Student Residence Policy
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.
Built in 1980, Kapelski Hall provides housing for approximately 100 first-year students on three co-ed floors.
Located closest to Old Main, the 23,400 square foot residence hall is an air-conditioned building featuring a lounge and single-sex bathrooms on each floor.
There are also laundry facilities on the first floor.
- Approximate room dimensions are 17'7" x 11'8"
- Windows measure 5'8" x 4'0"
- Air-conditioned building
- No overhead lighting, no carpet (bringing personal lamps is suggested)
- Furniture: two XL beds, two desks, two chairs, and two armoires
- Connectivity: Campus-wide WiFi, two Ethernet ports, and one cable television output
- Furniture and room layout may vary
Kapelski - Spherical Image - RICOH THETA
About Carolyn H. Kapelski
Kapelski Hall was constructed in 1980 as one of two identical additions to Sharples Hall. Briefly known as Sharples C, the building was originally used as a women's residence hall.
On April 11, 1981, Sharples C was officially dedicated as the Carolyn Helms Kapelski Residence Hall in memory of the late wife of Louis Kapelski.
Louis Kapelski had made a gift to Widener University with the stipulation that the new residence hall be named in memory of his wife.