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Our residential communities are set up to assist you in building connections to the larger Saint Francis community in hopes that you will become an active participant in university life and gain a greater appreciation for our community values and services. Our Residence Life staff will encourage you to explore ways to get involved on campus that fit your interests. We provide staffing in the residence halls with 44 Resident Assistants and 6 professional live-in staff members. In addition, other student and professional staff work to create a welcoming and supportive community that supports the university's mission and provides opportunities for residents to broaden their horizons.
Amici Hall, completed in the fall of 1955, is located on the South Side of campus with quick access to Torvian Dining Hall. The residence hall houses 61 energetic males and three hard-working resident assistants. Most rooms in Amici are double occupancy although the building does have five three room suites for residents; four on the second floor and one on the first floor. The suites are typically shared by four residents with two rooms as bedrooms and the third room serving as a common living room. Residents in the hall enjoy a lounge with a couch to watch cable television, a pool table with an overhanging billiards light, and a built in bar and bar stools which are very useful during hall programs. These programs may be educationally focused and include guests from the Academic Center for Excellence or a variety of academic or administrative departments who come to interact with the the residents. Other programs are more social or recreational and include Superbowl, World Series, and March Madness parties as well as billiard tournaments and bar-b-cues to name a few. The hall also houses a study room with two large tables and chairs to accommodate study groups or facilitate individualized study. The study room, along with laundry facilities, is located in the lower level of the hall.
Ave Maria Hall (1948) is located on the South Side of campus and houses 49 male and female resident students. The main level of Ave Maria Hall has four apartment units which are a part of the Housing Apartment Transition Program (HATP). One apartment houses four students, while the other three apartments house two students each. The Associate Dean of Students also resides in an apartment on the main floor of Ave Maria Hall.
The second and thrid floors of Ave Maria Hall house individuals in single occupancy rooms, with one suite available on each floor. The men are housed on the third floor and the women are housed on the second floor. Parking is available behind the hall in a lot shared with other south campus halls – Amici, Giles and St. Louis. Resident rooms facing the parking lot enjoy a spectacular display of the changing seasons, displayed through the tree-laden hills surrounding campus.
The basement level of Ave Maria Hall houses nine Gamma Sigma Sigma Sisters, a service fraternity, in single, double and triple occupancy rooms. The basement is also home to the buildings lounge equipped with cable television, a microwave and plenty of comfortable seating. Attached to the lounge is a kitchen, complete with a seating area for residents who need to satiate an evening snack attack. Across the hall from the kitchen and lounge are a piano room, and the laundry facilities.
Christian Hall opened in the fall of 1998 and is the pride of on-campus living at Saint Francis University. All rooms in Christian Hall have private bathrooms and air conditioning. While most of the rooms are double occupancy, Christian Hall also features eight 4 person suites. Christian hosts five fully accessible rooms, and its assortment of meeting rooms, recreation rooms and lounges make it a very comfortable home to 150 Saint Francis Students. A Residence Life Coordinators' office is also located in Christian Hall.
All of Christian Hall's residents are returning students to Saint Francis University. One wing of Christian Hall houses men, the other wing houses women. The wings are divided by a center that is the heart of activity in the building.
In addition to a great overlooking view of Lake Saint Francis, Christian Hall residents enjoy a pool table, a foose-ball table, a TV lounge, a cardiovascular room, a kitchen and several large public meeting areas. Several study lounges are dispersed around the building, and the public lounges provide a comfortable social atmosphere.
Built in 1954 and named after the first president of Saint Francis College, Brother Giles Carroll, T. O. R., Giles Hall sits conveniently next to Torvian Dining Hall on the South Side of campus. Giles houses 70 freshman males in double occupancy rooms; and four resident assistants always willing to lend a helping hand. Since Giles houses all freshman students, the resident assistants plan programs and activities to embrace their First Year Experience (FYE) on campus. FYE programs and activites focus on individuals in their first year of college and include opportunities for students to become responsible, and well-informed individuals about their own personal responsibility in college. Programs topics may include time management; goal setting; how to get the most out of your college career; and many many more ideas.
Residents in Giles Hall enjoy a lounge with cable television, a spacious study room complete with tables and chairs for individual studying or group studying and a laundry room. Behind Giles hall is an outside basketball court where residents enjoy many outdoor activities.
Saint Agnes Hall is located on the North Side of campus, just across the street from the JFK Student Center. It houses 96 freshman residents, four resident assistants and a Residence Life Coordinator. All rooms are double occupancy. Female students occupy the first floor of the building and males occupy the second.
