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The Office of Residence Life maintains eight residence halls on campus and several houses and duplexes.

Learn more about hall and room types, room and window dimensions, window treatments, furniture provided, common areas, other buildings and amenities, and access to individual residence halls.

Bernet Hall

Completed in 1935, Bernet is the oldest, but renovated, residence hall at John Carroll. Bernet Hall is dedicated in the name of John J. Bernet, president of the Nickel Plate Railroad and a major supporter of John Carroll University. Mr. Bernet vehemently called for the building of a dormitory instead of a gymnasium to house the “boys from Greater Cleveland who will be forced to go home every night, and a few that may enroll from out of town, but will be forced to find their own lodgings.” Thus, came the construction of John Carroll’s first residence hall.

Bernet suite is equipped with a full bathroom, shared living room, and spacious bedrooms. The layouts of the rooms vary depending on the number of students, (two, four, or six) living in each suite. Located next to the Boler School of Business in the heart of John Carroll’s campus, Bernet provides students with a community life all its own that is very different from the other residence halls.

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Bernet Hall at-a-glance:

Hall type

  • Sophomore student Co-ed for 2018-2019 Academic Year

Room type

  • Two, four, and six person apartment-style rooms with double occupancy bedrooms, bathroom, and living room.

Room dimensions

  • Dimensions vary by room.

Window dimensions

  • Windows measure 31″w by 53″h. Some rooms have two or three windows together, all rooms vary.

Window treatments

  • Mini-blinds
  • No screens provided at this time.  There are some expandable screens available from the Hall Office at request until the supply runs out.

Furniture provided

Common areas and other building amenities

  • Air conditioning during warm weather months, main kitchen for resident use, lounge with TV, laundry, vending
Campion Hall

Saint Edmund Campion (1540-1581) was a scholar, priest, hero of the faith and martyr who was hanged by Queen Elizabeth I after he refused to renounce his Catholic faith. Campion Hall was built in 1990 but was not dedicated as “Campion Hall” until November 13, 1993. Alumni of John Carroll will remember Campion Hall as “Gnu Hall,” the name borne by the hall until it was officially dedicated. The hall houses more than 300 residents. Campion Hall was named after Campion High School and College, which were established in Prairie Du Chien, Wisconsin in 1880. The college was phased out in 1925, while the high school flourished through the late 1960s. This all-male boarding school was sadly closed in 1975. Campion High School boasts 6,500 alumni and the college boasts about 500. Hundreds of these alumni have attended John Carroll. John Carroll has been the recipient of the beneficence of one of the college alumni, F.J. O’Neil. In recognition of the F.J. O’Neil family, Campion Hall is dedicated to Saint Edmund Campion and the institution that bore his name.

Campion Hall at-a-glance:

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Furniture provided

Common areas and other building amenities

  • Main kitchen for resident use is adjacent to large TV lounge on the ground floor. Common lounges are located on each floor.  The hall also has a billiard lounge and laundry room.

Window treatments

  • Mini-blinds
  • Screens are provided for all Campion residential rooms
  • Each room has at least two windows, side-by-side (photo & measurements)
Dolan Hall

Named after Thomas F. Dolan (1891-1972), founder and president of Dobeckmun Company. Mr. Dolan also served as a John Carroll University Trustee from 1949-1972 and as a Development Chairman. Dolan, along with Herbert Kennedy and Charles McCahill, were among those who carried out the drive for funds for Dolan Hall, which was completed in 1955. The Jesuit spirit brings to education a quest for God’s greater glory in the use of this world’s goods. This is evident in the motto “To the Greater Honor and Glory of God” inscribed above the front entrance of Dolan Hall. To the students the visibility of this motto serves as a constant reminder of the Jesuit tradition of “Men and Women for Others.” Dolan Hall was an all female residence hall from 1994-2006, but is now a continuing student co-ed hall of doubles on the ground, first, and second floors and singles on the third floor.

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Dolan Hall at-a-glance

Furniture provided

Common areas and other building amenities

  • Common lounge on the first floor has a large TV, piano, and vending machines.  The Kitchen on the ground floor has a refrigerator, microwave, stove, oven, and space to sit and eat..

