Residence Life and
Housing Services

West Chester University

202 Lawrence Center
West Chester, PA 19383

Summer Housing Information

Billing Information
Housing and meal charges will be placed on your student account after your application is received.  If you have already received a University bill for the summer, you will not receive a second one with housing and meal charges added.  It will be your responsibility to make appropriate payment arrangements with the Office of the Bursar, 25 University Avenue.

Housing Applications
Housing applications can be submitted online by following the link at or can be brought or mailed to the Office of Residence Life and Housing Services, 202 Lawrence Center, West Chester University, West Chester, PA, 19383.  Appropriate room and meal plan payments should be made at the Office of the Bursar, 25 University Avenue.  Students assigned to Tyson Hall must choose one of the two meal plans offered.  For full consideration, applications for Session I should be received by April 30; applications for Session II should be received by June 1.

Once a housing application is submitted, all changes must be made in writing.  Written change requests must include student’s name, WCU ID, local address and a description of their change request.

Cancellations of housing requests must be received three working days prior to the beginning of occupancy to guarantee a full refund.  Cancellations received late or after the beginning of the session will be pro-rated as appropriate.

Rules and Regulations
Any student residing on campus during the summer period is responsible for following the same rules and regulations that apply during the regular academic year.  The policies are outlined in the Ram’s Eye View and the Guide to Residential Living, which will be available in the residence hall.  Those students violating University policies, particularly during periods when they are not registered for classes, will be eligible for immediate removal from housing.  DISRUPTIVE, NON-PRODUCTIVE COMMUNITY MEMBERS WILL BE ASKED TO LEAVE CAMPUS HOUSING.

Room Assignments
Room assignments will be available upon check in.  There will be a brief room change period at the beginning of each session.  Contact the Tyson Hall front desk for more information.

Dining Options
WCU offers two meal plans during the summer sessions.  The 19-meals per week plan and the 14-meals per week plan offer students the opportunity to eat all meals prepared on campus during the week and weekends. Meals are eaten in the Lawrence Hall Dining Facility.  Meal plans do not include the flex dollar declining balance account and are not valid in the Ram’s Head Food Court.  Students access their meal plan by showing their WCU Ram E Card.

During periods of low meal plan enrollment, box meals will be provided.  Students will receive an e-mail when this occurs.

Students may change their meal plan selection during the first week of each session.  Students may request to change their meal plan at 202 Lawrence Center.

Smoking of any tobacco product in the residence halls or common areas is NOT PERMITTED.

Check-In and Check-Out Information
Check-in is from 2:00—6:00pm the Sunday of your first week of occupancy.
Check-out is to occur no later than 6:00pm on the Friday of your last week of occupancy.  In case of Saturday finals, please make arrangements via the Summer Housing Resident Director.

Students needing to check in or out at a time other than those listed must make prior arrangements by contacting the Office of Residence Life and Housing Services at (610) 436-3307.  Early check in or late check out is not guaranteed and can result in an additional room charge.  It is every student’s responsibility to properly check into and out of their residence hall room.  This requires a small amount of paperwork that is completed with the residence hall staff.  Keys that are not returned at the appropriate time will require locks to be changed and a $30.00 fee assessed to the student’s account .

Post Session
Students living on campus during the Post Session will be required to move to their fall assignment OR check out of the residence hall on Friday, August 14, 2015, time to be determined.

WCU ID Cards
Current WCU students will be required to use their WCU Ram E Card to gain access into the residence halls and as their meal card.  Students new to WCU will be required to purchase a WCU Ram E Card to gain access into the residence halls and as their meal card.  Please refer to posted signs in Sykes Union for hours to obtain ID cards.

Phone Service
West Chester University residence halls and apartments do not have phone service within individual rooms.  Students should plan to bring personal mobile phones with them. 

Please advise your family and friends to address your mail as follows:

Your Name
Tyson Hall and Room Number
West Chester University
West Chester, PA 19383-8105

Please note that the University uses a Zip + 4 system.  Be sure to use the proper zip code format as indicated.

You will not receive anything else in the mail regarding summer housing.  All confirmation will be sent by e-mail.  All information you need to know for summer is included here.