Office of Housing & Residence Life

New Students

We are delighted that you have chosen Xavier University and are looking forward to having you become a member of the Xavier Family. Your first year in college can be both an exciting and an adventurous time in your life. Outside of the classroom, you will have the opportunity to participate in numerous activities and meet many new people. The people you meet and the experiences you share will probably become the most precious memories of your college career.

One excellent way to take advantage of these opportunities is to live in a residence hall. Residence hall living at Xavier is designed to offer you a unique experience. We consider it a vital part of the educational process of the University. Research demonstrates that living in the residence halls provides students with a unique experience that fosters success during their college years. These students are more likely to graduate from college and generally feel more a part of the college experience.

You will have an opportunity to interact with persons of diverse backgrounds whose cultures, attitudes and ideals may parallel with yours or may be just the opposite. We believe that the residence hall environment will assist you in developing into a well-informed person 'Äì one who will be able to adapt to living in a multicultural world.

To ensure the best possible experience, we need your assistance in the housing process. Once you receive your Housing Reservation Form from the Admissions office and submit the $100 housing reservation fee for the Academic Year, you will begin to receive communications from the Housing Office. The $100 housing reservation fee is non-refundable for the Academic Year.
All students interested in residing on campus for the Summer must pay an additional $55 reservation fee that is non-refundable.

You will receive an email from the Housing Office which will include:

  • Letter
  • Flyer 'Äì Online process
  • Housing Agreement

Once your $100 reservation fee has been received, you will be provided web access to complete the housing application online. To access the application, you must use an assigned ID and a pin number. You will receive a filer with instructions on how to complete the housing application and detailed information.

The information on the housing application will be used for input on room assignments for the Academic Year. Please note: The Housing Application will not be processed until the Office of Housing & Residence Life (OHRL) has received your signed housing reservation form along with your $100 housing reservation fee. All freshman females will be assigned to St. Katharine Drexel Hall. Freshman males will be assigned to St. Michael Hall.  All room assignments are processed on a first come, first serve basis according to receipt of the reservation fee and the online housing application. 

During the summer, you will receive a Housing Agreement which will indicate your Hall assignment and check in procedures that will indicate the time for you to check in. The residence halls will be open on first day of Orientation for check-in. Housing reservations will be canceled after 12:00 midnight, on the first day of check in, unless prior notification of late arrival has been submitted to the Housing Office in writing.

As a campus resident, you are required to pay $20 residence hall dues. This amount is assessed at registration. The residence hall dues are used to provide educational, social, and community service involvement programs for residents within the residence halls.

Once again, welcome to the Xavier family. If you have any further questions, please feel free to e-mail us at We look forward to meeting you this fall.

Judy E. Bracy
Housing and Residence Life

Office of Housing & Residence Life