Residence Life faqs
Below are some frequently asked questions (FAQs) about living on campus at Saint Xavier University.
Living in university housing provides each student with a multitude of opportunities for personal, social and intellectual growth. These experiences are sure to impact your life while on campus and extend many years after your college days are over. Recent research has indicated that students who live in university housing:
- Have higher graduation rates
- Have increased participation in extracurricular activities
- Assume more leadership roles
- Are less likely to fail a course
- You may have more reasons of your own, but consider these:
- No cars, buses or traffic jams to keep you from getting to class on time
- Wake up each morning only a few steps away from your class
- Have the opportunity to connect with friends and attend programs more frequently
- Can work and earn extra spending money without traveling
We provide five meal plans for resident students. The following is a summary of the Scarlet Plan, the minimum meal plan for our residents in Pacelli Hall, which costs individuals approximately $2,200 per semester and is required for residence on campus. The following are highlights of this plan:
- The balance of $2,200 is used similar to a debit system. Only the dollar amount spent at the time of a purchase is deducted from the total. (Example: if a student purchases a bottle of soda $2 is deducted, or if an entire meal is purchased, approximately $5.75 is deducted). This debit system allows students unlimited access to food service, up to the total dollar amount available on their food card.
- The meal plan is a very good value. The plan is budgeted at just $19 per day for food.
- The meal plan is designed with the student's health in mind, assuming that it is important for students to eat regular, healthy meals. We recommend that students eat wisely so that they can perform well both in and outside of the classroom.
- Meal plan dollars can be used in the SXU Diner, Cougar Fuel, Rhubarb's and Gilhooley's Grande Saloon.
- Review the general budget (PDF) a student should follow over each week of the semester.
The residence halls close during the following University break periods and all residents are expected to vacate the halls during these closed periods:
- Thanksgiving Holiday
- Semester Break
- Spring Break
- Easter Break
- (Specific dates can be found in the Student Planner)
International students and students who live beyond 400 miles of campus may request to reside on campus during the Thanksgiving, Spring and Easter Break closed periods. Requests may be made through Self-Service on mySXU and must be submitted 14-days prior to the scheduled closing. Residents approved to stay in housing during the breaks are billed $35/day per break. All approvals are subject to the discretion of the director of Residence Life.
University Housing closes for the summer on the last day of finals week. Housing is available during the May Term and summer sessions. A resident must be registered for and complete a minimum of 3 credit hours during any summer session to remain on campus. Once the summer session ends, residents must vacate their spaces until the August move in. Additional fees apply for summer housing.
Residents residing in University Apartment are not required to vacate during the University break periods with the exception of the Semester Break. Arrangements can be made to continue residency during the semester closing provided eligibility requirements are met. Additional fees apply for Semester Break housing in the UA. Residents residing in University Apartments are not required to enroll in summer courses to reside in their apartment for the summer months. Additional fees apply for summer housing.
Your digital television must have a QAM tuner (Quadrature Amplitude Modulation) to work with the school's cable service. The QAM tuner allows your TV to receive high definition cable programming without a cable set top box. Unfortunately, some less expensive TVs come with a low quality QAM tuner that may not be able to pick up all the digital channels. You should verify the specifications when you purchase your TV.
An ATSC (Advanced Television Systems Committee) tuner can receive digital signals but is not compatible with the school's cable system.
Here is an informal compatibility reference for newer devices. We cannot guarantee the accuracy of this information. Please verify the specifications when you purchase your TV.
- Coby - Model TFTV3229 32" has a compatible QAM tuner
- Dynex - Only limited models have a QAM tuner; Model DX-32L151A11 is NOT compatible)
- Element - NOT compatible
- Emerson- Models EWL20S5B, LC320EM2F and LC401EM2F are NOT compatible
- Insignia - Do not appear to have QAM tuners
- LG - Most models since 2007 have a QAM tuner
- Magnavox - Model P2MF23ID/37 is NOT compatible
- Olevia - Model 226-T11 has a compatible QAM tuner
- Samsung - All models since 2009 have a QAM tuner
- Sansui - Model HDLCD3212C has a compatible QAM tuner
- Sejki - SE24FT01 and SE47FY19 are NOT compatible
- Sharp - 32" Aquos is NOT compatible
- Sony - Most models since 2007 have a QAM tuner
- Sylvania - Do not appear to have QAM tuners
- Toshiba - Most models since 2007 have a QAM tuner
- Vizio - Model VOJ320F1A has a compatible QAM tuner
- Westinghouse- Some models do have a QAM tuner. DWM32H1G1, DWM32H1Y1, DWM42F2G1, EWM24F1Y1, LTV-27W2 are NOT compatible