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Sure, you need a place to eat and sleep. But on-campus living and dining at Baylor is about much more. We're committed to helping each student develop a deep-seated sense of community, grow spiritually and thrive academically.

Living On Campus

Baylor offers a rich diversity of living environments. We have five traditional residence halls, with excellent facilities primarily for first-year men and women. Students also have the option of applying to live in either a residential college or a living-learning center, both of which provide additional academic and extracurricular learning in addition to a place to live.

All freshmen are required to live on campus. After their freshman year, many Bears choose to continue living on campus in a residence hall, residential college or living-learning center, or in one of our apartment options, which are specifically reserved for upper-division students. Transfer students are not required to live on campus but are strongly encouraged to take advantage of the opportunity to do so.

Read more about your housing options at Campus Living & Learning.

Dining at Baylor

Baylor offers healthy, delicious residential dining as well as restaurant and take-out locations all across campus. Traditional Meal Plan memberships are required for freshmen and those living in Brooks Residential College, and meal plans are convenient options for upper-division students as well. We also offer a range of Lifestyle Meal Plan Options designed for upper-division students who live on or around campus.

Find out more at Baylor Dining Services.

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