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SIUE Luxury Student Living

You are in a tiny dorm room. You are trying to study, but your roommate is blasting music. You even have to share a bathroom with people you don’t know and who don’t clean up after themselves. You stop, close your eyes, and dream of being in a beautiful living space where you can escape the craziness of dorm life. There is an option available that will make that dream come true. Axis Edwardsville opens the door to Luxury Student Living that will let you experience the ultimate college living environment.

At Axis Edwardsville, you can leave the stress of living in a dorm behind and just focus on relaxing and living the good life. Instead of having a roommate not of your choice, ask your best friend(s) to join you in moving into a two or four bedroom apartment or use the Axis roommate matching service to find the right person or people that you are compatible with to share an apartment. Your new home will be furnished for you and awaiting your arrival.

Experience amenities that will make you feel like you are on vacation every day. Begin your day with yoga or pilates or use the 24-hour fitness center. After class, it’s time to focus on studying and homework. Make use of the 24-hour study pods to have a quiet nook to get down to business. In your spare time and on weekends, use the tanning bed, play volleyball or swim, hang out in the clubhouse or grill out with your friends. All of this luxury, but only steps away from SIUE.

If spacious living and high level amenities are what you are seeking, contact us and allow our staff to set up a tour to see the luxury apartments that you are destined to live in.


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Fall Student Activities in Edwardsville

It’s that time of the year to trade in those flip-flops for warm, fuzzy socks and boots. It won’t be long before the snow flies. Now is the time to get out and enjoy this beautiful fall weather. There are many student activities in Edwardsville to do in the upcoming weeks:

Definitely visit Sacred Ground Café for a slice of pumpkin bread and a cup of hot joe. Yelp reviewers love this joint so it has to be good!

December 3rd – Visit the Holiday Show at the Edwardsville Art Center. The Holiday show will showcase art in the student gallery.

December 5th, 12th and 19th you can sign up for holiday craft night at the Edwardsville Art Center. You will create decorations, ornaments or gifts. The cost is $25 per night and the classes are open to all ages.

December 10th and 11th – The Wildey Theatre presents Sister’s Christmas Catechism: The Mystery of the Magi’s Gold. This holiday mystery extravaganza answers the question regarding what happened to the Magi’s gold. The tale is told by Sister, the author of Late Nite Catechism and she retells the story of the nativity using audience members, a choir and her own scientific tools. The show is a hilarious holiday production that you will definitely want to see again. Take a friend with you and spread the Christmas cheer.

December 15th – Take a Wilderness Walk at the Watershed Nature Center. Experience a 1-mile, narrated hike around the nature center. This is a free event but you must register in advance. Fill up Instagram and Facebook with your amazing selfies.

Visit the Chocolate Chocolate Chocolate Company and get some delicious holiday treats. Try the PB&J truffles, the yummy sea salt caramels and the peanut butter pretzel cubes. Pick up a gift for mom while you’re there!

Who’s lucky to have luxury student living near the Southern Illinois University Campus, with top-tier amenities and walk-ability? Edwardsville! We hope you enjoy the charming atmosphere of our city and the friendly neighborhood feeling.

Please contact us with questions.


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A Natural Place to Unwind: Events and Activities at the Touch of Nature Environmental Center

You undoubtedly enjoy busy, fun-filled days on campus at beautiful Southern Illinois University.  For those looking to escape the hustle and bustle of everyday life on campus, check out some events coming up at Touch of Nature Environmental Center:

Ongoing: Oh, The Places You’ll Go!

This series is presented by the Environmental Education staff at Touch of Nature, and provides students an opportunity to visit and study history and geology in each fascinating natural site. The cost for each excursion is $20.

November 7: Fults Hill Prairie and Forts De Chartres

This expedition begins in the morning with a visit to the 1.4-mile trail loop at Fults Hill Prairie, which has the largest loess complex in Illinois. The trail is challenging, so participants should come prepared for a workout. After an engaging morning hike, reinvigorate with lunch and prepare to visit Fort De Chartres. One of the oldest buildings in Illinois, Fort De Chartres was built in the 1720s and housed the French government.

November 21: Piney Creek Ravine

The Piney Creek Ravine hike is 1.5 miles long and features moderate hills, creek crossings, and rocky terrain. This expedition provides hikers with a clear view of the ravine below, and a breathtaking collection of 200 Native American petroglyphs and pictographs.

Touch of Nature Environmental Center presents students with an opportunity to embrace nature and increase environmental awareness. In addition to an exquisite outdoor laboratory, the center offers many exciting events and outings throughout the year.

Please feel free to contact us at AXiS Edwardsville to learn about more events and activities going on at our property and in the Edwardsville area!