Housing - Philadelphia PA

at Saint Joseph's University

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Tel: 1(610) 660-2125
E-mail: phi@ELS.edu

  • Homestays: Located in quiet neighborhoods, 20 minute average walk
  • Living & Learning Commons: Steps away from train station. Free shuttle service to and from ELS, and several locations around Campus including restaurants, shopping center and supermarket
  • Safety features include ID swipe, monitoring by security guard and apartment key
  • Both dorm and homestays are located close to shuttle or public transportation for easy access to amenities


Location: Homestays in the area
Room Type: Singles
Meals: 14 meals per week, usually breakfast and dinner. Families also allow students to use the kitchen to prepare their own food in addition to the provided meals.
Min Age: 17
Key/Damage: None

Homestays are in residential, tree-lined neighborhoods, usually within walking distance or a short shuttle or bus ride to campus, while some students choose to bike.
ELS students usually have single rooms with a private or shared bathroom. All homes have heating and air conditioning, wireless internet, and access to kitchens and laundry.
Public transportation and shopping is convenient and nearby.

*Please note that homestay is available until the end of 2023, only and will not be available in 2024.  We will be happy to accommodate you in our student residence.

Student Residence (on campus)


Living & Learning Commons
4516 Woodland Avenue
Philadelphia, PA 19143

Room Type:

Double room

*Contact ELS for Married Couple rate/availability. Both the husband and wife must study at ELS.

Meals: No meals included. A full kitchen with a stove is available.
Min Age: 17
Key/Damage: Not required, but students are expected to sign a housing damage form indicating responsibility to pay for any damage they may cause.
Description: The Living & Learning Commons, or LLC, is a 426-bed, mixed-use residence hall located on SJU’s University City location. It features double-occupancy rooms with private bathrooms, laundry, lounge and study spaces on each floor, Residence Life staff apartments and offices, state-of-the-art classrooms, retail spaces, TV and game rooms, and an open-air plaza. The LLC also incorporates numerous sustainable design features which earned a Green Globe rating. American students live in the same building.
Reserved by: Reserve through ELS Central Admissions at the time of the application. Housing deposit is required to reserve.