SHU Students

Important Dates

  • Summer Housing Begins: Friday, May 20, 2016 at 1PM
  • Summer Housing Ends: Friday, August 5, 2016 at 6PM

*If you need to be here earlier than May 20th or later than August 5th, you would register for both intersession housing and summer housing*

During the summer, all students will live in Scholar's Commons.  When applying for summer housing, you have the ability to select if you want to be in a single or a double room.  We do have Summer Resident Assistants available within the halls, and there is a Residence Hall Director assigned to manage summer housing. 

Scholar's Commons is an air-conditioned building, and cable TV service is provided (must provide your own TV) within the suite. 

Summer housing in Scholar's Commons is guaranteed only between Friday, May 20, 2016 at noon until Friday, August 5, 2016 at 6PM. Applying for Summer Housing must be completed at least 48 hours before your schedule move in date. Applications are processed during regular business hours (Monday to Friday 8:30AM to 4:30PM).       

Spring Intersession Housing

Spring Intersession Housing (Wednesday, May 11 through Thursday, May 19) is available only in the following locations. This pertains to only freshmen, sophomores and juniors. Seniors are not eligible for Spring Intersession Housing. Please refer to the table below to see where your intersession housing will be assigned.

Late Stay Housing Application will be available on Monday April 18th

If you need Summer Intersession housing and will be departing on Sunday, May 15:

Spring 2016 Academic Year Assignment

Intersession Housing Location

Seton Hall  or Trumbull Marriott

Merton Hall

Roncalli Hall

You may stay in your current room until Sunday, May 15 or
you can move into Merton Hall on Wednesday, May 11

Merton Hall, Christian Witness Commons, Scholars Commons, Taft Commons, Park Ridge, Oakwood

You may stay in your current room

If you are staying on campus for Summer Housing any time after Thursday, May 19:

Spring 2016 Academic Year Assignment

Summer Housing Location (May 20-August 5)

Seton Hall or Trumbull Marriott

Merton Hall until Friday, May 20 where you must move to Scholar's Commons

All other SHU Residence Halls & Apartments

You may stay in your current room until Friday, May 20 where you must move to Scholar's Commons

*current students living in Scholar's Commons during the Spring 2016 academic semester may be required to relocate

To select your roommate and/or apartment-mates, go to and click on ‘Roommate Selection’ to search for and request your roommate/apartmentmates. 

Housing Costs

Housing costs for a double room in Scholars Commons is $125/week. The cost for a single room in Scholars Commons is $205/week and may not be available due to space concerns.  

Pre-paid rent is due on the following dates:

Time Frame

Due Date of Rent

Number of Weeks Due*

May 20 – June 2

May 20, 2016

Two Weeks Rent

June 3 – June 16

June 3, 2016

Two Weeks Rent

June 17 – June 30

June 17, 2016

Two Weeks Rent

July 1 – July 14

July 1, 2016

Two Weeks Rent

July 15 – July 28

July 15, 2016

Two Weeks Rent

July 29 - August 5

July 29, 2016

One Week Rent

* There is a required one-time $50 move-in fee payable at the time of move-in

Students who are working for an on-campus department or office whose housing costs are covered will receive a double room. Students who wish to live in a single room are responsible for the full cost of a single room ($205/week) only if space is available.

All summer occupants must pay the first two weeks of pre-paid rent and a $50 dollar move-in fee at the time of move-in. Residents will be billed for any bedroom, common area, and apartment damage, missing keys/cards, or improper checkouts.

Once you arrive on campus, payments can be made in person though the Office of Residential Life. Weekly rent may be paid at the Office of Residential Life, located in Roncalli Hall. The Residential Life Office hours are 9:00 am-4:30 pm, Monday through Thursday and 9AM - 1PM on Fridays. Information about paying in person will be shared with summer residents when they arrive on campus for the summer. 


No belongings can be stored or kept in any place other than the room/suite to which the student is officially assigned to and/or living.  It is recommended students make their own arrangements with independent storage companies if necessary.

Students are not permitted to bring and/or store in their summer housing assignment the following items:

  • Mini-refrigerators or freezers
  • Upholstered furniture longer than 24” in length
  • Barbecue/charcoal grills, gas grills, propane tanks, or other related cooking appliances
  • Personal window-unit air conditioners

*This is a non-inclusive list. Please refer to the student handbook and Scholar's Commons - specific policies for a complete list of items not permitted in summer housing.

Current SHU students needing housing after the official Summer Housing dates will pay the standard $35/day intersession fee and will be required to relocate into appropriate Intersession/Early Arrival Housing at the discretion of the Residential Life Office.  

Basic Summer Rules

All Summer Housing is alcohol free regardless of age. Summer Housing is a privilege, not a right. Students must abide by the rules and policies of Sacred Heart University & Scholar's Commons. Any violation of University polices may result in a judicial hearing and sanctions which may include immediate removal from summer housing.

Summer Students are required to register guests with the Summer Resident Assistants between 8 pm to 10 pm in the Summer RA office located in building B. Guests cannot stay more than 2 consecutive nights or more than 72 hours over the course of a week. Any violation of the guest policy may result in a judicial hearing and sanctions which may include immediate removal from summer housing.

Apply for Summer Housing