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. For first year students, you will live in “the Quad”, 4 buildings that offer a combined 131 single room options and 132 double room options.  You may select to live with a specific roommate, or have our office pair you with someone sharing similar living preferences. As an upperclassmen, you’ll participate in a housing lottery each March to select your housing for the following fall.  Honors students are given priority in the selection timeline. Upperclassmen can choose between singles or double rooms in North Hall, all single rooms in Mohn Hall, and 2,3,and 4 suites in Lion Hall.  Juniors and Seniors may opt into Rockland Hall as a 2, 3, 4, or 5 person suite that includes a full kitchen.  Student organizations may apply to live together in a shared club space in one of our 8 Affinity houses in the neighborhood surrounding the college.  Whatever your preferred living environment, we are sure you’ll find you home away from home here!
We encourage you to make the most of your time on campus outisde of your Residence hall. Join a student club or organization, get involved in Fraternity and Sorority life, or Sign up for an intramural team. Explore aLink for a full listing of all Albright’s clubs and Organizations and learn about their events and membership.
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.

An Active Campus

While each residence hall has weekly programming provided by the RA staff, you also 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

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 two Area Coordinators are a support network for both the residents in their area and for the RA staff.  Our 5 person Team participates in a 24/7 on call rotation to make sure there’s always someone available to assist with after hours emergencies, programs, and resource connection.

We always prefer to speak with our students directly about any issues they may be having in the Residence Halls.  Contact our team if we can be of assistance beyond the Resident Assistant Staff.

KATY MANGOLD / Assistant Dean of Residential Living and Student Involvement / kmangold@albright.edu

AMANDA MATTO / Associate Director of Residential Life and First Year Coordinator for Walton, Krause, and Smith Halls / amatto@albright.edu

KIMBERLY AYALA / Area Coordinator for Lion, Mohn, Crowell and North Halls / kayala@albright.edu

TETSUO TAKAHARA /  Coordinator for Student Organizations – Manages Affinity Houses / ttakahara@albright.edu

 


Explore Our Residence Halls

From suite-style living to affinity housing to traditional residence hall accommodations, Albright offers you a wide range of living options. All feature air conditioning and free Wi-Fi.

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FAQs – Allowed & Prohibited Items, RAs, and More!

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 of all parts of campus. Please refer to the Compass for complete 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 RA 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 are required to pay a security deposit. The security deposit for Affinity Housing is $300.


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.


Upcoming Dates:

  • First Year Move-In – Thursday, August 22nd (students will receive a specific time to their albright email)
  • Upperclass Move-In – Sunday, August 25th 9AM – 4PM
  • Thanksgiving Break – Halls close on Tuesday, November 26th at 6PM and reopen Sunday, December 1st at 9AM
  • Winter Break – Halls close on Friday, December 13th at 6PM and will reopen for Spring on Sunday, January 26th at 9AM
  • Spring Break – Halls close on Friday, March 14th at 6PM and will reopen on Sunday, March 22nd at 9AM
  • May End of Year Closing –
    • Underclassmen are expected to leave 24 hours after their last final or by Friday, May 16th at 6PM at the latest.
    • Graduating seniors walking at commencement have until Sunday, May 18th by midnight.
  • Note: Residence Halls do not close over fall break or the Easter/Passover holiday dates, and students are able to remain in their assignment.

As with all break periods, exceptions for late stay and extended stay will be available for those that apply and qualify. Please plan your travel accordingly to make all closing deadlines.

Residential Resources