Window treatments

  • Mini-blinds
  • Screens are provided
  • Each room has a window (photo & measurements)
  • A 5’2″ tension rod can be used to hang draperies.
Hamlin Hall

Built in 1988, this building is one of the newest residence halls at John Carroll. Hamlin was dedicated on September 20, 1997, in honor of Richard M. Hamlin, a 1949 graduate. In 1995, Mr. Hamlin was named one of the “50 finest graduates” of the Boler School of Business. He attended Campion Jesuit Preparatory School in Wisconsin, served two years in the United States Navy, and then received a Bachelor of Science degree in Business Administration from John Carroll in 1949. Mr. Hamlin was appointed as a member of the John Carroll University Board of Trustees in 1988 and served on the Board’s Development and Nominating Committees. He was president and owner of The Richard M. Hamlin Construction Company, purchased the Hamlin Metal Products Company, and co-founded The Brenlin Group. Hamlin Hall, built in response to John Carroll’s increasing enrollment and the desire of students to live on campus, is the fourth residence hall built since 1977. This enabled JCU to house 66% of its students. The hall is equipped with a full kitchen, TV lounge and various study lounges that are available to all residents. It is located across from the main campus at John Carroll, Hamlin provides a co-ed community life for 8 of the 9 Greek communities on campus.

For Academic Year 2018-2019, 3rd Floor North Hamlin Hall will be a community of Sophomore Female Students in Buyout rooms.

Hamlin Hall at-a-glance:

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Greek communities

Furniture provided

Common areas and other building amenities

  • Each Greek community has their own secure floor with a lobby area, bathrooms, and Chapter Room
  • Located in the basement, there is a kitchen for residents as well as laundry and vending
  • The 3rd floor has a large common lobby with a piano that is used by all chapters for socializing and programming

Window treatments

  • Mini-blinds
  • Screens are provided for all Hamlin residential rooms
  • Each room has at least two windows, side-by-side (photo & measurements)
Millor Hall

Originally known as South Hall, Millor Hall was completed in 1981 and dedicated on October 24, 1981. Although it is not known why it was called “South Hall,” it was renamed after Rev. William J. Millor, S.J., headmaster of residence halls for many years. Millor Hall, along with Sutowski Hall, was created in order to accommodate the influx of students wishing to live on campus in residence halls in the late 1970’s. This residence hall faces the interior of campus, on the quadrangle between Bernet and Pacelli Halls. Millor hall was the sixth student residence constructed and dedicated to Father Millor on June 10, 1982.  The hall has air conditioning during the summer sessions, and access ramps, an elevator, and lavatory facilities for people with disabilities.

 

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Millor Hall at-a-glance:

Furniture provided

Common areas and other building amenities

  • Building has central air with individual control of the temperature in each room
  • Large lounge with TV and table for studying on each level in the center of the building
  • Each wing has a lounge with soft seating and study space
  • Each wing has a study room
  • Pool table located on the 2nd floor Center Lounge
  • Laundry and vending machines in the basement

Window treatments

  • Curtains
  • Screens are provided for rooms on the ground floor (rooms 106-152). We recommend purchasing screen that can be cut and affixed over the window from your local home supply store for windows without screens.
  • Each room has a double window with one side that opens (photo & measurements)
Murphy Hall

Established in 1964, Murphy Hall is named after Rev. William J. Murphy, S.J. In 1936, he was appointed faculty moderator of athletics. By 1941, his eleventh year at John Carroll, he was moderator of the band, prefect of Bernet Hall, moderator of the Carroll Union, and Dean of Men. In spite of all his duties he still found time to play the violin. In 1964, Murphy Hall allowed 400 sophomore and junior men to live on campus instead of in homes in University Heights. It included a small chapel, main parlor, recreation and television room, laundry and storage areas for all residents, as well as nine suites for counselors and a chaplain. It was the fourth major addition and the largest to John Carroll since 1957. Murphy Hall brought the total of students residing at John Carroll to just over 1,000. In the fall of 1969, 48 rooms were set-aside for women to live in. This was the first co-ed residence hall.

In the Spring of 2013, Murphy Hall was closed for 15 months to allow for a complete renovation. Re-opened in August 2014, Murphy Hall can house over 300 students in a mixture of regular doubles and singles as well as 3 and 4 person suites with private bathrooms and living areas. The building has laundry, study, and common space on each floor as well as large common lobbies, a full kitchen, and private meeting/study areas throughout.

