits and study habits closest to the mission of St. Ambrose. Students applying for/accepted to the Honors Program may request North Hall, but no application is guaranteed to be accepted.
Take a sneak peek of North Hall ... We're more than just smart kids!
As a result of the activities and services provided by the Academic Community, residents will:
- Invest in their community
- Display habits and attitudes that enhance their leadership abilities
- Consider multiple points of view
- Recognize a connection between their living environment and academic success
- Become aware of academic support services and use them
- Participate in Residence Life Programs
- Recognize the impact of their participation in connection with their personal and academic success
- For First and Second Year students
- Students in their third or fourth year may choose to live in traditional housing but will be held to the University Policies of traditional housing.
- Suite-style living with groups of 4 students, with 2 students per room and 2 rooms joined by a bathroom
- For students in their Third Year or more
- Groups of 4 in apartment-style living. Four single bedrooms with kitchenette, common area, and bathroom.
Please note: THESE ARE NOT HOUSING CONTRACTS. Students must be accepted to SAU and have a housing contract turned in to be eligible for Academic Housing.
First-year and Transfer students
This community fills quickly, and spots in the Academic Community are not guaranteed.
North Hall, home to our Academic Community, is our newest hall and provides both traditional and apartment-style housing for traditional/preferred housing students.
Each preferred apartment features four single bedrooms per unit, a common living area, kitchen, and bathrooms. Traditional housing is suite-style with double rooms connected by a full bathroom. Total resident capacity is 204.
- Private bathroom and shower in each suite and apartment
- Dressers, closets, and desks
- Carpeted floors
- ADA Accessible Rooms
- Wireless and ethernet hookups
- Community laundry facilities
- Preferred Bedroom: 9' x 11'
- Preferred living/dining/kitchenette: 12' x 19'
- Download a PDF of a typical North Suite
- Traditional rooms: 11' x 16' with 6' x 13' entry/closet access
- Download a PDF of a North Traditional Suite
- Please note that ADA rooms are designed for accessibility, and so the layout of an ADA room will vary from the typical layout.
- Download a PDF of a North ADA suite