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Living on Campus at D'Youville University

We provide four residential settings for our students: Marguerite Hall, the 222 Apartments, Madonna Hall, and Bush Lofts. Through our Residential Curriculum, we aid in the holistic development of students to further their independence and growth outside of the classroom.

The Office of Student Engagement and Housing believes that living on campus is the best way to experience college life — create great memories, make lifelong friends, and live steps away from classes. 

Benefits to Living on Campus

National statistics show that students who live in residence halls tend to perform better academically and are more engaged on campus. While living on campus students are easily able to:

  • Build meaningful relationships with other students
  • Easily attend campus events
  • Join student clubs and organizations
  • Study together and work on class projects
  • Develop interpersonal skills
  • Eat on campus with your friends
  • Walk to class and save time commuting!

Want to learn more about residence life? Get an overview of living on campus by downloading our Live Like a Saint informational guide

Resident Advisor Support

Resident Advisors (RA) are student leaders who live with their fellow students in the residence halls who are responsible for the management and assistance of residents within a specific section or floor.

RAs serve as the initial contact person for the students on issues such as: roommate conflicts, maintenance concerns, general questions about the campus, and issues that may arise within a Residence Hall community. They implement social and educational programs within the halls, build a community, and assist with enforcing the College’s Code of Conduct.

RAs are a great resource, as they were starting their journey at D’Youville – just like you are — not too long ago!


First Year Students: You will receive your housing assignment shortly after Summer Orientation sessions are over. We will provide housing information to you in the Spring semester for all students beginning in the Fall, to review your housing deposit, roommate selection, as well as your housing application and license agreement.


  • Primarily for first year students and sophomores
  • Co-ed floors
  • 12-story Residence Hall with breathtaking views of the Buffalo waterfront, downtown, and Canada.
  • About 28 students reside on each floor, which includes study lounge, TV lounge, and kitchenette.
  • Each room has Internet access and individually-controlled heating and air conditioning.
  • Resident Advisor lives on each floor.
  • Fun activities and educational events throughout each semester.
  • Well-lit, protected, parking lot for residents

 For more information, visit the Marguerite Hall page.


  • Eligibility is for students from sophomore year to senior year. Preference for rooms is given to students currently living on-campus.
  • For D'Youville juniors or students 21 and older, including graduate and doctoral students.
  • Four-bedroom apartments feature two full baths.
  • Roomy and fully furnished.
  • Full-size refrigerator/freezer, microwave, and stove in the kitchen.
  • Internet access and individually-controlled heat/air conditioning.
  • Well-lit, protected, parking lot for residents.

For more information, see the 222 Apartment Complex page.


  • Completely renovated in Summer 2022.
  • New room and lounge furniture in Spring 2023.
  • Large, traditional-style doubles.
  • Full kitchen & laundry amenities on the floor.
  • Upperclassmen living.

For more information, see the Madonna Hall page.


Bush Lofts is a one-of-a-kind, exclusive housing community featuring:

  • Gorgeous one, two, and three bedroom apartments.
  • Open floor plans.
  • Huge living and community spaces.
  • Private patios.
  • Vaulted ceilings and skylights.
  • Breakout study areas.
  • Close proximity to shopping, restaurants, and beautiful parkways of Buffalo's West Side.

For more information, see the Bush Lofts page.

Housing Per Semester (2024-2025)
Marguerite Hall $4,238 + Required Meal Plan
Madonna Hall $4,238 + Required Meal Plan
222 Student Apartment Complex $6,250 with $225 in Dining Dollars

 222 Apartments rate includes $225 in D'Youville dollars for a meal plan. A full-time meal plan option is available for an additional cost.

Meal Plan Costs

Each Block Meal Plan is $2362.00 per semester. D'Youville Dollars can be used at any D'Youville dining location, including the Kuhrt Dining Hall, Maggie's Cafe, Saints Spot, and HUB Cafe.

Meal Plan Details
225 Block Plan 225 Block Meals + $100 D'Youville Dollars
200 Block Plan 200 Block Meals + $200 D'Youville Dollars
175 Block Plan 175 Block Meals + $300 D'Youville Dollars

Room & Board Fees

Fee Cost
Housing Deposit $200
SAY YES Housing Deposit $25
Residence Council $40 per semester

D’Youville provides an on-campus living experience that serves as a “home away from home” for our residents. Our housing creates an all-encompassing living experience that encourages student success inside and outside of the classroom. Our residents also enjoy an inclusive and supportive community that fosters growth and development by providing engaging events and programs within the halls.

