are roommates chosen? Can I choose my own
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. We cannot
accept suitemate requests. Returning students choose their
roommates and room during the housing lottery, which takes place
sometime in April.
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 phone line and
Each bedroom has a phone number that both roommates share.
Phones and voicemail are not provided. We provide a wireless
network that works with most wireless laptops and desktop
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. Sunday through
Thursday, you can have visitors from 10 am–1 am, and Friday through
Saturday you can have visitors from 10 am–3 am. No overnight
opposite gender visitation is permitted for any student. There is a
freshmen curfew all year long (1 am during the week, and 3 am on
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,
and on the ground floor of Guzman Hall and Sakac Hall. 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?
Only about 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
Freshmen are not allowed to have cars on campus. 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.
How many residence halls are
We have 15 residence halls. Guzman, Sakac, College Courts (CC)
CC3, CC4, CC9, CC12, CC16, CC20, CC21, CC392, CC408, Elmwood 35,
and Garden Apartments (GA) GA1, GA2, and GA3.