Xavier Hall is a seven story building that houses approximately 500 upperclass students. The building is divided into two sections; the Tri-Level on floors 1-3 and the Tower on floors 2-7.
The majority of rooms in Xavier are doubles, with one double occupancy room being connected to another double occupancy room by a shared bathroom. There are limited amount of triple occupancy rooms in the Tower, each with a private bathroom.
Xavier Hall can host up to 6 Priests in Residence, a pastoral resource created to help residents connect with the Catholic mission at home. Xavier Hall also hosts the Sophomore Discovery Program (SDP) on the third floor. SDP is available to rising Sophomores who apply for focused and specialized programming that will connect them to the campus experience they had during their first year.
There are 12 Resident Assistants in Xavier Hall.
The Complex, made up of Cabrini, Neumann and Serra Halls, are three suite-style buildings designated for upperclassmen in room selection.
The Complex houses approximately 550 upperclass students. Cabrini Hall has 5 floors while Neumann and Serra have 3.
The occupancy of the suites in the Complex vary, but this is a general break down of the style of suites available during room selection –
- 7 person suites, made up of two double occupancy rooms, one triple occupancy room and a suite area. The triple occupancy room is either a standard triple or an economy triple. Standard triples come with three sets of furniture for all students. Economy triples house three students, with a reduced housing rate for all occupants because the room does not have a third wardrobe. The majority of economy triples in the Complex were provided updated, space-efficient furniture in the Summer of 2016.
- 4 person suites, made up of two double occupancy rooms and a suite area.
The halls in the Complex have common areas on each floor for students to use as well as designated study spaces in all three buildings. There are 11 Resident Assistants assigned to the Complex, one for each floor in each building.
Home to 716 first year students, Boland Hall is the largest residence hall on campus. Boland Hall is divided into two halves: North Boland and South Boland. North Boland rooms are suite style rooms, where four people share a bathroom. North Boland also houses the “Bridge Triples”. These rooms are in the bridge of the building and suites consist of 2 rooms of three students. Every floor in Boland North has a lounge. South Boland is corridor style rooms, where the entire floor shares a very large bathroom. Roughly 30% of the rooms in Boland Hall are triples or quads. Boland Hall is also the home of the beach-style volleyball court and the Pirate Cellar, two of the most popular programming spaces on campus. Boland Hall has 19 resident assistants, 2 Priests In Residence, 2 professional staff members, as well.
Home to 497 of Seton Hall’s finest, Aquinas Hall is one of buildings that holds first year students, transfers and the occasional upper class students. Aquinas Hall has all suite style rooms, so anywhere from 4-6 same gendered students will share one bathroom. Currently there are 13 resident assistants, and 2 professional staff members who work and live in the building. The front desk of Aquinas Hall is open and operated 24 hours a day by either a student desk assistant or a Securitas Public Safety officer. Aquinas Hall as three lounges on each floor and was newly renovated three years ago. Aquinas Hall has a strong community and does three or four major all hall programs a year. AQ has two elevators and is color coded into green, yellow or blue wings to help students and visitors alike maneuver around the building. AQ also houses Saint Paul’s Outreach and FOCUS missionaries.
Housing and Residence Life would like to wish you a safe and happy Spring Break!! Here are some tips that are recommended by the CDC:
- Limit Alcohol
- Be active
- Plan a successful trip
- Protect yourself
- Watch your step
- Protect your eyes
- Know the ropes
- Protect yourself from the sun
- Eat healthy
- Be smoke-free
- Get help
Space 154 now has later hours a couple of days a week! Space 154 is located on the ground floor of the Walsh Library and is great place to do group work. Here is a link for more info: http://blogs.shu.edu/technology/2016/08/30/space-154/
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.
Two members of the Assistant Director staff will be in the PDR tonight to talk to resident students about all things HRL. Be sure to stop by our table for a chat and some Valentine’s goodies (while supplies last!)
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!