Residence Hall

Move- In Day: September 1, 2014 for all students. Students may be able to pick up their key between noon and 8 pm. Keys will no longer be distributed after this time.

Welcome to Manor College for the 2014-2015 school year.

In order to secure a space in our Residence Hall, you must complete the following:

  • Residence Hall Application
  • Student Medical Forms
  • Updated Meningitis Shot

Prior to moving in, please make sure that your financials have been settled by the appropriate offices. Students with an outstanding balance or incomplete paperwork will be unable to pick up their key.

For your convenience the application for the dorm, roommate contact information and car registration are now available here:

Please complete all information and return to:

Manor College
St Josaphat Residence Hall
700 Fox Chase Road
Jenkintown, PA 19046

Parents/Guardians and students are asked to read the Manor College Student Handbook. It is important that students read and embrace the mission of this college and are aware of the rules that govern the residence hall and this campus. Students are expected to abide by the rules outlined so their experience here will be positive and they will meet with success socially, academically and spiritually.

*Priority is given to students who live out of state and the furthest away from Manor College. Students are not guaranteed a room because of the required deposit. If you have any questions, please email us at reslife@manor.edu


Philosophy

The Residence Life Department embraces the philosophy of educating the total person, and the staff members within the Residence Hall are challenged to create an environment which is an educationally, culturally, spiritually and personally enriching experience for all residents. 

Thus, the Resident Coordinator (RC) and the Resident Assistant (RA) positions are vital within the College, as they involve direct contact with the resident students. The Resident Assistant (RA), the cornerstone of the hall to which he or she has been assigned, is an interested and trained individual who is available for advise, support and encouragement.
Residence Life staff members strive to:

  • Bring out individual identities and strengths
  • Help students weather the inevitable changes in their values, ideas, maturity and intellectual achievement
  • Work together to organize various learning experiences for the residents

The Goal

The goal of the Dean of Students and her staff is to encourage all Manor College students to cultivate a responsible lifestyle and community values inherent in the Catholic Basilian mission of REVERENCE ( to regard with esteem), RESPECT ( thoughtful consideration of others and treating others with care), and SERVICE ( contribution of one’s time and talents to help another), while concentrating on the specific awareness of the “ETHNIC DIVERSITY” (traditions, customs, and culture) of the Manor College Community.

Mission

Living in community as a resident student calls forth creativity, exploration of one’s ideas and values and personal growth. The mission of Resident Life is to provide students with a living and learning environment that is safe, engaging, and equipped with qualified staff to help students have a great residential experience.

Vision

Our vision is for every resident student to thrive in this living and learning environment, growing in their relationship with others and embracing the concept of living a balanced life while building community. What we believe:

• In maintaining a physical environment that is clean, modern, and accessible for student activities and day to day living.

• Creating an environment that is peaceful, where students are challenged to discuss and respect differences.

• Respecting yourself will allow you to respect others and produce meaningful interactions and relationships.

Contact the Resident Coordinator at reslife@manor.edu

Frequently Asked Questions

  • What should I bring with me?

Top Things to Remember to Bring

  • How can I find out about my roommate?

You will be asked to complete a roommate information form that is located on this site. Once this is received along with your housing application by the Resident Coordinator, you will then be notified of how to contact your roommate prior to arriving on campus.

  • Who is allowed to visit me and when can they come?

Visitors are welcome daily from 12 noon to 10:00 PM, Monday thru Thursday. All visitors must have identification and be at least 13 years old if not accompanied by an adult. On Fridays thru Sunday, they are welcome to stay until midnight. Overnight guests can stay Thursday, Friday, or Saturday with permission in advance from the Resident Coordinator. This is not applicable during midterms and finals. Students are responsible for their guests at all times and must accompany them while here. Additional information regarding guests and responsibilities is in the Student Handbook.

  • How can I meet new people in the dorm?

Knock on doors and smile! There are different fun activities you will be invited to attend to get to know everybody! Attend activities in the dorm and around the campus. No better way to get to know others than to be around the fun.

  • What kind of activities go on in the dorm?

Movie nights, Cooking Dinner Together, Crafts, Holiday and Christmas Decorate your Door, Coffee Houses, Karaoke, Super Bowl Party, and way too many more to mention!

  • What does a Resident Assistant do?

Resident Students are leaders who help carry out the mission of Manor College while living in the dorm. They are your guide to community living here in the dorm. They are on duty every evening and every weekend.Please do not hesitate to contact them via email or knock on their room door. You will also get to see them as they lead programs and floor meetings. These students will assist you in any way possible to help your experience living here a rewarding one. They don’t have all the answers but they are trained to help you go in the right direction. Residents Assistants inform you about events, meetings, and campus activities. They are responsible for reminding students of the rules as outlined in the Manor College Student Handbook and enforcing them. If there is a disagreement, Resident Assistants are ready to help students work together and resolve conflict in a peaceful and satisfactory manner. Resident Assistants report to the Resident Hall Coordinator who is their supervisor.

  • If I get sick, what will happen?

Help is on the way! We have a nurse on duty Tuesdays through Thursdays, 24 hour Security staff in the building as well as the Resident Coordinator and Resident Assistant to help. Provide information to the nurse about any pre- existing condition you have, as well as a history of medications you are currently taking. Please keep your insurance identification card handy along with your doctor’s phone number, and keep us updated with any changes in regards to your emergency contact persons.

  • What if I can’t keep up with all of my assignments and studying?

In the Academic Building there is the Learning Center equipped with all kinds of resources, live and in paper. Meeting with your professor and advisor is also recommended. We all can get overwhelmed when there are so many demands. The Counseling Department is there to be a support as well. They are located on the second floor across from room 220 in the Academic Building