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Residence Life

Enjoy a memorable experience while living on SXU’s vibrant campus, as we aim to be your home away from home. Be part of a close-knit community where you can make new friends and participate in residence hall activities.

Residence life philosophy

Residence Life of Saint Xavier University provides students with a multitude of opportunities for personal, social and intellectual growth, and the Residence Life Staff strives to create an environment which facilitates healthy living, academic advancement and social interaction. 

The Residence Life philosophy is:

  • To involve all students in a positive learning environment.
  • To develop a sense of community within the residence hall.
  • To offer individual support, advising and/or referral assistance.
  • To stimulate personal growth through leadership experiences, challenges to peer pressure and examination of values.
  • To assist students with establishing constructive ways to use leisure time.
  • To personalize the student's University experience by promoting informal contacts with the University services, programs, policies and procedures.
  • To raise the level of educational and cultural awareness of students, to provide assistance in the learning process, and to offer opportunities for exploring academic and vocational interests.


McCarthy Hall

Opened in 2001 and offers the following:

  • Capacity: 100 residents
  • Cable- and internet-ready
  • Laundry facility on each floor
  • Student lounge on each floor
  • Rhubarb's, located in the building, offers "grab and go" food
  • 25 apartment-style suites with semi-private bedroom and bath, kitchenette and furnished living area


Morris Hall

Opened in 2002 and offers the following:

  • Capacity: 120 residents
  • 30 suites available for student residents
  • Two bedrooms
  • Two baths
  • A kitchenette
  • Shared living space, similar to McCarthy Hall
  • Each room is cable- and internet-ready
  • Laundry facilities on each floor

Students can also connect to the Internet and other University services in the 24/7 Student Room or the patio directly outside of the building.



O'Brien Hall

 Opened in 2008 and offers the following:
  • Capacity: 105 residents
  • 28 suites for residents to enjoy apartment-style living
  • Semi-private bedroom
  • Bath
  • Kitchenette
  • Furnished living areas
  • Laundry facilities available on each floor
  • Each suite is cable- and internet-ready
  • LEED Gold certification from the U.S. Green Building Council


Pacelli Hall

 Opened in 1959 and offers the following:
  • Capacity: 140 residents
  • Lounge with big screen television
  • Recreational games
  • Study lounges on each floor with microwaves
  • Laundry facilities
  • Vending machines
  • A space of approximately 13'x10'
  • Bunk beds, a desk and chair for each resident
  • Sink with medicine cabinet/mirror and towel rack
  • Walk-in closet and dresser for each resident
  • Cable ready
  • Air conditioning unit


Rubloff Hall

Opened in 2006 and offers the following:

  • Capacity: 90 residents
  • 24 suites for residents to enjoy apartment-style living
  • Semi-private bedroom
  • Bath
  • Kitchenette
  • Furnished living areas
  • Laundry facilities are available on each floor
  • LEED-certified green building

Each suite is cable- and internet-ready. Many rooms are equipped with in-closet bicycle racks.
Rubloff Hall is connected to McCarthy Hall on the 2nd floor through The Link. This space is designed as quiet study or reading space for residents. Residents who do not reside in Rubloff or McCarthy Hall can access The Link by signing in at the Rubloff Hall front desk.

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