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Phone: 484-365-7254
Fax: 484-365-8112

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Welcome to the Office of Residence Life

Frequently Asked Questions

Items needed to survive away from home.

  • Extra long twin bed linens & pillows
  • Mattress cover/pad
  • Umbrella & raincoat
  • Laundry bag/basket
  • Small Carpet
  • Fan
  • Iron & mini ironing board
  • Wash clothes & towel
  • Telephone & cord
  • TV, cable cord and splitter
  • Flash Drive
  • Flashlight & batteries
  • Alarm Clock
  • Radio/stereo system
  • School supplies
  • Personal hygiene items & Toiletries
  • Hangers
  • Desk lamp
  • Power strip/surge protector
  • Shower caddy
  • Over the counter medicine (Tylenol, Aspirin, cold/sinus medicine)
  • Laptop or desktop computer with ethernet cord
  • Mini refrigerator (max 3.3 cubic ft./no more than 120V)
  • Cleaning supplies (laundry detergent, bleach, disinfectant wipes, Lysol, etc.)

Q: What should I NOT bring to the residence halls?

A: The items below are prohibited from the residential communities and are strongly advised against.

  • Extension cords
  • Pets of any kind
  • Alcoholic beverages
  • Air conditioner
  • Incense and candles
  • Firearms & ammo (BB gun, paintball gun, bow & arrow, water gun, etc.)
  • Firecrackers
  • Illegal drugs and paraphernalia
  • Personal furniture
  • Waterbed

  • Oversized fridge (more than 120V)
  • Cooking appliances:
    • Toaster
    • Toaster Oven
    • Microwave
    • Sandwich maker
    • Blender
    • Electric Skillet/hot plate
    • Coffee maker
    • George Forman grill


Digital and HD TV is Here!!!
The new cable television system for campus residents will provide 127 channels of digital television, emergency alerts, and channel lineups on the web at In addition the following content will be offered in high-definition:





HD Theater

MLB Network HD

National Geographic HD


NFL Network HD

NFL Network HD

Science Channel HD

SyFy Channel HD

Analog Service continues, but is reduced

We will maintain the analog head end to serve legacy television sets until July of 2013. In August of 2013 renovation of Dickey Hall will begin and as we vacate he building analog television service will be discontinued. In the process of expansion over the next week the analog service will be reduced from 77 channels to 51 to provide space in the frequency spectrum for the new digital signaling.

Q: What is provided in a typical room?

A: Rooms are furnished with a desk (2), desk chairs (2), dresser (2), extra-long twin mattress and bed frame (2), and wardrobe if the room does not have closet space. Rooms are also equipped with a phone jack, cable outlet, and ethernet connection.

Q: What buildings will first year students reside?

A: Females are housed in Lorraine Hansberry, and Ashmun hall. Males are housed in Frederick Douglass and McRary hall.

Q: Are the rooms equipped with a phone and how do I find out my phone number?

A: The rooms do not come with a phone, but they are equipped with phone jacks. It is required that each resident bring a telephone, phone chord, and splitter. Your telephone extension will be provided check-in.

Q: Do the residence halls have wireless internet?

A: Yes, most residence halls has access to wireless internet service. If you have a Mac, you may need to have the IT department configure your laptop for the LionNet service.

Q: How do meal plans work?

A: All first year students are assigned a 19 meal per week plan.  Returning students can choose between 14 and 19 meals per week.  For more information on rates, please visit the Bursar Website.

Q: What are the inter-visitation hours?

A: Inter-visitation is being able to visit a single sex residence hall during designated hours. Inter-visitation hours are Sunday-Thursday 6pm - 11pm, Friday-Saturday 6pm - 2am.

Q: What halls are co-ed?

A: Apartment Style Living (A.S.L.) is the only co-ed facility. A.S.L. is co-ed by suite.

Q: Are there single rooms avaiable?

A: Yes. There are a limited amount of singles that are available during the Room Selection Process. First year students are not permitted to reside in singles.

Q: Are the rooms air-conditioned?

A: Apartment Style Living (A.S.L.) is the only residence hall with air-conditioned rooms.

Q: Where do I go to check-in?

A: All check-ins are done at the office of the assigned residence hall.

Q: Do I have to move all of my things out during the Winter break?

A: No. The halls will be closed and secured during the break and residents will be required to return room keys back in. We do suggest that residents to take valuble personal items with them.

Q: How are rooms assigned?

A: Rooms are assigned to incoming freshmen and transfer students upon admissision and receipt of the acceptance fee. The Office of Residence Life makes an effort to accomadate preference and roommate request, but can not guarantee they will be honored. Returning upperclassmen have the opportunity to select their room assignment and roommate(s) during the Room Selection Process in late March.

Q: When can I change my room or roommate(s)?

A: Changes can be made two weeks after classes begin. Changes must be approved by the appropriate RHC.

Q: Who can reside in Apartment Style Living (A.S.L.)?

A: Any student who has has a sophomore status in terms of credit hours, has a 2.5 overall cumulative grade point average, and no judicial sanctions.

Q: What can I get sanctioned/fined for?

A: You can be sanctioned/fined for violating school policies. Review the Student Handbook for a complete list.

Q: How do I pay my room deposit?

A: Room deposits can be paid through the Bursar's Office with cash, credit card, debit card with the Visa/Master Card logo, money order or any credit on your student account.

Q: Can I get a room after classes start?

A: Yes, if there are still rooms available.

Q: If I cancel my housing agreement, will my room deposit be refunded?

A: Yes, your housing deposit will be refunded. But, the $275 acceptance fee is non-refundable.

Q: Who do I contact if I have other questions?

A: Your Residence Hall Coordinator should be able to answer any other questions you may have. However, you can also conact the Office of Residence Life during the regular business at




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