As John Carroll University approached the end of its first hundred years and began looking toward its second century, an increased number of students opting to live on campus became an obvious concern to University administrators. Stable enrollments over the years had been the norm, but an increased enrollment in the early 1970s – during some years as much as 50 percent – indicated a shift toward a more residential campus. Large waiting lists for residence hall space led to the construction of Sutowski Hall, which opened in the fall of 1978. Named after prominent Cleveland businessman and benefactor Walter S. Sutowski, this residence hall houses approximately 180 students on its three floors, nestled on the northernmost edge of John Carroll’s campus. The residence hall’s close proximity to nearly all campus facilities makes it a popular choice for students each year. Stylistically, the residence hall is one of the few buildings on campus to incorporate a flat-roofed design, rather than the pitched roof design utilized on the majority of campus buildings.


Sutowski Hall at-a-glance:

Furniture provided

Common areas and other building amenities

  • Common lounge with TV on each level and smaller lounges and study rooms on each wing.  There is a piano in lobby and laundry and vending in the basement.

Window treatments

  • Curtains
  • Screens are provided for rooms on the ground floor (rooms 106-152). We recommend purchasing screen that can be cut and affixed over the window from your local home supply store for windows without screens.
  • Each room has a double window with one side that opens (photo & measurements)