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Congratulations and welcome to the
University of Saint Joseph!


Be part of the next generation of
in-demand professionals with USJ’s degree programs designed for your goals. 

Deposit Now

Important Dates

New Student Orientation: First-year students
June 21 or June 24

New Student Orientation: Transfer students
June 12 or August 22

Blue Jay Welcome Weekend!
August 23 – 25

*All new students are required to attend one of the New Student Orientation dates and Blue Jay Welcome Weekend.


Take the Next Steps

How to Deposit

  • STEP 1: Log in to your Admissions Portal at apply.usj.edu/portal/status using your application credentials.
  • STEP 2: Reply to your “Offer of Admission” which is a form located at the bottom of your Status Page
  • STEP 3: Click on the form to open it and select “Yes, I ACCEPT…” and then verify your housing status and click “Submit”
  • STEP 4: Once the Reply to Offer of Admission form is submitted, the option to pay online will populate on your Admissions Portal on the right-hand side. Click on “Submit Payment” and enter your credit card or bank information. Please note that paying by ACH (bank-to-bank) can take up to seven business days to process.

Important Information


Complete and submit your enrollment form and deposit today! There is a $500 non-refundable deposit for resident students and a $300 non-refundable deposit for commuter students payable by mailing a check or using a credit card on your Admissions Portal (see instructions above).

Parents may contact the Office of Admissions and we would be happy to send you the payment link to pay your student’s deposit or process the payment for you.

Financial Aid

A USJ education is a lifelong investment in yourself and your future. At USJ, we are committed to helping you make your education affordable. 

As an admitted student, you should receive a copy of your financial aid offer after you submit your 2024-2025 Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA). This offer is posted on your Admissions Portal and sent via postal mail to your home address. Additional actions are required after you receive your financial aid information and are outlined in the “Next Steps” section of the financial aid offer.

If you are considering applying for need-based financial aid, and have not already submitted your FASFA, there is still time! The 2024-2025 Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) is available at www.studentaid.gov. (FAFSA School Code: 001409)

Student Financial Services counselors are available to help you throughout this process and can assist you at any stage – from applying for aid through discussing options to pay your estimated annual balance. Schedule your appointment today!

Apply for Housing

Complete Your Housing Application at ERezLife

Housing Application Step-By-Step Guide 

Note: Login to ERezLife using your MyUSJ credentials and please allow at least 48 hours after you receive your credentials to gain access to ERezLife.

• Priority Deadline for Housing Application: June 1, 2024 (Students are housed on a first come first serve basis until all residence halls are full)

• Deadline for Roommate Matches: June 30, 2024

• Students will be notified about room assignments via their USJ email in mid-July

Please Note: The housing contract is for the entire academic year and students are not able to cancel mid-year to change to commuter status.

Contact Residential Life at:
Email: [email protected]
Phone: 860.231.5620

Move-In Day


See above for a full list of everything you’ll need to move into your new home!

Incoming Student Move In: Friday, August 23

• Move in information with your assigned time slot will be sent to your USJ email account in August.

• Some athletes may have an earlier move in date; this will be communicated in advance and will also be by assigned time slot

For more move in information, visit the Res Life site.

Meal Plans

Resident and commuter students can enjoy the convenience of dining on campus with a meal plan.

Resident Meal Plans

• All residential students must carry a resident meal plan. Two meal plan options are available (depending upon type of housing)

           • All Access Meal Plan

           • Bronze Meal Plan

Commuter Meal Plans

• Multiple meal plans are offered for commuters

• Commuter Meal Plan enrollment form will be available in May

Additional Meal Plan information can be found here.

Meal swipes provide you with access to our all-you-care-to-eat style dining located in the McGovern Dining Commons. Dining Dollars can be used in Jay’s Nest. For additional information visit the Dining Service’s website.

When and How to Purchase Textbooks

Your textbook list will become available on my.usj.edu in August. Please stay tuned for additional information as it becomes available.

West Hartford Guide

Dining, shopping, and more!

West Hartford is home to The Center, Bishops Corner, and Blue Back Square which are only three miles from campus!

Launch Town of WestHartford

Campus Resources

Contact Our Offices Today

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New Student Orientation Dates

First Year Students: Friday, June 21 & Monday, June 24

Transfer Students: Wednesday, June 12 & Thursday, August 22

Register Here