Residence Life is an integral part of student learning at Saint Francis University. They provide safe and well-maintained living facilities, while enhancing student’s academic success and personal growth. The Residential life provides a learning environment that promotes a sense of community within the halls, promotes student involvement and leadership, encourages personal development, and inspires a sense of responsibility to the local and global community. Individual room thermostats, carpeting and continuous upkeep provide a comfortable living environment. The conveniences of living close to class, the library, laboratories and all the on-campus activities make their residence halls the place to be. Each residence hall has distinctive qualities, but some amenities are found in every room. Each student can expect to find a bed, desk, chair, dresser and a closet. All but a few (some rooms in Saint Elizabeth Hall) of the rooms are carpeted. All have some type of window dressing (drapes or blinds), a telephone, a thermostat, a mirror, a peephole and towel bars. All the residential halls provide room phone, cable TV, security doors and internet services. East Gate Apartments and Pineview Townhouses is the part of the independent living areas for seniors and graduate students, East Gate Hall offers seven double occupancy apartments, and Pineview Terrace offers three double occupancy townhouses. All units are completely furnished. A resident manager is available to all residents to handle any concerns. East Gate Hall also has a laundry facility for residents of both units. Located adjacent to campus, these units provide residents with an easy walk to campus and borough businesses. The Bach Family Honors House includes private rooms for nine upper-class honors residents per year, 24 hour study space for all honors students with a kitchenette, full kitchen for the residents, spacious living room complete with flat screen TV, DVD and VCR.