Frequently Asked Questions about Residence Life

How large is my my residence hall room for freshman students?

Click here for size of the residence hall rooms (Adobe PDF)

What do I need to bring?

USF Residence Hall Checklist (Adobe PDF)

How are roommates assigned? When are housing assignments made?

Roommates are matched based on a survey of interests and lifestyle. To choose your roommate, you and your roommate must list each other’s name on your housing applications. Placement letters are sent out by mid-July.

Is it possible to be placed in a single room?

Single rooms are limited and most house upperclassmen students. However, a first-year student with a legitimate need for a single room may inquire about the possibility.

When are visitors allowed?

Visitation is from 9 a.m. to 2 a.m. every day. All overnight guests are limited to three consecutive nights and 15 nights per semester.

May I decorate my room?

Yes! Your room is your home on campus and you should make it feel that way. Some rules apply, though, like only using removable, non-damaging adhesives, like white sticky tac and 3M Command Strips.

Can I bring my own furniture?

Yes, but university furniture must stay in its assigned room. Tower Hall residents are allowed to have approved lofts in which case the university- provided bed can be removed.

Other questions? Contact Christina Aichele, Director of Residence Life at caichele@stfrancis.edu or (815) 774-2928