Housing and Residence Life

Living on campus is more than just the setting of your college career - it marks the beginning of the next phase of your journey. And at Bloomsburg, you’ll live in comfort and flourish as a member of the Husky Family.

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The heartbeat of the Husky Nation? You’ll find it right here in our on-campus communities. From the excitement of move-in day for a new freshman to the grit and determination of a senior excited to finish their degree and start a successful career, you’ll feel it everywhere. That’s why we believe living on campus is an important and exciting part of the college experience and why our residential communities are built to encourage academic success, personal growth, inclusivity, and of course fun. From the day you move in you’ll find yourself immersed in the Husky Life and all it has to offer.

At Bloomsburg, our communities offer diverse, convenient, safe and supportive environments to live and learn as well as providing an unmatched opportunity for you to get involved, stay active and achieve personal growth – studies show you may even do better academically too.

Your college experience will be more successful the more you actively participate in our campus community and with hundreds of social, recreational and educational programs and events right outside your door, you’ll find by living on campus there’s no better way to meet new people, share experiences and create memories that will last a lifetime.

Residency Requirement

Beginning Fall 2021, all new full-time undergraduate freshmen are required to live on campus for their first four semesters (not including summer and winter sessions) unless they are over 20 years of age before the first day of the fall semester or are commuting from the home of their parent(s) or legal guardian(s) within a 50-mile radius of campus. A full-time student is enrolled for 12 or more credit hours per semester. Falling below 12 credits is not grounds for breaking your housing agreement.

As part of the 2-year residency requirement, you will complete a new housing agreement for the following year and will have the opportunity to select your specific housing location during the HOST (Housing Option Selection Time) process.

Why a 2-year requirement? With the success of our students at the forefront of this decision, the plan is rooted in data relating to student success, access to support services, and offers a transition and more healthy pathway toward life after college.

Accommodations & Housing Types

The Office of Residence Life manages our campus’ seven traditional residence halls, three apartment complexes and one suite-style high-rise building. Home to more than 3,500 students, our communities offer a variety of living options from single student residence hall rooms to six-bedroom apartments and even residential Learning Communities – where you’ll live with other students sharing your same major and interests.


Residence Life's housing initiatives are a response to the needs and changing preferences of our students reflected by surveys, pilot studies and continuing consultation with residence hall and campus apartment students. Most students are assigned to coed side-by-side housing as this is the most common and preferred type of housing available. Students may be randomly assigned to any of these areas to fill vacancies even though they have not specifically requested placement there.

Rooms of different genders next to each other on the same hallway with gender assigned restrooms.

Coed or gender inclusive housing is available on the 2nd floor of Northumberland Hall or in the Montgomery Place, Mt. Olympus, or Jessica S. Kozloff Apartments only. Current on-campus students interested in coed living must complete the HOST process and select housing in one of these areas. Email to request placement in one of these areas. Students will be assigned as space is available.

Students on the floor/wing are of the same gender (limited rooms available). To request placement on a single gender floor or wing email Students will be assigned as space is available.

Range in size from 1 to 4-person single bedroom, shared bathroom and common space suites; limited availability 4-person/2-bedroom, shared bathroom suites.

Range in size from 2 to 6-person single bedroom apartments with shared kitchen, living room and bathroom(s).

12-month housing is only available to students who submit an advance written request stating why they need housing over semester and holiday breaks. Students must also submit an Interim Housing Agreement to secure housing over breaks (upon notification that the agreement is available). Housing and dining charges will be applied at that time.

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Make it your home

Your college experience is personal and will be what you make it. Find your place in on-campus housing and start living the Husky Life!

Learning Community

Live & Learn - Together

Learning Communities foster an inclusive environment where students with similar majors, interests and goals are afforded rich and varied student learning opportunities both in and out of the classroom.

On-Campus Housing

Suite-style high-rise building
Apartment complex communities
Traditional residence hall buildings
Students living on-campus
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