Undergraduate Residence Halls

Welcome to Residence Life! Are you ready for an experience that will change your life? Living in an MU residence hall is more than just a convenient place to sleep at night. At Multnomah University, we view our residence halls as an extension of the classroom. Some of the greatest lessons you will learn as a Multnomah student will happen while living in community with others. Our Residence Life team is dedicated to providing you opportunities for personal and spiritual growth while offering you a fun place to connect with your peers.

Join the Family

Residence Life provides opportunities for student growth and development through our intentional discipleship-based programs. Residential staff to student ratios are kept low to provide all of our students living in housing with unique opportunities to bring what they’re learning in the classroom right into where they live. Additionally, research concludes that living in the Residence Halls has a positive influence on a student's grade point average, level of involvement in campus activities, retention at the University, and satisfaction with his or her collegiate experience.

Because we view Residence Life as an integral part of your Multnomah education, single undergraduate students under the age of 21 who are taking at least 10 credits are required to live in Residence Hall housing.

Benefits of Living on Campus

  • Satellite TV
  • All utilities paid
  • Time savers
    • No need for grocery shopping
    • meal preparation
    • kitchen clean up
    • restroom clean up (our crew does it for you!)
  • Free WiFi and internet access/computer labs
  • A wide variety of nutritionally prepared meals
  • Transportation cost savings & hassle-free parking
  • Residential events such as hall section retreats, forums, & brother/sister section events
  • Residence Life staff trained to foster community and wanting to know you for who you are
  • The opportunity for a life changing experience!

Freshmen & Sophomores

Freshment & Sophomores are primarily housed in the Aldrich Halls. North Aldrich Hall is home to female students and South Aldrich Hall is home to male students. RA to student ratios here are kept low (approximately 1 RA to 12 students) to allow for our intentional Residence Life discipleship program. There is also one Graduate Resident Director (GRD) on site in each Aldrich hall as live-in staff. All Freshmen and Sophomores are required to have the Gold meal plan which gives them full access to all 19 meals per week served in the cafeteria.

Juniors & Seniors

Juniors and Seniors have two housing options: a double room in the Aldrich halls or a single room in upper Memorial Hall (must be age 20 or older). Upper Memorial has a higher RA to student ratio, but allows for more independent living for our upper classmen. All juniors and seniors in the residence halls are still required to have a meal plan, but they have a choice between the Gold option (19 meals per week) and Silver option (12 meals per week).

Rooms and Roommates

Your Housing Staff spends a significant amount of time prayerfully considering the best roommate fit for all new students living on campus. We genuinely desire to have you connect well with your roommate and will continue to help you make this connection strong even after you have moved into your room.

To help us be successful in this process, we ask you to refer to your housing application that provides you with areas to list your personal preferences (sleeping patterns, study habits, music styles, etc.). Also, if you have a specific roommate request, you can fill out the appropriate section on the housing application. Specific roommate requests must be mutual to be considered. 

From time to time, a room has to be "tripled" due to limited housing availability. A "triple" room means there are three residents in a room instead of only two. "Triples" will be assigned to those students who applied for housing latest and a room discount will be applied to the student’s account for as long as he/she occupies a triple room.

Room and Board Pricing

  • Room with Gold Meal Plan (19 meals per week): $3910 per semester
  • Room with Silver Meal Plan (12 meals per week - optional only for Juniors and Seniors): $3480 per semester

*Juniors: a student having completed at least 60 credits

*Seniors: a student having completed at least 92 credits

Housing Info and Forms

What to Bring

  • Linens (bedding and towels)
  • Study lamps
  • Hangers
  • Personal belongings and toiletries
  • Shower caddy
  • Study supplies
  • Decor (only painter's tape may be used on walls)
  • Mini-fridge if desired (all other small appliances must be used in shared kitchens due to electrical capacity)

What Not to Bring

  • Candles or incense (for burning)
  • Pets
  • Weapons and/or firearms (even decorative ones)
  • Alcohol, tobacco, marajuana
  • Nails and screws
  • Halogen torch lamps
  • For more information, refer to the Residence Hall Handbook