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Murphy Hall at-a-glance:

Hall type

  • Junior and Senior Student Co-ed Residence Hall

Room types

  • Double (16″ by 13.8″)
  • Double with a bathroom (15″ by 13.8″)
  • Single (14″ by 8.5″)
  • Single with a bathroom (14″ by 8.5″)
  • Three person Suite (3 Single rooms (8.4″ by 13.3″) around a living room and shared bathroom)
  • Four person Suite (4 Single rooms (10.6″ by 8.5″) around a living room and shared bathroom)

Room type totals

  • 79 doubles
  • 46 singles
  • 48 singles in 3-person suites (16 total suites)
  • 52 singles in 4-person suites (13 total suites)

Room dimensions

  • Dimensions vary by room, more information coming

Window dimensions

  • All rooms will have at least one window, some rooms will have 2 windows, depending on the location

Window treatments

  • Mini-blinds
  • All rooms have window screens

Furniture provided

Common areas and other building amenities

  • Most doubles and singles have an in room sink
  • Air conditioning and heating with individual room or suite control of the temperature
  • Study rooms on each floor
  • Kitchenette and laundry on each floor
  • Full kitchen in the basement open to all residents
  • 2 story center lobby with areas for socialization, TV watching, and studying
Pacelli Hall

Built through the efforts of Father McCue and modern language professor Dr. James Peirolo, as well as from donations by the Italian-American community of Cleveland, the hall is named after Eugenio Pacelli, otherwise known as Pope Pius XII. Pope Pius XII was the first pope to visit Cleveland in 1936. Before being named Pacelli, the University had to obtain special permission from Rome to use the Pope’s family name. Upon being properly named, Pacelli Hall became the first college residence hall to be named after the Pope. Pacelli Hall was the third men’s residence hall and the second post-World War II addition to the University. Finished in May and dedicated on September 7, 1952, it consisted of 109 rooms, providing occupancy for over 200 male students. Inscribed above the front entrance to the hall are the wise words of Pope Pius XII “The Work of Justice is Peace,” inspiring the students who walk through its doors to follow the Jesuit tradition of service and justice.

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Pacelli Hall at-a-glance

Furniture provided

Common areas and other building amenities

  • Common lounge on the first floor has a large TV and vending machines.  The Pool Room on the first floor has a small TV and pool table.  The Study Lounge in the basement has tables and desks for studying and group projects.

Window treatments

Sutowski Hall

As John Carroll University approached the end of its first hundred years and began looking toward its second century, an increased number of students opting to live on campus became an obvious concern to University administrators. Stable enrollments over the years had been the norm, but an increased enrollment in the early 1970s – during some years as much as 50 percent – indicated a shift toward a more residential campus. Large waiting lists for residence hall space led to the construction of Sutowski Hall, which opened in the fall of 1978. Named after prominent Cleveland businessman and benefactor Walter S. Sutowski, this residence hall houses approximately 180 students on its three floors, nestled on the northernmost edge of John Carroll’s campus. The residence hall’s close proximity to nearly all campus facilities makes it a popular choice for students each year. Stylistically, the residence hall is one of the few buildings on campus to incorporate a flat-roofed design, rather than the pitched roof design utilized on the majority of campus buildings.

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Sutowski Hall at-a-glance:

Furniture provided

Common areas and other building amenities

  • Common lounge with TV on each level and smaller lounges and study rooms on each wing. There is a piano in lobby and laundry and vending in the basement.

Window treatments

  • Curtains
  • Screens are provided for rooms on the ground floor (rooms 106-152). We recommend purchasing screen that can be cut and affixed over the window from your local home supply store for windows without screens.
  • Each room has a double window with one side that opens (photo & measurements)
Duplexes

Located directly off campus on Warrensville Center Rd, the Duplexes offer students the ability to live off campus while enjoying all the amenities of living on campus. The Duplexes are two or three bedroom apartments with full kitchens, dining rooms, and living rooms. Each two-story duplex contains two units, with shared laundry facilities in the basement and a shared two-three car garage. Duplexes are fully-equipped with dining room tables and chairs, living room furniture, desks, and beds. Each unit is provided with cable and internet. Electricity, water and sewer, heat, trash pick-up, lawn care and driveway snow plowing are included. Snow removal is the responsibility of the residents on steps/entrances and path to driveway. Air Conditioning is now present in all Duplex Units. Most units have original wood flooring with varying levels of age, some have carpet, all have tile/linoleum flooring in kitchen areas.

Since each unit has a fully furnished kitchen, students living in the duplex have the option of choosing to have a campus meal plan, a commuter meal plan, or choose not to have a meal plan. Traditionally housing juniors and seniors, the duplex units provide students with the experience of living off campus while still being closely connected to the John Carroll community.

