Residential Life – Albright College

Residential Life

A Unique Four-Year On-Campus Living Experience

As an Albright College student, you will live on campus for all four years. We’ve found it’s a great way to create strong friendships, build community and foster your personal success. Plus, it’s a lot of fun to live here.
We encourage you to make the most of your time on campus. Join a student club or organization! Get involved in Greek life! Sign up for an intramural team! Take part in many of the residence hall events and know that if you ever have a question or concern, our resident assistants and residence hall staff are here for you.
Life as a resident is enriching, fulfilling and exciting. With so much to do, you’ll find that your four years go by pretty fast.

Students get colorful during a club event on the campus of Albright College in Reading, Pennsylvania.

An Active Campus

From eSports to Environmental Campus Outreach to Greek life, you have more than 50 student clubs and organizations to join. Immerse yourself immediately in our welcoming and diverse community. Connect with students who share your interests and passions or put yourself out there and try something new! Campus life is teeming with opportunities to meet people, create lifelong friendships and get involved.

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A Variety of Dining Options

With our seven unique dining venues and a fully stocked market, you’ll always find something delicious to dig into. Sit down with friends for a big dinner in our main dining hall. Grab a burger or salad at Jake’s Place. Or hang out at Peg’s for a smoothie that is simply irresistible. Are coffee and tea more to your liking? Jake’s Java is waiting for you with brews that are out of this world.

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Dining Services
Rockland Hall on the campus of Albright College in Reading, Pennsylvania.

A Supportive Staff

If you ever have a question or concern, there are a number of residential life staff members who are always happy to help. Our resident assistants are trained in safety, campus resources, programming, and campus policies. Our area coordinators and assistant directors – who are full-time staff members who reside in the residence halls – are here to help you in matters of personal growth and development.

Explore Our Residence Halls

From apartment living to affinity housing to close-knit, residence hall accommodations, Albright offers you a wide range of living options. All feature air conditioning, free Wi-Fi, and cable access.

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Frequently Asked Questions

What should students bring to campus?
Students should reference this list. which includes items that are not permitted on campus. Please note that this list is not inclusive. Please refer to the Compass for more details.

Do students bring their own computers to campus?
Although there are various computer centers on campus available for student usage, many students will bring their own personal computers and laptops to campus. All residence hall locations will have wireless service to connect to the Internet.

What if I don’t get along with my roommate?
Once you move into the residence halls, students will not be allowed to make room changes for the first two weeks. This is called a “room freeze period.” Students are encouraged to work things out with their roommates. After the first two weeks of each semester, if the roommates cannot seem to reach a solution, they will need to have a member of the housing staff hold a mediation.

What is an RA?
RA is an abbreviation for Resident Assistant. An RA is here to tend to residents’ needs. They are highly trained in the areas of safety, campus resources, programming, promoting a welcoming environment, and implementing the policies set forth by the college. There is an RA on duty each night. It is the RA’s job to make the rounds throughout the evening to be sure there are no problems within the residence hall.

Is there a housing deposit?
No, there is not a housing deposit. Students that select to live in Affinity Housing or Rockland Hall are required to pay a security deposit. The security deposit for Affinity Housing is $300 and the security deposit for Rockland Hall is $350.

Contact Us

Do you have a question about residential life at Albright College? We’re happy to provide you with the answers you need. Feel free to contact us at 610-921-7641 or email us.

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