Residence Halls HOME | CAMPUS LIFE | RESIDENCE HALLS Residence HALLS Life on Campus Ave Maria University strives to form students who exemplify strength in mind, body and spirit. To that end, we place a strong emphasis on living as a truly Catholic community. At AMU, you can expect a rewarding campus experience centered around our Catholic faith, mutual respect and fraternal charity. That’s why more than 90% of our undergrads live in our on-campus residence halls. Living in a residence hall at AMU opens up a new world of opportunity for growth, virtue and relationship-building. Just as the classroom forms and strengthens your mind, so will common life in your residence hall form and strengthen your heart. You will build friendships among your peers, learn from the good examples of upperclassmen and experience mentorship from student Residence Assistants. All-Female Residence Halls Saint Francis Xavier HallSaint Francis Xavier All-Female Residence Hall Saint Francis Xavier Hall is one of three women’s residence halls. These rooms are either doubles/triple … Read moreSaint John Paul II HallSaint John Paul II All-Female Residence Hall Saint John Paul II Hall is one of three women’s residence halls. It houses up to 274 residents in rooms … Read moreSaint Maria GorettiSaint Maria Goretti All-Female Residence Hall Saint Maria Goretti Hall is one of three women’s residence hall. These rooms are either doubles/triples o … Read more All-Male Residence Halls Mother Teresa HallSaint Mother Teresa All-Male Residence Hall Mother Teresa Hall is one of three men’s residence halls. It houses up to 274 residents in rooms that accommo … Read moreSaint Joseph HallSaint Joseph All-Male Residence Hall Saint Joseph Hall is one of three men’s residence halls. These rooms are double rooms, joined together to form a ful … Read moreSaint Sebastian HallSaint Sebastian All-Male Residence Hall Saint Sebastian Hall is one of three men’s residence halls. These rooms are either doubles/triples or suite-style … Read more Graduate school housing Ave Maria University owns and operates 39 units in the Middlebrooke Townhomes located in the town of Ave Maria. Twenty-nine of these units are two-bedroom homes, and ten are three-bedroom. AMU leases these homes to qualifying individuals for a nine-month term (August 11 – May 15 of each year). Learn More off campus housing As a primarily residential campus, AMU aims to cultivate intentional relationships and foster joyful community among our students. Because of this, the University requires students live on campus, unless you match one of the following criteria. You are 23 or older You are married You are a graduate student You are a commuter (live with your parents within 40 miles) POLICIES The University has the responsibility to establish policies and procedures that safeguard the health and safety of its community members. Policies and procedures were designed to protect students against incidents or behavior that may jeopardize the physical, mental and emotional health and/or safety of either the group or the individual. At first glance, some of these policies may seem unduly restrictive. However, given the potential for damage, injury and/or loss of life, certain rights of the individual may be limited for the common good of the community. Care and protection of both community and personal property is a shared responsibility of all its members. Policies were developed to create an environment where students respect and protect their own property as well as the property of their neighbors and the University. All community members are expected to uphold and enforce these standards with assistance from Residence Life staff members. HOUSING WEB PORTAL An important part of the AMU experience is enjoying on-campus housing. Check out the options and secure your housing now. LEARN MOREFrequently Asked QuestionsHOW ARE HOUSING ASSIGNMENTS MADE? Incoming freshmen students are generally paired with another freshman roommate according to preferences specified in the housing contract, and then assigned to a residence hall. Students are paired with other students in their same class so as to provide support for the unique learning that happens at that level. Incoming transfer students are paired with other transfer students and assigned to a residence hall. They are paired with consideration to age so as to match students that are at a similar stage of personal development. Specific roommate requests may be made by emailing ResidenceLife@avemaria.edu . WHAT IS THE POLICY FOR STUDENTS WISHING TO LIVE OFF CAMPUS? As a primarily residential campus, AMU aims to cultivate intentional relationships, foster joyful community, and promote growth