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Residence Life

Choosing to live on-campus provides students with a unique opportunity to be involved in the dynamic and diverse setting of the St. John's experience. The Office of Residence Life wants you to feel at home on campus and works hard to provide you with an optimal living environment.

The Office of Residence Life offers cost efficient on-campus housing for St. John's students. The 105-acre Queens campus features both residence halls and university-owned apartments close to campus. These facilities offer modern and convenient on-site amenities. View our virtual tour.

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St. John’s Staten Island campus offers low-cost, garden-style apartments that allow you to reap the rewards of college life while enhancing your potential for academic success.

Life on the Staten Island Campus

Resident students living on the Staten Island campus have the unique opportunity of living in apartment style housing. The Office of Residence Life is made up of several full-time and part-time administrators who are on call 24-hours a day. The resident facility consists of garden-style apartments in the Grymes Hill section of Staten Island. They are adjacent to the Staten Island campus and are maintained by the University Facilities Department and patrolled hourly by Public Safety.

Currently, Residence Life leases 79 student apartments, with the capacity to house 231 students. Just under half of all resident students are freshmen, while the rest are sophomores and juniors and a small number of seniors who select to remain in University housing their last year.  All first-year students are housed in the Courtyard located on Arlo Road.

Each apartment is furnished (see Residence Hall Services below) with a bed, desk, desk chair and dresser per student. Common furniture includes a couch, coffee table, lounge chair, dining table and dining chairs. Every apartment has a bathroom and full-service kitchen complete with refrigerator, microwave and stove.  We also have 11 reserved parking spots for rent which are located on Arlo Road. In addition, a meal plan and wireless internet and cable connection are provided in each apartment. To ensure that students are involved and active, we offer special programming targeted to resident students to enhance their college experience and create a greater community feeling.