Please describe options for students to reside on and off campus:
JPCatholic has leased a block of townhome and apartment units in the Latitude33 complex, less than a half-mile (5-10 minute walk) from the classrooms and production facilities. Students walk or ride bicycles to class.
The townhomes are three-story, two-bedroom units, whereas the apartments are one-story, two-bedroom units.
The complex is located right next to a shopping center with a movie theatre and grocery store. Down the street from the student housing is Grape Day Park, which offers plenty of space for sports and short film production. There are an abundance of part-time job opportunities in the shopping center and on historic Grand avenue. Historic Grand Avenue is home to bistros, bakeries, gelato and coffee shops.
Because students do not live in traditional dorms, students experience and are encouraged to develop a greater degree of responsibility. For example, the University does not offer a meal plan, so students are responsible for their own meals. Students also clean their apartments and there are periodic room checks to ensure cleanliness.
The Latitude33 complex includes 2 workout rooms, a pool, a game room, and a cabana area with grills. Students can work and play in either the student center on-campus or in the common town home.
Undergraduate students are only allowed to live off-campus if:
a) they are 23 years of age or older, or
b) they live at home with their parents and commute to JPCatholic
Does your institution offer only single-sex residence halls?
Your institution offers single-sex residence halls for (please put an “X” in front of any that apply):
X All students
Any Student who wishes
All freshmen (only if not “All students”)
What percentage of students living on campus live in single-sex residence halls?
When are students of the opposite sex permitted to visit common areas of residence halls?
Students are normally not allowed into an apartment of students of the opposite sex. Students have been permitted to visit opposite sex apartments on special occasions; however this is irregular and must receive special approval. There are no set times of visitation.
Two common townhomes are open during set times for students of both genders to intermingle; the units are supervised by a Resident Assistant on duty. These units are normally open every night 7pm-12am, or 7pm-1am on Fridays and Saturdays.
Are students of the opposite sex permitted to visit students’ bedrooms? (Not including irregular (once or twice a semester), “open house” events.)
How does your institution foster sobriety and respond to substance abuse on campus, particularly in campus residences?
Alcohol abuse is rare. Abuse has led to expulsion, loss of financial aid, and loss of student work-study positions. To discourage the contemporary fixation on alcohol as a centerpiece of college campus life, alcohol is not allowed in the student residences, even for students of legal drinking age. On-campus counseling for various issues, including substance abuse, is available for students.
How does your institution foster a student living environment that promotes and supports chastity, particularly in campus residences?
Student Households provide support and encouragement in living a life of virtue.
Spiritual Direction is offered on campus 3+ days a week.
Does your institution have formal programs to foster Catholic prayer life and spirituality in campus residences?
If yes, please describe:
The Rosary is said in the Common Room every night and the Student Life Team actively encourages prayer and evangelization groups on-campus. Official Households – groups of either men or women with a common devotion – build spiritual community among residents by leading charitable events, praying together, and fostering fellowship.
Additional Residence Life information, clarification or description (optional):