SJU Residential Life and Housing

Welcome to Saint John's University Residential Life and Housing!

Residential living is an integral part of the Saint John's educational experience. We provide students with a home founded on Catholic, Benedictine values, where residents gain a better understanding of themselves as young men through their involvement in and strong commitment to community.

Through the support and personal attention of Faculty Residents, Resident Assistants, and the staff of the Office of Residential Life and Housing, we foster inclusiveness, mutual respect, personal responsibility, spiritual development, academic success, and good stewardship.

Residency Requirement Exemption Process

Currently we are accepting applications for students to participate in the Residency Requirement Exemption Process. Students who wish to participate in the process to potentially receive an Exemption from the Residency Requirement for the 2020-2021 academic year must submit an application by the October 15 deadline via the Housing Portal. Students who neglect to submit an application for this process will not be eligible for an Exemption from the Residency Requirement. Submitting an application does not guarantee that an Exemption Offer will be granted, rather it informs us that the student wishes to be considered for an Exemption from the Residency Requirement.

Information regarding the Residency Requirement Exemption process can be found on the Department of Residential Life and Housing’s Share Point for Current Students. Parents should refer to the Parent Information Page regarding the process. There are some factors that immediately disqualify a student from receiving an Exemption from the Residency Requirement. These factors include but are not limited to:

For more information regarding the process, including the timeline, students should refer to the Residency Requirement Exemption Student Guide. Students with questions about their conduct history should call the Campus Life Office at 320-363-3512 and schedule an appointment with Fr. Ian Dommer, the Assistant Director of Student Conduct.

Disclaimer Regarding Off Campus Leases

Annually we receive feedback from students indicating that local property owners and rental companies encourage students to sign leases as early as two years in advance. The Department of Residential Life and Housing advises all students not to sign a lease for an off-campus rental property without receiving an official Exemption from the Residency Requirement from us. It is the responsibility of all students to adhere to and follow all Institutional Policies related to the Residency Requirement. Students who sign leases with off campus property owners or rental companies without receiving an official Exemption from the Residency Requirement do so at their own risk and will still be required to fulfill all obligations related to the St. John’s University’s Residency Requirement. Additionally, committing to a lease agreement with an off campus rental property is not grounds for nor merits an Exemption from the Residency Requirement. We do not recommend that any student enter into a lease agreement for an off campus rental property without receiving an official Exemption from the Residency Requirement from the Department of Residential Life and Housing at St. John’s University.

Date

 

Event

 

Location

9/15/19

 

Residency Requirement Exemption Application Goes Live

 

Housing Portal

10/15/19

 

Residency Requirement Exemption Applications Due

 

Housing Portal

10/25/19

 

Ineligibility Notices are emailed to students

 

CSBSJU Email

10/31/19

 

Last date for Ineligible students to an appeal form.

 

Link provided in

Denial Email

11/1/19

 

Last Date to Update Living Groups

 

Housing Portal

11/19/19

 

Exemption Hat Pull to Determine Waiting List

 

TBD

11/21/19

 

First Wave of Offers will be Sent out to students at the top of the waiting list

 

CSBSJU Email

12/8/19

 

Acceptance/Decline Form Due Date for first wave offers

 

Housing Portal

12/9/19

 

Denial Emails will be sent to all students who did not accept or deny the first wave of offers.

 

CSBSJU Email

1/22/20

 

Second Wave of Offers will be Sent to students if necessary

 

CSBSJU Email

2/16/20

 

Acceptance/Decline Due Date for second waive offers

 

Housing Portal

2/17/20

 

Denial Emails will be sent to all students who did not accept or deny the second wave of offers

 

CSBSJU Email

2/18/20

 

Third Wave of Offers will be sent to student if necessary

 

CSBSJU Email

3/15/20

 

Acceptance/Decline Form Due for third wave of offers

 

Housing Portal

*** All forms due dates are required to be submitted by 11:59 pm of the due date. Forms submitted late will not be accepted.

 

Staying for Thanksgiving Break?

Students who plan to stay at Saint John’s University over Thanksgiving Break are required to submit a break stay request be November 13. For information regarding requests to stay on-campus over the break period, please refer to the Break Stay Request Information Page.