The on-campus housing at Manhattan College is very comfortable. Students really have no complaints about any of the dormitories because they all have advantages. Chrysostom is well-liked because it is small and all freshmen, which makes the transition to college life very easy. However, the dorm has no air conditioning, which is a problem at the start of school when it can be very hot. Students like Jasper Hall because the rooms are huge and there's no security guarding the dorm (if you want to try something, go ahead—but it is still risky). Horan Hall is very popular because it has four- and 10-person suites. The 10-person suites have two bathrooms to share with nine other people, while the four-person suites have a private bathroom to share with three other people. East Hall is the newest dormitory, with suite-style accommodations similar to Horan Hall. Of the five dorms on campus, Overlook is a college student’s first taste of living in an apartment setting.
The housing lottery is the time when students pick where they are going to live during the next school year. Resident students are eligible to participate in the lottery once their registration for fall semester (with at least 12 credits) is completed. Some students stay in the room they already live in, while others pick a new building and roommate for the next semester. Overall, the dorm rooms are comfortable, and students rarely have any complaints about living in a certain dorm. If they do have complaints, they can choose somewhere else for next year when the housing lottery comes around again in April.