One of the advantages of being at a smaller school is that housing is typically nicer than you would find at a major state university. At Xavier, you’re usually in good shape, regardless of which of the dorms you end up in. The only all-freshman dorm is Brockman Hall, the oldest and most traditional dorm on campus. The rooms are the smallest on campus, and you share a bathroom with the entire wing, but this hasn’t stopped the ground floor, or “the Pit,” from becoming the most infamous living space on campus. Brockman is the place to find the closest thing to a traditional dorm experience that Xavier has to offer. Kuhlman and Husman Halls are a little less congested than Brockman, and many students like the idea of sharing a bathroom with only three other people, as opposed to thirty. Kuhlman and Husman are adjacent to each other and are popular among freshmen and sophomores alike. For even ritzier conditions, you can live in Buenger Hall, which is outfitted with four- and six-person suites complete with a living room and two bathrooms. Buenger is mostly freshman and sophomore honor students, as well as athletes. Xavier houses its upperclassmen on campus with the Village Apartments and the Commons Apartments. Staying on campus during the upperclassmen years and getting into these apartments, especially the Commons, can be a gamble, depending on your lottery number, which is drawn at the beginning of spring semester.
Housing is always an issue at Xavier because of how quickly the campus is growing. Many upperclassmen were not pleased when sophomores started being let into the Village based solely on their lottery numbers. Priority disputes aside, Xavier generally has clean and safe dorms and apartments. Even Brockman, which is considered to be the most “college-like” of the dorms, has plenty of amenities. Compared to other universities, Xavier’s housing facilities are most definitely above average.