How are roommates chosen? Can I choose my
For first-year students, roommates are generally paired by a
brief questionnaire found on the housing application. Our
office can ONLY guarantee mutually requested roommates. To
guarantee a roommate, both students MUST request each other by
listing each other's name on the housing application, which is sent
in late May. We cannot accept suitemate requests. Returning
students choose their roommates and room during the housing
lottery, which takes place sometime in April.
What housing options are available to freshmen?
Freshmen are housed in Guzman Hall and Sakac Hall.
What does the room/suite include in the freshmen
Each suite includes one or two bathrooms, refrigerator/small
freezer, microwave, cable access, phone jack, dressers, and
two closets per bedroom.
Does each person have his or her own Internet
We provide a wireless network that works with most wireless
laptops and desktop computers.
What type of meal plan is offered to
All first-year students are on an Ultimate Access Plan in
Aquinas Dining Hall which includes $50 Flex dollars. The Ultimate
Access Plan allows freshmen to go in and out of the dining hall as
many times as they would like during hours of service. The
upper class residents can choose from the following
- Ultimate Access plus $50 flex dollars/semester
- 15 meals per week plus $125 flex dollars/semester
- 12 meals per week plus $175 flex dollars/semester
- 10 meals per week plus $225 flex dollars/semester
There is a Student Teacher Meal Plan that is only available to
student teachers (100 meals plus $300 flex dollars/per
semester.) Students are able to change their meal plans during
the first two weeks of each semester. After the deadline, students
will have to wait until the next semester to change their meal
Is there security in the Residence
Yes. There is a 24-hour staffed security station in the lobby of
both Sakac Hall and Guzman Hall. Building residents are required to
swipe their identification card to gain access to areas beyond the
security station. Likewise, access to the living areas of
the College Courts is restricted to individual building
residents by swiping their identification card. In addition, ground
level windows in all residential rooms are equipped with tamper
resistant security screens.
Can my friends visit me?
Yes, however there is a visitation policy.
For upperclassmen visiting upperclass housing
areas, the visitation policy is: Sunday through Thursday,
visitors are allowed from 10 am to 1am. On Fridays and Saturdays,
visitors are allowed from 10 am–3 am.
Visitation hours for Sakac Hall, Guzman Hall, and for
freshmen visiting upper-class areas:
- Sunday through Thursday: 11 am – 11 pm.
- Friday and Saturday: 11 am – 1 am.
There is a freshmen curfew all year long (1 am during the week,
and 3 am on the weekends). No overnight opposite gender visitation
is permitted for any student. For the complete visitation
policy, please review the student
What kind of staffing can be found in the residence
There are Residence Assistants on each floor and/or wing, and a
Residence Director in each area.
How do students do laundry?
Laundry rooms are located in College Court 12, 21, 392, and 408,
on the ground floor of Guzman Hall and Sakac Hall, and in the
Dominican Center. Have someone teach you how to do laundry before
you get here!
Can beds be lofted?
Yes. During opening day/week, a member of the maintenance staff
will be able to raise, bunk, or loft beds. We allow one
loft per bedroom.
How many residents live on
Slightly more than 1,000 students live on campus. The number of
students continues to increase each year.
What features are there in Sakac Hall and Guzman
- Sakac Hall: one, two, and three-bedroom suites each have one or
two private bathrooms. Two and three-bedroom suites have a common
- Guzman Hall: one and two- bedroom suites with a private
bathroom. Two-bedroom suites have a common area lounge.
Both residence halls feature a full kitchen, common area lounges
on each floor, fitness room, movie lounge, laundry room, and
computer room. All residence halls are smoke-free. We also supply
Is housing guaranteed for all four
We guarantee housing for residents who pay the required housing
deposit before the deadline set by the Residence Life Office. This
is subject to bed availability.
Will I be assigned to a triple?
Less than half of our incoming freshmen are assigned to a triple
room. The triple rooms are de-tripled as space becomes available.
Students are able to request a triple.
Can freshmen have cars on
Resident freshmen are not permitted to have a vehicle on campus.
However, first year residents who need to maintain employment
(within the nine approved counties) may request an exemption to the
parking policy through the Residence Life Office. Please contact us
directly for further information.
There is a shuttle service provided by
the Student Activities Office that does a frequent loop to the
local malls, shopping areas, train station, etc.