Campus Student Life


Going to college is not something you do; it's something you experience. Live it to the fullest.

Student Life

Find out who you truly are at St. Ambrose.


At SAU, we believe great things happen when you step out of your comfort zone or run with your ability to rally, lead, and explore. Ambrosians are surrounded with these opportunities. 

Here, you can join or lead more than 80 student clubs and organizations. Working side-by-side with your peers, you will experience a level of support that strengthens your drive and focus on academics, a career field, spirituality, or a personal passion.

Through Campus Ministry, explore your faith and the difference it can make in how you walk through the world. Discover how deeply you can impact the life of one person – or a whole community – by jumping into service activities and elevating social justice.

In our residence halls, you'll be surrounded by peers who challenge and support you. And you'll develop meaningful friendships during late-night conversations about hopes, dreams, and an unbridled future. 

Use your downtime to run some laps, lift weights, do some cardio, or take a group fitness class in the Wellness and Recreation Center.

Experience everything St. Ambrose offers – including a remarkable impact on your life. 

We're all about YOU

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A professor is an educator, but at SAU, professors are so much more. They're mentors, cheerleaders, and counselors during all the challenges and triumphs in your collegiate journey. Alongside them are a host of support personnel for tutoring, test prep, course advising, and much more.

Academic Resources

All the Comforts of Home

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A residence hall is more than a place to live; it's a place to live with purpose and compassion. With 24/7 security, weekly housekeeping, and Resident Assistants on each floor, students living on-campus are surrounded by people who care and want them to succeed.

ResLife at SAU

The Highest Possible Score

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NAIA Schools with perfect CHAMPIONS OF CHARACTER score

SAU was named for the third straight year an NAIA Champions of Character Five-Star Award school. The competition measures commitment to character training, conduct in competition, academic focus, character recognition, and character promotion.

Read About This Achievement

Four Years of Fun, Exploring, and Making the Most of Every Day


College life is a grand balancing act, and we have plenty of choices to make it interesting.

Fighting Bees Athletics Clubs and Organizations

Welcome Week
BEECOMING AMBROSIAN

Welcome Week marks your first days on campus and gives you the full experience of what it means to be Ambrosian: taking an Urban Plunge to serve your community, learning together, and having fun.

Community Involvement

There's always something to do at SAU


Go beyond the classroom. Plan and participate in activities that enrich your life, your peers, and your community. Join us.

Examples of how to get started!

Campus Activities Board (CAB)

Work with other undergrads to provide creative, social, educational, and cultural events for the St. Ambrose University community. Learn more about CAB

Clubs and Organizations

Join any of our 80+ student clubs and organizations. You'll gain leadership skills, hone your time management skills, and create life-long friendships.

Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion

Collaborate with others to coordinate campus activities and events that deepen understanding and appreciation of other cultures

Late Night @ SAU

Organize a late-night event that kicks off after 10 p.m. on a Friday or Saturday. Make it fun, make it healthy, and carpe that noctem

Leadership Opportunities

Attend a conference, join a leadership program, mentor your peers in the Student Success Center, or get involved in a club or organization.

Safety and Security

Students and employees at St. Ambrose University should feel safe at school, in their workplace, and in all their activities.

Our Safety and Security Office works in partnership with the community to proactively reduce risks to safety, respond to threats/challenges to security, and enhance and maintain an environment conducive to study and growth.

So, what's next?

Are you ready to take the next step? Click on the visit button below to learn more about our virtual and in-person visit options.