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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 needs. 

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Who Lives on Campus?

Widener University’s 2-Year Residency Requirement Programs requires all full-time undergraduate students in their first and second years to live in on-campus housing unless they have met junior standing defined as 57-credits toward their degree program or meet commuter student status. Additional information regarding the residency requirement and commuter status is included on the Living On Campus FAQs. Housing at Widener is guaranteed for all four years as undergraduate students. Residence Life also offers apartment and suite-style housing options for graduate and continuing studies students as well. 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 also available to support students in creating small, personalized communities with friends and classmates based on common interests or campus organization involvement. Themed housing includes houses hosted by Fraternity & Sorority Life as well as the Gender Inclusive House. 

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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 gender-inclusive housing options, 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

Returning and Graduate Student Housing

500 Houses

500 Houses

505 is home to the Gender Inclusive Themed House; 507 is home to Kappa Sigma fraternity; 509 is home to Tau Kappa Epsilon;511 is home to Phi Delta Theta fraternity.

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