Living in residence is an important part of the university experience for many students. Residence is a place to develop life skills and lasting friendships.
For students leaving home for the first time, living in residence is a comfortable first step to successful independence. Residence rooms are equipped with wireless internet, cable services and free long distance calling within Canada. Each residence has shared study areas, TV lounges, laundry facilities and snack machines. Quiet hours are in place every day for study and sleep. Upper campus is patrolled 24/7 by full-time security staff while a dedicated security staff member is in the Forest Hill residence between 10 pm and 6 am. Each residence has an Residence Advisor is on duty from 8 pm to 8 am every day.
Main Campus Housing
Harrington, Vanier, and Holy Cross are located on the main campus and offer students convenient access to classes, faculty offices, the library, fitness centre, study spaces, and other frequently used student facilities.
The recently renovated Harrington Hall includes updated single and double rooms, kitchens, lounges, and bathrooms. Harrington Hall is located directly adjacent to George Martin Hall, giving residents easy access to the main dining hall on campus. Bathrooms are shared spaces, and wings are assigned by gender, with one wing designated as gender-inclusive. Harrington is steps away from study spaces, classrooms, the fitness centre, faculty offices, and more. The ground level of Harrington is designed for accessibility offering a number of barrier free rooms and accessible friendly washroom and bathroom.
Vanier Hall is the only all-female residence at St. Thomas and includes single and double rooms. Vanier is located on the opposite side of George Martin Hall as Harrington Hall, and offers close proximity to the main dining hall, study spaces, classrooms, the fitness centre, faculty offices, the Vanier parking lot, and more. Residents living in Vanier enjoy a communal lounge, shared kitchen space, and shared bathrooms.
Holy Cross House
Our smallest house on campus, Holy Cross House is located in the upper courtyard of campus. The two sides of the building are dedicated to residence rooms, while the inside of the building houses faculty offices, classrooms, and the university chapel. Students living in Holy Cross House have a shared kitchen space: residents share a bathroom with students from their wings. The house is adjacent to the Holy Cross House parking lot.
Forest Hill Housing
Forest Hill offer students the support of campus housing with the independence of living off the main campus. Residents enjoy spacious rooms, individual bathrooms, and a separate dining hall. The city bus pass included with tuition makes living on Forest Hill an easy alternative to living on the campus.
Named after the founder of STU's Big Band, the Thomists, Rigby Hall offers residents the luxury of a private bathroom and spacious living area. The building includes double and a limited number of single rooms. With access to communal lounges and a kitchen, Rigby Hall is sure to feel like home in no time. The Forest Hill cafeteria is located right in the building, allowing residents to enjoy a meal without having to leave the comfort of their residence. The short distance to campus allows students to stay connected to student life at STU, while being immersed into the friendly Fredericton community.
Windsor Street Housing
St. Thomas University offers upper-year student housing in the Windsor Street residences. There are six homes owned and operated by the University, consisting of 3-6 bedrooms each depending on the house. Students living in these spaces have their own bedrooms and a shared kitchen, living room, and bathroom. All houses come furnished (with basic furnishings) and have laundry. Residence fees include telephone, cable, internet, and electricity. Use of the washer and dryers are free (no coin operated machines), though residents pay a $65.00 laundry fee with their residence fees. Windsor Street residences are ideal for upper-year students looking to live with increased independence within a supportive residence community.
All St. Thomas residences are patrolled by security on a daily basis from 9:00 pm until 5:00 am the next day. Security guards patrol all the buildings on upper and campus, both inside the buildings and the surrounding areas. While on patrol, the Residence Advisor on Duty will report any suspicious or suspect incidents or behaviour to the Security Officer on duty or Security headquarters. As well, security contact information is posted outside each Residence Advisor's room door.