Campus Life

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If you like good, fresh food, you'll like Pearson’s Café, otherwise known as the dining hall. This is not institutional food. With just about everything made from scratch or roasted and baked in-house daily, you might not even miss home cooking. Seven food stations offer an array of choices, including plenty of choices for vegetarians. With huge windows that look out to the lake, lawns and woods, Pearson’s Café offers restaurant quality with a view. It also offers a commitment to sustainability and local Maine products.

Dining locations

Mercy Market

Gourmet coffees, lattés, decadent desserts, panninis, salads and mini lunches.

Pearson’s Café

Fresh meals, natural ingredients, daily hot entrees, salad bars, grill station, pasta bar, sandwich bar and dessert bar.

More about dining options

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Residence halls

So many choices. With 10 residence halls and your choice of traditional townhouse, single sex, co-ed, suite- style, pod-style or substance-free, there's a dorm for you.

Our dorm rooms have cable tv and wireless Internet access, too.

What about cell phone reception on campus? We've found that Verizon and U.S. Cellular provide the best coverage at SJC.

Res hall info

Freshman res halls

Find out what you need to bring, and what you can leave at home.

Freshman residence halls

Other housing questions?

The staff in Res Life can answer them for you.

Residence Life

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Campus Activites

There are many clubs to join on campus, but if you can't find one, we encourage you to start a new one!

  • Business Club
  • Campus Activities Board
  • Campus Ministry
  • Cheerleading
  • Commuter Association
  • Dance Club
  • And more!

You can always play night Frisbee, listen to live bands and comedians or watch a late night movie in the auditorium. Or join us for one of the road trips to Boston or NYC. Then there's the grocery bingo, snow tubing, or hang out in the game room in the Chalet.