Student Life

Residence Life

New Hawks Housing for Transfer Students

Welcome to Hawk Hill! We are excited that you are joining our community!

The following pages outline the housing selection process for incoming transfer students. Please review this information carefully:

Please be aware, the Office of Residence Life cannot predict or control information shared through Facebook and other social media. All information regarding Housing Agreements, Roommate Profiles and Housing Selection can be accessed through The Nest. Outside organizations that are not accessible through this channel are not sponsored by or affiliated with Saint Joseph's University or the Office of Residence Life.

Many of our housing options require a meal plan. Information about Dining and Meal Plan options can be found HERE.

Step 1: Complete Housing Agreement

All New Hawks (transfer students) must complete a Housing Agreement. Agreements should be completed online by logging into

  1. Enter your username and password in the Secured Access Login box on the The Nest home page.
  2. From the "New Hawks Check List", select “Housing Application” located in the box labeled "Residence Life"
  3. Follow the steps in the Housing Application to complete the Online Agreement.
    Please note that the housing agreement is a binding agreement for the entire 2015-16 academic year and students will not be released except for extraordinary circumstances.

Step 2: Receive Room Assignment and Roommate Information

All new transfer students will be administratively assigned into vacancies that currently exist in our system.

Students are encouraged to check their SJU email account for updates on their standing in the assignment process.  

For more information or if you have a question please contact the Office of Residence Life, Lafarge Hall (610) 660-1060 ( )