The Room Selection is held in late March / early April each year. Rooms are selected by class cohort-- rising seniors, rising juniors and rising sophomores. Selection times are determined and assigned for each eligible participant within a cohort based on a random number assignment. A class cohort is based on the year a student enrolled at Saint John's. Times are assigned by computer. Participants with a lower number will get an earlier selection time within their cohort.
To be eligible for the room selection process, returning students are required to be registered for the next term in order to participate in the on campus room selection process. All students who wish to select on campus housing must be registered at least 24 hours in advance of the date on which the room selection process they will participate in takes place.
For additional information, visit the full housing policy change (updated 1.24.14).
For more detailed Room Selection information and forms, current students can visit our Intranet Website.
Freshman Housing Options
New students coming to SJU as freshmen will be living in either St. Thomas Aquinas "Tommy" or St. Mary "Mary" residence halls. Non-traditional freshmen and transfer students may have the option of living in upper-class housing. If you are unsure of which situation fits you, please contact the Residential Life and Housing Office.
Sophomore Housing Options
Second-year students can live in the following residential areas:
Second-year students may live with other upper-class students, but only in areas in which both students are eligible to live. For example, a sophomore and junior may wish to live together as roommates. They could live in Bernard Hall, Benet Hall, Greg House, or Joe Hall but could not live in Patrick, Boniface, and Tommy Halls, or any campus apartment because of the cohort criteria for each area.
Junior/Senior Housing Options
Students who are part of the Junior or Senior cohort have several housing options available to them including Apartment Selection or General Room Selection.
Junior & Senior General Selection
Students from the Junior or Senior cohort may live in the following residential areas, in addition to campus apartments:
Apartment selection is designed for those students in the Senior and Junior cohorts that desire to obtain an apartment in the one of the following areas:
The Senior Majority apartment selection is limited to Flynntown Apartments, Maur House, Placid House and Vincent Court apartment areas.
Apartment eligibility is based on the following criteria:
Flynntown Apartments, Placid House, Maur House, and Vincent Court apartments are designated "Senior Majority". That means more than half of the occupants of the apartment must be part of the Senior cohort. For example, in a 6-person apartment, at least 4 of the tenants must be from the Senior cohort. All 6 residents can be Seniors, but the maximum number of Juniors in a 6-person apartment is 2. This requirement will not be waived except when general campus occupancy needs warrant a change.
Due to limited resources, Saint John's only has limited number of single rooms available to students.
These rooms will be available for choosing during the general selection nights.
Residential Life and Housing maintains a singles waiting list. If you are interested in a single room, please sign up on the waiting list. If any singles open up after room selection or during the academic year, they are offered to the students on the waiting list.