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Guide to Residential Living

Opening and Closing

Contact Guide to Residential Living  

Guide to Residential Living

202 Lawrence Center
West Chester, PA 19382

Office Hours:
Monday to Friday 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

Opening and Closing

Traditional Residence Halls

Fall and Spring Semester Opening

The halls will open prior to the first day of classes. New students will receive information about their specific check in day prior to the start of each semester. Returning students on North Campus and South Campus residents may check in either of the two days before classes begin in the fall.

University Breaks

For Thanksgiving, the residence halls close at 10 a.m. the Wednesday before Thanksgiving and reopen at 2:00 p.m. the day preceding the resumption of classes. For Spring Break, the residence halls close at 6:00 p.m. on the last day of classes prior to the break, and reopen at Noon the day preceding the resumption of classes. These times are subject to change and will be posted in each hall. Very limited space is available for North Campus residents to stay in a designated residence hall (usually Schmidt Hall) during University break periods. There will be a fee for students who are approved to receive break housing and no meals are offered during break periods. Students in Affiliated Housing will be accomodated in Brandywine Hall as space permits.

Fall and Spring Semester Closing

You are required to properly check out of your room no more than 24 hours after your last final examination. All housing facilities will generally close at 5:00 p.m. on the last day of the final exam period. Look for postings and fliers with specific information.

South Campus Apartment Complex (SCAC)

The apartments will open prior to the first day of classes as per the schedule provided with the summer assignment mailing. Apartment residents are eligible for housing during break. For the semester break, you are eligible if you are registered for classes during the upcoming spring semester. Check out is to occur no later than 24 hours after your last final or at the designated closing time, whichever is sooner.

Graduating Seniors

You are required to check out of your room or apartment no later than two hours after the conclusion of the Commencement Ceremonies. All residence hall rooms and apartments are checked at break and semester closing to ensure that health and safety regulations are being followed.

Affiliated Housing

Please refer to your housing agreement for specific information about checking in and out of these facilities.

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