in holiness and virtues. The Board of Trustees of Ave Maria University has created a residency requirement for all undergraduate students unless: They are 23 or older They are married They are a commuter (live with your parents/legal guardian in Collier County, Lee County, or within 45 miles of campus) They receive an exemption to live off-campus (for extreme cases). Students in such circumstances should contact the Office of Residence Life. CAN I CHANGE ROOMMATES IF I AM NOT GETTING ALONG WITH MY ASSIGNED ROOMMATE? Living in a Residence Hall brings some challenges for many students. If there are roommate conflicts, we encourage the residents to communicate with each other and their Resident Assistants and/or Residence Director to resolve the situations. However, if a resident wants to move rooms, he/she is free to do so during each semester’s Room Switch Period, a time when students can switch rooms for any reason, as long as all other people involved sign off on the move. More details are provided during each semester. Outside of the Room Switch Period, room changes are not permitted. WHEN WILL I FIND OUT MY HOUSING ASSIGNMENT AND WHO MY ROOMMATE IS? The Office of Residence Life and Housing will begin making room assignments in May to students who have submitted their online housing contract and filled out their Roommate Profiles. Housing assignments will be emailed to your AMU student email account. WHAT TYPES OF ROOMS ARE AVAILABLE? Every dorm room has 1-2 private bathroom(s) for each resident of that room. Male students live in one of these residence halls with the following possible housing options: Saint Sebastian Hall: Three-person occupancy room. One bathroom per room. Eight-person suite with either 2- or 4- bedrooms. One large common area. Two bathrooms per suite. Saint Joseph Hall: Two-person occupancy room. One bathroom shared between two rooms, totaling 4 men sharing one bathroom. Saint Teresa of Calcutta Hall: Four-person occupancy room. One bathroom per room. Female students live in one of these residence halls with the following possible housing options: Saint Francis Xavier Hall: Three-person occupancy room. One bathroom per room. Eight-person suite with either 2- or 4- bedrooms. One large common area. Two bathrooms per suite. Saint Maria Goretti Hall: Three-person occupancy room. One bathroom per room. Eight-person suite with either 2- or 4- bedrooms. One large common area. Two bathrooms per suite. Saint Pope John Paul II Hall: Four-person occupancy room. One bathroom per room. WHAT ITEMS ARE SUPPLIED IN THE ROOM? Each room is furnished with a desk, desk chair, bed, mattress, wardrobe, and dresser for each person. CAN I HAVE A REFRIGERATOR IN MY ROOM? Yes, one per person. Each fridge must be no larger than 3.6 cubic feet. ARE THERE LAUNDRY ROOMS IN THE RESIDENCE HALLS? Coinless washing machines and dryers are located within each residence hall for the residents of the building. ARE THERE KITCHENS IN THE RESIDENCE HALLS? Yes, all six residence halls have some type of kitchen. Sebastian, Joseph, Goretti, and Xavier Halls: have a full-size kitchen, which includes an oven, stovetop burner, full-size fridge, and a microwave. John Paul II Hall: has three kitchenettes with a stovetop burner, microwave, and full-size fridge on the second, third, and fourth floors. Mother Teresa Hall: has a kitchenette on the second floor, which includes a stove top burner, a microwave, and a full-size fridge. ARE THERE CHAPELS IN THE RESIDENCE HALLS? Yes, all residence halls have a chapel with the Blessed Sacrament in the tabernacle. Most halls have small chapels in them except for Xavier Hall’s first floor Our Lady of Guadalupe Chapel, which hosts all on-campus Masses. CAN I ACCESS THE INTERNET FROM MY RESIDENCE HALL ROOM? Yes, the entire campus is outfitted for wireless internet. WILL I HAVE A TELEPHONE IN MY ROOM? There are no public telephones equipped in the residence halls. WHAT DOES THE RESIDENCE HALL STAFF DO? Residence Director (RD) Residence Directors are professional, full-time, live-in staff who are responsible for managing the Residence Hall facilities, supervising the RAs, facilitating the good order of the residential environment, and fostering personal and community development. Resident Assistants (RA) Resident Assistants are students who have been specially selected and trained to work with the Residence Directors in carrying out their duties. They provide peer leadership, support, community-building, and regular supervision of the residents in their building. CAN I ARRIVE EARLY TO GET SETTLED IN? You must move in on the date you are assigned as your move-in date (freshman orientation, fall athlete, etc). That will be your