 

Warrensville Duplex 2553
Warrensville Duplex 2553 Building View

Floor Plan
Location

  • Two units (upper and lower), Two residents per unit
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  • Shared laundry facilities in the basement
  • GFI Three-prong outlets, at least one in each bedroom and common living room
  • Wireless T-Stats installed during Fall 2017 semester in all units
  • Shared two-three car garage
  • Fully-equipped with dining room tables and chairs, living room furniture, desks, and beds
  • Cable and internet
  • Electricity, water and sewer, heat, trash pick-up, and lawn care are included
  • Fully furnished kitchen
  • Dishwasher in both upstairs and downstairs
  • Wood floors and tile

Warrensville Duplex 2563

Warrensville Duplex 2563 Building View
Floor Plan
Location

  • Two units (upper and lower), Three residents per unit
  • Shared laundry facilities in the basement
  • Shared two-three car garage
  • GFI Three-prong outlets, at least one in each bedroom and common living room
  • Wireless T-Stats installed during Fall 2017 semester in all units
  • Fully-equipped with dining room tables and chairs, living room furniture, desks, and beds
  • Cable and internet
  • Electricity, water and sewer, heat, trash pick-up, and lawn care are included
  • Fully furnished kitchen
  • Wood floors and tile

 

Warrensville Duplex 2569
Warrensville Duplex 2569 Building View

Floor Plan
Location

  • Two units (upper and lower), Three residents per unit
  • Shared laundry facilities in the basement
  • Shared two-three car garage
  • GFI Three-prong outlets, at least one in each bedroom and common living room
  • Wireless T-Stats installed during Fall 2017 semester in all units
  • Fully-equipped with dining room tables and chairs, living room furniture, desks, and beds
  • Cable and internet
  • Electricity, water and sewer, heat, trash pick-up, and lawn care are included
  • Fully furnished kitchen
  • Wood floors and tile

Warrensville Duplex 2583

Warrensville Duplex 2583 Building View
Floor Plan
Location

  • Two units (upper and lower), Two residents per unit
  • Shared laundry facilities in the basement
  • Shared two-three car garage
  • GFI Three-prong outlets, at least one in each bedroom and common living room
  • Wireless T-Stats installed during Fall 2017 semester in all units
  • Fully-equipped with dining room tables and chairs, living room furniture, desks, and beds
  • Cable and internet
  • Electricity, water and sewer, heat, trash pick-up, and lawn care are included
  • Fully furnished kitchen
  • Wood floors and tile

 

Warrensville Duplex 2595
Warrensville Duplex 2553 Building View

Floor Plan
Location

  • Two units (upper and lower), Two residents per unit
  • Shared laundry facilities in the basement
  • Shared two-three car garage
  • GFI Three-prong outlets, at least one in each bedroom and common living room
  • Wireless T-Stats installed during Fall 2017 semester in all units
  • Fully-equipped with dining room tables and chairs, living room furniture, desks, and beds
  • Cable and internet
  • Electricity, water and sewer, heat, trash pick-up, and lawn care are included
  • Fully furnished kitchen
  • Dishwasher in both upstairs and downstairs
  • Wood floors and tile

Warrensville Duplex 2599

Warrensville Duplex 2599 Building View

Floor Plan
Location

  • Two units (upper and lower), Two residents per unit
  • Shared laundry facilities in the basement
  • Shared two-three car garage
  • GFI Three-prong outlets, at least one in each bedroom and common living room
  • Wireless T-Stats installed during Fall 2017 semester in all units
  • Fully-equipped with dining room tables and chairs, living room furniture, desks, and beds
  • Cable and internet
  • Electricity, water and sewer, heat, trash pick-up, and lawn care are included
  • Fully furnished kitchen
  • Dishwasher currently in lower unit
  • Carpeted units with tile

Warrensville Duplex 2603
Warrensville Duplex 2603 Building View
Floor Plan

Location

  • Two units (upper and lower), Two residents per unit
  • Shared laundry facilities in the basement
  • Shared two-three car garage
  • GFI Three-prong outlets, at least one in each bedroom and common living room
  • Wireless T-Stats installed during Fall 2017 semester in all units
  • Fully-equipped with dining room tables and chairs, living room furniture, desks, and beds
  • Cable and internet
  • Electricity, water and sewer, heat, trash pick-up, and lawn care are included
  • Fully furnished kitchen
  • Wood floors and tile
JCU Houses

