Residential Life at Mary Baldwin

Join our on-campus community 

Imagine living on a beautiful and historic campus, where every day is filled with opportunities to make meaningful connections. As you step into our vibrant community, you’ll have the chance to meet students from diverse backgrounds, with a wide array of interests, and a range of values. Embrace the rich tapestry of experiences and perspectives that await you!

Living on campus is not just about having a place to rest your head; it’s about immersing yourself in a community that supports and inspires you. From dynamic programs to exciting activities, we offer many opportunities that will shape and broaden your sense of self.

Mary Baldwin University currently operates a combination of eight residence halls and four university-owned houses and apartments, providing accommodations for approximately 800 students.


Our campus dining options feature a communal dining hall and a grab and go cafe. Learn more about our meal plans and menus

First Year Students

First-year students

As an incoming student, all you need to do is complete our housing application and build your unique roommate-matching profile. We want to know your preferences, interests, and what makes you the awesome individual you are.

Our dedicated team will take your profile into careful consideration. While housing is allocated based on the roommate matching process, our aim is to create a supportive and inclusive community that celebrates your individuality and fosters lifelong friendships.

First-year students are housed in Woodson Residence Hall and Spencer Residence Hall. They feature double and triple rooms with community-style bathrooms.

All of our residence halls feature a kitchen, laundry room (with free laundry!), and lounge. 

Explore Our Residence Halls

Explore our Residence Halls

Living on campus allows you to find meaningful connections, meet students with various backgrounds, interests, and values; and participate in a wide range of programs and activities that help to shape and broaden your sense of self in our local and global community.



Safety on campus is our top priority. Each Residence Hall is locked 24 hours a day and requires keycard entry. There are emergency phones located across campus, and our safety and security office can be reached 24/7 by calling 540-887-7000.

Our Staff

Our Staff

The Office of Residence Life and Housing works to help provide students with a safe and inclusive living environment that allows them to engage meaningfully, learn intentionally, and develop holistically.

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