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Residence Life and Housing

Welcome to SFC Living

Our Residence Life program offers students exceptional living and learning experiences within a welcoming, safe, clean, and well-maintained environment. We invite students from New York City, across the country, and around the globe to find their home with us.

To apply for housing, contact the Office of Residence Life at (718)489-2041 or [email protected].

“Brooklyn Heights was named as one of America's most beautiful neighborhoods by Travel + Leisure magazine.”

Brooklyn Heights — Your Extended Campus

97 Columbia Heights, our new 11-floor residence, is located within the beautiful and historic Brooklyn Heights neighborhood, across the street from the landmark Brooklyn Heights Promenade and within a short walk to Brooklyn Bridge Park, a world-class waterfront park full of amenities. The residence hall offers a variety of living and study spaces, as well as spectacular views of the Manhattan skyline.

Living at 97 Columbia Heights is a vibrant experience. Explore the local neighborhood, including shops and a selection of distinct restaurants. Walk to Brooklyn Bridge Park, where you can enjoy cultural and athletic events, free movies and a running path along the piers overlooking the East River. If you like sports and concerts, venues like the Barclays Center, Brooklyn Academy of Music and the Prospect Park Bandshell are just a short subway ride away. You can also travel one stop into Manhattan for limitless social and cultural opportunities.

Getting around is easy because public transportation is just minutes away from the residence hall, and the A/C/2/3/4/5/N/R subway lines make the entire city easily accessible.

Building Amenities

  • 24-Hour Main Entry Security & Cameras in Common Areas
  • Study & Programming Lounges
  • Common Kitchen w/ Seating
  • Access to programs and events hosted by Residence Life
  • Elevator & ADA Compliance
  • Mail & package receiving system
  • Laundry rooms
  • Beautiful views
  • Other amenities available at sister property down the street

2022-2023 Room & Meal Plan Rates

The College is pleased to announce that the housing rates for 97 Columbia Heights will NOT increase for the 2022-2023 Academic Year and will remain at the current cost. The Residence Halls will operate under the current College COVID Guidelines.

All students interested in housing are required to complete a Housing Application and pay a non-refundable $300 deposit. Rooms are assigned on a first-come, first-served basis.

  • Single: $9,000 per Semester. $18,000 Per Academic Year
  • Double: $8,000 Per Semester. $16,00 Per Academic Year
  • Triple: $7,500 Per Semester. $15,000 Per Academic Year

Room & Suite Types:
The Residence Halls offer mostly suite-style living with one, two and three-bedroom suites with one, two and three bathrooms. 70% of our suites are equipped with a full kitchen: cabinetry, sink, stove and full-size refrigerator. The other 30% are one-bedroom studios with cabinetry, a microwave and half-size refrigerators.

One Bedroom Studio

  • Single, Double or Triple occupancy
  • Full Kitchen or pantry
  • One bathroom

Two Bedroom Suites

  • Double, Triple or Quad occupancy per bedroom
  • Full kitchen
  • Two bathrooms

Three Bedroom Suites

  • Single, Double, Triple or Quad occupancy per bedroom
  • Full kitchen or pantry
  • Two or three bathrooms

Meal Plan Options

2022-2023 Meal Plan Rates: OPTIONAL
Meal Plan vendor locations are subject to change for Fall 2023 based on the operations of our local restaurant partners. The Housing Application will contain updated rates if any. Below are the current Meal Plans.

  • MP1-GOLD: $1,900 Per Semester
  • MP2-SILVER: $1,400 Per Semester
  • MP3-BRONZE: $800 per Semester

2022-2023 Housing Selection Timeline

Residence Life is accepting residence hall applications for the Spring 2022 semester. This is offered to current and incoming students. If interested in living in the residence hall for Spring 2022, please reference the following timeline. Refer to the Frequently Asked Questions tab for information about housing eligibility. For more information on living in the residence hall attend one of our Residence Life Info Sessions linked below.

  • All students interested in living in the residence hall for Spring 2022 should pay a $300 housing deposit through TouchNet.
  • After a housing deposit is received, students will receive the Housing Application. Housing Applications should be completed upon receipt.
  • Housing Assignment Letters will be sent prior to move-in.
  • Students must complete Housing Eligibility Requirements prior to move-in.
  • Move-In for Spring 2022 is January 16, 2022.
  • Students can apply for housing at any point if interested in living in the residence hall.

Please note: Information about 2022-2023 Housing Selection will be posted soon. For questions contact the Office of Residence Life.

Frequently Asked Questions

If you are interested in living in our residence hall at 97 Columbia Heights, please email [email protected].

What are the requirements?

In order to live in the residence hall, SFC students must meet the following requirements:

  1. Payment of a $300 non-refundable Housing Deposit via TouchNet
  2. Registered as a full-time student during the semester that they live in the residence hall
  3. Acceptance of all COVID-19 Guidelines and Testing Requirements
    1. Be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 in accordance with the Back to Brooklyn policy:
    2. Have negative COVID test results prior to move-in. Either a negative PCR test within five (5) days or a rapid test within three (3) days.
    3. Wear a face-covering outside the assigned room and take temperature upon building entry.
    4. Follow all CDC/NYS and Health Department travel guidelines and quarantine protocols.
  4. Good academic standing - have a cumulative GPA of 2.0 or higher
  5. Completion of the Housing Application and acceptance of the Occupancy Terms & Conditions
  6. Good financial standing with the Office of the Bursar
  7. Good judicial standing (conduct history for current students is subject to review)
  8. Proof of health insurance coverage
  9. Attendance at a Mandatory Community Meeting prior to move-in

What types of rooms/suites are available?