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  • Mattress Pad
  • Pillow(s) and Pillow case(s)
  • Extra Long Twin Sheets
  • Comforter
  • Blanket
  • Hangers
  • Towels
  • Mirror - Full Length
  • Garbage Bags
  • Decorations


  • Cell Phone and Charger
  • Computer/Laptop (and charger)
  • Power Strip with surge protectors (no extension cords)
  • Headphones

Personal Hygiene Products

  • Shower Caddy
  • Body Wash/Shampoo
  • Toothbrush & Toothpaste
  • Shaving Accessories
  • Hair Products
  • Deodorant
  • Shower Shoes/Flip Flops
  • First-Aid Supplies/Medication(s)


  • Backpack
  • School Supplies
  • 3M Adhesive Products
  • Calendar
  • Fan
  • TV
  • Gaming System
  • Small Refrigerator
  • Cleaning Supplies
  • Air Freshener Spray
  • Reading Light

Please see the Student Handbook for prohibited items.

Questions? Email


Meghan Shields- Director of Housing & Student Conduct

Skyler Jessup - Residence Director of Marguerite (MGT)

Lasheri Mayes -  Residence Director of 222 Apartments

What size are the mattresses?

Mattresses in all on-campus housing facilities are XL twin.

How much space is under the bed?

In Marguerite Hall, standard bed frames are used so there is space between the bed and floor. In the apartments there are drawers under the bed.

Should I bring a mini fridge?

Yes!  Students supply their own microfridge combo unit (1 allowed per room).  If students are not interested in having a microwave in their room, 1 standard mini fridge is also allowed in place of the microfridge unit.

Are cooking facilities available?

Yes. In Marguerite Hall every floor has a kitchenette. Each resident apartment has a full sized kitchen.

Are telephone services provided?

Yes. Local telephone service and voice mail is provided free of charge but you must pay for long distance telephone calls. You'll need to bring your own telephone and complete a telephone setup process in order to use it.

Can I bring a TV?

Yes. Basic cable is available in each room of the residence halls. You provide personal television sets and cable wire extensions. Extra cable packages with premium channels can be purchased individually from the local cable company.

Will I have an Internet connection?

There are Internet connections in each bedroom, one for each student. In Marguerite Hall there is a computer lab on the first floor and in the apartment building there is a computer lab in the lower level. Computer labs are also located in the Bauer Family Academic Centerand the Montante Family Library.Wireless internet access is also available.

Can I move in early?

You may not move into your assigned room earlier than the published date and time. If you will be arriving before the residence halls open you'll need to stay in a hotel or make other arrangements.

How much does laundry cost?

Laundry costs are included in housing fees. Washers and dryers on campus do not require coins.

What is the guest policy?

Residents may host visitors everyday until 1 AM at night, and until 3 AM on Friday and Saturday nights. In cases where a resident would like to host a guest overnight, they may do so according to the following guidelines: Guests may stay on campus for a maximum of two days within the course of a seven day period, beginning the first night they are registered. Campus residents may only have two guests within a seven day period and may not have more than two guests per night in any room. In Marguerite Hall, only guests of the same gender are permitted to stay with resident host.

Can I have a car on campus?

Resident parking hang tags are available on a first-come, first-served basis dependent on class standing. They are sold online during the first week of classes. Campus residents are only allowed to park in the lot for the building you live in; you'll be ticketed if you park in other areas.

How do I choose the right meal plan?

Please see Food Service Dining Hall Policy for meal plan information.

Are there any non-smoking residence halls?

All residence halls are non-smoking. Per New York state law, there is no smoking in any building on campus including residence halls. All persons must go to the city sidewalk to smoke.

How do I register for on-campus housing?

Contact the Student Engagement Office for information about applying for on-campus housing at 716.829.8436.

What accommodations are available for guests in the Buffalo area?

There are numerous hotels near the D'Youville campus. To take advantage of special rates, please phone the hotels directly and inquire whether a D'Youville or college/university rate is available.  

Learn More About Our Housing Options  

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    222 Connecticut Apartments

    For D'Youville juniors or students 21 and older, including graduates and doctoral students.

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    marguerite hall

    A 12-story residence hall primarily for first-years and sophomore students.

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    Madonna Hall

    Madonna Hall houses about 30 upperclassmen students and is home to our Black Lives Lead Living-Learning Community. Featuring large, traditional-style doubles with a spacious kitchen, laundry room, and social space.

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    Bush Lofts Exterior

    Bush Lofts is located at 44 17th Street, and is blocks from campus in Historic Allentown, featuring modern one, two, and three bedroom apartments.