- The new Living-Learning Communities provide students with new possibilities on making connections and having new opportunities while living on campus!
- It gives you an opportunity to integrate with many students from all backgrounds, with different values, interests, and abilities!
- Research shows that students who reside on campus have a higher percentage of completing their college program than those living off campus!
- It is a great opportunity to develop "people skills" which are so essential for success in your chosen field.
- Residence Hall living places you near all university resources and activities which enable you to become a part of your university!
- Residence Hall living enables you to develop close personal relationships that can result in friendships that last a lifetime!
SD Board of Regents Policy requires unmarried students to live on-campus during their first two years of school. Specifically, the policy reads as follows: "During the first two years when they were or would have graduated from high school, all unmarried students who enroll in courses delivered on the main campus for six (6) credit hours or more are required to enter into a housing agreement with the institution unless special permission to room elsewhere is received. Permission ordinarily shall be granted to students with dependent children or to students who reside* full time during the academic year with parents or legal guardians. Students who have enrolled for twelve or more credits for four (4) semesters may be exempted from the agreement at the discretion of the institution."
* Verification of the residency must be provided in advance, in writing, by the parent(s) or legal guardian to the Residence Life department, Humbert Hall. BHSU permits a maximum 50-mile commuting distance.