Residence Halls

Change our world – and your own

Become part of a close-knit, inspiring community in one of our six residence halls.

Living on the USJ campus will not only enrich your University experience, but also provide you with many opportunities. Residential living means having a home away from home, and you can make the experience your own!

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All USJ Residence Halls Offer:

  • Study and television lounges
  • Laundry rooms
  • Kitchens
  • Community space
  • Student mail delivered to the hall
  • Extended cable for television
  • Free wifi, in each room
  • Well-trained, passionate professional and student staff

Housing Accommodations

The University of Saint Joseph is committed to providing equal access to its programs, services, and activities, including on-campus housing. Student Accessibility Services works closely with Residential Life to ensure students with documented disabilities are able to enjoy accessible on-campus housing. Students are encouraged to submit requests for accessible housing as early as possible.

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About Our Residence Halls

Assumption Hall

  • Established in 1962
  • Renovated in 2013
  • Houses approximately 80 upper-class students

Madonna Hall

  • Established in 1966
  • Renovated in 2014
  • Houses approximately 150 first-year and transfer students

McAuley Hall

  • Established in 1955
  • Renovated in 2015
  • Houses approximately 40 upper-class students

Rosary Hall

  • Established in 1955
  • Renovated in 2018
  • Houses approximately 40 upper-class students

North Hall

  • Established in 2008
  • Houses approximately 30 upper-class students in suite-style apartments

South Hall

  • Established in 2008
  • Houses approximately 40 upper-class students in suite-style apartments

Top 10 Housing Questions

Get answers to your top questions about living at USJ.

How do you match roommates, and how can a new student choose a friend as a roommate?

Once a student has completed their housing application, they have the opportunity to request or search for a roommate.  All roommate requests must be mutual requests to be accepted.  Students who opt to search for a roommate can search for a compatible roommate using the search feature.

Will first-year students be matched with other first-years?

Yes, we aim to pair first-year students with first-year students.

Are transfer students matched with other transfers?

Typically, we try to match students that are new with other new students, but depending on availability of space, a transfer student, based on their preference, could be matched with a returning upper-class student.

Can a student choose a particular building?

First-year students are assigned rooms in the first-year building. A room selection process takes place every spring semester for returning students, where they have the chance to choose their room or building based on the Priority Points system.

How will new students be notified about their room?

Housing applications are available on eRezLife on April 8 and are due back by June 1. Once a student has completed their application, they are asked to select or search for a roommate on eRezLife.  Room assignments will be completed in mid-June for applications submitted by June 1.

What meal plan will I have?

All students living in traditional halls will automatically be assigned the Gold Meal Plan (19 meals per week, or every meal served in the Dining Commons). All students living in suites will have the option to choose from the Bronze Meal Plan (10 meals per week) or the Gold Meal Plan.

What two medical documents are required to move on campus?

A meningitis immunization and medical history/physical form must be filed with Health Services by July 15.

What is each student provided with in their room?

All rooms include a bed frame, twin XL-size mattress, desk, chair, closet, dresser, window shade and cable jack. Download our Moving on Campus brochure for more information.

Are single rooms available?

A small number of single rooms are reserved for those with documented medical needs. Students need to submit a housing accommodation application and medical documentation to Accessibility Services. Approved accommodations are filled as available.

Is there a housing deposit?

New students to the University complete their deposit through the Admissions process as either a Resident or Commuter student. If a student wishes to change their status, they should contact the Admissions Office.

Students returning to housing do not pay a housing deposit in order to apply.

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