Residence Halls

Residence Halls

Independence. Convenience. Comfort. That's what living at Cal U is all about.

Forget about traditional "rooms." At California University of Pennsylvania, students enjoy spacious rooms in buildings designed with their needs and lifestyle in mind. 

As a new undergraduate freshman, we do require that you live in the residence halls for your first 4 semesters (not including winter & summer), unless you are commuting from the home of your parent(s) or legal guardian(s) within a 50-mile radius of campus.

Please review the student housing application fee policy.

Upperclassmen also enjoy the convenience of living in our main campus residence halls, so they can walk to classes, the fitness center, library or campus events. 

Hall Closing Information:
Residence Halls close for the Spring semester on Friday, May 7 at 8 p.m. Residents must vacate the halls 24 hours after taking their last final. Keys must be turned into the CA and room check out process must be complete before leaving.

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Residence Hall and Room Amenities

All five of Cal U's residence halls have been built in recent years. Along with comfortable rooms, each residence hall has common areas for socializing, including lounges with large-screen TVs and media players. Residence halls also have full kitchen areas with comfortable seating, plus rec rooms with pool, ping-pong and/or foosball tables. 

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Contact Us

The University Housing Office is located in Residence Hall B, on Hickory Street. Email us at or call 724-938-4444.

Jackie Thorn
Facilities and Occupancy Manager
Becky Barnhart
Residence Hall Director, Carter Hall
Cody Deitz
Residence Hall Director, Smith Hall and Johnson Hall
Tammy Clark
Administrative Assistant
Micah Reed
He/ Him/ His
Residence Hall Director, Guesman Hall and Residence Hall E





University Housing is Here for You!

Phone: 724-938-4444
Hours: Monday - Friday, 8 a.m. - 4 p.m.

Important Links
Covid-19 Provisions 

Guide to Campus Living

Student Housing Application Fee policy

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