We welcome all of your Resident Life questions. If you don’t see the answer you need on this list, contact the Office of Resident Life by emailing residentlife@mobap.edu or calling 314-392-2262.

Prospective Students 

Q. Are freshman required to live on campus?
A. MBU students are not required to live on campus, but our comfortable, modern dorms offer students a strong sense of community to complete their college experience.

Q. How do I apply for on-campus housing?
A. The housing application can be printed here or obtained from the Admissions office. The application and $260 deposit must be returned to the Resident Life office by June 1. Room assignments will be mailed out by August 1.

Q. What is provided in my dorm room?
A. Your room is furnished with a desk and chair, dresser and a twin size bed. Extra long twin beds are available on a first come, first serve basis.

Q. Can I bring extra furniture for my room?
A. Students are allowed to bring extra furniture if it is approved by the Resident Director and the resident’s roommate. The extra furniture should not intrude on the space of others in the room or suite.

Q. When can I move into my room?
A. New students are allowed to move into the dorms during the assigned time of Welcome Weekend. Alternate move-in times must be approved by the Resident Director.

Q. Is my housing deposit refundable?
A. New applicants may request a refund by June 1 by sending a written request to the Office of Resident Life by mail or e-mail.

Q. Are there laundry facilities available?
A. Yes. There are two laundry facilities in each dorm.

Q. May I have visitors in my room?
A. Visitors of the same gender may visit between 6 a.m. and midnight Sunday through Thursday, and between 6 a.m. and 2 a.m. Friday and Saturday. Overnight guests must be registered with the Resident Life staff. Guests of the opposite gender may visit a resident in their room during Open Halls, which are scheduled throughout the semester.

Q. Do I have a curfew?
A. Residents do not have a curfew, but we encourage that students have a schedule that promotes a healthy lifestyle and a successful academic career.

Q. I still have more questions. How can I have them answered?
A. Additional questions may be addressed to the Office of Resident Life by e-mailing residentlife@mobap.edu or calling 314-392-2262.

Current Students

Q. What do I do if I have a maintenance issue in my room?
 Contact cs@mobap.edu. Leave your name, dorm, room number and issue.

Q. What do I do if I have an issue with the Internet?
 Contact helpdesk@mobap.edu.

Q. What if I don’t like my roommate?
 If you have a problem with your roommate(s), the first step is contacting and talking to your RA. If they cannot help remedy the situation, you may request a roommate change after the first two weeks of the semester. Room changes are not guaranteed.

Q. Can I stay in the dorm over a closed break?
 Students with a school-related reason are allowed to stay in the dorm over closed break. To request to stay in the dorms over a closed break, a letter must be sent to Resident Director before the break to receive approval.

Q. Can I have overnight guests in my room?
 Residents can have overnight guests of the same gender who are over the age of 13. They must have approval from the Resident Director and register the guest with the RA on duty.

Q. What do I do if get sick while at school?
 There are no health services located on campus, and each dorm has a first-aid kit and various over the counter medications. We encourage students to communicate with their healthcare provider in the instance of sickness. In the case of a communicable disease, please contact the Resident Director.

Q. How can I express my ideas for Resident Life?
 The Resident Life staff values the ideas and opinions of residents. Students can utilize the suggestion boxes in each dorm lobby, attend Resident Hall Association meetings or contact their Resident Assistant or Resident Director directly.

Q. What is the difference between vacating the dorm and checking out of the dorm?
 Vacating students are leaving the dorm and are not returning, while checked-out students plan to return after breaks. In both cases, students must make an appointment with their Resident Assistant to complete paperwork and perform a room inspection.

Q. Can I stay in the dorm over the summer?
Students taking summer classes or who hold on-campus jobs, without any discipline issues, are allowed to stay in the dorms during summer break. Students must fill out a Summer Housing contract. Meal plans are not provided during the summer.

Residence Life FAQs

Standard Items That Are in Your Room

  • Desk and chair
  • Dresser
  • Twin bed
  • Two phone jacks
  • Two “10-base-t” network connections
  • One cable connection

You May Want to Bring

  • Trashcans
  • Power strips
  • Twin-size bed linens
  • Towels and washcloths
  • Pillows
  • Hangers
  • Alarm clock
  • Cleaning supplies
  • Small refrigerator
  • Broom and dustpan
  • Microwave
  • Mop and bucket
  • Desk lamp
  • Computer
  • Small area rugs
  • Flashlight
  • Wall mounting supplies (such as sticky tack or 3M hooks)
  • Bathroom supplies
  • Telephone
  • Posters
  • Fans
  • Automatic shut-off clothing iron
  • Bed risers
  • Network connection cord

Please Do Not Bring

  • Pets
  • Weapons
  • Halogen lamps
  • Candles, lighters or anything that produces a flame
  • Hot plates
  • Toasters
  • George Foreman Grills
  • Extension cords
  • Offensive posters or pictures
  • Street signs
  • Answering machines
  • Alcohol, drugs or related items
  • Revealing clothing items
  • Clothing items with offensive slogans

Dining Hall Hours

Monday – Friday
7:15 a.m. – 9 a.m. (hot breakfast-)
9 a.m. – 9:30 a.m. (Continental breakfast)

Saturday: 11 a.m. – 2 p.m.
Sunday: 12 p.m. – 1:30 p.m.

11 a.m. – 2 p.m.
*On chapel days, the dining hall will open when chapel is over.

Monday – Thursday: 4:30 p.m.  – 6:30 p.m.
Friday – Sunday: 4:30 p.m. – 5:30 p.m.