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Your Room and Residence Hall

When can I move in?       
What if I need to move in early?        
What should I bring?            
Can I loft my bed?      
What is the mattress size and are bed linens provided?         
What amenities does the on-campus housing offer?            
What are the dimensions of my son's room?             
Decoration guidelines         
What are requirements for appliances in my room?             
Can I leave things in my room over breaks?
Can I bring a bicycle?
Are pets allowed?
Do any Residence Halls have air conditioning? 
Are there laundry services available for students?
Are there kitchens available for use during the school year?       
Do residence halls offer cable television?
Is wireless network connection available on campus? 

When can I move in?

  • New International student move-in is on Monday, August 23, 2016
  • New Student move-in is from 8 a.m. - 1 p.m. on Thursday, August 25, 2016
  • New Transfer student move-in is from 8 a.m. - 1 p.m. on Thursday, August 25, 2016
  • All returning students can move-in on Saturday, August 27 starting at 8 a.m.

What if I need to move in early?

All early arrival requests must be made to and approved by the Residential Life and Housing Office. Students who are approved for early arrival must make arrangements with the Residential Life and Housing Office to pick up room keys during regular office hours (8 am to 4:30 p, M-F)  from Sexton 210 or Life Safety Services, basement of Thomas Hall, after 4:30 pm. If you are part of an athletic team, school sponsored activity, or academic team (such as on-campus employment), that requires early arrival, your coach/supervisor/coordinator must submit a request on your behalf.

SJU Extended Stay/Early Return

What should I bring?

We have a "What to Bring" page located on the New Student page.

Can I loft my bed?

Yes, with an approved loft. Students living in Mary, Tommy, Patrick, Boniface, and Bernard Halls can rent a bed loft for their residence hall room from Bedloft.com. Futons and MicroFridges are also available for purchase.

What is the mattress size and are bed linens provided?

The mattresses are extra long twin beds (39" x 80"). Bed linens are not provided, but can be ordered through Residence Hall Linens.

What amenities does the on-campus housing offer?

In the residence halls, each room comes with two beds, desks and bookcases made by the Saint John's Woodshop. In the apartments, each room comes with a desk, bed and bookcase. Apartment amenities can be found on the building description pages under the Housing Options tab. For more information about amenities, visit the individual Residence halls.

What are the dimensions of my son's room?

Dimensions and floor plans can be found under the Housing Options tab.

Decoration guidlines

You may hang posters, pictures, etc. on the walls. Please plan carefully in the products you use to hang items:

    • 3m Command adhesive products - have not caused damaged when applied and removed properly
    • Colored sticky adhesive gum products - leave marks on walls Tape - leave residue that may cause damage and must be removed from the wall
    • Nails/screws - Do not use nails or screws on the walls, doors, etc.
    • Charges for repairing holes on walls, doors and ceilings caused by tape, nails, tacks or screws, as well as other damages to the rooms and university furnishings are charged equally to the residents of a room.

Minnesota law prohibits the removal of traffic and/or street signs. They are not permitted in residence halls. Please do not bring them to campus. Signs will be confiscated by Life Safety if found in campus housing.

What are requirements for appliances in my room?

Microwaves are provided in student lounges, and are allowed within rooms as well. Small refrigerators, smaller than 4.5 cubic feet are allowed in residence halls.

Can I leave things in my room over breaks?

Yes, you can leave your belongings in your room. All rooms are required to be locked over breaks to ensure your belongings are safe and secure.

Can I bring a bicycle?

Yes, you can bring your bicycle. There are bike racks outside of all of the residential areas.

Are pets allowed?

Fish are allowed in the residence in tanks less than 10 gallons. No other pets are allowed within the student residence.

Do any Residence Halls have air conditioning?

The apartments, with the exception of Virgil Michel and Seton Apartments, have air conditioning, as well as Benet Hall. The rest of the residential areas do not have air conditioning; this includes: Mary Hall, Thomas Aquinas Hall, Bernard Hall, Boniface Hall, Frank House, Greg House, Joe Hall, Patrick Hall, Marmion House and Tholl House. Students are NOT allowed to bring air conditioners into their residence.

Are there laundry services available for students?

There is a laundry room/area located in every residence, it does not have a cost. Students have to provide their own detergent and other laundry items. In the residence halls, there is a community laundry room, and in the apartments, except for Seton and Metten Apartments, there is a washer/dryer combination in every unit.

Are there kitchens available for students during the school year?

There is a community kitchen located in all of the residence halls. In Mary Hall, it is located on the First floor in combination with the lounge. In Tommy Hall, Patrick, Boniface, and Bernard Halls there is a kitchen located on each floor.

Do residence halls offer cable television?

Yes. A single cable jack is available in each student room. Cable TV access is provided in almost all CSB and SJU buildings. Media Services is responsible for the maintenance and repair of the CSB/SJU Cable TV system. If you experience a problem with your cable TV service, see the Cable TV page.

The student club, KJNB Radio, coordinates what is shown on CSB/SJU cable TV channel 6. Contact KJNB Radio regarding channel 6 matters.

Is wireless network connection available on campus?

All students have access to wireless internet on campus. Students can connect to the Internet using their campus email username and password. Information on how to connect your devices to the Internet can be found on the IT Services webpage, under the Connecting to CSB/SJU Student Network Resources tab.