Residence Life is all about you and what is happening in your residence hall!  Sparks Hall and Lawson Court Apartments are great places to live and experience college life.

As a residential campus, committed to the education of the whole person, the residential experience is considered an integral part of a student's education. Research over the past 50 years shows that students who belong to a campus residential community have a more productive and more satisfying college experience than those who live off campus. Students who live on-campus are more likely to:

  • Take full advantage of campus resources
  • Be more involved in campus activities and educational programs
  • Take more credits per semester
  • Achieve greater academic success
  • Persist to graduate at a higher rate
  • Be more satisfied with their overall university experience

In order to provide the best opportunity for success of its students, it is the policy of USAO to require all full-time, first-year students to live on campus.

Sparks Hall
Sparks offers comfortable living with convenience! Located next to the Student Center which houses the bookstore, Drover's Den, Cafeteria, Dusty's and C-Store, Sparks is at the center of campus life!

Chanel Lantz 

Student Life Coordinator/Sparks Hall 



Lawson Court
Enjoy the independence of apartment living and the convenience of living on campus. Completed in 2002, Lawson Court houses 300 students in a three-building, three-story complex with the Lawson Clubhouse at its center.

Bo Steele
Residence Life Director/Lawson Court