It is very difficult to find short-term, furnished housing options in the US. Therefore, exchange visitors are advised to live in university residence halls. Living in a residence hall provides the convenience of a furnished room and a meal plan. In addition, you're close to university classrooms, libraries and student life.
While residence halls feature shared rooms and may be smaller and less private than your current living arrangements, they also provide a genuine American college experience.
Exchange students can choose from Premium or Standard Housing options, which include Snowden Hall, McNulty Hall and Harbor View.
Premium rooms house 2-3 students with a private bath; standard rooms house 2-4 students with a shared, non-private bath. View residence hall descriptions, photo galleries and floor plans.
If you are in need of on-campus housing please email the International Center.
The Housing Contract is binding and obligates you to pay for room and board charges until the end of the academic year or the end of your exchange student term, whichever comes first.
Important Information about Living on CampusAll university housing facilities are drug-, alcohol- and smoke-free. All halls are coed and provide access to laundry facilities, snack machines, lounges and rec areas.
Every student gets a bed, desk, dresser and closet. Consult the Resident Student Checklist for recommended items to bring; these include twin-sized linens (extra-long is recommended), a pillow, quilt/bedspread, towels, desk lamp, mirror, clothes hangers and seasonal clothing.
All residence halls close for the Christmas break, and only one residence hall remains open during the summer term. Students who will be taking summer classes must vacate the residence halls their last day classes at the end of the summer term.
If you would prefer to live off-campus, please contact Elaine Petronio, international student housing coordinator.