Residential Life

Living on Campus

Welcome to your home away from home! Through our holistic approach to residential living, students open doors to self-understanding, deep learning and lasting friendships.  There is a shared responsibility in maintaining a safe and inclusive community, conducive to academic achievement, wellness and respect.

Our Residence Hall Communities

We know that most college students spend between 80 and 100 hours a week in their residence halls, more than in all other spaces on campus. Our resident advisors and liaisons make the most of this time through community development, cultural understanding, educational programming, life-skills building opportunities and mentorships. 

Living on campus, students join a caring, vibrant community. Here’s a taste of what we offer:

  • Community Meetings: Join together with fellow residents
  • Community Events: Learn and socialize with your dormmates
  • Appreciation Days: Thank the people who work in your building
  • Community Service Projects: Every building coordinates a project for Allentown residents


Finding Your Campus Home

There are several halls and community properties that offer both traditional style housing and suite style housing.  Our residence halls offer services for day to day living, but they also provide collaborative community spaces to interact with other residents.  Whether you crave energetic social spaces, or a quiet work environment, a single room or a suite with friends, all are in close proximity to the best places on campus.  Check out our many options.

The Office of Residential Services handles the campus-wide housing lottery, the MILE lottery (for college-owned houses and apartments), group interest housing, special needs housing and the off-campus application process (for juniors and seniors who wish to live off campus). You are also able to apply to stay in your residence hall over semester breaks.