Residence Life/Housing

Allegheny College has an on-campus living requirement that requires students to reside in campus housing for four years or eight full semesters. The college experience is more than just what happens in the classroom. It is also about finding your “home” on campus through student housing, campus activities, and full engagement in all that college life offers.

Residential living provides a home away from home and a central hub that allows you to focus on the full benefit of the college experience. Being a part of a residential community allows you to learn about yourself and others and complements your classroom education.

Residence halls offer students many options in living styles. These include all-male or all-female floors, gender-inclusive, and co-ed communities. First-year students are generally placed with a roommate in a traditional residence hall. The residential curriculum in the first-year buildings focuses on community building and individual, personal, and academic support.

Beginning April 15, a link will be available in your Housing Self-Service account allowing you to share your preferences for your residence hall. You also will be able to share information that will assist in matching you with a roommate. Applications are due June 30. However, students are able to edit their housing form until July 12. You will be notified about your housing placement on July 20.

Residence Life will contact students via email with housing assignments and questions. Please refer to your Allegheny email for further instructions regarding housing. If you have any questions or concerns, please contact the office at or call 814-332-3865.

Exemptions from the College’s four-year residency requirement are given only in limited circumstances. For more information, contact the Office of Residence Life at

A glimpse of Baldwin, a first-year residence hall

Housing Accommodations

If you need a housing accommodation, complete the Voluntary Disclosure of a Disability Form. If you have any questions, please contact John Mangine, Director of Disability Services, at (814) 332-2898 or

Learn more about Housing Accommodation Requests

Gender-Inclusive Housing

First-year students wishing to live on a gender-inclusive floor will have the option on their First-Year Housing Preference Form. Gender-inclusive floors are designed to offer support, activities, and resources for incoming students of all gender identities/expressions. Rooms are all double occupancy, and roommates are carefully chosen based on clear understanding of need and best fit for each student, regardless of gender. All other first-year housing is matched with same-gender roommates on either same-gender or coed floors.