A branch of Webber International University
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The St. Andrews Pipe Band is one of the university's most visible organizations and has become one of the top competing pipe bands in the southern United States.
Residence Life & Housing


The Residence Life program is designed to enhance students’ total educational experience by utilizing the residence halls as living and learning environments.  Social and educational programming, small group discussions, and personal attention are all common to the education that occurs within the residence halls . 

We seek to challenge individuals to develop autonomy and competence, manage emotions, establish identity, develop positive interpersonal relationships, appreciate and celebrate differences, resolve conflicts effectively, and live with purpose and integrity.  The residential community is designed to provide the structure necessary for academic success as well as to ensure that students can experience the freedom of college life.  Welcome home!

NEW: Check out the link to Laundry View to see open washers and dryers around campus!  It's easy to keep up with your cycle time from your room through Laundry View.

Students enjoy an evening in their Residence Hall's lounge.

Housing Assignments

At residential liberal arts colleges, the daily living experience is considered to have an important role in student learning and development in conjunction with the academic experience. To support that role, we expect all full-time students to live on campus.  Requests for special permission to reside off-campus will be handled on an individual basis.  Exceptions to the residency policy may be granted when one or more of the following apply to a full-time student:

1. Living with parent, guardian, or other responsible relative within driving distance of the College,
2.Married or a parent with custody of children,
3. 21 years of age prior to matriculation (first entering),
4. In need of personal assistance beyond what the College can provide.

Written requests specifying significant documented reasons for living off campus should be submitted to the Dean of Students (or designee) at least 30 days prior to the first day of classes of the semester for which the exception is intended.  Students living off campus without permission risk loss of financial aid and conduct action.

Students prepare for winter formal in their dorms.

New first year students are assigned to one of the single-gender first year halls or a first year suite in a coed hall depending on their stated preferences and the space available.  Transfer first year students typically are assigned to the same halls as first-year students depending upon their age, stated preference, and the space available.  Sophomore, junior, and senior transfer students will be assigned to halls depending on their stated preferences and the space available.  Returning students who purchase a Residency/Commuter Contract are allowed to request housing options for the following year during and after the Room Selection held each Spring Term.  Priority is given based on cumulative GPA and class rank.

Single rooms may be available for an additional charge if there are designated single rooms available.  Students requesting a single room must provide written documentation to the Director of Housing Services from the responsible financial party (usually a parent or guardian) stating that they are aware of the single room upgrade charges.  Students requesting a single room for reasons related to a disability must contact Disability Services located in the Health and Wellness Center in Pate Hall, 277-5667.  The single room rate will still apply. Typically, first year students do not receive single rooms during their first semester at St. Andrews.

If a student is in a double room and the roommate moves elsewhere, the student who remains must find a new roommate or accept a new roommate or housing assignment selected by the RD or Director of Housing Services. However, if the remaining student wishes to upgrade the room to a single and this option is authorized by the RD, he or she will be assessed the single room upgrade rate with the written permission of the responsible financial party.


A student uses the main lounge to study.

Liability Renters' Insurance

St. Andrews University, a branch of Webber International University, does not assume any liability for the loss, damage, or theft of any personal property; or for damage or injury resulting from explosion, fire, mechanical failure of water, steam or gas lines; or from any defective wiring; or from the negligence of any other occupants of the building.  Students who want to protect themselves from the possibility of such losses should cover their belongings with an appropriate insurance.  It is to the student’s advantage to contact an insurance agency and obtain “renter’s insurance” (Ask for the HO-4 type policy). These policies can be obtained for relatively small costs and may be a very wise purchase. In some cases, students may find they are covered under the terms of an existing homeowner’s policy carried by their parents or guardians.

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St. Andrews University
A branch of Webber International University
1700 Dogwood Mile
Laurinburg, NC 28352
(910) 277-5555 • (800) 763-0198 • (fax) 910-277-5020
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