SJC Announces Plans for On-Campus Residential Housing

December 03, 2015

PATCHOGUE, N.Y. – DECEMBER 3, 2015 – St. Joseph's College (SJC) is pleased to announce that it will develop residential student housing at its Long Island Campus beginning fall 2017. The decision was made after its Board of Trustees conducted a comprehensive needs assessment study and unanimously voted to approve the plan effective immediately. Traditionally a commuter campus, this is the first time since its inception in 1978 that the College will introduce residence halls to its Patchogue location. SJC Brooklyn, founded in 1916, has had a small residency program for many years.

“The College’s decision to move forward with campus residential life on Long Island is part of its ongoing strategy to increase enrollment, and in response to the growing demand for student housing by prospective and current SJC students,” said SJC President Jack P. Calareso, Ph.D. 

The College has partnered with Mosaic Capital Group to fund the multimillion dollar project, which will include a 300-bed residence hall with dining services, a recreation center, technology and meeting rooms and laundry facilities, among other amenities conducive to successful learning outcomes and a positive on-campus student life experience. The residence hall will be built on SJC’s former Gregg Alfano Field, directly adjacent to its main building, O’Connor Hall, and across from the John A. Danzi Athletic Center. 

“This is an exciting time at the College,” said Dr. Calareso. “I am confident that the decision to provide student housing at SJC Long Island will not only positively impact future enrollment, but will help us continue to thrive as an exceptional institution of higher learning.”

The projected timeline to complete this project is one year, with a groundbreaking slated for summer 2016. For more information about residential life at SJC Long Island, contact the Office of Admissions at 631.687.4500 or visit

St. Joseph’s College has been dedicated to providing a diverse population of students in the New York metropolitan area with an affordable education rooted in the liberal arts tradition since 1916. Independent and coeducational, the College provides a strong academic and value-oriented education at the undergraduate and graduate levels, aiming to prepare each student for a life characterized by integrity, intellectual and spiritual values, social responsibility and service. Through SJC Brooklyn, SJC Long Island and SJC Online, the College offers degrees in more than 45 majors, special course offerings and certificates, affiliated and pre-professional programs.