HRL would like to congratulate the entire Class of 2018!
Congratulations to the resident assistants, desk assistants and office assistants. Without you, our office wouldn’t be able to accomplish half of what we do!
Class of 2018, you are going to do amazing things and change the world. We are certain of it.
To encourage studying and success for finals, quiet hours in the residence halls will begin on May 8th at 10pm . Noise should not be heard more than 2 doors away from a room. Staff members will be enforcing the noise policy 24 hours a day until the residence halls close for the Summer! See your hall staff if you have any questions! Good luck on your finals. Have a wonderful summer!
We are very excited to welcome accepted SHU Pirates and their families at Pirate Preview on Saturday, April 7th! This day will be a bit longer than the usual Open Houses. 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.
Named after Saint Thomas Aquinas, Aquinas Hall holds roughly 430 first year students. It was recently renovated in 2014, which added a fourth floor to the existing building. Each suite consists of two rooms and one bathroom. There are up to five people in a suite. Each floor has three or four lounges, with a pool table on the first floor. The front desk is staffed 24 hours a day, there are 12 resident assistants and 2 professional staff members. Tutors in Residence have a lounge on the third floor dedicated to their tutoring.
Boland Hall is our largest building on campus, holding 700 first year students. Boland Hall is divided into two halves: Boland North and Boland South. The north side has suite style living with up to 6 suite mates of the same gender sharing one bathroom in one suite. Residents are responsible for cleaning their own bathrooms in the north side. The south side is community style living with a community of about 30 people sharing a very large bathroom. University Housekeeping staff keep the south side bathrooms clean. Boland Hall is also home to the Pirate’s Cellar, the largest lounge in a residence hall. In the Cellar there are pool tables, a Foosball table, soft seating, tables for studying and a large TV. Classrooms BH 34 and 35 are located in the back of the Pirate’s Cellar. Tutors in Residence have an office near the main lounge on the first floor. Our partners in Campus Ministry and DOVE are also housed in Boland Hall. Community members can get to these offices via the door in the Campus Ministry Courtyard. The front desk is staff 24 hours a day, there are 19 resident assistants and 2 professional staff members who oversee Boland Hall.
The Department of Housing and Residence Life would like to take a second and acknowledge all of the hard work and dedication that our resident assistants do every day! Resident students, please be sure to stop and thank an RA today!
Just a friendly reminder that we will be welcoming future Pirates to campus on Sunday, February 18th! Future Pirates and their families will be given tours of campus, and RAs will be leading Residence Hall tours in Boland, Aquinas and Xavier. We encourage the SHU community to be welcoming to our guests!
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. There will be a memorial mass on 1/19 at 5pm in the Chapel immediately followed by a candlelight vigil in front of Boland Hall.
As students prepare to leave the residence halls and go home for break, HRL would like to remind students to do a general cleaning of their rooms. Throw away any food, unplug your fridge and put a towel under it, put away any papers, and throw away any trash. Students are also asked to take their pet fish home too! If a room has a vacancy in it, we ask that students remove any belongings from that side of the room. Please be sure to wipe down the bathroom (where applicable). Here is a handy checklist:
To encourage studying and success for finals, quiet hours in the residence halls will begin on December 11th at midnight . Noise should not be heard more then 2 doors away from a room. Staff members will be enforcing the noise policy 24 hours a day until the residence halls close for the Holiday Break. See your hall staff if you have any questions! Good luck on your finals. Happy Studying!