Residence Life

Manhattan’s residence life program has two purposes: to support student learning and to provide opportunities for students to create community in their own residence hall and throughout the College community. They create supportive friendships for their time on campus, many of which will last a lifetime.

Manhattan College offers five distinctive residence halls, all conveniently close to the center of campus. Our coed halls are much more than comfortable dorms to sleep and study in, they’re also home to a tight-knit Lasallian community where you’ll develop close friendships and enjoy a wide network of support. The residence halls boast every amenity you need — plus a few extra!

Our dedicated professional staff of Area Coordinators, Resident Directors, along with students serving as Resident Assistants (RAs) helps to create a safe and enjoyable living atmosphere. They strive to assist our students’ growth and to achieve our expectations of respect and civility.

Types of Housing Available 

Suite-Style Living 

Horan and Lee Halls both offer suite-style living where you'll share a bathroom with your roommates, but not the entire floor. 

Traditional Community Living 

Jasper and Chrysostom are traditional-style dorms where two students share a bedroom and everyone on the floor shares a bathroom. Chrysostom houses freshman only. 

Apartment-Style Living

Overlook is an apartment building located two blocks off campus. Each unit has a full kitchen and living room. 

Specialty Housing Communities 

Manhattan College offers multiple opportunities for students to get more out of their residential experience by living in a living and learning community or a common interest community.  

The Arches program is a learning and living community for freshmen. Students live together in a residence hall and take one class each semester of their freshmen year that is specifically designed for the Arches program, which incorporates cultural excursions and service projects. In addition, special events and activities are offered to Arches students, so they can bond, develop a sense of community, and create lasting friendships with peers, faculty and coordinators. 

The Common Interest Communities (CIC) are a series of themed residences where students can enhance their experiences at the College by living with other students who share their interests — regardless of what their academic courses or majors might be. These specially designed living quarters in areas of Manhattan’s existing residence halls center on a variety of common interests and lifestyles. The CIC initiative is designed foremost as a social learning experience — to help students connect with others who share their interests and to forge friendships that will last through the remainder of their College experience—and beyond. Communities currently offered are Environmental Issues & Sustainability, Nuestra Casa, Performing Arts & Visual Culture, and Entrepreneurship.

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