Housing & Residence Life

Housing Policies

The residence life program at Saint Joseph's College is designed to make the experience of moving away from home and living on your own as simple as possible.

Each furnished room offers Internet access and cable television; including the Puma movie channel, SJC’s own movie network that shows recent releases. Residence halls also offer lounge and laundry space and easy access to other campus facilities. Campus Security is available 24 hours a day, year round.

Housing Policies

Residency Requirements

As a residential campus, SJC designs Housing and Residence Life programs to assist students with developing the life skills necessary for success. All full-time Saint Joseph's College students are required to reside in College residence halls unless living with a spouse or guardian within a 60-mile radius of Rensselaer. Students meeting this requirement must complete a Day Student Status Application.

Campus Life has partnered with Residence Hall Linens to provide our students with a convenient, affordable way to purchase extra-long sheets and bedding items, as well as other campus-living necessities.

Proceeds from this program are used for programming in the residence halls. Shipping is free for all Value Pak orders, and there are more than 26 color combinations available.Residence Hall Linens. All our residence hall room bedding and accessories come with a 100% satisfaction guarantee right up to graduation. You may return your linens for a full refund if you are not satisfied for any reason.

Non-Traditional Students

Saint Joseph's College is a largely residential campus comprised of traditional aged students. Students over the age of 25 requesting to live on the SJC campus should plan to set up an interview with the Director of Housing and Resident life/designee. A final decision about the availability of housing will be made following the interview.

Location and Hours

Second floor of Halleck Student Center

Office hours: Monday – Friday, 8:00 am – 4:30 pm

Contact Housing and Residence Life at 219.866.6116 or housing@saintjoe.edu 

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