The majority of DeSales University students live on campus in one of nine residential communities listed at right. Click on the name to learn more about each building, including history, amenities, photos, and room information.
Community living at DeSales is deeply rooted in the Salesian tradition of the institution and the principles of Christian Humanism. It is also an essential part of the development and education of the whole person. Community members each bring their individual gifts and talents, serve as active and engaged citizens, and promote respect for their peers. Living on campus at DeSales provides the opportunity for students to learn self-awareness, self-advocacy, accountability, communication, trust, cooperation, perseverance, love, patience, hope, and forgiveness.
University policies and residence hall regulations are designed to ensure a high quality of daily life and to prevent behavior that is an infringement on the rights of others, detrimental to personal growth and the common good, or in basic discord with the mission of the University. Because communal living requires self-sacrifice, open-mindedness, maturity, and commitment, it is a truly rewarding experience that often builds students of great integrity and character who are prepared to be engaged citizens on campus and beyond.
By choosing to reside at DeSales University, students actively live the teachings of St. Francis DeSales:
- "Let us be who we are and be that well."
- "Be patient with everyone, but above all with yourself."
- "Bearing with the imperfections of our neighbor is one of the chief characteristics of our love for him."
- "Do all by love and nothing by force."
- "Consider what God is doing and what you are doing."
- "Don't lose heart, be patient, wait, do all you can to develop a spirit of compassion."