Residential Living

dorm room at Saint Joseph's College of Maine

The Residential Living team is dedicated to safe, clean, and affordable housing, as well as an experience that includes a supportive and respectful community. The residence living program embraces the principles and values expressed in the mission of the College.


Students who live on campus find that the residence hall life encourages them to grow outside the classroom as well as inside.

Members of the Res Life team welcome students during move in weekendResidential Living Team

The Residential Living & Student Engagement team is formed by a Director and Associate Director, two Area Coordinators, a lead Resident Advisor, and 31 Resident Advisors. The Area Coordinators are responsible for certain residential areas of campus. They live in the residence halls and supervise the Resident Advisors in those halls.

A Resident Advisor (RA) is normally a junior or senior chosen during the previous spring for this role. The RA helps students develop in personal and academic areas. The RA is trained in listening and helping skills and assisting students in self-governance, programming, community functions, locating campus resources, housing procedures and mutual respect for others.

Students are encouraged to get to know their RA and to help create a positive living/learning environment. Student input is welcome in decisions. The guidelines associated with living in the halls are explained in the student handbook and students are expected to know them and abide by them.

Residence Halls

Saint Joseph’s Hall
Gingras Hall
Cassidy Hall
Cunneen Hall
Standish Hall
O’Connor Hall
Carmel Hall
Currier Hall
Feeney Hall

group of students in Feeney Hall

#Suitelife: A Style of Communal Living

Student Reggie Bourn ’21 talks to students in Feeney Hall, an apartment-style housing for up to eight students. As one of the upperclassmen residence halls, it’s a popular destination on campus and one of two group housing options. He sat down with the residents of RA Suite M to try and get a clearer understanding of what it’s like to live there.

Housing Update for 2022

Housing Selection Information will be available on Pinestand beginning in mid-February. You will receive additional communications about Pinestand and how to access the necessary documents for Housing Selection in the next couple of months. Thank you, the SERL Team!

Contact Us

Residential Living and Student Engagement Staff

Matt Gawel
Director of Student Engagement & Residential Living

Area Coordinator
Connor Dufour