John Carroll University Residence Halls

Bernet Hall (1935): Named to honor John J. Bernet, founding benefactor of the campus.

Pacelli Hall (1952): Funded largely by the Greater Cleveland Italian community and named to honor Pope Pius XII. Pacelli Hall will be renovated  during the 2022-2023 academic year.

Dolan Hall (1955): Funded by and named for Thomas Dolan, founder and president of Dobeckmun Company, and University trustee, 1949-1972. A renovated Dolan Hall will reopen in August 2022.

Murphy Hall (1964): Named in honor of William J. Murphy, S.J., dean of students at John Carroll University, 1932-1959. A newly renovated Murphy Hall opened in August 2014. The transformed building achieved LEED Silver Certification—the first building on campus to secure this distinction.

Sutowski Hall (1978): Funded by and named for Cleveland businessman Walter S. Sutowski. Sutowski Hall serves as the residential location for the fraternity and sorority life community.

Millor Hall (1981): Funded by Chicago-area alumni and named in honor of William J. Millor, S.J., long-time headmaster of the residence halls at John Carroll.

Hamlin Hall (1988): Named for University trustee and 1949 alumnus Richard M. Hamlin. This was the first residence across Belvoir Boulevard. Its architecture links the east side of the University with the main campus.

Campion Hall (1990): Named for St. Edmund Campion, S.J., as a memorial and tribute to Campion Jesuit Preparatory High School (1880-1975) in Prairie du Chien, Wisconsin.

Warrensville Center Road Duplexes (2002): Two- and three-bedroom apartments located along Warrensville Center Road.

All of the halls accommodate both men and women. First-year students live together in Pacelli, Dolan, and Campion to promote class unity. Fraternity and sorority floors can be found in Sutowski Hall. The residence halls offer living-learning communities for first-year students who are STEM-intended majors, members of the Honors, Arrupe, Leadership, and Social Innovation Fellows scholarship programs, or for students interested in Health & Wellness. The halls are divided into residential areas, each of which is served by a full-time professional administrator who lives in residence and maintains an office in that area. Each floor community in the residence halls is supported by a Resident Assistant. Resident Assistants are sophomore, junior, and senior students who are trained as peer helpers and community builders. Campus ministers live in the various residence halls to assist students in their growth. More information about on-campus living options, residence hall amenities, learning outcomes, and the mission of the Office of Residence Life can be found at