Housing Selection

Housing Selection Overview

We hold Housing Selection in late March or early April. In this process, students select on-campus housing, and a limited number of students may select off-campus housing. Students select housing by class cohort: rising seniors, rising juniors, and rising sophomores. A class cohort is a group of students who first enrolled at St. John's in the same year. We determine and assign selection times for eligible participants by a cohort-based random number assignment. Times are computer-assigned. Participants with a lower number in their cohort get an earlier selection time within that cohort.

Important Dates

  • March 1 – Housing intent forms are due via the Housing Portal.
  • March 15 – Selection Times are shared via the Housing Portal.
  • March 15 – Requests for Housing Accomodations through Student Accessibility Services are due.
  • March 15 – Off-Campus Living eligibility is determined. Residential Life sends ineligibility letters via email. Eligible rising seniors may participate in the Off-Campus Living Selection process.
  • April 11 - Off-Campus Living Selection (Seniors Only; 4-Person Groups Only); Beginning at 9 am
  • April 12 - Seniors Only Apartment Selection (Seniors Only; 2, 4, and 6 Person Groups); Beginning at 9 am
  • April 18 - General Junior/Senior Selection; Beginning at 9 am, earliest Rising Junior at 10:30 am
  • April 20 - General Sophomore Selection; Beginning at 9 am

Housing Selection Eligibility

To be eligible to select housing, students must:

  1. Complete the SJU Fall 2023 Housing Intent & Housing Agreement Form via the Housing Portal at least 24 hours before housing selection participation.
  2. Register for Fall 2023 classes (for at least 12 credits) at least 24 hours before housing selection participation.

See Housing Options by Class Cohort.

Apartment Eligibility

  • Junior and Senior students are eligible to live in campus apartments.
  • Sophomores and First-Year students are not eligible to live in campus apartments.

Single Rooms

Saint John's has a limited number of single rooms available to students. Rising juniors and seniors groups can select single rooms during the Junior/Senior General Housing Selection. Sophomores interested in single rooms should sign up for the pre-selection waitlist. Students unable to select a single room should find a roommate or group but can sign up for a waitlist. Single rooms are not guaranteed to become available.

Frequently Asked Questions

    Contact SJU Residential Life and Housing with questions and concerns at [email protected] or 320-363-3512.