The St. Gregory’s University Residence Life program is a co-curricular educational program that is an integral part of the university’s educational and religious mission. The purpose of the program is to facilitate development of character and leadership skills of individual student residents while teaching the students about the balance of personal freedom with responsibility to community. This is accomplished by encouraging student residents placed in the program to take part in forming a residential community of students where personal behavior is consistent with Christian/Catholic moral principles and virtues, and Benedictine values are encouraged through activities and policies.
In short, living in community isn’t all about “me.” As students at a Catholic university, daily life is about your roommate, suitemate, the student who lives down the hall or in the room above or below you. It is about the people who make up your community—especially those who are in need. This foundation is best expressed in the Office of Student Life’s motto: “I become me by becoming we.”
St. Gregory’s features two female residence halls and two male residence hall. There are no coed residence halls. Freshman men are housed in Mark Braun Hall and have shared community-style bathrooms. Non-freshman females reside in Felix DeGrasse East Hall and Felix Degrasse West Hall, where two students per room share a private bathroom with two other students. Non-freshman male students reside in Thomas Duperou Hall.
Residence Hall entrances are monitored by camera 24/7 by Security staff. Inter-visitation hours are noon to midnight on Sunday through Thursday, and noon to 2 a.m. on Friday and Saturday.
Degrasse East Hall
Degrasse East Hall is a traditional three-story, suite-style residence hall for female students. A suite consists of two bedrooms (either double or private rooms) joined by a bathroom.
Degrasse West Hall
Degrasse West Hall is a traditional three-story, suite-style residence hall for female students. A suite consists of two bedrooms (either double or private rooms) joined by a bathroom. Degrasse West has 24-hour quiet hours which creates an environment more conducive for studying.
Duperou Hall is a traditional three-story, suite-style residence hall for non-freshman male students. A suite consists of two bedrooms (either double or private rooms) joined by a bathroom.
Mark Braun Hall
Mark Braun Hall was the first residence hall built at St. Gregory's. This hall is a traditional three-story, dormitory style residence, with double or private rooms and community bath facilities on each floor. Mark Braun currently houses freshmen men.
Students living in the residence halls are required to purchase a meal plan and can choose from two different plans: 14 or 21 meals per week. All meal plans come with $50 of Cyber Cash to be used in the Cyber Café on campus. Meals are served food-court style with breakfast, lunch and dinner every week day. Weekends feature a late brunch and dinner. The main dining area is Bernard Murphy Hall and features an assortment of home cooking, grilled or made-to-order items. Vegetarian and other dietary considerations are available upon request.
Living on-campus is a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity for students to live in and be a part of a Benedictine student community. Research at colleges and universities across the country indicates on-campus students are significantly more likely to succeed academically than their off-campus peers. They are also more likely to be involved in campus activities, to graduate and to feel positive about their college experience.
For these reasons, St. Gregory’s University (like most private and many public colleges and universities) has a policy requiring students to live on-campus. The university’s policy is intended to require all traditionally-aged students to live on-campus for the entire first and second year of studies. St. Gregory’s University policy is as follows:
All full-time enrolled undergraduate students are required to live on campus unless:
- For the entire period in question, the student will continue to live with his/her parents or court appointed legal guardian(s) in the family home where the street address of the home is no more than fifteen (15) miles from campus.
- The student is twenty three (23) years of age or older at the time of admittance to the university.
- The student is married. Students with plans to marry during the time they are required to live on campus will be required to live on-campus up to the date of the wedding.
- The student is the legal custodial parent or court appointed custodial guardian of a minor, child or children.
- The student is registered with the Student Disability Services program with a documented disability and is able to provide appropriate documentation to verify the need for a reasonable accommodation in the student residence facility that the university is not able to provide. Students who would like to submit a request for approval to live off-campus consistent with the circumstances listed above should submit a request to the Dean of Students.
- The student obtains senior status with a minimum cumulative GPA of 3.0 and is the age of twenty one (21) before the first day of classes for the semester in question.
- All new (first-time, transfer and any student who left St. Gregory’s and returned after a semester) student athletes are required to live on-campus if receiving an athletic scholarship.
RESIDENCE LIFE STAFF
The residence life staff is here to serve on-campus students and provide a positive residential environment based upon a Benedictine model of community. The residence life staff assists residents with needs and concerns. They are authorized by the university to enforce policies in the residence halls and elsewhere on the campus. The residence life staff includes:
- The Director of Residence Life is responsible for providing leadership for the University’s student residence program. He/she provides supervision for all student residence facilities, supervises the sign-up process for student housing, makes room and roommate assignments; supervises checking in and out of residences; and mediates conflicts between residents.
- The Residence Directors (RDs) are professional level staff residing on-campus in student housing. The RDs provide leadership for the residence life program within the on-campus residence facility. They are responsible for supervision of their hall and the staff and residents who live there. They enforce university policies and they have the authority, with the approval of the associate director of student life, to establish policies specific to the circumstances in their hall. They are also authorized to assist the Dean of Students in the administration of student discipline.
- Prefects are students who also live in the student residences and are employed by the university to assist the RDs in serving student residents. Prefects are authorized to enforce university policies and to document violations. They have the authority to refer violators to RDs or to the Dean of Students for conduct sanction.
Laundry facilities in each residence facility are available for residents of that particular residence hall. Laundry machine operation costs are free to students; however, students must supply their own detergent and related items. Non-residents are prohibited from using the laundry facilities unless they have a resident student host with them.
All St. Gregory’s students are required to complete and submit an Immunization Form SGU Immunization Form prior to the start of the semester, or he/she will not be allowed to attend class.
Students who wish to make special request in reference to on-campus housing, can fill out the SGU Housing Request Form and submit it to the Dean of Students.
Students who wish to file a request to live off campus should fill out the SGU Request to Live Off Campus Form and submit it to the dean.