Residency on campus is voluntary and there is no requirement for returning students to live on campus.
How to Apply for Housing
As you know, University housing is in great demand. We try to accommodate as many returning students as possible. We use a lottery to determine who gets a bed. Each student who applies for housing can earn Priority Points which, in turn, determine that student's lottery numbers. The higher your priority points, the more likely you are to get a room.
- Check to make sure your account is in good standing (no holds, outstanding balances, etc.).
- When you apply, you'll need to agree to the Housing Terms and Conditions of License Agreement. Be sure to print out a copy for your records.
- Make your returning student housing deposit. You must pay the deposit each year.
- Proceed to the housing application.
Timelines Room Assignments, Roommates and Moving Instructions
The first day you can apply for housing changes each year. We publish dates and deadlines through the University's Web site, the Setonian, and we post it in the residence halls. If you're not sure, ask a Housing and Residence Life staff member. If you do not deposit and apply on time, you will be placed on a Housing Wait List.
Shortly after you apply for housing, you'll receive your Priority Point total, which will designate your room lottery time, and will determine whether or not you can retain your current room and pull-in a roommate. You can also apply to specialized living learning communities such as Turrell Manor Honors and Servant Leadership or Xavier Hall Sophomore Discovery Program.
Room lottery for returning students takes place during the spring semester each year. We will send your residence hall selection, roommate information and Move in Day instructions to your home address by the end of July.
Any student residing in a non-apartment style hall (Xavier, Serra, Neumann, Cabrini) must choose a meal plan. Residents of Turrell Manor or Ora Manor can opt-out of all meal plans or select the "Commuter Meal Plan".