Office of Residence Life

Frequently Asked Questions

Housing

Xavier University has a two year live-on requirement for students, whether they are entering as a first-year student or transfer student. All unmarried incoming students, age 17-21, not residing with their legal guardian, or whose home address is located beyond a 35-mile radius of Xavier University, are required to live on campus for their first two years at the University.

The housing selection process occurs completely online. For first-year students, the dates are posted on Road to Xavier. For upper-class students the Office of Residence Life will send details directly to students' Xavier email addresses. For more information, please visit our Housing Selection page.

The housing accommodations process is handled entirely by the Accessibility & Disability Resources office.

Get more information about how the accommodation process works through the housing selection process.

Students who request accommodations after the deadline may find their request unable to be made.

Though we do not currently have dedicated gender inclusive housing facilities we are happy to work with individual students to select a housing assignment which best meets their needs. Students may reach out directly to discuss the type of housing assignment needed for a successful academic year.  Inquiries can be sent to either Assistant Director Tim Griffin (griffint5@xavier.edu) or Senior Director Lori Lambert (lambert@xavier.edu).

Campus Life

Download our compiled checklist of common items students bring to campus.

To learn room dimensions, please refer to the residence hall and apartment information pages.

It is strongly recommended that each student obtain insurance coverage for all items of personal property kept in campus housing. As mentioned in the housing contract, the University does not assume responsibility for theft, loss or damage to resident's personal property, and the student hereby releases the University from any liability.

All of the beds at Xavier University are either Twin or Twin XL. As we replace the beds in our inventory, we are standardizing them to Twin XL. We recommend bringing Twin XL so that you can be sure they will fit. If you are in need of linens please check out our Campus Market's linens page. If you place a timely order, they will be waiting for you when you arrive on campus at the mail center.

Brockman, Buenger, Husman, and Kuhlman Halls do not have carpeted bedrooms. If you would like to bring a carpet for your room, please refer to the suggested carpet size on the Residence Hall and Apartment Information pages.  There are many nearby stores that you can purchase your carpet from and pickup from their store location when you arrive in town.

In Husman and Kuhlman Halls, each room will have one bed lofted.  Beds elsewhere cannot be lofted. Most of our bed frames have adjustable height. If the bed is at the uppermost height, it leaves about 22 inches underneath for storage. They can be placed on risers for some added storage space underneath.  You would simply need to purchase them on your own and bring them to campus.

Yes, beds can be bunked.

Mini fridges are allowed on campus. These refrigerators must not exceed 4.3 cubic feet and must use less than four amps of power. Each bedroom may have its own mini fridge (not one per occupant). Buenger Hall does have a mini fridge in each common area, therefore an additional mini fridge for a bedroom may not be necessary. 

Xavier offers residential students SpectrumU service.  The following devices and OS version numbers are currently supported:

  • Android smartphones and tablets running Android 4.2 or above
  • iPhone, iPad or iPod touch running iOS 8 or above
  • Kindle Fire except for the 1st generation model
  • Mac: Safari 7 or higher, Firefox 45 or higher or Chrome 43 or higher
  • PC: IE 11, Chrome 43 or higher, Firefox 45 or higher or MS Edge 12 or higher 

Visit the Help Desk's Knowledge Base for additional info.

Move-In

Move-in for new students occurs in alignment with Manresa, our new student orientation program. Once the specific dates is known it will be added to our Important Dates page.

Move-in for returning students typically occurs the Friday-Sunday before classes begin. 

Students will be asked to select a specific move in appointment on Housing Self-Service.

Manresa is our First-Year Student Orientation program and is a requirement of every incoming Xavier student. For more information on this program, including information on program dates, the Office of Student Involvement.

Your Room Condition Report (RCR) indicates the condition of your room upon your move in.  Students are asked to log in to Housing Self-Service to sign off on their RCR.  The condition of you room at the time you depart is cross-checked with your RCR and any change in condition resulting from damage may be the financial responsibility of the student.  Please review the RCR Instructions for Completion.

Auxillary Services

You can find out more information, including a student's mailing address, through Mailing Services which is managed by the Auxiliary Services office.  

Mailing Services is unable to accept grocery deliveries directly for students.  Please coordinate delivery directly with your student.

The Auxiliary Services Office manages all aspects of the meal plan program.

Students can sign up for meal plans using the Housing Self Service portal during the summer. I

For any further questions, please check out the Dining Services FAQ page.

If your question isn't answered here please contact our office at 513-745-3203 or send us an email at reslife@xavier.edu.