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Residence Halls

At Widener you will find a welcoming, inclusive, and supportive residential community with housing options that suit a variety of interests, living styles, and specific needs or wishes.

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Who Lives on Campus?

All freshman and sophomores are required to live on campus, unless you qualify for commuter status. Living on campus provides you with unmatched access to resources and activities, leading to better grades, higher graduation rates, and more time with friends! Learn more by visiting our Living on Campus FAQs page.

Campus Living

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87% Live on Campus Their First Year

Before long, our campus will feel like your second home.

Hanna Residence Hall

17 Standard Residence Halls

Plus apartment-style and themed housing giving you tons of living options

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Living-Learning Communities & Themed Housing

Living-Learning Communities (LLCs) give first-year students the ability to live and learn with students that share common experiences. LLCs span many focuses—from specific majors like nursing or engineering to shared interests like global culture and sustainability. 

Themed-housing is available for upperclassmen to create small, personalized communities with friends and classmates based on common interests or campus organization involvement.

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Our Commitment to Diversity & Inclusion

Widener's commitment to diversity and inclusion includes our students' residential experiences. Through our robust programming model, the Office of Residence Life hosts diversity-related events and programming for our residents within each housing community to create an inclusive living environment. 

Through our all-gender housing option, all students have the option to choose roommates/suitemates regardless of gender identity. This is an accessible option for students who identify as transgender, non-binary, are questioning their gender identity, or do not wish to subscribe to gender classifications. 

First Year Housing

Upperclassmen Housing

500 Houses

500 Houses

507 is home to Kappa Sigma fraternity; 511 is home to Phi Delta Theta fraternity

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