Ave Maria University strives to form students who exemplify strength in mind, body and spirit. To that end, we place a strong emphasis on living as a truly Catholic community. At AMU, you can expect a rewarding campus experience centered around our Catholic faith, mutual respect and fraternal charity. That’s why more than 90% of our undergrads live in our on-campus residence halls.
Living in a residence hall at AMU opens up a new world of opportunity for growth, virtue and relationship-building. Just as the classroom forms and strengthens your mind, so will common life in your residence hall form and strengthen your heart. You will build friendships among your peers, learn from the good examples of upperclassmen and experience mentorship from student Residence Assistants.
As a primarily residential campus, AMU aims to cultivate intentional relationships and foster joyful community among our students. Because of this, the University requires students live on campus, unless you match one of the following criteria.
The University has the responsibility to establish policies and procedures that safeguard the health and safety of its community members. Policies and procedures were designed to protect students against incidents or behavior that may jeopardize the physical, mental and emotional health and/or safety of either the group or the individual. At first glance, some of these policies may seem unduly restrictive. However, given the potential for damage, injury and/or loss of life, certain rights of the individual may be limited for the common good of the community.
Care and protection of both community and personal property is a shared responsibility of all its members. Policies were developed to create an environment where students respect and protect their own property as well as the property of their neighbors and the University.
All community members are expected to uphold and enforce these standards with assistance from Residence Life staff members.