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Residence Halls

Click on the name of the building for a virtual tour.

  • Fall housing contracts are for the full academic year (fall and spring semesters)
  • Three on-campus residence halls and one off-campus apartment building
  • Current residents have first choice to available spaces
  • Deadline for Priority Placement for New application/contracts with paid deposit - May 1
  • Room assignments are mailed at the end of June 
  • Housing apps received after May 1, get room assignments emailed by the end of July
  • If you have not paid your housing deposit ($200 US) through the initial admission online process, please send it with the housing application contract as soon as possible.
  • No family accommodations available


St. Joseph Hall 

  • Affectionately called ‘The Joe”
  • Primarily underclassmen
  • 2 residents per room (approximate bedroom size 12ft. x 11ft.)
  • Community bathrooms maintained by Environmental Services daily
  • Residents - meal plan required
  • Beds can be bunked
  • 2nd floor-male; 3rd floor-female; 4th floor-male/female, (separate bathrooms)
  • Free Laundry facility first floor, open 24/7

Medaille Hall

  • Primarily upperclassmen-6-8 transfers get in each year
  • Most rooms are suites-single room, shared bathroom (approximate bedroom size 18ft. x 9ft.)
  • Other room options-3 person rooms; double rooms; single rooms (approximate size 12ft. x 8ft.) with community bathroom
  • Floors are co-ed with suites by same gender
  • Can control own heat and air conditioning all year
  • Residents - meal plan required
  • Free Laundry facility on lower level, open 24/7

Southwest Hall

  •  Primarily upperclassmen-1-2 transfers get in each year
  • 4 person apartments-single bedrooms (approximate bedroom size 9ft. x 8.5ft.) with shared living room, kitchen & bath
  • 3rd floor in the Fine Arts Building, co-ed with apartments by same gender
  • Heat and air conditioning controlled in each apartment
  • Furnished apartment-couch, chair, end table and 2 breakfast bar chairs
  • Meal plans available at extra cost
  • Free Laundry facility on floor, open 24/7


Other on-campus amenities

  • Choose a meal option from either 3 Traditional Meal Plans or 3 Block Plans.
  • Resident mailboxes located on Medaille Hall, first floor
  • Cable – 65 channels
  • Wireless internet
  • Computer lab/printer in each building
  • Limited storage, bring seasonal clothing
  • Resident Assistant on every floor


Cotta Hall 

  • Primarily Graduate students and non-traditional age students for full academic year
  • If space is available, undergraduates may apply to live off campus with approval
  • Generally, an applicant must be 21 years old to be eligible to live in university sponsored off campus housing for the fall/spring academic year.
  • Off Campus facility within walking distance from campus
  • If space is available, 9 month lease for qualified upperclassmen
  • 11 apartments with 2 single bedrooms, shared living room, kitchen & bathroom
  • Furnished apartment-couch, chair, end table, lamp, kitchen table, kitchen table chairs
  • Bedroom furniture-bed frame, mattress, desk & chair, dresser
  • Approximate large bedroom size -13ft.x 10ft., approximate small bedroom size -7.5ft.x8 ft.
  • Charter Cable, Wireless and Ethernet internet
  • Local phone line only
  • Free Laundry facility on lower level, open 24/7
  • USPS mailbox
  • Apartment Coordinator on call
  • Griffin Bucks available for meals-put money in your student account to purchase coffee or meals in the Ryan Hall cafeteria or the Griffin Grill


Ryan Dining Hall

Located on first floor

Hot breakfast, full course lunch and dinners, soup and salad bar, pizza, and deli bar, fresh fruit, desserts and beverages are available. All students, faculty and staff can pay on a cash basis/declining balance (see Griffin Bucks below). Resident students use their resident ID for meal plans. You are welcome to eat and drink as much as you want while in the dining room.

To Go boxes are available but cannot be refilled after leaving the hall.

Hours of Operation:

Monday - Friday

Saturday - Sunday


  7:30 am– 9:00 am



11:15 am – 1:30 pm


10:30 am – 1 pm


  4:15 pm – 6:30 pm


  4:30 pm – 6pm

Summer hours: only open when camps are in session


Griffin Grill

Located on the second floor of the DSAC (Dunham Student Activity Center)

The Griffin Grill is the spot to enjoy “hot off the grill” menu items and meals designed for students on the move. Menu items include: salads, wraps, hot and cold sandwiches, daily specials and “Grab ‘N Go” items. Resident students must present their meal cards to the cashier when ordering. Students, faculty and staff can pay cash or use their “Griffin Bucks”. You will need to present a university I.D. card to the cashier when using their declining balance account. See more information about Griffin Bucks here.


Hours of Operation:

Monday - Friday

Saturday - Sunday

Continental Breakfast

 9:00 am – 11:00 am


Lunch/Dinner Menu

11:00 am –10:00 pm

Lunch/Dinner Menu

 4:00 pm – 10:00 pm

Summer Lunch Hours only: 11:30 am - 1:30 pm

Fontbonne University is a smoke free campus including university-sponsored housing, on campus and off.