designated day and time for you to get settled in. LINK TO 2023 ORIENTATION WEBSITE HERE On-campus services will not be prepared to assist you before this time. We recommend staying at a hotel the night before your move-in day so you can move in, get settled, unpack, decorate, etc. It’s a big day for you and your family! Many parents and students find this time useful for picking up those last-minute items they did not want to pack for the trip to Ave Maria. LINK TO PACKING LIST HERE WHAT IS NOT ALLOWED IN THE DORM ROOMS? Hoverboards: Due to reported safety risks with Hoverboards (including Segways or similar devices), the University prohibits the use, possession, or storage of these items on campus. Candles / Incense (even if not intended to be burned) and open flames Appliances with any type of exposed burner or open flame: including, but not limited to, all types of air fryers, toasters, toaster ovens, electric grills, slow cookers, crock pots, frying pans and hot plates (these items are permitted in Middlebrooke kitchens). Halogen lamps and air conditioners Fireworks, Explosives, and Dangerous Chemicals: such as compressed gas and equipment and vehicles that use combustible fuel. Personal lofts or elevated structures. Students are not permitted to paint their rooms. All pets/animals (including fish) Live Christmas decorations: trees, wreaths, and holly. Hall Sports: Including but not limited to, skating, kicking/tossing balls or Frisbees, playing basketball or football, wrestling, or jumping rope, as well as the use of water balloons and water guns. Door-to-door solicitation: unless authorized by the Director of Residence Life. Residents may not operate a business in their rooms. You are permitted to use your room as a meeting place as long as it does not infringe on a roommate’s rights, create a disruption in your community, or violate any residence hall policy. WHAT SHOULD I BRING TO SCHOOL FROM HOME? Please don’t bring everything you own from home! Please visit the Fall 2023 Orientation page. CAN I BRING MY PETS? No pets/animals (including fish) are allowed in any residence hall at any time. CAN I SEND MY BELONGINGS TO THE UNIVERSITY BEFORE I ARRIVE? The University accepts packages one week before your arrival and will not accept any prior to that. The boxes will be placed in the mail room, and you can collect them when you arrive. When time allows, Mail Room staff will deliver them to your dorm room prior to your arrival. For more information, please see What to Bring under New Student Orientation. LINK TO PACKING LIST HERE Packages should be addressed: Your Name Residence Hall 5050 Ave Maria Blvd. Ave Maria, FL 34142 WHO WILL BE THERE TO HELP ME CHECK IN? Resident Assistants (RAs) help freshmen adjust to university life. These upper-class students have been selected and trained to be part of the Student Affairs staff throughout the school year. Additionally, the Orientation Team (O-Team) will help new residents on move-in day. WHAT IS THE UNIVERSITY VISITOR POLICY? Visitors over the age of 13 are allowed to spend the night. If you wish to have a visitor spend the night, you must get approval from your roommates and the Residence Director by filling out the appropriate form at least 48 hours in advance. The visitor may stay up to 3 nights. Longer stays require explicit written permission from the Director of Residence Life. When the University is officially closed for Christmas Break and during Final Exams, there are no visitors allowed to stay in the halls. ARE RESIDENCE HALLS CLOSED OVER THE BREAKS? Residence Halls are open for Fall Break, Thanksgiving Break, Easter Break, and Spring Break with no additional fees. Residence Halls are closed during Christmas Break and all residents must vacate the premises for the duration of this break. HOW FAR IS AVE MARIA UNIVERSITY FROM THE BEACH? AMU is located approximately 28 miles from the nearest beach. ARE FRESHMEN ALLOWED TO HAVE CARS ON CAMPUS? Any student is permitted to have a car on campus. Students must register for a parking permit available through campus security. LINK TO PARKING REGISTRATION HERE MAY I BRING MY BICYCLE TO SCHOOL WITH ME? Yes. Bikes are allowed in dorm rooms, but they cannot be kept in the residence hall stairwells for fire and safety reasons. We have outdoor racks, but make sure you bring a lock for your bicycle. Rollerblading and skateboarding are also permitted on campus. IS THERE PUBLIC TRANSPORTATION AVAILABLE FOR THOSE WITHOUT CARS? No. While the local public transportation company, Collier Area Transit (C.A.T.), services locations in Naples, there are currently no stops located in close proximity to Ave Maria University’s location in eastern Collier County.