One major event the building hosts each year around Halloween is the Agnes Haunted Hall. Facilitated by the RA staff, the residents get involved in decorating the basement and themselves to scare members of the campus and local community.
The residents of Saint Agnes enjoy a lounge with cable television, a pool table, a foosball table, a ping-pong table, study areas and a laundry room. The main attractions are the pool and foosball tables, located in the TV-lounge. There is also a soda vending machine located in this lounge as well. The ping-pong table is located in the basement lounge. Seating is also provided in the basement lounge for studying or relaxing.
Two lounges are located on the second floor of Saint Agnes Hall. One lounge is a 24-hour study lounge, and the second study lounge is for socializing as well. The 24 hour courtesy policy is upheld throughout the building.
During the summer of 2005, the bathrooms on both floors of Saint Agnes Hall were renovated. Also, since that time, all of the rooms have received new furniture and the halls have been re-carpeted.
Located on the North Side of campus, Saint Clare Hall houses 98 freshman female students and four resident assistants. All rooms are double occupancy with extra long mattresses.
Saint Clare residents enjoy a ping-pong table, kitchen area and plenty of seating to relax or study in the basement lounge. The laundry room is also located in the basement. The first floor has a TV lounge with a large screen cable TV, microwave oven and exercise room. Study lounges are located on the second floor. Clare's residents are just across the street from the JFK Student Center and the Library. During the summer of 2005, Saint Clare bathrooms on both floors were renovated.
Whether calling themselves "Clare's Angels" or "Clare's Chixs," the Clare women are very welcoming and highly involved with making their hall a special place to live.
Saint Elizabeth Hall is located on the North Side of campus and houses 147 female students in double occupancy rooms, four resident assistants and the Director of Residence Life. The first wing of Saint Elizabeth is an intensive study floor. The first, second and third floors of Elizabeth, including the bathrooms, have all been renovated between the summers of 2007 and 2009. Saint Elizabeth is close to the JFK Student Center, the Library and Stokes Athletic Center.
Saint Elizabeth residents enjoy a cozy lounge with a cable television and microwave oven. A pool table is located in the large basement lounge. Also in the basement is a kitchenette, study areas, laundry room and plenty of seating for relaxing or studying. Elizabeth is also home to a work-out room equipped with elliptical machines, treadmills, bicycles, and free weights.
Saint Elizabeth Hall hosts many programs yearly, including the Women's History Month Dinner.
Saint Francis Hall, formally the Campus Friary, houses approximately 50 students in double occupancy rooms. The building community is structured like SFU intensive study floor options. One wing is available for females and another for males.
The hall has been newly renovated during the summers of 2006 and 2007. New Furniture, fresh paint, expanded bathrooms, new hall décor, a new kitchen and an updated lounge area are just a few updates completed in this hall. In addition to all this, the students living in Saint Francis Hall are just a short stairwell away from Café Gubio and the Campus Ministry Center, both located in the basement of the building.
Saint Joan of Arc Hall is located on the North Side of campus and houses 160 female students in double occupancy rooms, six resident assistants and a Residence Life Coordinator.
Saint Joan residents enjoy a large front lounge with a cable television and a pool table. One study lounge is located on both first and second floors. A kitchen is located adjacent to the back lounge which has many tables and chairs for studying or hosting a hall dinner. The laundry room and fitness room are located near the kitchen on the ground floor of the building. The fitness room contains a treadmill, two elliptical machines, a stair-climber, resistance bands, exercise bench, free weights, exercise balls and a cable TV.
During the summers of 2005 and 2006, Saint Joan Hall underwent renovations and updates including everything from room furniture to the sprinkler system, so if you're a female student, Joan might just be the place for you.
Saint Joan of Arc Hall, number 20, is an office space for a Residence Life Coordinator.
Saint Louis Hall is located on the south side of campus and houses 152 men in double occupancy rooms, four resident assistants, and a Residence Life Coordinator. All the rooms are equipped with phone service, cable and internet. The second floor wing in Louis offers an intensive study hall. This hall is designated for those who either like it quiet or enjoy studying in their rooms. Saint Louis residents enjoy a lounge with cable television, a ping-pong table, a pool table, a foosball table, a dartboard, a kitchen, study areas, and a laundry room with free laundry. For those of you who enjoy working out there is also a work out room located in the basement of Louis. The work out room includes a treadmill, an elliptical, lat pull down machine, chest machine, and two leg machines with a cable television suspended from the ceiling. On the main floor of Louis there is a study lounge where you can find a soda vending machine and a guest bathroom.
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