Residence Life

There is more to attending a university than academics. Whether you are spending time with friends in a residence hall or participating in one of our clubs or organizations, we want your experience outside of class to be just as great as in it. Concordia is primarily a residential university, which creates an incredible community and opportunities for you to grow and develop. By living on campus, you can learn to communicate effectively with a diverse range of people, make lifelong friendships, become more independent and discover new insights about yourself and others. Our residence hall staff, consisting of nearly 50 RAs and RCs, is trained and passionate about helping you make the most of your time in college, navigate challenges that arise and grow during your time on campus.

Concordia Dorm Tour - David Hall (Women's dorm)

Anna and Haley explain what to expect as a first year student in the women’s dorms.

Concordia Dorm Tour - Schuelke Hall (Men's dorm)

CJ explains what to expect as a first year student in the men’s dorms.

Dorm Room Layouts

Each dorm room at Concordia has a different layout. See which one yours will have so you can plan accordingly!

Room layouts

Interactive Campus Map

Use the interactive campus map to find your way to your dorm and to other buildings
on campus.

Campus map

Campus Dining Options

There are plenty of options for dining on campus, from the Dining Hall to the Dog House Grill and the 10:31 Coffee shop.

Campus dining

Residence Hall Open/Closed Schedule

Residence halls are closed during Thanksgiving, Christmas Break and Spring Break. All residents must leave campus during these periods. Residence halls are closed and food service is not available. 

All residents are expected to check out with their RA and leave campus during these periods. Fines and charges may be assessed if you do not check out or leave. If you expect to fly to your holiday destination, you are advised to make reservations early in the semester so as to avoid departure delay.

Requests to stay late or return early from breaks must be submitted to the Student Life Office at least 2 weeks prior to the break. Residents with permission will be charged a room rate of at least $50 per night for staying late or returning early from breaks.

Residents with exceptional circumstances should bring their concerns to the Student Life Office.

Vacation checkout procedures will be posted in your living area prior to Thanksgiving, Christmas and spring vacations.  

Living Off Campus Policy

All full-time students—except married students, students pursuing graduate and advanced studies, students living with parents and older single students—are required to live on campus for three years and until they are 21.  

Resident requirements for students living off campus:

  1. Students who are 21 by Oct. 15 and have lived on campus for three years are permitted to live off campus.
  2. All freshmen, sophomores and juniors unless married, living with parents (or older sibling meeting requirement of No. 1), single and supporting a child, or (have met the requirement of No. 1, above) are required to live on campus.
  3. Students who receive athletic scholarships who live off campus are required to use Concordia food service during participation in their sport unless the student is married, living with an adult family member, or single and supporting a child. They are required, as a minimum, to purchase a 12 meal-a-week food plan. Participation means the weeks of training, practicing, and competing during the official season. A Meal Plan Contract can be found online at
  4. Students who live off campus need to provide the Student Life Office with an updated address by the Friday of the first week of classes and update that address should they move.

A violation of the Student Conduct Code or the On-Campus Residence Requirement policy can result in this exception and privilege being revoked and would require the student in violation to move on campus. (This means being charged for campus housing for that entire semester and possibly paying the remainder of the lease for the apartment.) Falsifying information, choosing to reside off-campus without permission, and/or non-compliance with the guidelines allowing the exception to live off-campus may also result in disciplinary consequences to the student.

Call the Student Life Office at 402-643-7411 for information related to the policy.

Common Residence Hall Questions


Centrally Located in America’s Heartland

Our hometown is Seward, a friendly community of 7,200 people that’s surrounded by beautiful scenery, farmland and wide-open spaces in southeast Nebraska. If you’re looking for a close-knit, small town atmosphere, you’ll feel right at home in Seward.

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A Private Education With Value(s)

You’ll find a more meaningful college experience at Concordia, where you’ll be part of a supportive campus community as you study your passions and prepare to make a positive impact in the world. Through generous scholarships and financial aid packages, your tuition at Concordia will be similar to what you will find at a large public university.

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Get To Know Us Better

We believe the best way to get the Concordia experience is to visit our supportive and fun campus. You can register to attend a group visit day, or schedule a personalized visit. In either type, you’ll have the opportunity to meet students, professors and get the information you’ll need to make a decision that’s best for you and your family.

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