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Dixon Halls

Student Residence Policy

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All Freshman, Sophomore, and Juniors Live on Campus Unless They Qualify for Commuter Status

Living on campus provides students with unmatched access to resources and activities leading to better grades, higher graduation rates, and more time with friends! See the FAQs page for more information about the housing policy.

Dixon Hall North and Dixon Hall South are located on Walnut Street, directly across from Wolfgram Memorial Library and a short walk from the Kapelski and Kirkbride academic buildings.

Approximately 20 upperclassmen live in each building, where students are divided into single-sex apartments on co-ed floors.

The buildings offer free laundry facilities and each unit features a private bathroom, kitchenette with a microwave, and unfurnished living room.

Room Details:

  • Bedroom dimensions are 18'10" x 9'4"
  • Living room dimensions are 11' x 18'10"
  • Windows measure:
         - Living room & Room A are 62" x 84"
         - Room B are 62" x 59.5"
  • Air-conditioned building
  • Lighting in the living room area is limited
  • Non-carpeted floors
  • Furniture: two XL beds, two desks, two chairs, and two dressers
  • Connectivity: Campus-wide WiFi, two Ethernet ports, and one cable television output
  • Furniture and room layout may vary


Dixon Double Room - Spherical Image - RICOH THETA

Living Room & Kitchen Area

Dixon Living Room - Spherical Image - RICOH THETA

About Fitz Dixon


Fitz Eugene Dixon, Jr., descendant and heir of Philadelphia's prominent Widener family, was born in 1922. He attended the Episcopal Academy and Harvard University. Beginning in 1943, he spent 16 years as a teacher and administrator at Episcopal before retiring to dedicate himself to education, health, sports, and civic organizations.

Dixon had a long relationship with PMC/Widener University. He joined the Board of Trustees in 1960 and became its Chairman in 1972. He held this position from 1972 to 1984 and again from 1987 to December 1998.

Under Dixon's leadership, the Board of Trustees voted to dissolve the cadet corps and rename the school Widener College. In 1973, Dixon received the first honorary LL.D in the history of Widener College. He died in August 2006 at the age of 82.