John Carroll University is committed to developing a sense of community within its residence halls which encompasses people from various ethnic, cultural, economic, faith, and geographic backgrounds. This unique experience will provide opportunities that include assistance in academics, stimulation for intellectual growth, development of meaningful interpersonal relationships, and strengthening of a personal value system. The residence hall staffs play key roles in facilitating personal growth through a variety of activities and programs. These opportunities are provided in eight student residence halls located on a small, friendly campus. The halls can accommodate 1,962 undergraduate students.
All entering students of traditional age need to declare their status as residents or commuters through the Enrollment Reservation Form sent by the Office of Admission. Those not commuting from home are required to live on campus during their first two years. This policy also applies to those who transfer into the University as traditional first-year students. Commuting is defined as living exclusively in the permanent and primary residence of a parent or legal guardian.
Students interested in a change of status from resident to commuter must seek the necessary approval. Formal requests can be made through the Office of Residence Life for consideration by the housing contract review board.
All students living on campus must take their meals in the Harold C. Schott Dining Hall in the Lombardo Student Center. Six traditional meal plans are available.
John Carroll University Residence Halls
Bernet Hall (1935) Capacity of 110. Named to honor John J. Bernet, founding benefactor of the campus; offers suite-style living to seniors.
Pacelli Hall (1952) Capacity of 217. Funded largely by the Greater Cleveland Italian community and named to honor Pope Pius XII.
Dolan Hall (1955) Capacity of 210. Funded by and named for Thomas Dolan, founder and president of Dobeckmun Company, John Carroll University trustee, 1949-1972.
Murphy Hall (1964) Capacity of 410. Named in honor of William J. Murphy, S.J., dean of students at John Carroll University, 1932-1959.
Sutowski Hall (1978) Capacity of 172. Funded by and named for Cleveland businessman Walter S. Sutowski.
Millor Hall (1981) Capacity of 243. Funded by Chicago-area alumni and named in honor of William J. Millor, S.J., long-time headmaster of the residence halls and administrator at John Carroll University.
Hamlin Hall (1988) Capacity of 292. Named for university trustee and 1949 alumnus Richard M. Hamlin. This was our first residence across Belvoir Boulevard. Its architecture links the east side of the University with the main campus.
Campion Hall (1990) Capacity of 308. Named for St. Edmund Campion, S.J., as a memorial and tribute to Campion Jesuit Preparatory High School (1880-1975) in Prairie du Chien, Wisconsin.
Pacelli Hall is the only all-female residence hall. All of the other halls accommodate both men and women. First-year students live together to promote class unity. The halls are divided into four areas, each of which is served by a full-time professional administrator who lives in residence and maintains an office in that area. These four leaders are aided by a Senior Resident Assistant in each building along with sophomores, juniors, and seniors who serve as resident assistants on individual floors. Campus ministers live in the first-year residence halls to assist students in their growth. All rooms on campus provide students with the opportunity to connect to the World Wide Web. Voicemail service and cable television access are also included. More information on the halls, as well as the mission and welcome statement of Residence Life, is available on the “Living at Carroll” website at www.jcu.edu/campuslife/tab_living.htm.