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Residence Life

New Hawks Housing Selection Process

Welcome to Hawk Hill! Now that you’ve made the commitment to be a Hawk, you’re probably excited to figure out where you’ll live this fall. Where will your residence hall be located? What will your room look like? Will it be a traditional room or a suite or a campus house?

The following pages outline the housing selection process for incoming freshmen. Please review this information carefully:

Please be aware, the Office of Residence Life cannot predict or control information shared through Facebook and other social media. All information regarding Housing Agreements, Roommate Profiles and Housing Selection can be accessed through The Nest. Outside organizations that are not accessible through this channel are not sponsored by or affiliated with Saint Joseph's University or the Office of Residence Life.


Step 1: Complete Housing Agreement

All new hawks (incoming freshmen) must complete a housing agreement anytime between Monday, May 18, 2015 through Friday, May 29, 2015. Agreements should be completed online by logging into the New Hawks Portal or The Nest (

  1. Enter your username and password in the Secured Access Login box on the The Nest home page.
  2. Within the “New Hawks Portal”, select “Complete Housing Agreement” located in the "To Do” List.

    Please note that the housing agreement is a binding agreement for the entire 2015-2016 academic year and students will not be released except for extraordinary circumstances.


Step 2: View Selection Time & Search Rooms

  • On June 15, 2015, all incoming freshmen who have completed the housing agreement will be able to log into The Nest to view their randomly assigned Housing Selection Date and Time.
  • Also on June 15, 2015, incoming freshmen can begin to use the room search feature in the housing selection module in The Nest. This feature offers students an opportunity to view all available bed spaces. Once students begin making housing selections fewer spaces will appear as available.

Step 3: Selection Your Room

  • Housing Selection for incoming freshmen will take place from July 20-July 24 20145. This is when students will select their room for the 2015-16 academic year.
  • On their designated selection date and time, students will be able to log-in and select a housing assignment through our online system. Freshmen students will have the option to select as an individual or with a roommate(s) to fill a room to capacity. Please be aware that our system only allows the selection of room spaces - Students may not select to fill an entire suite at one selection time.
Housing Selection Tutorial

For more information or if you have a question please contact the Office of Residence Life, Lafarge Hall (610) 660-1060 ( )