Housing Selection Process for New and Returning Students
Welcome to the housing selection process at Saint Joseph’s University. The following links outline the policies and procedures for selecting housing for the academic year.
Please remember that the housing application and room/roommate information are always accessible in your housing application via the Nest under the "Student Services & Resources" tab. If you have any questions, please contact the Office of Residence Life.
Housing Selection Information by Class Year/Level
The Housing Selection Process and all Housing Assignment information is available within the Housing Portal. You can find the Housing Portal by:
- Logging into The Nest
- Selecting the "Student" tab
- Clicking the "Housing Application" under Student Services & Resources"
Special Accommodation Need
To ensure that we meet the specific needs of students, it is important that students with a specific accommodation need review the following information regarding the housing selection process.
Students with a need for a specific housing accommodation must note this information in the designated location within the Housing Agreement. Students are also encouraged to contact the Office of Student Disability Services to provide documentation of an accommodation need. Information about the documentation process may be found here.
Students who have indicated a specific accommodation need will be contacted by the Office of Residence Life prior to the housing selection process. This email will provide information regarding the options for a medical need placement. These options are listed below:
To guarantee placement in a building that meets a student's need, Residence Life may administratively assign a student prior to the self-selection process. The advantage to this option is that the student will be guaranteed a housing assignment that meets the documented need. Additionally, this option does allow for one preferred roommate request. A roommate request must be mutually accepted through the Housing Application to confirm that the request is amicable. A disadvantage to this option is that students who are administratively placed do not get to select a building of their choice. This is left to our office’s discretion based on what we feel is the best building option to address the need.
The advantage to self-selection is the ability to select the building and room type based on the available inventory during the assigned selection date/time. The disadvantage to this option is that we cannot guarantee the availability of a space to meet the documented need at the time of selection. There is a risk involved in participating in self-selection. Also, please be aware that single rooms may not available for selection during this process due to limited availability.
If a student participates in the housing selection process and is unable to select a space that meets their need, the Office of Residence Life will offer a room change to ONLY the student with the specific accommodation need. Room changes based on a specific accommodation following the formal selection process may not accommodate specific roommate requests.
Open Room Change Process
We currently have limited availability on campus to accommodate room changes. Find out how you can request a room change and learn about room change options available to you.