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Metropolitan Hall

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.

Located at the corner of 17th Street and Melrose Avenue, Metropolitan Hall provides accommodations for approximately 300 upperclassmen that live together in apartment/suites that can house from four to 13 people.

Whether or not suites are co-ed or single-sex is determined by the number of bathrooms available. Suites that feature two or more private bathrooms may be co-ed.

Every floor features laundry facilities, vending areas, and lounges that come equipped with flat-screen TVs.

Room Details

  • Approximate room and window dimensions vary
  • Air-conditioned building, plenty of overhead lighting
  • All units have their own furnished living rooms and kitchens with full-sized refrigerators and oven ranges
  • Furniture: two XL beds, two desks, two chairs, one dresser, and two armoires, no carpet
  • Connectivity: Campus-wide WiFi, two Ethernet ports, and one cable television output
  • Furniture and room layout may vary


Single Room

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Double Room

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Living & Kitchen Area

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About Metropolitan Hall

Metropolitan HallUnveiled in 2006, Metropolitan Hall was built in response to a surge in enrollment at Widener that began around 2000. To accommodate the influx of new students and to better serve the university's current student body, a plan was approved to build a new residence hall.

The building was ahead of its time with regard to layout and design. Living spaces are more aligned with apartments than traditional student housing. Residents who are junior status or above often use the kitchens for preparing meals instead of purchasing campus meal plans (required for freshman and sophomores).