Open House

We are very excited to welcome potential SHU Pirates and their families at Open House on Sunday, February 19th! There will be RA-led tours throughout the day in Boland, Aquinas and in Xavier Halls. Blue Crew will be leading tours across campus and through the University Center. Remember to say hello and be welcoming to our guests while in the halls, but also around campus! See your hall director if you have any questions.

Sign up for Spring Break Housing!

Residence Halls will close at 10am on Saturday, March 4th for Spring Break and will reopen on Sunday, March 12th at 2pm.  For those students who will not be leaving for Spring Break due to work obligations, athletic competitions, or the distance being too far, Boland, Xavier, Ora, and Turrell are available for break housing.

Students who need break housing must apply for break housing through the application in their housing profile which will be available February 13th-February 27th at noon. If you do not live in Boland, Xavier, Turrell, or Ora, you must find a friend who will allow you to use their room during break.   Approvals for break housing will be sent via email by February 28th.

If you’re staying in a friend’s room for the break, it is your responsibility to get their key from them before they leave for break. Remember: break housing is a privilege and you are responsible for any damage or theft that occurs from your break housing room during the duration of your stay.

Please keep in mind that SHUFly Shuttle and SAFERide will not operate during break and that campus dining options will be limited.

If you are leaving for Spring break, please unplug everything, close your window shades, remember to pack everything you’ll need for the break (including medications and homework materials), and plan to be out of your room no later than 10am on Saturday, March 4th.  We look forward to welcoming you back to campus on Sunday, March 12th at 2pm.

Wishing you a relaxing and safe Spring Break!

Housing Applications for Returning Students are due February 28th!

The Housing Application and Housing Deposit link is now open for returning students wishing to apply to participate in Room Selection for the 2017-2018 academic year.  The deposit and application are due by February 28th. Both can be found on their housing profile or at the link below:

The housing deposit for returning students is $325 and is non-refundable.  Students who are full scholarship athletes, EOP/Pre-med/Pre-dent, or Clare Booth Luce scholars have their deposit waived BUT must still submit a housing application.   We will only accept 1200 students to participate in Room Selection for next year.

Students are also invited to apply for the Sophomore Discovery Program in Xavier Hall or the Turrell Manor Servant Leadership & Academic Excellence Program in Turrell Manor.

Those applications are open as well and can be found respectively:

All students wishing to have their Priority Points calculated and select a room for next year MUST deposit and apply by February 28th.  No exceptions can be made as we have set this date to allow for the processing of out of state deposits as well as calculation of Priority Points.

Students will receive their Priority Points the week of March 15th and will begin selecting rooms in April.

Students will be updated about the Room Selection process through their SHU email throughout the course of the upcoming weeks.

Apply to live in the Sophomore Discovery program!

The Sophomore Discovery Program is a living learning community for sophomores designed to facilitate a smooth transition after the first year experience. The program is housed in Xavier Hall and consists of approximately 35 residential students. The SDP program provides tailored programming efforts and deliberate one-on-one interactions with paraprofessional and professional staff to help sophomores’ connection to the Seton Hall community, plan for their future, and develop into the best they can be!

Students who will be Sophomore class status in Fall 2017 are encouraged to apply for this unique experience at the link below.  Applications are due February 28th.

If you have any other questions about this exciting living and learning community, please reach out to Matthew Ullrich, Residence Coordinator of Xavier Hall, at

Resident Assistant applications are due this Friday!

For students who have expressed interest in becoming Resident Assistants for the 2017-2018 academic year, applications are due this Friday, January 20th at 12 PM.

Those interested have attended Information Sessions to express their interest in a position with our office.

Anyone who successfully completes an application, meets our minimum GPA requirement of 2.75, and has a clear judicial record will be invited to attend Group Process on Friday, January 27th.

Those who perform well in Group Process will be invited to interview with a member of our professional staff the week of February 6th.

Housing and Residence Life would like to thank Michael Davis, Assistant Director of Leadership Development, for working with our office to provide students the opportunity to attend both sorority recruitment and Group Process.

Remembering: The Boland Hall Fire

Every year on January 19th, the University stops and remembers. We remember the lives of three students who tragically lost their lives in a fire which took place in Boland Hall on January 19th, 2000. We remember the 58 students who were injured.   We remember the names of the three boys Aaron Karol, Frank Caltabilota and John Giunta. Every day we remember these young men by the ringing of the Jubilee Bell tower and the Remember Circle in front of Boland Hall.