Residence Life and Dining

St. Joseph Hall

St. Joseph Hall is a six-story resident hall, the largest on campus, housing approximately 410 residents. St. Joseph Hall is a coed building with all four class years represented.

Each floor houses 45 to 75 residents who share two single-sex bathrooms and a fully-equipped kitchen. Other amenities in St. Joseph Hall include a fitness center with both cardio and strength training machines on the ground floor, as well as a full kitchen and dining area on the ground floor attached to a spacious lounge space with a large-screen television and a piano for playing. The lounge is where students can study and spend time with each other outside their rooms. It is also where Resident Assistants host programs for residents. The laundry facilities can also be found on the ground floor.  Located on the first floor is the "Corner Pocket" with ping-pong, foosball and pool tables, and a large-screen television along with computer stations and printer stations. Both wired and wireless internet access in available throughout the building. Student mailboxes are also located in St. Joseph Hall lobby area.

In addition to being a residence hall, St. Joseph Hall is home to Health Services, as well as many student organization offices, such as the Student Government Association, Epilogue Yearbook, EC Radio, and a music practice room.


Our residence halls have a variety of amenities, including:      

Front Desk

  • Security card access to front doors
  • Elevators in every hall
  • Bathrooms on every floor
  • Planned community events
  • Coin and Fenway Card-operated laundry facilities
  • All utilities included (no additional costs for cable television, high speed internet, heat, electricity, water, etc.)

Common areas

  • Study lounge
  • Computer lab
  • Kitchen and dining areas - with fridge, microwave, stove/oven, etc.
  • Social lounges with game tables and big-screen televisions
  • In-hall fitness centers (and Jean Yawkey Center fitness center)
  • Group/Organization meeting rooms
  • Vending machines

Residence Hall Council (RHC)
RHC is an opportunity to get involved in your hall. The aim of the council is to provide for the needs of the residential population while also serving as a representative body.

Lock-out service
Staff is available to assist with room re-entry if you forget your ID.

Convenient on-campus locations for sending and receiving mail.

Housekeeping and maintenance
A crew of housekeeping personnel clean the bathrooms and common areas daily. If something breaks in your room, you can put in a work order with your RA and it will be fixed by maintenance.

Residential communities
Emmanuel offers residential living communities to help maximize your college living and learning experiences.

Visitation hours
Controlled visitation hours and regulations help to accommodate resident's desire for visitation as well as protect their right to privacy.


The average room in a residence hall measures 11' x 18' (3.3 m x 5.5 m).

Floorplan of an average double room:

Average room dimensions: 11' x 18' (3.3 m x 5.5 m)
Average window dimensions: Width: 6' (188 cm) Height: 4'8" (142 cm)
Average bed dimensions: Length: 79 inches (201 cm)
Mattress size: 80" x 36" (extra long twin sheets)

Each double room contains:

  • 2 twin beds
  • 2 desks and chairs
  • 2 dressers
  • 2 closets or wardrobes
  • shelves
  • overhead light

Each triple room contains:

  • 3 twin beds
  • 3 desks and chairs
  • 2 dressers
  • 2 closets or wardrobes
  • shelves
  • overhead light


St. Joseph Hall is currently staffed by a full-time Assistant Director/Resident Director, a part-time graduate assistant and eleven resident assistants. Staff offices are located to the left as you enter the building and the St. Joseph Staff is always ready to meet a new face! Stop by and say, "Hello!"