Drop-and-Go, Move-In and Early Arrival information is currently available on our website and has been emailed to students' SJU accounts. All of these move-in opportunities will require limited time appointments, the use of face-coverings, and physical distancing.
We are continuing to manage the demand for on-campus housing while also offering opportunities to students who wish for a lower occupancy or single occupancy space. If we accommodate the demand for housing and have an ability to offer “Vacancy Buy-Outs” for a premium cost, we will be in contact with you and your roommates.
Single apartments are extremely limited and are not currently available.
Keeping our community as safe as possible is a priority. Guest privileges will be suspended for at least the Fall semester. This impacts both external guests AND visitation among SJU students from building to building. Students within individual buildings can visit each other, provided they can physically distance and are mindful of wearing masks in all locations. Given physical-distancing requirements, overnight guests in residential facilities are not permitted.
In addition to guest restrictions and face mask/covering requirements, Residence Life has made efforts to de-densify residential facilities by offering all students housing-agreement releases and options to request singles. Additionally, maximum occupancies have been posted for lounges and common spaces within the halls in order to promote physical distancing.
Our housekeeping partner, ABM, has adjusted their cleaning practices and products to comply with current CDC recommendations. In the residence halls, common bathrooms in first-year suites and corridor hallways, will be cleaned professionally two times a day. Common rooms and lounges will be cleaned professionally once a day and students are asked to disinfect sitting areas when they sit and leave these spaces. In all residential buildings, lobbies, public restrooms, elevators, stairwells and other "high-touch" areas will be cleaned throughout the day, with a minimum of 4 times a day. We encourage students to supplement this scheduled cleaning to meet their own needs. As always, students are required to clean their own bedrooms, apartments, and apartment bathrooms, in collaboration with their roommate(s).
Yes. Masks or face coverings are required to be worn, covering both the nose and mouth, in all areas outside of individual bedrooms. This expectation extends to hallways, lounges, suite common areas, and common restroom facilities, except when showering or functionally not possible (i.e. brushing teeth or washing face).
The Office of Residence Life does not provide recommendations for specific properties, however, students may utilize the Off-Campus Housing Portal. This is a listing service specific to SJU that provides students with listings for various properties as well as student-specific features, such as Roommate Searching and sublet opportunities. More information is available from the following website: https://offcampushousing.sju.edu/
All students’ financial information is unique to their individual circumstance. You should contact the Financial Aid Office at email@example.com or (610) 660-2500 to ask about how this decision might impact your financial package. Questions about billing and payment should be directed to Student Accounts at (610) 660-2400 or at firstname.lastname@example.org.
The deposit that was included when you enrolled at SJU is not just for housing. This deposit remains on your account through your time at the University.
This is a major element of current institutional planning. Students who experience symptoms related to COVID-19 should contact the Office of Public Safety and Security at 610-660-1111 and/or work with their primary care physician to evaluate symptoms and be referred for medical needs. Residential students who exhibit symptoms and/or test positive for COVID will be moved to an isolation space on campus for the medically recommended isolation period. Residential close contacts, including roommates and some suitemates, may also be required to quarantine in a separate location on campus for a recommended period. In all cases, students will be encouraged to return home if they are able.
At this time, the University is planning to begin classes on campus on August 24. Given the unpredictability of the health situation, the Office of Residence Life recommends that residential students bring only the necessary items to campus this year and be prepared for a quick transition/departure if needed. Students and their family/support systems should discuss the logistics of returning home or departing campus quickly if their own health situation is impacted or if the University needs to make a health-related transition.
While we anticipate remaining on ground until Thanksgiving, changing conditions may lead to SJU to move all classes on line and close our residence halls. If this happens prior to Thanksgiving, students who vacate the residence halls will receive a prorated refund of their room and board costs based on the date we close the residence halls. This is consistent with our standard refund policy for room and board costs. Adjustments to our board charges were already made to reflect the move to online education after Thanksgivings and the elimination of the fall break.
Students have been asked to remain home if they depart campus for Thanksgiving. However, SJU housing and some at-cost dining will remain available to students who require housing or wish to remain in housing through the remainder of the semester. The Office of Residence Life will likely initiate a registration process for this housing during virtual format. This is similar to our housing process for Fall and Easter Break when the halls remain open while there are no on-ground courses in session.
Yes. Resident Assistants, in conjunction with our professional staff, will still be offering programming and opportunities to make connections and build community. These offerings will take place in smaller groups, in virtual settings, and/or individually. Additionally, our RAs will continue to have intentional, individual conversations with residents to get to know them, their needs, and how they can be of support throughout the year.
The Office of Residence Life is staffed from 9am - 5pm and our staff is available to assist with any questions or concerns. Students can call us directly (see our website for staff contact information) or schedule an appointment with their Residential Area Manager by searching for them in Starfish.
In general, first and second year students are not permitted to have a car on campus. Please contact the Office of Public Safety and Security to discuss your specific needs.