Saint John's Policies

Campus Housing and Residency Requirement

As a residential university, all students are required to live on campus. Housing questionnaires are made available, to all Saint John's students who are offered admission, to assist the Residential Life and Housing Office in the roommate and room assignment process.

Room rentals are on a school-year basis even though the room may not be continuously occupied. Room changes are permitted only with direct permission from the Residential Life and Housing Office.

Saint John's students who wish to remain in their rooms during vacations must make special arrangements with the Residential Life and Housing Office. Failure to make these arrangements will result in unauthorized access fee for $25 per day, up to $100 per week. 

Board Contracts

All students living in residence halls are required to participate in a Comfort plan. Students will be placed on a Meal Plan option for fall and spring semesters. Students who live in apartments or in residential hall suites (with cooking facilities in the suite) have the option of choosing a residential meal plan or an apartment style meal plan.

Contracts do not include meals during Thanksgiving, Christmas, Easter and Spring vacations or during recesses between terms. Additional information is available through the SJU Dining Service office.

Payment Options

Various payment methods are available at Saint John's that will allow for installment payments during the school year. Monthly payments can be arranged through the Saint John's Student Accounts Office. More information regarding payment plans can be found on the Saint John's Student Account website: