For most students, living at college is a great experience, and students flourish with the opportunities and challenges they find on campus. This is the first time students live on their own with peers rather than with family at home. Most students are ready for this kind of living and thrive in it!

Fall 2024 Housing Process

Housing applications for first-year and transfer students will be live on myHousing on May 6, 2024.

You can access the fall housing application by going to myHill > myHousing > Applications > First Year Housing Application (Class of 2028).

Transfer students should complete the "Fall 2024 Housing Application (Class of 2025, 2026, 2027)."

Applications are due July 8th. Students can expect to see their housing assignment on myHousing the first week of August.

Incoming First Year Students:

Do you have a specific person (or two, or three) in mind to room with?

Incoming first-year students can roommate match with up to three other members of the class of 2028. Once you have all submitted your housing applications, you will be able to search for your desired roommate(s) by name on MyHill > MyHousing > Roommate Selection. 

You can then send a request to match as roommates. You must each send and accept a roommate request. (If you are matching with two or three roommates to share a triple or a quad, you must send and accept two or three roommate requests.)

Roommate matching for members of the Class of 2028 will open May 6, 2024 and is due July 8, 2024 (the same day the housing application is due). 

Transfer Students:

If you are entering Stonehill as a member of the class of 2027, 2026, or 2025 and have a specific student in mind you would like to room with (whether they are a returning Stonehill student or a fellow transfer student), you should each contact the Residence Life Office and request to be matched as roommates.

Students with a documented disability may request specific housing accommodations through Accessibility Resources.

The application deadline for new students is Saturday, June 15th. 

Students will hear about the status of their application shortly before housing assignments are released in the first week of August.

Information Needed For Living On-Campus:

Students are encouraged to bring the following items to campus:

  • Bed sheets (X-Long Twin)
  • Blankets
  • Pillows & Pillow Cases
  • Toiletries
  • Personal Health Items
    • Masks, Thermometer, Hand Soap & Hand Sanitizer, Disinfectant Wipes, Allergy/Pain medication
  • Shower Caddy
  • Towels
  • Desk Lamp (halogen lamps are not permitted)
  • Wastebasket
  • Clothes Hangers
  • Re-useable water bottle(s)
  • Re-useable plastic food storage containers
  • Re-useable utensils, plates, cups & coffee mug
  • Re-useable to-go coffee mug
  • Reuseable shopping bags
  • Iron (must have automatic shutoff)
  • Laundry Basket & High Efficiency Detergent
  • Refrigerator (approximately 4.5 cu. ft. or smaller)
  • Alarm Clock
  • Television
  • Room Decorations
  • Coffee Maker (single serve - Keurig style are permitted).

The following items are prohibited by the College. Use/possession of these items may result in fines, a loss of merit points, or the loss of residency privileges:

  • Cooking Appliances (Hot Plates, Broiler/Toaster Ovens, Popcorn Poppers, multi-cup coffee makers)
  • Microwave Ovens
  • Halogen Lamps
  • Air Conditioners
  • Candles/Incense
  • Spider Extension Cords (also called Octopus Extension Cords)
  • Bed Lofts (small risers other than concrete blocks are allowed)
  • Waterbeds
  • Firearms / Weapons
  • Electric Water Coolers
  • Any furniture not specifically labeled as compliant with Cal 117 fire safety regulations.
  • Large Posters (larger than 24" X 36")
  • Large Refrigerators (over 4.5 cubic feet)
  • Alcohol and Other Drugs (Alcohol is only allowed in designated upper class areas for students of legal drinking age)
  • Hookah, Juul, E-cigarettes, or any other smoking paraphernalia
  • Hair Straighteners or Curling Irons without an automatic shutoff device
  • Pets (other than fish)
Landlines are not activated in the individual rooms unless requested as most students tend to use their cell phones to make phone calls.
There are washers and dryers in all residence halls. Coins are not requested for service.
Small refrigerator (4.5 cubic feet or less) are the only type permitted in student rooms.
Mattresses are 6'6" x 3. Extra-long twin sheets are recommended.
Bed Height:
Max lofted height off the ground is 34 inches. Beds can be lowered if you want.
We strongly recommend students do not bring items of great value with them and that they always lock their room door.
Please be aware that the College is not responsible for theft or damage to personal belongings. If students are not covered by parents’ home insurance, we recommend obtaining renters insurance.
The college provides outdoor bike racks and sheds. Bikes are not to be stored in lounges or hallways. Under no condition are motorcycles permitted in any residence area.
Smoking is prohibited in all residence halls and buildings on campus.
The college does not permit pets on campus other than fish.
All rooms are hard-wired for internet access and there is wireless access in all of our residence halls.

FAQs about living at Stonehill College

See "Process to Apply for Housing" at the top of this page!

While the majority of student bedrooms on campus are doubles, we do have a number of triples (rooms designed for 3 people), and quads (rooms designed for 4 people). Your student may be assigned to any of these room types. All rooms have one complete set of furniture for each student. Room and board charges are the same for all rooms.

First-year students living on campus may find themselves assigned to two or three roommates.  Rooms designed as natural triples and quads have been built and designed to accommodate three or four people. Students who are assigned to triples or quads usually have positive experiences, despite initial concerns about living with multiple roommates!

New-student room assignments will be posted on myHousing during the first week of August. In addition to receiving their building and room assignments, students will also receive the names and email address of their assigned roommate(s). We strongly encourage students to contact one another prior to opening day in the fall so that they can “break the ice” and share information about the items that each person intends to bring. Assignment notices also contain important information about moving onto campus and the orientation that will take place after they have checked into their rooms.

First-Year students are randomly placed by our Office, expect for the following reason:

Residence Life offers a wide variety of Special Interest Housing communities for all class years.

Click here to learn about out Special Interest Housing communities and how to apply!

During the first few weeks of school, it is only natural that some students will feel homesick and call home asking their parents to pick them up for the weekend. Students miss their family, friends and significant others. But before you decide to pick them up for the weekend, keep in mind that it is important for students to begin forming relationships with other students on campus. If your son or daughter leaves campus every weekend, the adjustment may prove to be more difficult. While the other students in the hall are getting to know each other over the weekend, a student at home during that time may become more isolated. Try to encourage your son or daughter to get involved in campus life by attending weekend programs, volunteering for a service project or joining a student organization that focuses on his or her personal interest. These are great ways to meet others who share similar interests and to make new friends. You will notice great improvements each time you see your son or daughter. 

Residence Life provides multiple opportunities that are featured in the link below.

Students can:

  • Join Hall Council in every residence hall to put on programs, events, and be a leader in the hall.
  • Apply to be an RA for their Sophomore, Junior, and Senior year.

Students can log into myHill to register their guest. A guest can be defined as a non-student, a family member, an alumnus, or another Stonehill student not assigned to a particular room.

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The Office of Residence Life is dedicated to providing students a supportive and inclusive living environment that enhances their Stonehill experience. Students can select from a wide range of living options at Stonehill, ranging from traditional corridor style halls to suites and townhouses, to single-gender residence halls.