A Complete College Experience
Future Pharmacists Living and Learning Together
St. Louis College of Pharmacy requires all new undergraduate students to live on campus at least two years. Residence Hall features comfortable double-occupancy rooms and apartment-like suites with private bedrooms, semi-private bathrooms, study lounges, laundry facilities, and kitchenettes.
Living on campus is a great way to get involved and experience all the College has to offer. Here are some of the many perks of on-campus living:
- Higher satisfaction and GPAs
According to the American Council on Education, students who live on campus are more satisfied with their college experience and earn higher GPAs.
In less than five minutes, students can be anywhere on campus—classes, cafeteria, library, bookstore, friends’ rooms, and campus offices.
Everything is included when students live on campus, including electricity, internet, cable, food at Parkview Café, and a supportive staff that will assist students at any time. Students will save money by not having to commute.
Living on campus will give students an opportunity to better connect with the campus community and build relationships.
Living on campus offers students the emotional, social, and academic support needed to succeed. Ten trained peer resident assistants, faculty, staff, professional counselors, and administrators are available and close by.
The College provides continuous security with both foot patrols and closed-circuit security cameras. As an additional security measure, students living in the Residence Hall must use their ID card to gain building and elevator access after hours.
Exemptions to Residency Requirement
We encourage students to really experience life at STLCOP by living on campus. However, we realize there are some circumstances where students wish to waive the residency requirement. To be exempt from the residency policy, the student, at the beginning of the term for which the exemption is desired, must meet at least one of the following criteria:
- 21 years of age or older
- Married, or have custodial care for dependent children
- A veteran with at least two years of active military duty
- Commuting from the permanent residence of a parent or legal guardian that is within a 40-mile radius of the College
- Financial hardship
To request an exemption, please complete the application to waive the residency requirement and return it to Toni McMurphy, Vice President of Culture and Campus Life, 4588 Parkview Place, St. Louis, MO 63110, or email a scanned copy of the signed application to Toni.McMurphy@stlcop.edu on or before June 1 for exemption from housing for the full academic year (fall/spring) or before December 1 for exemption from housing for the spring semester (for students entering the College during the spring semester). Applications will be reviewed, and final decisions will be made by July 1 for the full academic year and by January 1 for the spring semester. Residents are only released from this residency requirement after receiving written approval from the Vice President of Culture and Campus Life.
Resident students should not make other living arrangements, or enter into any purchase, lease, or rental agreement with a third party realtor or lessee, until they receive approval to waive the residency requirement.