Office of Residence Life
The Office of Residence Life at Saint Joseph's University strives to provide secure, academically focused housing which fosters a community of civility and respect and supports a positive living-learning environment consistent with Ignatian ideals. We provide services and opportunities to engage, learn, and grow within an on-campus living environment that is safe, secure, and well maintained, and where individual differences and academic excellence are celebrated.
We have a place for you, whether you're an incoming first-year student or a rising senior. At Saint Joseph's University, a residence hall is more than just a place to live — it's a safe and welcoming community. We also offer other residential programs, such as a Recovery Residence for students who are in active recovery, residential learning communities and gender-inclusive housing.
If you're interested in living on campus, you should familiarize yourself with the policies and procedures for selecting housing. Find information regarding key dates and form deadlines, tips and tricks on how to submit a housing application and other housing resources — including guidelines on the open room change process and special accommodations — below.
Residential Learning Communities
Embrace Saint Joseph's mission as residents through our Residential Learning Communities (RLCs). RLCs are learning communities comprised of students who choose to live on the same floor or in the same residential area and participate in learning opportunities based on their specific interest, major or academic area.
August 22 Upperclassmen Move-In August 23 First Day of Classes October 8 Fall Break Begins: Residence Halls close at 7 p.m. Fall break housing information will be posted by September 20, 2021. October 17 Fall Break Ends: Residence Halls open at 10 a.m. Classes resume on Monday, October 18. November 23 Thanksgiving Break Begins: Residence Halls close at 7 p.m. Fall break housing information will be posted by November 1, 2021. November 28 Thanksgiving Break Ends: Residence Halls open at 10 a.m. Classes resume on Monday, November 29. December 13 Finals Begin December 18 Finals End & Residence Halls Close at 7 p.m. Fall closing information will be posted by December 1, 2021.
January 17 Spring Semester Move-In January 18 Classes Begin March 11 Spring Break Begins: Residence Halls close at 7 p.m. Spring break housing information will be posted by March 1, 2022. March 20 Spring Break Ends: Residence Halls open at 10 a.m. Classes resume on Monday, March 21. April 15 & 18 Good Friday & Easter Monday. No classes. All Residence Halls remain open. May 9 Finals Begin. May 13 Finals End. Residence Halls close.
Office of Off Campus Student Life
The Office of Off Campus Student Life is dedicated to providing a positive quality of life in the community for off-campus students and community members, through support, outreach and accountability. Below, you can find helpful resources as you navigate finding off-campus housing and living in one of the neighborhoods near campus.