Residence Life


Living on campus, you’ll have access to low-cost or free on-campus amenities.

First-Year Housing

Learn about first-year housing. See a floorplan and packing list.


Learn about the six community values that residence life at Spalding promotes.

Residence life at Spalding University provides students convenience, safety and an overall enhanced college experience. Research shows that on-campus living will help you experience wellness, gain independence, achieve greater academic success and develop as a well-rounded individual. Residence Life is focused on creating strong and involved Golden Eagles. Our Spalding Suites offers a variety of living arrangements for first and second year students. The Suites offers a variety of floor plans with in suite bathrooms, living and dining areas and kitchens. For returning students and graduate students, Spalding offers affiliated housing options on or near the University campus.

Visit Admitted Student Information to apply for housing or request a housing exemption. Send us an email with any questions.

Entrance of Spalding Suites residence hall
Student rides bike past Spalding Mansion complex entrance


Campus living provides you quick access to university resources and numerous downtown destinations.

Spalding community volunteering


Live alongside peers with whom you’ll develop close and life-long friendships.

Photo sitting on a dorm room desk of three Spalding students at a Louisville Bats game
ring eating contest
Students chat in hallway of Spalding Suites
Ollie's room in the Suites

You can’t find a better location. Spalding Suites and Morrison Hall are a quick walk to any point on campus and numerous downtown destinations. Though having a car on campus is not a necessity, it is an option. We provide plenty of parking for students and visitors, and student passes are 30 dollars per year.

There is no additional charge for furnishings (bed, desk, chair, wardrobes) and no monthly bills for utilities. Plus, you’ll enjoy free high-speed Wi-Fi. All you need to bring to campus what is necessary to personalize your space.

Our campus amenities, including our library, fitness facility, academic support services, counseling center and 24-hour campus safety, are free and available to all students.

First-year students live in the Spalding Suites at 901 S 2nd Street. The Suites has nearby parking and is a block from the Cafe and Mother Catherine Square. The Suites offers a variety of floor plans all with in suite bathrooms.

All rooms in the Spalding Suites include twin beds (that can be bunked, lofted or lowered), desk and wardrobe closets. (SpaldingSuitesFloorPlans.)

Spalding Suites Bedroom with student bed, desk and under bed storage.

Rooms measure 14 feet by 10 feet 6 inches. The closet is 45 inches by 30 inches and the windows are 47 inches wide and 71 inches tall.

Most suites have a in suite kitchen. Third floor suites have access to a shared kitchen and living area. Beverage and snack vending machines are located off the first-floor lobby. The laundry facilities are located on levels two and three.

Two Spalding students study in dorm room
Spalding students walking outside ELC

Our six community values are the cornerstone of ourĀ residence life program:

  • Academic success
  • Career preparedness
  • Community & diversity
  • Compassion for self & others
  • Health & wellness
  • Independent living skills