Located across the street from the Grasselli Library and Dolan Science Center on Milford St. and Miramar Blvd, the JCU houses offer students the ability to live off campus. Each house has three bedrooms (each bedroom is furnished with a bed, desk, and dresser) and is shared by juniors and seniors. Washer and dryer are provided as well as use of the garage. Since each house has kitchen appliances (stove, refrigerator, etc.), students have the option of choosing to have a campus meal plan, a commuter meal plan, or can choose not to have a meal plan. Each house is provided with cable and internet. Electricity, water and sewer, heat, trash pick-up, and lawn care are included. Snow plowing and removal is the responsibility of the residents on steps/entrances and path to driveway. Driveway plowing is provided by Facilities. Air Conditioning is now present in All JCU Student Houses. The JCU Houses offer students the experience of living independently and will help prepare them for life after graduation.

2536 Miramar Boulevard
2536 Miramar Boulevard Building View
Location

Floor Plan

  • Three resident home

 

2582 Milford Road
2582 Milford Road Building View
Location
Floor Plan

  • Three resident home

2590 Milford Road
2590 Milford Road Building View
Location
Floor Plan

  • Three resident home

 

2596 Milford Road
2596 Milford Road Building View

Location
Floor Plan

  • Three resident home

2602 Milford Road
2602 Milford Road Building View

Location

Gallery

Floor Plan

  • Three resident home
Amentities

Cable TV

Cable access is provided in each room for cable-ready television (a fully-integrated HDTV model [QAM] tuner TV with cable cord). See a list of the channels provided and learn how to program your TV.

Internet/Wireless

In addition to the University’s wireless capabilities, which allow you to connect to the internet from anywhere on campus, every room is equipped with two network connections for full internet access. Click here for more details on the specific hardware that you would need to connect your computer.

Laundry

John Carroll participates in the All-Included Laundry Program where the cost to wash and dry laundry is included in your room and board charges. Each residence hall is equipped with high-efficiency washers and dryers. This equipment will save hundreds of thousands of gallons of water every year at JCU. In addition to saving water, the machines only require ¼ cup of liquid detergent per load, therefore also saving students on detergent costs. Parents can also save money on energy use and water use at home if students do their laundry on campus rather than lugging it home on the weekends!

Please make sure to bring liquid laundry detergent to use in the machines. You can bring high efficiency detergent or regular liquid detergent. If you do not choose to bring high efficiency liquid detergent, please make sure to use only ¼ of the recommended amount of detergent for each load. Otherwise, there will be too many suds and the machine will not finish the cycle. Do NOT use the “3-in-1 Laundry Sheets” as they cause the machine to malfunction.

Vending

Coin-operated vending machines are located in each hall. The number of machines and selection of food products depends upon the size of the residence hall and the needs of its occupants. All vending machines are contracted by the University with local firms. If a machine is not functioning properly and needs service, contact your residence hall office. If you lose money in a vending machine, please leave your name and the amount of money in the mailroom. As a matter of courtesy, please place an out-of-order sign on a machine which is not functioning properly.

U.S. Mail Service

Students may pick up mail in the mail room located off the Atrium in the D.J. Lombardo Student Center. A box number is assigned to each resident on campus and should be used on all correspondence addressed to you. Your address should look like this:

Name
JCU Box XXXX
1 John Carroll Blvd.
University Heights, OH 44118-4581

It is important that those corresponding with you do not include “P.O.” before your number so that mail is routed quickly and correctly. Problems with your mail service should be directed to the main mail room in the Administration Building.

Linen Program

Our residence hall rooms contain extra-long twin beds which require special linens to comfortably fit the mattresses. We have arranged to provide the opportunity to conveniently purchase these extra-long linens. You will receive a letter and order form in the mail in the summer that describes the products and special value packages that are available. Make sure you order by the deadline to ensure that you will receive your linens at home before you depart for campus. For more details or to place an order, please call 800.957.4338 or visit this page.

About the Area

John Carroll University resides in the Heights area located about 10 miles East of Cleveland. This includes the cities of University Heights (John Carroll is the city’s namesake), Shaker Heights, South Euclid, Cleveland Heights, and Beachwood.

Please note: Campion Hall, Dolan Hall, and Pacelli Hall typically house First-Year Students.

To view the 2018-2019 Room and Dining Plan rates, click here.