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Housing Selection

St. John's students can self-select their residential community, room, or apartment and roommates for the upcoming semester/academic year housing.

To secure housing a student must complete three steps:

  1. Satisfy housing deposit ($400 for newly admitted undergraduate or graduate students; $500 for Law and continuing undergraduate and graduate students)
  2. Complete housing application/agreement (via Housing Portal)
  3. Self-select room space (or choose to be assigned by ORL)
Spring 2019 Housing Selection Dates
Class YearDeposit DeadlineApplication DeadlineSelf-Selection Time Frame
All StudentsNovember 26, 2018November 29, 2018December 4-7, 2018
Fall 2019 Housing Selection Dates
Class YearDeposit DeadlineApplication DeadlineSelf-Selection Time Frame
New Freshmen, Transfer, and Graduate StudentsMay 1, 2019May 17, 2019June 3-7, 2019
Continuing Undergraduate and Graduate StudentsMarch 1, 2019March 15, 2019April 8-11, 2019
New Law StudentsApril 1, 2019 (Priority)
April 15, 2019
April 16, 2019April 24, 2019
Continuing Law StudentsApril 15, 2019April 16, 2019April 24, 2019
  • Housing Deposit Refund Deadline (Fall 2019): March 22, 2019
  • Pre-Fall Room Swap Process: April 15–August 1, 2019
  • Housing Intent Process: May 20–August 1, 2019

Housing Selection Process

When applying for housing, there are five different processes to select from. Please select the one that applies to you.

New Student Housing (Fall and Spring)
For newly admitted undergrads and grad students entering housing for the upcoming academic year.
Spring Term Housing (Spring Only)
For newly admitted and continuing undergrads and grad students interested in housing for the Spring.
Continuing Student Housing (Fall to Spring)
For continuing undergrads and grad students interested in housing for the upcoming academic year.
Law Student Housing (Fall to Spring)
For newly admitted and continuing Law students interested in housing for the upcoming academic year.
Summer Housing (Summer Sessions)
For continuing students attending classes during an upcoming summer session.

New Student Housing (Fall and Spring)

For newly admitted undergrads, transfer students, and graduate students entering housing for the upcoming academic year.​

Please refer to page 16 of the Living at St. John’s Guide (PDF) for instructions for participating in the New Student Housing process.

Please refer to the Housing Selection Tutorial (PDF) for instructions on applying to housing.

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Spring Term Housing (Spring Only)

For newly admitted and continuing undergrads and grad students interested in housing for the Spring.

Step 1: Submit Spring New or Continuing Housing Selection Deposit

Submit Spring New or Continuing Housing Selection Deposit

Housing deposits will be accepted starting Monday, October 16, 2018 until 4:30 p.m. (EDT) on Monday November 26, 2018.

To make the online payment, log in to UIS. You can make a credit card deposit over the phone to our customer service center at 718-990-2000.

Mailed checks must be made payable to "St. John's University." Please include the student ID number and "Spring Housing Selection Deposit" in the memo line. Do not mail checks to the Massachusetts address.

Your account will be reviewed for eligibility at the time of receipt by Student Financial Services.

Please mail your check to:

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

Important Note: Any prior financial obligations to SJU must be satisfied in order for a housing deposit to be accepted. Credits on student accounts from current or past semesters may not be used to satisfy a housing deposit for the Spring 2018 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

The application may only be submitted online via the SJU Housing Portal. The completed application will be due by 4:30 p.m. (EST) on Thursday, November 29, 2018.

If you have an active Spring 2019 housing deposit, you will receive access to the online housing application. During this step you will be required to complete your Housing Application, Housing Agreement, and Student Profile. The University requires any continuing students to have a 1.95 GPA or higher, enrolled full-time, and pass the student conduct review to participate in the housing selection process.

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 Days

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

On Friday, November 30, 2018, you will receive your Housing Portal Lottery Appointment date and time. You must login to the Housing Portal on your scheduled appointment date and time to review the room search wizard for available spaces, select your room, and choose a meal plan (if applicable). We anticipate selection days to occur the week of December 4, 2018.

Important Note: Community living options are clustered by student classification and compatibility (Freshmen buildings, Sophomore buildings, Junior/Senior buildings, Transfer buildings, Graduate apartments, and Law apartments).

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Continuing Student Housing (Fall to Spring)

For continuing undergrads and grad students interested in housing for the upcoming academic year.

For step-by-step instructions for operating the housing portal, please see the Housing Selection Tutorial (PDF).

Please refer to the Continuing Student Housing Selection Guide (PDF) for instructions on applying to housing.

Housing Deposit Paid List

To confirm your eligibility to participate in the Fall 2018 Housing Selection Process, please log on to the Housing Portal to view the Housing Deposit Paid List.

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Law Student Housing (Fall to Spring)

For newly admitted and continuing Law students interested in housing for the upcoming academic year.

Please refer to the Law Student Housing Selection Guide (PDF) for instructions on applying to housing.

For step-by-step instructions for operating the housing portal, please see the Housing Selection Tutorial (PDF).

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Summer Housing (Summer Sessions)

For continuing students attending classes during an upcoming summer session.

Summer Housing is available for St. John’s students who are registered for summer classes. For more information, please visit Summer Housing.

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