Questions about Housing

Q. Am I required to live on campus?

A.  Living on campus is expected of unmarried students, aged 17-21, during their first two years at Xavier unless students are:
                  -- Living with a relative or guardian, within 35 miles of the campus    
                   --Accompanied by a guardian or chaperon from their home country
For approval to live off-campus, unmarried students between ages 17-21 should email the Senior Director for Student Affairs, Office of Residence Life ( or

Q. What does it cost to live in a residence hall on campus?

A.  When students obtain space in the residence halls or apartments, the cost will depend on which rooms are available. Please note that housing on campus requires early applicaton.  Special requests such as single rooms are limited. Frequently, students will have a roommate, sharing the living space with another Xavier student.  Please note that students who live in the residence halls (but not university apartments) are also required to buy meal plans. Housing fees in the summer are usually charged on a weekly basis. Follow this link to a list of fees for residence halls.

Q. Where can I find out about campus housing at Xavier?

A.  Link to the Residence Life page for complete information. Please note that students will receive a housing contract after their admission to Xavier University.  To reserve housing, students must also submit a $200 housing deposit and return their signed housing contract to Residence Life.

Q. What does it cost to live off campus?

A. The cost of living off campus varies, depending on whether you have a room mate or live by yourself, the type of apartment, etc. Utilities (electricity, water, gas, etc.) may or may not be included. Students can obtain suggestions and assistance in locating off-campus housing from the Office of International Student and Scholar Services or from Commuter Services. If students need help understanding their contracts or leases for off-campus housing, they may contact the Center for International Education.