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Butler University Open House

Choosing a college is about finding the right fit. You might be thinking, what does that really mean? Finding the perfect college or university is all about choosing the right academic program, the right location, the right size, the right community, and the right vibe. And, the only one who can decide if a college is right for you is YOU.

Open House

Open House

That’s why we’ve created Open House at Butler University. It’s a day for you to walk around campus, tour classrooms, speak with faculty in your area of interest, sit in on student panels and so much more. Most importantly though, imagine submerging yourself into what you’re most passionate about—imagine yourself learning, working, playing, volunteering and living at Butler University. So, come visit us in the heart of Indianapolis, take it all in, ask questions, get answers, and find out if Butler is the right fit for you.

Open House Dates:
8:30 a.m. – 2:00 p.m.
Saturday, September 22

11:30 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.
Monday, October 8

8:30 a.m. – 2:00 p.m.
Saturday, October 27

Space is limited so register for Open House today!

Sleep in Style at Butler

Are you tired of going on a campus visit and seeing the same old staged room? Are all of the dorms you’ve seen starting to blend together? Want to see what life at Butler is really like? If so, check out our new Butler Housing page.

Our students are showing off their unique decorations, chicest designs and boldest beautifications. See what each of the residence hall actually look like from someone who lives in them. Get the insiders view of residence life before you make your final college decision.

Want more specifics on each of the 4 residence halls? We thought you might…

Schwitzer Hall
Occupants: All female, freshmen and sophomores
Capacity: 450
Room Style: Standard
Amenities: Schwitzer Hall has a kitchenette on every floor, two full kitchens, two laundry rooms, wireless internet, a 24-hour computer lab, a T.V. and game room, and a quiet study lounge.

Ross Hall
Occupants: Co-ed, freshmen and sophomores
Capacity: 500
Room Style: Standard
Amenities: Ross Hall has a study lounge, wireless internet, a T.V. and game room, laundry facilities, a 24-hour computer lab and a kitchen.

Residential College (ResCo)
Occupants: Co-ed, predominantly sophomores
Capacity: 470
Room Style: Suites (Two double rooms are connected by a bathroom.)
Amenities: ResCo has kitchenettes and lounges, a laundry facility, a game room, wireless internet, a T.V. room and a 24-hour computer lab.

Apartment Village
Occupants: Co-ed, juniors and seniors
Capacity: 500
Room Style: Each apartment has four single bedrooms, two full bathrooms, a living area and a kitchen.
Amenities: The Apartment Village features a community center called The Dawg House. It has a laundry facility, wireless internet, convenience store, computer lab, quiet study room and a game room.

Residence Life at Butler

August will be here before you know it, and you will soon be a student at Butler University.  While it may seem like there is a lot to do before you arrive-don’t fret, a lot of great resources and assistance will be provided to you when you arrive on campus.  The residence halls at Butler are a great place to get started connecting to people and resources here at Butler as soon as you arrive.

By now, you have probably completed your housing contract and housing preference form and are anxiously awaiting to hear where you are living in the fall.  Most freshman are housed in Ross or Schwitzer Halls, which are traditional first year residence halls.   Residence Life staff pairs students with similar lifestyle habits to room together-such as people that stay up late, or like to listen to music while they study, or matches students who previously requested to live together.  Residence hall living is a great way to connect with new people; many students make lasting connections with roommates and students in their unit.

The Butler campus and Indianapolis are both vibrant places to be.  One of the places where students will find a lot to do is within the residence halls.  Resident Assistants (commonly known as RAs) plan a variety of different programs for residents.  These include events both within and outside of the residence hall.  A few examples of programs that RAs plan are movie nights, service projects, exercise classes at the Health and Recreation Complex, Butler athletic events, cultural dinners, study skills workshops, and Clowes Hall performances on campus.  Each residence hall unit is also associated with a Faculty in Residence or Faculty Ally who also plans programs for students and gives them the opportunity to interact with a faculty member outside of the classroom.  Each resident hall also has a common area where students can watch TV, play pool or table tennis and just hang out!  Hall front desks also have a movie library and collection of games that students can check out.  As you can see, there is no shortage of things to do within the hall and on campus.  That is, of course, after all your studying is done!

Move in day can seem stressful-but it doesn’t have to be!  Make sure to contact your roommate(s) before your arrive on campus so you can coordinate who brings what for your residence hall room.  It can be tempting to bring everything you need with you-but remember, you can always purchase items when you arrive in Indianapolis.  There are a many stores where you can purchase what you need on move in day or during your first semester.  The halls will open at 8am for check in, but don’t worry about being the first one in line to check in to the building.  There is plenty of staff to assist with check in and arriving a few hours after 8am may ease the process for you and your family.  Advice for specific items to bring and not to bring can be found on the Frequently Asked Question section of the Residence Life website at: http://www.butler.edu/residence-life.

All the information you are receiving about your new life at Butler University may seem overwhelming, but it doesn’t have to be.  There will be lots of resources provided to you when you arrive in the fall.  For now, get excited about becoming a Butler Bulldog!  Please direct any questions regarding residence life to (317) 940-9458 or reslife@butler.edu.