Residence Life and
Housing Services

West Chester University

202 Lawrence Center
West Chester, PA 19383


Parents Information

October/November 2016



Housing for Spring 2016
Information is now available in the “Announcements” area of our website.
New transfer and first-year students will be sent information to their WCU e-mail account shortly after their $200 Admission/Housing deposit has been paid.

Housing for 2017-2018
Current students wishing to remain in on-campus housing for the next academic year have a variety of options available.  In early November, students living in University Student Housing (USH) communities are given the opportunity to renew a space within those communities.  Also starting in November, the College Arms assignment process begins for priority consideration and continues until all spaces are filled.  All other housing assignment processes occur in the very beginning of the spring semester.  Students will be sent information via e-mail to their WCU e-mail accounts with information and deadlines regarding USH community applications, South Campus Apartment applications, and the Room Selection process for North Campus.  It is imperative that students follow all instructions carefully, as housing will be limited for returning students in 2017-2018.
New first-year and transfer students will receive housing information in their admission packets.  Students should read this information carefully.  New Student Programs will send students their WCU e-mail address on a rolling basis beginning in December 2016.  Starting in February 2017, housing information will be sent via e-mail.


Important Upcoming Dates

Thanksgiving Break : The following information is provided to students concerning Thanksgiving Vacation.  Any questions regarding this information should be directed to their Resident Director/Graduate Hall Director.

All residence halls will close on Wednesday, November 23rd, at 10:00 a.m. and will reopen on Sunday, November 27th, at 2:00 p.m.

Vacation accommodations are available for students with specific needs.  Please contact the Office of Residence Life and Housing Services in 202 Lawrence or at 610-436-3307 for additional information. 

Students will receive an e-mail with more detailed information.


Just a Reminder…

Encourage your student to register for the Campus E2 Emergency Alert system.  Once they have created their E2 account, they can add a second phone number, such as a parent’s mobile phone.  For more information, please see this link: