Residence Life and
Housing Services

West Chester University

202 Lawrence Center
West Chester, PA 19383


Parents Information

September 2016



Housing for 2016-2017
At this time, all housing for Fall 2016 is completely full.  Housing applications for Spring 2017 will be available on-line in October. 


Housing for 2017-2018
Students wishing to remain in on-campus housing for the next academic year have a variety of options available.  Mid-way through the fall semester, students living in University Student Housing (USH) communities are given the opportunity to renew a space within those communities.  Also in the fall, 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.


Important Upcoming Dates

Fall Break : Monday and Tuesday, October 10 and 11, 2016 have been designated as the University’s Fall Break for students. There are no classes scheduled for these two days, although University offices are open for business. 

During the Fall Break, all student housing, in both residence halls and apartments, will remain open.  Many students choose to leave campus for the weekend.  As a result, we advise students to look for changes in the dining and shuttle bus schedules. 

Dining Services will have their hours for Fall Break posted on this website:

The campus shuttle schedule is posted on this website:


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:

Fall 2016