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Choosing a Room

Find out about the room selection process for singles, doubles, standard triples, connecting rooms and suites.

Where Do Returning Students Live?

When students choose rooms in order of selection number, some residence halls and room types are more popular fill before others.  Looking at how students historically select housing, returning students should plan to live in the following areas:

Current Freshmen

This includes all students who entered the College as a first year student this year.

  • Room Types: Doubles, Standard Triples, Connecting Rooms & Suites
  • Residence Halls: Dorsey, Michaelhouse, Murphy, Murray & Ward

Current Sophomores

  • Room Types: Singles, Doubles, Standard Triples, Connecting Rooms & Suites
  • Residence Halls: Dorsey, Keough, Michaelhouse, Murphy & Murray

Current Juniors & Seniors

  • Room Types: Singles, Doubles, Standard Triples, Connecting Rooms & Suites
  • Residence Halls: Dorsey, Founders, Keough, Michaelhouse, Murphy & Murray

Room and Building Options

Single

Where are singles located?

  • Dorsey: 3 singles (gender will be based on the percent of applicants)
  • Founders: 38 singles (gender will be based on the percent of applicants). Founders Hall is available to all students except those in housing tier FY2
  • Michaelhouse: 14 male singles, 29 female singles
  • Murphy: 24 singles (gender will be based on the percent of applicants)

How do I select a single room?

If you wish to live in a single room, you must first preference a single by March 13 on the Room Type and Roommate Preference Form.

Single room selection is Thursday, March, 15. Single rooms are chosen in selection number order. If you preferenced a single, and do not choose a single during single room selection, you will be placed on the single room waitlist. Should a single room become available at a later date, Residential Life will contact you.

If you do not choose a single, you will receive a date and time to choose a double room.

NOTE: If you do not receive a single room, you must choose a double room in the interim to secure a space on campus. If you do not choose a double room, you will be considered to have withdrawn from the Housing Selection Process.

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Double

Where are doubles located?

  • Dorsey
  • Keough
  • Michaelhouse: 1 male, 1 female
  • Murphy

In Dorsey and Keough Hall, doubles will be assigned gender based on the percentage of applicants' genders (e.g. if 45% of eligible applicants are female, 45% of rooms will be female). Once you sign into a double room with your roommate, you may not "swap" roommates with another room after housing selection.

If there are any connecting rooms still available in Murray Hall or Ward Hall at the time of double room selection, they will be available as double rooms.

How do I select a double room?

If you wish to live in a double room, you must first preference a double by March 19 on the Room Type and Roommate Preference Form.

Single room selection is Tuesday, April 3 & Wednesday, April 4. Double rooms are selected in order based on the group selection number for the pair of roommates. Students who choose a double room without a roommate will be ordered by their room selection number.

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Standard Triple

Standard triple rooms are oversized rooms and designed to comfortably accommodate 3 students.

Where are standard triples located?

  • Murphy Hall: 1 female room
  • Ward Hall: 1 room (male or female)

How do I select a standard triple room?

If you wish to live in a standard triple room, you must have a full group of 3 and preference a standard triple room by March 19 on the Room Type and Roommate Preference Form.

Suite, connecting and standard triple room selection is Friday, March 23. Standard triple rooms are selected in order based on the group selection number for the three roommates. 

If you do not choose a room, or if the choice is unavailable to you during your group selection time, you will be reset to choose during double room selection. You will need to tell us at reslife@sjfc.edu who the pairs of roommates will be no later than 4:30 p.m. March 23.

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Connecting

Connecting rooms are two rooms connected by a common bathroom.

Where are connecting rooms located?

  • Murray Hall: 24 female rooms
  • Ward Hall: 22 rooms (gender will be based on the percent of applicants)

How do I select a pair of connecting rooms?

If you wish to live in a pair of connecting rooms, you must have a full group of 4 and preference a connecting room by March 19 on the Room Type and Roommate Preference Form.

Suite, connecting and standard triple room selection is Friday, March 23. Connecting rooms are selected in order based on the group selection number for the four roommates. 

If you do not choose a room, or if the choice is unavailable to you during your group selection time, you will be reset to choose during double room selection. You will need to tell us at reslife@sjfc.edu who the pairs of roommates will be no later than 4:30 p.m. March 23.

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Suite

Suites are two rooms connected by a common room with a shared bathroom.  Suites are located in Founders Hall and are available to all students except those in housing tier FY2.

Where are suites located?

  • Founders Hall: 36 suites (gender will be based on the percent of applicants)

How do I select a suite?

If you wish to live in a suite, you must have a full group of 4 and preference a suite by March 19 on the Room Type and Roommate Preference Form.

Suite, connecting and standard triple room selection is Friday, March 23. Suites are selected in order based on the group selection number for the four roommates. 

If you do not choose a room, or if the choice is unavailable to you during your group selection time, you will be reset to choose during double room selection. You will need to tell us at reslife@sjfc.edu who the pairs of roommates will be no later than 4:30 p.m. March 23.

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