Housing & Dining

Housing & Dining

We understand how important it is to live well, eat well, and build a community of lifelong friends. At Scranton, our housing and dining options will surely make our campus feel like home.

At Scranton, our residence halls are the place where you’ll begin to forge friendships that will last a lifetime.

You will feel at home before you even realize it. It’s a big reason why many students choose to live on campus for four years. Want even better news? The University guarantees housing for four consecutive years, so you aren’t obligated to leave!  

First-year students live in traditional residence halls centered on terraced quadrangles in the heart of campus.

Sophomores participate in an online lottery and typically live in groups of four in quad-style housing: two double rooms connected by a shared bathroom.

Juniors and seniors can choose apartment- or house-style housing ranging in sizes from 3-person to 7-person units.

    The University also maintains a series of houses and apartment buildings on or near campus, some of which are organized around academic interests.

    In all, there are more than 35 housing options for students, with nearly 90 resident and community assistants trained to assist students with all aspects of campus life.

Think you’ll miss mom’s home cooking? You won’t, but just don’t tell her.

When you're looking for a bite to eat on campus, we know you want options, which is why we offer nearly a half-dozen dining locations from which to choose. From signature sandwiches and paninis to stone-baked pizzas and grilled Montreal salmon, if you crave it, it’s likely available. That goes for our vegan/vegetarian and gluten-free students as well.

Plus, we offer six different meal plans, and freshman resident students are required to take the Unlimited Plan.

Don’t confuse our multiple dining and meal options for quantity over quality. Students praise our options because we offer “good healthy food” as inexpensively as “fast food, which encourages healthy eating.” These same students rank our quality of food as “very high.” 

It’s OK to be hungry now.