Campus Life

Housing and Residence Life


Making a Home at Seton Hall

Living on campus is a great way to make new friends, live in a community of students and have fun!  Our residence halls are living and learning communities, where students have the opportunity to live with and near students of similar interests.  These "themed" halls are centered on academic and cultural interests.  A living and learning community also means that you will have academic programs targeted to your interests brought into the residence halls, such as guest speakers and cultural programs. 

Students eating ice cream

There are several residence halls on campus and two apartment buildings off-campus for Seton Hall students. 

Freshmen live in either Boland or Aquinas residence halls on the campus.

Upperclassmen live in Xavier, Neumann, Serra or Cabrini Halls on campus and Ora Manor or Turrell Manor apartment-style residence halls near the campus in South Orange. 

One wing of Boland Hall, the original residence hall on campus, features traditional rooms and communal, same gender shower and restroom facilities on each floor.  All other residence halls are suite-style, where you and your roommates share a common bathroom with your "suitemates," two to three other roommates who live on the other side of the shared bathroom area.

Students on the Green

Each residence hall room comes equipped with:

  • furniture: bed, closet, dresser, desk and chair;
  • free cable TV;
  • local telephone service;
  • all residence halls have wireless Internet access — goes great with your new laptop;
  • quiet study lounges with networked printers; and
  • laundry facilities.

If your residence hall room is your bedroom and the residence hall is your home away of home, then the lounges are your living room, where big screen TV’s and other entertainment make it a cool place to hang out with your new friends.

Students behind Mooney Hall

About 80 percent of freshmen live on campus and take advantage of the programming and convenience of residence life. Housing is not guaranteed, so it is important to file an application for housing as soon as possible. You can only apply for housing if you have been accepted to Seton Hall; the housing application is available online. A housing deposit and tuition deposit must be paid in order for your housing application to be complete. Visit to review enrolling checklists for details on steps in the enrolling process.

Reading on a bench

Non-residents Have a Home at Seton Hall Too!

Whether you come to campus from home or an apartment nearby, you'll have the same opportunities to learn, grow and lead. As a non-resident, you'll bring energy and excitement to the campus. Your knowledge of the New Jersey area can help in making connections and showing resident students how to take advantage of all the area has to offer.  

You have the same opportunities as a resident student:

And, of course, you are welcome to visit your classmates in the residence halls. And that’s not all:

  • unwind after class with a game of pool;
  • toss a football around or sunbathe on the Green;
  • relax and read a book (that's not on your syllabus); or
  • stay on campus late one evening and take in a movie or a play. 

There’s no end to the activities you can enjoy here!

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