AUBG is the first institution in Bulgaria with an American style housing system. Students live in three residence halls that provide more than just a place to sleep. Each environment has its own community feeling and has been adapted to create a living/learning experience. All undergraduate students are required to live on campus as part of the University mission. Students from Blagoevgrad live at home as there is currently not enough space in campus housing. Each residence hall has Resident Assistant peer advisors that live in and assist students in building a community, promoting student activities, and crisis prevention. There are also three live-in Residence Hall Directors who are there to support the Residence Assistants and assist the students who live there.
Skaptopara I, II, and III are the first purpose-built residence halls in Bulgaria. They include a smoke-free environment, are disability accessible, and were built with funding from USAID/ASHA. They house 1000 students in double and triple rooms and suites. Programming/activity areas include aerobic rooms, two weight rooms, music practice rooms, a multipurpose room, billiard and ping pong areas, several television lounges, outside decks, and cafes. Each building has a token-operated laundry facility in the basement for student use that contains washing and drying machines.
Each student is expected to read the current Residence Life and Housing Guidelines and Policies and abide by those rules of community behavior.
Returning students choose rooms and roommates in the previous semester. New and visiting students are assigned to each hall upon arrival for orientation, or through preassignment if they have a group of three students who would like to live together by contacting firstname.lastname@example.org prior to arrival.