Department of Housing and Residence Life

Living Learning Communities

 

Seton Hall University offers several formalized Living Learning Communities for upper class students within our residence halls: Wellness and Healthy Living Community, Living in Faith Together (LIFT) Community, Turrell Manor Servant Leadership & Academic Excellence Program, and the Sophomore Discovery Program.  If you wish to apply to live in one of them, be sure you have submitted a $325 non-refundable housing deposit, completed the housing application, and submit a Living Learning Communities application by no later than February 28.

To apply for any of these Living Learning Communities, click here.

Wellness and Healthy Living Community

The Wellness and Healthy Living community is for students who are interested in living in a community that is committed to a lifestyle without the influence of alcohol and other drugs and intentionally focuses on healthy living.  Residents in this community will agree to refrain from the use of alcohol, tobacco, and the misuse of prescription drugs and that guests in the community will do the same.  Residents will be able to participate in educational strategies that promote healthy living while in college.

Learning Outcomes:
The Wellness and Healthy Living community aims to promote a harmonious union between mind, body, and spirit through intentional programming, open dialogues, and mutual support among residents of the community.  HRL has devised the following three learning outcomes to promote and achieve its ultimate goal:

  1. Students who participate in the wellness living learning community can expect to be able to identify the six dimensions of Wellness and identify campus resources to support each one.
  2. Students will also be able to develop a personal wellness philosophy that can be applied to their individual lives.
  3. Students who participate in the wellness LLC will also begin their lifelong commitment to living a healthier lifestyle.

Application Guidelines:

  • Applications must be turned in by February 28.
  • Applicants must currently be a full-time, registered student at Seton Hall for the upcoming academic year.
  • Applicants must submit a $325 non-refundable housing deposit and an HRL Housing Application by February 28th.

If accepted to the Wellness & Healthy Living program, applicants agree to be housed in the building designated by HRL.

Program Terms & Conditions:
All students who live in the Wellness and Healthy Living community must attend at least one floor-related program per month.  Residents are expected to be present at all floor events such as floor meetings and community activities.  HRL reserves the right to reassign your housing if you fail to adhere to the program guidelines and requirements.  Additionally, all residents of the Wellness and Healthy Living community must abide by all Housing and Residence Life and Seton Hall University policies, procedures, and community standards.  Finally, we expect that all residents participating in this endeavor to maintain a minimum cumulative 2.5 GPA.

To apply for any of these Living Learning Communities, click here.

Living in Faith Together (LIFT) Community

The Living in Faith Together (LIFT) living-learning community was created so that resident students may live in an environment where they are surrounded by other residential students of similar interests, and can engage one another through open dialogues and programmatic events.  We aim to provide our residential population with a variety of living-learning communities that students have a complete experience and become well-rounded individuals.

Program Information and Learning Outcomes:
LIFT aims to build a greater connectedness among residential students of faith.  We believe that the community, through similar coursework, discussions, and programs, can grow and develop in their spiritual identity together. This community is open to residents of any religious denomination.  The three learning outcomes of LIFT are:

  1. Residential students will demonstrate a greater appreciation for the connectedness of people of faith by virtue of their creation in God's image.
  2. Residential students will engage in activities to broaden their knowledge of faith traditions other than their own and promote greater civil awareness of coexistence among religious groups.
  3. Residential students will become ambassadors for ecumenical dialogue both on and off campus.

Application Guidelines:

  • Applications must be submitted by February 28.
  • Applicants must currently be a full-time, registered student at Seton Hall for the upcoming academic year.
  • Applicants must submit a $325 non-refundable housing deposit and a HRL Housing Application by February 28.
  • Applicants will be notified of their acceptance into the LIFT program prior to Open Room selection.

Program Terms and Conditions:
All students who live in the LIFT LLC must attend at least one LIFT program per month.  LIFE participants are expected to be present at all floor events such as floor meetings and community activities.  HRL reserves the right to reassign your housing if you fail to adhere to the program guidelines and requirements.  Additionally, all residents of the LIFT floor must abide by all Housing and Residence Life and Seton Hall University policies, procedures, and community standards.  Finally, we expect that all residents participating in this endeavor maintain a minimum cumulative 2.5 GPA.

To apply for any of these Living Learning Communities, click here.

Turrell Manor Servant Leadership & Academic Excellence Program

Turrell Manor is a unique living and learning community. It is home to 83 upper class students who are committed to academic excellence and servant leadership as a means of building a vibrant community. The Turrell Manor experience is one that nurtures and aids students during their transition period from college into the world after graduation. This living experience provides a focus for out-of-class learning through programming that integrates intellectual stimulation, dedication to service, and social interaction in a community living environment.

