Living on Campus

Education in Communities

Scranton Residence Life

As a Catholic & Jesuit university, we are committed to the holistic development of each individual student.  Every day, students spend an average of 15 hours in their residential community and the experiences and opportunities found in our halls become as much of a factor in students' lives as  in the classroom.  The University of Scranton has very strong communities built on respect for each member and we welcome individuals of any background, regardless of 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 Assistants.  These student staff members live on the floors and are a first-line resource for residents in the hall who help ensure that our buildings are safe and academically supportive.  Student staff provide community building and educational programs that give residents a chance to come together, 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.