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Housing and Dining

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Get a taste of student life at SBU

Feel at home with SBU’s vibrant campus community and build lifelong memories along the way. You’ll quickly settle into our residence halls designed with modern amenities where you’ll make new friends and participate in unique traditions. Access a range of dining options like all-you-can-eat entrees, a grill station, a deli bar, and a salad and soup bar, or grab a quick bite from our coffee shop.

Visit SBU today and find out how life is as a Bearcat.

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A Day in the life of an SBU Student

No day is quite the same at SBU. You’ll find yourself taking notes one moment to joining your friends for a chapel service or Bible study. Get ready for an afternoon full of classes and extracurricular activities of your choosing. Finally, end the day with dinner with your friends and relax in your residence hall watching a movie or meeting up for a group activity. 

Living at SBU

Residence Halls are divided between men and women with a number of different living styles, including suites, community living, and apartment-style housing. Amenities for many of our residence halls include common areas with TVs, access to shared or private kitchen and dining areas, and proximity to outdoor spaces, such as athletic courts or a community garden.

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Explore Student Housing

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Landen Hall (Men)

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Woody-Gott Hall (Women & Men)

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Memorial Hall (Men)


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Beasley Hall (Women)

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Leslie Hall (Women)

Addison Palmer
"I would recommend to everybody to live in dorm life, because it’s just so much fun getting to like, have your best friends right there and just have these people that will grow with you and connect with you. It’s so special."
Addison Palmer
Math Education Major from Springfield, MO

Dining Services

Southwest Baptist University is proud to partner with Provider Contract Food Service to manage the on-campus food service program for residential students, commuters, and catering services. Thanks to our partnership, you can expect fresh food, regional cuisine, and globally inspired menus. 

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The Marketplace

SBU’s main dining facility The Marketplace features all-you-can-eat meals and a full salad bar. Careful attention is given to food quality and nutrition. 

Breakfast: 7:15–8:45 a.m., Monday–Friday

Lunch: 11 a.m.–1 p.m., Monday–Friday; 11:30 a.m.– 1 p.m. Saturday

Brunch: 11:30 a.m.–1 p.m., Sunday

Dinner: 5-6:30 p.m., Monday-Sunday

Deli Craft and Coffee

SBU’s residential cafe and bistro where you can get quick food meal options and your daily helping of caffeine using your meal swipes. 

Open 11 a.m.–5:30 p.m., Monday-Thursday

Open 11 a.m.–2 p.m., Friday

Closed Saturday and Sunday

Craft Coffee Hours

Open 7:30 a.m.–5 p.m., Monday–Thursday

Open 7:30 a.m-2 p.m., Friday

Closed Saturday and Sunday

Shake Smart

Shake Smart is one of our many healthy living options on campus that provide easy-to-choose shake options. Not in the mood for a shake? Grab a cold brew or matcha latte. You can also choose from oatmeal, smoothie bowls, and health-conscious wraps. 

Open 7 a.m.–12 p.m., Monday-Friday

Closed Saturday and Sunday

Corner Market

Our newest dining creation, the Corner Market, is designed for you to get convenience items on the go as you run between classes, activities, or study sessions. 

Open 12 p.m.–7:30 p.m., Monday- Friday

Open 1 p.m.–5p.m.,Saturday and Sunday

Did you know?

Provider is ranked at the No. 5 "Best College Food in the Nation," according to Niche, and the No. 1 contractor-operated program in the nation.
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