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Residence Life and Housing Services

Parents Information

Contact Residence Life and Housing Services  

Residence Life and Housing Services

202 Lawrence Center
West Chester, PA 19382

Office Hours:
Monday to Friday 8:00am-4:30pm
Summer Hours (Mid-May thru Mid August) 8:00am-4:00pm

Phone: 610-436-3307 or 610-436-3306
RESNET (in room computer access): 610-436-2660 or

When contacting us, please provide the following information:

  • Student's Name
  • WCU ID
  • Return phone # and/or email address
  • Hall/Room Assignment
  • Brief synopsis of question or concern

Having this information can allow us to attempt to answer your question expeditiously.

About Us & Staff

Parents Information - January/February/March 2018

For Parents of Current Resident Students

Housing for 2018-2019

  • Housing processes for our current students are currently under way.  Detailed information is available here:  
  • Any questions regarding this information should be directed to the Office of Residence Life and Housing Services at or 610-436-3306. Questions regarding Allegheny Hall, Brandywine Hall, Commonwealth Hall, University Hall, The Village or East Village can be directed to the University Student Housing staff at or 610-430-4988.


Parents Information

For Parents of Incoming Resident Students for Fall 2018

  • Students who have been admitted as resident students have the opportunity to choose traditional residence halls, managed by the Office of Residence Life and Housing at West Chester University, or the affiliated suite-style halls, managed by University Student Housing, a subsidiary of the West Chester University Foundation. Students who have paid their $200 admissions deposit will be sent an e-mail with links (starting in mid-February) to the on-line housing application materials. An additional $200 deposit/fee will be required. Housing assignments will be made based on availability. Availability in the Traditional Halls is limited for the 2018-2019 academic year, and may be filled prior to May 1, 2018.        
  • Both traditional and affiliated housing have roommate matching programs, and more information will be provided to the student as part of or shortly after their application materials are complete. Students are discouraged from using any roommate matching service on the internet that requires a fee.
  • If students will be seeing their family physician, they should discuss with him or her the meningococcal vaccination. As of August 2002, Pennsylvania enacted legislation requiring all college students living in campus housing in Pennsylvania to have a meningococcal vaccination. More information is available at:


Any questions regarding this information should be directed to the Office of Residence Life and Housing Services at or 610-436-3306. 


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.

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