Make it Your Room

Your residence hall at Saint John's is your "home away from home" for nine months. We want you to have a safe, comfortable and enjoyable stay in our residence halls. We hope you feel "at home" while you are living here. In order to make your room safe, as well as comfortable, we have set some guidelines within the restrictions of school policies. Before you and your roommate move in, you should go over the guidelines, decide what to bring, discuss your needs and the cost involved in personalizing your room. Formulating a plan for decorating and arranging the room and discussing a budget is a good place to start. Studies have shown that students who are comfortable and happy in their housing situation are more likely to return to campus housing and their attitudes towards academics and socialization are more positive. With this in mind, please read the following for guidelines in personalizing your room at Saint John's.

University Furniture

All rooms in residence halls at Saint John's are furnished with:

  • Sink
  • Beds w/mattresses
  • Desks w/chairs
  • Wastebaskets/recycle bins
  • Bookshelves
  • Drapes/shades
  • Wardrobe/closets with shelves
  • Towel bars
  • Internet

Dressers are not provided; however, closets do have shelves for storage.  The shelves are very deep.

Note: No University furnishings may be removed from rooms or apartments. Storage of University furniture outside of an assigned residence area is not allowed.


Thomas Hall
These closets have 5 shelves.  They are spaced roughly 8.5 inches apart, and they are 18" deep and 12.5" wide.  Starting about chest level, the shelves stop and there is an open area 41 inches tall.  This space is the same depth and width as the shelves, just much taller.  There is also a small rod across the top of this open space for possibly more hanger space, but probably not much.

Mary Hall
There are 6 shelves in the Mary Hall closets.  They are spaced roughly 8" apart, and they are 18" deep and 12" widet. There is a bottom space from the floor to the 1st shelve that is about 18" high. The space from the top shelf to the ceiling is about 15". 

We encourage students to invest in storage containers that can be used as pull out drawers on the shelves.  Under the bed storage containers are also useful.


  • All mattresses are extra long (39" x 80")
  • Water beds are not allowed in residence halls at Saint John's


Students can rent a bed loft for their residence hall room from  This products is a convenient, affordable way to maximize space and comfort.  Order TODAY to guarantee free delivery AND assembly before move-in day!

NOTE: Bed Lofts are only available for the following Logo

  • Bernard Hall
  • Boniface Hall - Note: Bunked beds are not an option
  • Mary Hall
  • Patrick Hall - Note: Bunked beds are not an option
  • Tommy Hall

Note: Bunk beds are an option in all other residential areas. Most other locations contain furniture that come with lofting devices.

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

  • 3M Blue Painter's tape - this is the product we recommend as it is least likely to damage the walls.
  • 3m Command adhesive products - have not caused damaged when applied and removed properly
  • Colored sticky adhesive gum products - leave marks on walls and students may be charged
  • Packing/Duct Tape - leaves residue on the walls and sometimes causes wall damage
  • 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.

All rooms are fully carpeted, which helps insulate the room from noise and cold and it can make the room more attractive.

Modifications to the Room

No residence on campus may be structurally modified in any way. Students cannot paint, panel or build walls.

For additional information, visit What You Can Bring.