Xavier Hall Guesthouse

Come join us at the Xavier Hall Guesthouse!


Welcome to the Xavier Hall Guesthouse! This is a very limited space that has been set aside in one of our male student residences, St. Francis Xavier Hall. It must be noted ahead that this is not a hotel but rather a set of dorm rooms that have been set aside for use of the university to families of students, AMU guest speakers, and potential students and their families. We are unable to offer our facilities to visitors who do not have a direct connection to University business.

Though the rooms might not be much in terms of amenities (in comparison to a hotel) it is a great convenience to be right on campus. Please see the room description for more details.

We look forward to having you stay with us here at Ave Maria University!

Booking FAQ’s


As space is limited, and out of consideration for our students who live and study in close proximity to the Guesthouse during the academic year, only family members of current students, those who have pre-arranged a visit through our Admissions Office, or those who are invited as official guests of the University may stay at the Xavier Hall Guesthouse.  To contact our admissions office please click here.


Reservations may be made one calendar year in advance and are subject to availability.  Please submit your requested dates in the “Make a Booking” section below to review what options are available at the time of your visit.


Guests will be charged a percentage of the cost of their stay if they cancel, as stipulated at the time of booking, but otherwise the full amount for the room(s) and/or cleaning fees are charged once guests arrive to campus.  Group rates and single-party reservations will be accommodated on a first-come first-serve basis, depending on availability.


Bed linens and towels are made available to all guests in every room.  Each room has its own private bathroom and shower (Suites have 2 bathrooms and showers in addition to a common room for sitting). Soaps and shampoos are also provided.

Guests may eat on campus at the Bob Thomas Student Union Cafeteria or the Tepe’s Teepee Cafe which is located just outside of the Student Union.

Upon arrival, guests will be given room keys which also double as their entry key to access Xavier Hall. They will also be given a welcome packet with a map of campus, parking pass (see “parking” tab for more info), University Guesthouse policies, and a sheet with the liturgy schedule of Ave Maria Catholic Church located at the center of town.


Parking passes will be given to guests upon arrival to facilitate parking in the University lot behind the Guesthouse.  Parking is limited, and during busy times on campus parking will be available first-come, first-serve.

Welcome! We are delighted that you are staying with us at Ave Maria University’s Xavier Hall & Conference Center. In keeping with our mission, guests must also agree to honor our Terms and Conditions, as described more fully below. The Xavier Hall Guesthouse is a shared space in the center of campus housing both undergraduate students and University guests. For this reason, in an effort both to respect the space and privacy of students and to welcome guests, the following policies are outlined. You agree to abide by these policies in virtue of your reservation and designation as a Guest on campus.

  • Guest Expectations:
    • Guesthouse keycards should only be used by those individuals who are named in the reservation. Keycards must be returned at the end of one’s stay, or a $25 replacement fee will be charged.
    • Guests should always have their Guest Keycard on their person while visiting campus, and be prepared to show this card and/or their photo ID to a Campus Security or Residence Life Staff member at any time, upon request. On weekends,
      the Student Worker regulating the front entry door for student Visiting Hours may also ask guests to present their Guest Keycard for documentation.
    • Guestrooms must be left in good condition upon check-out. If damages are noted in the room, or cleaning is required above and beyond normal housekeeping duties, the Cleaning Deposit made at the time of reservation will not be refunded.
    • Guests are welcome in to those buildings of the campus that are open to students during business hours (e.g. the library, cafeteria, Student Union). However guests should not enter Residence Hall buildings, nor the first floor of Xavier Hall, being an undergraduate residence, unless escorted by a student.
    • Likewise, Ave Maria University students are not permitted on the floors of Xavier Hall used for guests, nor into guest rooms, unless they are escorted by a guest.
  • University Policies:
    • All Guests of Ave Maria University are expected to abide by the policies of the University and comport themselves in a manner that respects and supports students’ obligations to adhere to our Code of Student Conduct, which is to be reviewed at : https://www.avemaria.edu/student-handbook-policies/
      These policies include the following:
    •  The pool is closed from dusk until dawn.
    • Alcohol may not be consumed on exterior grounds or in common interior areas of residential facilities without the advance permission of the director of the residential building.
    • Underage alcohol consumption is prohibited.
    • Male and female students and their guests are permitted inside residence hall dormitory rooms of the opposite sex only during these designated hours:
      • Friday, 6 pm- midnight
      • Saturday, 6pm- midnight
      • Sunday, 2-8 pm
      • For your information, do note that male and female students may be together in mixed groups in common areas designated in each residence hall, by floor. In Xavier Hall, this area is marked by a sign indicating that it is a “Common Room,” located at the back of the residence floor hallway. Female students must be escorted by a male resident through the men’s dormitory to reach this room.
    • Only University facilities vehicles are permitted on the paver-“roads” that interweave University buildings; visitors may not drive their cars on these special access paver-roads, although guests may observe University golf carts and facilities vehicles using these paver-roads. Unauthorized vehicles are not permitted on the pavers between or behind buildings.
    • Minors must be escorted by a parent or guardian at all times while on campus.
    • Smoking is not permitted in guestrooms.
    • Pets are not permitted in the Guesthouse.
    • Candles, incense, toasters, or other similar electric heating devices that do not have an automatic off-switch for the flame or heating element are prohibited in guestrooms. This pertains even to those rooms reserved for long-term guests.
    • Clothing or décor is never to be hung from fire sprinklers in the ceiling and walls.
    • After 10 pm, Quiet Hours are to be observed on the guesthouse floors, out of respect for other guests and students studying in the surrounding area. Failure to observe any of these policies may result in a monetary fine being added to a guest’s bill and/or immediate cancellation of the reservation or an instruction that the guest depart for failure to abide by the terms and conditions. A refund might not be provided depending on the circumstances. These Policies are in addition to the Terms and Conditions on our website, agreed to at the time of reservation.

Xavier Guesthouse Rates

Normal Guesthouse Rate
1 Person Room$50 per night
2 Person Room$70 per night
Suite (6-8 People)$110 per night
Special Rate for Admissions Visitors
1 Person Room$40 per night
2 Person Room$60 per night
Suite (6-8 People)$90 per night

Please Contact:

Shawn Scanlan
(239) 304-7029 or (239) 270-0778

Please direct posted mail to:

Ave Maria University
Xavier Hall Guesthouse
c/o Shawn Scanlan
5050 Ave Maria Blvd.
Ave Maria, FL 34142