Housing Selection

The Housing Selection allows students to select their residential community, room, or apartment and roommates for the upcoming academic year.

Housing Selection is completed in three steps:

When you return in the Spring, a Housing Selection Packet will be distributed via e-mail to your e-mail account with detailed information.

Please pay attention to deadlines and the requirements for current students to participate in the process.

Step 1: $500 Deposit

Submit $500 Housing Deposit to Student Financial Services

Deposits will be accepted starting Monday, January 13, 2014, until 3 p.m. (EST) on Friday, February 7, 2014.

You may make an in-person payment directly to the Bursar’s Office (Bent Hall) or make a payment by phone, mail, by check or credit card online via UIS.

To make an online payment, log in to UIS. Once logged in, please select Menu > Student Account > Housing Application for Continuing Students. If you have a designated authorized user (parent or guardian), they may pay the Fall Continuing Student Housing Selection Deposit on your behalf by going online to the Student Accounts Suite.

Mailed checks must be made payable to “St. John’s University.” Please include the student ID number and “Fall Cont. Housing Selection Deposit” in the check memo line. Please mail your check to:

St. John’s University
Office of Student Financial Services
8000 Utopia Parkway
Queens, NY 11439

Housing deposits will not be accepted after 3 p.m. (EST) on Friday, February 7, 2014. If you do no provide a deposit by the deadline (late or unable to pay by deadline), you will not be eligible to participate in Housing Selection Process but will be invited to participate in our Housing Intent Process beginning Tuesday, February 18, 2014.

Important Note: All prior financial obligations and Spring 2014 balances must be satisfied in order for a housing deposit to be accepted. Any attempt to pay a deposit with an outstanding balance will not be reflected as a housing deposit payment. Credits on student accounts from current or past semesters may not be used to satisfy a housing deposit for the Fall 2014 process. Please note that a housing deposit does not guarantee participation in the Housing Selection Process.

Step 2: Online Application

Apply and Sign Agreement via Housing Portal

If you have an active Fall 2014 housing deposits and have met all eligibility requirements for Housing Selection Process participation, you will receive access to the online housing application. During this step you will be required to complete your Housing Application, Housing Agreement, Student Profile, and Roommate Search Wizard. Please note housing application eligibility is determined by a student's conduct history and academic GPA standing. The University requires our continuing students to have a 1.95 GPA or higher to apply for housing.

You will be notified of your eligibility to continue in the process via e-mail to your SJU e-mail account on Friday, February 14, 2014 informing you whether you have been selected or disqualified from moving forward in the Housing Selection Process.

If eligible to move forward in the process, your e-mail notification will contain a personalized link to your Online Housing Application and Agreement. The application may only be submitted online via the link provided to you. The completed application will be due by 3 p.m. (EST) on Friday, March 14, 2014.

Do you need to confirm that you or your roommates have paid the $500 housing deposit? Please visit Housing Deposit Confirmation.

Important Note: Completion of Steps 1 and 2 does not guarantee a housing selection appointment or a housing assignment. Housing selection appointments and housing assignments are based on available spaces.

Step 3: Selection Daze

Select Your Room, Roommates, and Meal Plan via Housing Portal

If you are eligible to participate in Step 3 you will receive your Housing Portal Appointment time. You must login to the Housing Portal on or after your scheduled appointment date and time to review the room search wizard for available spaces, select your room, select your roommate, and choose a meal plan (if applicable).

Important Note: Regarding housing availability and compatibility, continuing student housing spaces are limited and require review of every student requesting to continue to reside in University Housing. As a continuing student, you will have the opportunity to request roommates through our application process, so please begin to have honest conversations with classmates to identify a priority list of the communities in which you wish to live. Community living options are clustered by student classification and compatibility (Sophomore buildings, Junior/Senior buildings, Graduate apartments, and Law apartments).


If you have any questions, please contact the Office of Residence Life.

We look forward to having you live with us again next year in St. John’s University housing.