USI Housing and Residence Life offers residence halls for freshmen with convenient amenities. To learn about packing tips, what to bring/not to bring and more information about moving to campus, visit our Frequently Asked Questions. Check out the campus map to find where the residence halls are located.
Newman and Governors halls accommodate over 340 residents; O'Bannon and Ruston halls over 400. Men and women reside in separate suites. All four halls are freshman-only. Newman and Governors halls are in close proximity to the Recreation, Fitness, and Wellness Center and directly across the boulevard from Rice Library. O'Bannon and Ruston halls are near the Screaming Eagles Valley Complex and the Art Studio. Ruston and O'Bannon house the first-year Living Learning Communities. Halls are available on a first-come, first-served basis, and tend to be a popular option for students.
Photos are from the showroom in Newman Hall (decorations and accessories not included). This showroom represents a typical two bedroom, four person suite in Newman, Governors, O'Bannon and Ruston halls. Click on the thumbnail photos to see larger. Please remember that while buildings are similar room/window dimensions and furniture/flooring styles will vary.