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 enroll to assist the Residential Life and Housing Office in the roommate and room assignment process.

Housing questionnaires for new, incoming students are due each year by June 1. Housing assignments are sent out to new students in mid-July. For returning students, housing arrangements are determined through participation in the on-campus housing selection process. Returning students are required to be registered for Fall courses in order to participate in the on-campus room selection process. All students who wish to select on-campus housing for the Fall must be registered for courses at least 24 hours in advance of the date on which the Room Selection Process they will participate in takes place.

Room rentals are on an academic year basis as outlined in the SJU Campus Housing Agreement. 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 break periods must make special arrangements with the Residential Life and Housing Office. Failure to make advanced 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: