Living on Campus
Education in Communities
As a Catholic and Jesuit institution, we are committed to the holistic development of the individual student. Each day, students spend an average of 15 hours per day in their community, and the experiences and opportunities found in our residence halls become as much of a factor in students' lives as classroom experiences. The University of Scranton has very strong communities built on respect for each individual member, and we welcome any individual of any background, including race, ethnicity, religion, gender identity, sexual orientation, or appearance.
Our housing is differentiated by social matriculation status. First-year students are offered traditional double-rooms that share a community restroom. Sophomore students are offered suite-style housing, in which two double rooms share a restroom. Upper-class and graduate students are offered apartments and houses, which have more private options for residents.
Our buildings are staffed by Resident and Community Assistants. These student staff members live on the floors and are a first-line resource for residents in the hall and help ensure that our halls are safe and academically supportive. Student staff provide community building and educational programs that give residents a chance to come together and build relationships and develop life skills.
Throughout this entire process, we hope that living in our halls is fun! Students can pursue their hobbies, hang out, study in groups, and learn more about who they are and who they want to become.