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Office of Residence Life

The Department of Residence Life at Belmont University is committed to fostering a Christian community that encourages students and staff to focus on personal and spiritual growth, as well as individual, communal, and civil responsibility within an educational and purposeful living experience.  The mission of the office is stewarded by the Residence Life Staff who have many years of experience serving students in residential housing.

New Students

The Department of Residence Life is committed to helping with every student's residential needs. Below you will see some of the other services we offer, as well as links to some of our preferred service providers.

New students and parents can access a full list of helpful resources online.  Topics include:

  • Housing Assignments – information on how housing assignments are completed.
  • What to Bring – helpful tips on what to bring and what to leave at home.
  • Residence Life Marketplace – why haul that mini-frige and microwave up flights of stairs when you can order them and other dorm friendly items through the Residence Life Marketplace?  When you arrive, your items will already be in your room!
  • Arrival Checklist – once you arrive and move into your on-campus housing here is a helpful checklist of other tasks.
  • Campus Mail – information on how to address mail to a student’s on-campus residence.
  • Belmont Lingo – every community has “lingo” and short hand.  Use this website to brush up on some of the common lingo around Belmont.
  • FAQ – Frequently asked questions regarding residential living.

Campus Dining

All students living in a residence hall are required to purchase a meal plan.  You may change your meal plan until the end of the drop/add period of the fall semester, but after that time you cannot change your meal plan until the next academic year.    All students will be assigned the minimum required meal plan option if no selection is made.  If you would like to change your meal plan, you can do so through your MyBelmont account under the Housing Launch Pad.  More information can be found on the Campus Dining section of the Residence Life website.

Residential Communities

Belmont has several on-campus residential communities.  Once you have received your housing assignment visit the Residential Communities website to learn more about the vibrant community you will experience.


Students have the opportunity to serve their residential community they live in through a leadership position.