Qualifications for Acceptance into the Program

  • HRL Housing Application: Applicants must submit a housing deposit of $325 and a HRL Housing Application by the deadline. Applicants must also complete the Living Learning Communities Application and answer all the questions by the application deadline.
  • Credit Requirement: Applicants must have 30 credits earned before the 1st day of the semester for which you are applying.
  • GPA Requirement: A 3.0 cumulative GPA must be earned at the time of application and maintained during residency.
  • Community Service Requirement: Applicants must agree to participate in a minimum of 25 hours of community service each semester and provide documentation of such service.
  • Resume: Applicants must submit a resume along with the application. Resumes must highlight involvement in campus activities, clubs, service activities and other interests.
  • References: Applicants must submit the name and contact information of a reference. References must be faculty or administrators of SHU.

All residents must sign and abide by the Turrell Manor Servant Leadership and Academic Excellence Program Commitment.

Turrell Manor Apartment Information

  • Off-campus residence address: 384 Turrell Avenue, South Orange, NJ 07079
  • Apartment-style housing: One, two or three bedrooms options with a kitchen/kitchenette, bathroom with tub and living room.
    *Apartments are each uniquely structured. Attending the Turrell Open House is strongly encouraged in order to better understand Turrell Manor's distinct and individualized housing layout as well as to find your perfect fit.  Single occupancy apartment options are available.
  • Apartment furnishings: bed, closet or wardrobe and dresser or wardrobe/dresser combo for each resident. Each apartment also includes a dining set, living room furniture, including a desk and desk chair. *Note: Due to apartment sizes and fire regulations, some apartments may not include a desk and desk chair for each resident. Please contact the Residence Hall Director with specific questions.

Full-size refrigerator and microwave provided in each apartment. Residents are not required to purchase a meal plan but may opt for the any meal plan is they desire.
All amenities such as electricity, local phone, cable and internet included in Housing rate. No Ethernet ports available.

Smoking is not permitted inside of the apartment building or on the fire escapes.
Break housing available through registration as well as summer housing option available.

Terms and Conditions

  • Contract Information: Turrell Manor Apartment plans are designed as a 12-month license agreement with the summer months at significant savings. However, residents have the option of applying for a release of housing license for the summer.
  • GPA Requirement: All residents must maintain a cumulative GPA of 3.0 in order to reside in Turrell Manor. GPAs will be checked each semester. If a resident's cumulative GPA falls below a 3.0, the resident will be required to leave residence unless they apply for an exception, and will be required to develop a plan to improve their academics. If a resident is granted an exception, he/she will have one semester to bring their GPA back to a 3.0. Residents will only be granted one opportunity to apply for an exception. Housing and Residence Life reserves the right to deny exception requests.
  • Service Requirements: Residents are required to participate in 25 hours of community service each semester. The housing staff will collaborate with multiple departments and units on campus to plan and implement on-going community service projects for residents. Residents will have the opportunity to earn community service hours on their own with the pre-approval of the Residence Hall Director and DOVE.  Turrell Manor residents will be asked to sign a “Program Commitment” form with more information and details on agreements and fulfillment of requirements.  We reserve the right to cancel an assignment in Turrell Manor due to non-fulfillment of the program commitment and require the student to vacate the room within two calendar days, or as otherwise stated in writing by the University.
  • Other Requirements: Residents will be expected to participate in the Turrell Manor community by attending monthly floor meetings, community builders and other programs provided by the residence life staff. Applicants must also be in good judicial standing at the time of the application in order to be considered. If a resident is placed on University Probation or higher sanction while living in Turrell Manor his/her lease will be terminated.
To apply for any of these Living Learning Communities, click here.

 

Sophomore Discovery Program (SDP)

The Sophomore Discovery Program (SDP) is housed on the third floor of Xavier Hall Tower and consists of approximately 35 residential students. The SDP program is the Housing and Residence Life initiative to bridge the gap between the first year residential program and the upperclassmen residential area of residence life.  The SDP program provides tailored programming efforts and deliberate one-on-one interactions with paraprofessional and professional staff to strengthen sophomore student connections to the Seton Hall University community.

Application Guidelines:

  • Applicants must currently be a first year student at Seton Hall, and must be classified as sophomore student during the academic year.
  • Applicants must submit a housing deposit of $325 and a HRL Housing Application by February 28. 
  • Applicants must fully complete the SDP application and submit the application by the deadline of February 28. 
  • Applicants will be notified of their acceptance into the SDP program prior to Open Room Selection.

Program Terms and Conditions:
All students who live on the SDP floor must attend at least one SDP program per month.  SDP participants are expected to be present at all floor events such as floor meetings and community activities.  HRL reserves the right to reassign your housing if you fail to adhere to the program guidelines and requirements.

To apply for any of these Living Learning Communities, click here.

Contact Us

Department of Housing and Residence Life
(973) 761-9172
shuhousing@shu.edu
Duffy Hall Rm. 68

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