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Housing at SRU

Slippery Rock University gives you a fun, friendly and safe living environment.


SRU is a great place to live and learn. Whether you're from a big city or a small town, SRU offers a close-knit community that feels like home. On-campus housing at SRU gives you a fun, friendly, and safe living environment - you know your neighbors, it's easy to get around, and you feel comfortable in your surroundings.

CURRENT STUDENTS:  IMPORTANT TIME LINE The fall 2019/spring 2020 application for housing is now open.

NEW FRESHMEN (Fall 2019) - application is now open.  Click on Res Life Brochure (under related links to the right) for information regarding how to apply for housing (FR are guaranteed housing and must live on campus unless they live within reasonable commuting distance.  The student must provide a notarized letter stating they are living with their parents or guardians before the August 1 deadline).  Room assignments will not be made until early March.  Students may choose to live in the traditional halls or the residential suites.  Students may also request their roommate(s).  Please know that if your intended roommate has not completed his/her housing application, you will not be able to find them in the system as a choice.

TRANSFER STUDENTS:  Fall 2019 request for housing will open December 1.  Transfers are not guaranteed housing for the fall.  We will open the application in increments.  Please continue to check your SRU email for updates.

Please check your SRU email regularly.  MyHousing Portal is used to confirm your room, select meal plans, and find contact information regarding your roommate(s)

From our Residence Halls to our Rock Apartments, SRU provides several different options to meet your housing needs. Not only do you get convenient access to campus and its awesome resources, you get to meet new people and explore all that SRU has to offer. Welcome home!

Discover the fantastic community, convenience, and comfort you'll experience living on campus at SRU:


Living on campus is a huge part of the college experience. In the SRU Residence Halls, you'll enjoy meeting new people, discovering new places, getting involved, interacting with faculty and staff, and playing pool or shooting the breeze with friends in the lounge. You'll feel a true sense of belonging and community with your fellow students as you live, learn and grow together. You'll also make memories that will last a lifetime.


One of the best things about living on campus is that it puts so many great resources at your fingertips. You'll have convenient access to:

  • Classrooms, professors and advisors
  • Library, tutors and academic research
  • Recreational facilities including a fitness (cardio and weight) room, indoor pool, track, basketball and racquetball courts, and more
  • Dining services, a grill, and convenience stores
  • Campus health facilities


SRU Residence Halls offer a number of comfortable living options-including two and four-person suites with private bedrooms and bathrooms. Our halls are safe and secure, with locked doors, ID access, video security systems, and friendly on-site Residence Life staff. You also get great perks like:

  • Free cable TV
  • In-building laundry facilities
  • Kitchens
  • Study and recreational lounges
  • Pool tables
  • Vending machines

Learn about the types of housing at SRU, or read our housing FAQs.