There are four types of occupancy in the residence hall:

  • Single – One student per room within a suite or studio
  • Double – Two people per room within a suite or studio
  • Triple – Three people per room within a suite or studio
  • Quad – Four people per room within a suite

There are three types of suite layouts:

  • One Bedroom Studio – Single, double, or triple occupancy with a full kitchen or pantry and one bathroom
  • Two-Bedroom Suite – Double, triple, or quad occupancy per bedroom with a full kitchen and two bathrooms
  • Three-Bedroom Suite – Single, double, triple, or quad occupancy per bedroom with a full kitchen or pantry and two or three bathrooms

What's the difference between a kitchen & pantry?

A kitchen has cabinetry, a stove/range, a full-size refrigerator, and a sink. A pantry has cabinetry, a mini-refrigerator, and a microwave. 70% of our suites have kitchens. There is also a common kitchen located in the residence halls Cellar Level that students with pantries can utilize.

What kind of furnishings/amenities are offered?

Each student receives:

  • Extra-long twin size bed and mattress
  • Under-bed storage unit (2 drawers)
  • Desk and desk chair

Each room has:

  • Shared hanging space
  • Window blinds
  • High-speed internet/Wi-Fi
  • Electricity
  • A/C & Heating System

What other amenities are available?

Our residence hall at 97 Colombia Heights has a number of amenities students can take advantage of, such as:

  • 24-Hour Main Entry Security & Cameras in Common Areas
  • Study & Programming Lounges
  • Common Kitchen w/ Seating
  • Access to programs and events hosted by Residence Life
  • Elevator & ADA Compliance
  • Mail & package receiving system
  • Laundry rooms
  • Beautiful views

Our residents also have access to take advantage of the amenities located at our sister property down the street at 119 Columbia Heights. These amenities include:

  • Additional Recreation Rooms
  • Library & Study Lounges
  • Fitness Room
  • Media Room

How does Residence Life manage Safety & Security?

A security desk is located at the front entry in the lobby. This security desk is staffed 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. Residents are required to swipe their Residence Hall ID in order to enter the building, as well as show it to security. Residence Life professionals and student staff also serve 24 hours a day, 7 days a week duty rotation. Resident Assistants also conduct rounds of the building daily. The building and suites are equipped with state-of-the-art life protection systems including fire sprinklers and smoke detectors.

Do I have to pay for laundry?

Yes, laundry costs $2.25 per load per machine. Residents download the MyMagicPass app to pay for laundry machines located in the building. Students and family members can easily load funds onto the MyMagicPass app using a debit or credit card. The building has six laundry rooms available to residents.

How do I apply for housing?

Students interested in living in the residence hall need to pay a $300 non-refundable housing deposit. This deposit can be made via TouchNet by taking the following steps:

  1. Log into mySFC
  2. Click ‘Pay Tuition/Payment Plans’ on the left-hand side
  3. On the top bar click ‘Deposits’
  4. Select the term you are hoping to live in the residence hall
  5. Select Housing Deposit
  6. Process Payment

After Residence Life receives your Housing Deposit you will be sent the Housing Application. The Housing Application should be submitted by the date provided. If applying for spring housing, complete immediately. If applying for fall housing, refer to the Housing Selection Timeline for more information about when the Housing Application will be sent and when it is due.

Can I request a roommate?

Yes, students can request a roommate when they complete the Housing Application. If two or more students want to live together they should ensure that they all name each other on their individual applications. This will ensure Residence Life knows that it is a mutual selection.

If you don’t already have a roommate picked out, don’t stress! The Housing Application asks students a number of questions regarding their preferences to ensure that students are matched with the best possible roommate.

Am I guaranteed to receive my housing preferences?

Residence Life does its best to accommodate student's housing preferences, however, we assign students based on the inventory we have at the time of placement. Continuing residential students are placed first, then students are placed in order of when their housing deposit is received, and when all other housing requirements are met. For example, a freshman student who pays a housing deposit early, but does not register for classes on time will be placed after someone who has met all of the requirements.

What if I have more questions?

We’re happy to help! We encourage all students to attend a Residence Life Info Session (calendar linked below). If you still have questions, contact the Office of Residence Life at [email protected] or call us at (347) 308-6154.

Residence Life Info Sessions

New Students/Residents can register for a Residence Life Info Session below!

Mission & Vision

The mission of the Office of Residence Life is to provide exceptional living and learning experiences, as well as an inclusive community space where students can foster a sense of belonging. We strive to build a welcoming, safe, clean, and well-maintained environment that both encourages and supports the academic and personal success of students.

Residence Life at St. Francis College is a premier residential inclusive living and learning community where students are actively engaged in their learning experience. We provide programs that are directed at enhancing students’ ability to connect with others, explore their personal identities and develop a deeper understanding of their impact within our community and the world. Consistent with our Franciscan values, our students are civically engaged and sensitive to their impact in the larger community.

Contact Us

97 Columbia Heights | Brooklyn, NY 11201

[email protected]


Melissa Lourie, Assistant Director of Residence Life

Anilsa R. Nuñez, Assistant Dean and Director of Residence Life and Student Conduct