Oak Hall Themed Living Communities
Oak Hall has five different Themed Living Communities, each with the goal of uniting interesting, similar, and diverse people. You can choose how involved or active you want to be in your hall community, whether you reside on a themed or traditional floor. Students who are more involved in programs, clubs and activities typically have an easier time adjusting to their new home, become more connected to their environment and are more successful academically and socially.
UMSL's Themed Communities Are:
FYE - The First Year Experience
These floors are designed for incoming freshmen and first year students who are making the initial transition from high school to college. We understand that living away from home for the first time can be a scary concept, so we have organized programs and social interactions that will help students with this adjustment and give them the tools to be successful at UMSL.
*All first year residents are placed on one of the FYE floors.
SYE - The Second Year Experience
These floors are designed for returning residents who are still making the transition from high school to college. We understand that second year students will soon be transitioning from general education courses to their major courses, so we have organized programs, mentors, and social interactions that will help them with this adjustment and give them the tools to be successful at UMSL.
*All returning, second year residents are placed on one of the SYE floors.
Health and Sciences
This wing is specifically for students who are a part of the College of Nursing and/or majoring in an area that is science-related. Students will be given the opportunity to experience programs that are tailored specifically to their majors and will have the privilege of interacting with other students who share the same major(s) and/or interest.
Honors and Education
This floor is designed for students who are education majors, those who have been accepted into the Pierre Laclede Honors College or those students with an interest in either of the aforementioned. Programming on this floor will be geared towards students in the Honors College and those in the field of education.
Business and Administration:
The Business and Administration wing is designed for students who are pursuing business-related majors. Programming will be geared towards business topics (both international and local) and giving students the tools to function in the business realm.