Villa Hall is a three-story residence hall that can accommodate more than 75 students. Villa Hall is for undergraduate or graduate students aged 23 or older, Villa Hall also houses many tight knit Living and Learning Communities such as the "Eye Live and Learn" Optometry community and the Honors College upperclassman community. For students who are part of the Honors College you must be 21 or older or have completed 60 credit hours. You also must be in good standing within the Honors College. For students how are admitted into the Optometry professional degree program this environment will allow you to make close friends with those who are apart of your same academic program.

Villa Hall is NEWLY renovated as of Summer 2013 and has single bedrooms with several bathroom options. Like other traditional residence halls, each floor features communal showers and restrooms with enclosed stalls. Unique to Villa Hall, however, are private half baths, shared half baths, and shared full bathrooms attached between adjoining rooms (Jack and Jill).


Villa Hall Amenities:

  • RAs on Call
  • Hotel style swipe card security access to each floor  
  • Individual room key
  • Cable TV & Wireless Internet
  • Telephone and Data Port Access
  • Fully Furnished rooms which include Micro-fridge, desk and chair, XL twin mattress and bed frame.
  • Private, Enclosed Restrooms with Showers on Each Floor
  • Access to
    • Oak Convenience Store
    • Oak Hall Pool, Fitness Center, and Game Room
    • Provincial House Dining Hall

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Floor Plans:
Here are three examples of the rooms available in Villa Hall. Dimensions for rooms will vary with availability. All rooms are fully furnished with an XL twin bed, bed frame, desk, dresser, micro-fridge, closet and sink.  For pictures of the hall, visit our facebook page and take a photo tour.

Standard Single

First Floor, Small Single, Enclosed Restroom
Enclosed RR

Second Floor, Small Single, Shared Restroom
Shared RR

2014-2015 Academic Year Pricing (For the 10 months of August 2014 to May 2015)*

View the 2014-2015 Housing Contract each resident must sign electronically

Room Types:

 Semester cost

Annual cost

Small Single, private half bath



Standard Room, no bath option



Standard Room, shared half bath



Standard Room, shared full bath



Standard Room, private half bath



Large Single, shared half bath



Villa residents do stay in hall over winter break.

*Last updated on January 17, 2014. Prices are subject to change in February 2014 by the Board of Curators. Room choice may also be limited by gender. All residents must be enrolled in at least 1 course/3 credit hours to live in the Residential Hall and required to have the Option 1 Meal Plan.

Meal Plan Information:

All Villa Hall residents are REQUIRED to have one meal plan per semester (Fall and Spring only). The mandatory meal plan is Option 1, but students may choose to upgrade. The totals listed below are on a semesterly basis. For more information, please visit UMSL Dining.

 Meal plan options:

 Semester cost

 Annual cost

Option 1: 100 meal block with $350 declining balance



Option 2: 150 meal block with $250 declining balance  



Option 3: 200 meal block with $150 declining balance



 *all first time residents must select option 1, 2 or 3



Option 4: $1675 declining balance