Residence Life

Residence Halls

At Cardinal Stritch University, we require all first-time, full-time new students and transfer students who have been out of high school for less than a year to live in Clare Hall for their first year of enrollment unless they are living at home with a parent/guardian and commuting no more than 30 miles to campus. We also encourage our upperclassmen to remain on campus for the duration of their enrollment here at Stritch. Living on campus is an opportunity for students to build relationships with peers, as well as develop strong ties to the larger University Community.



Living on campus offers many conveniences, including free parking, connections to most campus buildings, card-operated laundry facilities, and food services with a five or seven-day meal program. Our Residence Halls are located minutes from downtown Milwaukee, a short bus ride to the Bayshore Town Center, and a short walk to a grocery store.


Located in a quiet, residential neighborhood, Stritch is regularly patrolled by Fox Point Police (station is minutes from campus). Campus security personnel are on duty 24 hours a day. We also provide a check-in procedure for everyone entering Clare and Assisi Halls, closed-circuit camera security, and responsiveness (by both student and professional staff) to student suggestions and concerns.


Both residence halls are equipped with amenities that give you the opportunity to make your time here more fun, more efficient, and safer! There are game lounges, business centers, and wellness lounges in both Clare and Assisi Hall. Both residence halls have a live-in professional staff member, as well as several student staff members that help to ensure the safety and security of students. There is a check-in desk that is staffed 24/7 when classes are in session to help maintain the flow of traffic in and out of the buildings. Both buildings have a full kitchen for resident students to use, as well as lounges, exercise spaces, and office spaces for work on the computer and printing.

Clare Hall

Clare Hall is Stritch’s first-year and upperclassmen residence hall, and is a coeducational community. Clare is separated into three wings (East, Center, and West) with three floors on each wing. It can house up to 280 people. There are sinks in nearly every room, and students share a common bathroom on each floor. Clare offers the standard single room and double room options, with plenty of closet and storage space. It is equipped with a 24-hour service desk, a full kitchen, a computer lab, a game lounge, and The Den - a student lounge that offers late night snack options.

Assisi Hall

Assisi Hall is Stritch’s upperclassmen residence hall, and is a co-educational community. This building is three floors, two for women and one for men. Assisi Hall offers a multitude of unique floor plans from two, three, and four bed open concept rooms, to three, four, and five bedroom suites. Assisi is equipped with a 24-hour service desk, a full kitchen, two computer labs, a fitness room, and a game lounge.

Dining Services

On campus at Cardinal Stritch University, there are two dining options: Serra Hall Dining Center, and The Union. Serra Hall Dining Center is a traditional, buffet style dining option, with a different main dish every day, a salad bar, a grill option, and a sandwich bar. The Union is the other on campus dining option and has a make your own sandwich/salad bar, grill, and coffee shop.
Hall Day Time
Serra Monday–Friday Breakfast: 7:00am – 10:00am
    Lunch: 11:00am – 2:00pm
    Dinner: 4:00pm – 7:00pm
  Saturday–Sunday Brunch: 11:00am – 1:00pm
    Dinner: 5:00pm – 6:00pm
Union Monday–Thursday Open: 9:00am – 8:00pm
  Friday Open: 9:00am – 2:00pm
  Saturday–Sunday Closed
Bean Monday–Thursday Open: 7:30am – 8:00pm
  Friday Open: 7:30am – 2:00pm
  Saturday–Sunday Closed

Forms and Resources

The following forms are required in order to live in the residence halls. Please fill them all out PRIOR to coming to Stritch to move in.
Housing Preference Form: This is where you select which building you prefer to live in, what style room you prefer, and which meal plan you would like.
Missing Person Form: The Missing Person form is a requirement by the Higher Education Opportunity Act of 2008. It helps us to keep the Residence Halls safe and secure. (Requires My.Stritch Login)
Health History Form: This form outlines your health history for our Health Services Department. Failure to complete this form could result in an inability check in to the Residence Halls on move-in day. (Requires My.Stritch Login)


Other Resources:

Housing Contract Cancellation Form: This form should be used by students who have previously submitted a housing preference form and need to cancel it due to personal or academic reasons. (Requires My.Stritch Login)

Residence Hall Handbook: This handbook represents all policies and procedures that apply to resident students and their guests. All residents are responsible for knowing and following all policies outlined in the handbook.

Residence Hall Packing List: This is a list of items that you should bring to help set up and personalize your room for the school year!

Microfridge Rental Information: This is a flyer from our vendor who rents a microfridge – this unit includes a refrigerator, freezer, and microwave.

Student Renters Insurance: National Student Services Inc. is a company which provides renters insurance to insure belongings in residence hall rooms.

Work Order Form: Residents should use this form to submit work requests in the Residence Halls.