Residence Life and
Housing Services

West Chester University

202 Lawrence Center
West Chester, PA 19383


Parents Information

February/March 2016



For Parents of Current Resident Students

Housing for 2016-2017

  • 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, East Village Apartments or Village Apartments can be directed to the University Student Housing staff at  

For Parents of Incoming Resident Students for Fall 2016

  • 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 2016-2017 academic year.
  • 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:

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:

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