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Residence Life

Residence Life

With close to 90 percent of our students living on campus, we want to make the Hilltop your home. We know that your room is more than just a spot to sleep and study--it's the place to discover and learn about yourself. Because community is key at Birmingham-Southern, we require all students to live on campus for their first two years. Most stay all four years because they enjoy it!

BSC's Office of Residence Life works to ensure a safe, comfortable, and exciting living experience that enhances your academic performance and encourages social development. We offer a range of men's, women's, and co-ed housing options, including traditional double rooms, suite-style, and apartment living. And we promote respect and responsibility among students and encourage them to learn from one another.

Our eight residence halls and on-campus apartment complex all include high-speed wireless internet access, cable TV, and free on-site laundry facilities--no quarters needed, just bring the soap! If you have questions regarding living on the Hilltop, please do not hesitate to contact us.

The Office of Residence Life is located in Student Development on the 2nd floor of the Norton Campus Center. Our office hours are 8:15 a.m. - 4:45 p.m. Monday through Friday.


    Our Staff

    W. David Miller
    Director of Residence Life
    David is excited to return to the Hilltop and the Office of Residence Life. David has worked in student services for over six years, most recently at Auburn University. David earned a bachelor's degree in Business Administration from Birmingham-Southern where he was a resident advisor and hall director as an undergraduate. Following graduation from BSC, David earned a master's degree in higher education administration from Auburn University where he is currently working to complete a Ph.D. in the same field. David oversees the housing and residence life operations and supervision of the Residence Life staff.
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    Kelsey Taylor
    Assistant Director of Residence Life
    Kelsey joined the Residence Life staff in June 2015. Kelsey earned her Master of Arts in Higher Education Administration from The University of Alabama. While there, she worked for two years as a Graduate Assistant for the Office of Housing and Residential Communities, supervising a freshman residence hall. She also completed her graduate internship at Dalton State College as the Marketing and Special Projects Intern in the summer of 2014. Prior to attending the University of Alabama, Kelsey earned a Bachelor of Arts in History, with a minor in Public Relations, from Berry College. Kelsey oversees the Residence Life student staff and coordinates programming for the department. 
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    Cheryl Waters
    Residence Life Office Assistant 
    Cheryl is a native of Birmingham and comes from a background in the insurance and customer service industries. She holds an associate of science degree in business administration. With more than 13 years in residence life, Cheryl is the heart and soul of residence life, coordinating the roommate assignment and room selection processes in addition to essential day-to-day task to keep the office running smoothly. 
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    Contact Us

    The Office of Residence Life at Birmingham-Southern College fosters safe, inclusive and educational residential environments that intentionally challenge and support students to embrace global citizenship, civility and self-accountability. Through engaging and meaningful interactions, Residence Life promotes the holistic development of all students from the perspective of a residential liberal arts education.

    We encourage all students and parents with questions regarding on-campus housing and residential living to contact our office or stop by and speak with us in person.

    Office Hours

    The Office of Residence Life is located on the 2nd floor of the Norton Campus Center and is open Monday through Friday from 8:15 AM to 4:45 PM (Central Time).

    Mailing Address

    900 Arkadelphia Road
    Box 549014
    Birmingham, Alabama 35254

    Phone and Fax

    Phone: (205) 226-4726
    Fax: (205) 226-7030

    This account is monitored during regular business hours.

    Emergency Assistance
    In the event of an emergency, contact Campus Police at (205) 226-4700. Campus Police are available 24 hours a day, seven days a week. For more information on Campus Safety and BSC Campus Police, click here.