Welcome to Mercyhurst University Residence Life, where the motto “Hurst is home” comes to life!
Mercyhurst University is a residential campus, which means all undergraduate students are required to live on campus through their senior year*. Living in a residence hall, apartment, or townhouse-style residence on the Mercyhurst campus gives you a head-start on your path to success as a Laker.
Whether you are in one of our three freshman residence halls – Baldwin, McAuley, and Warde – in our newest residence hall, the $25 million suite-style Ryan Hall, or an apartment or townhouse, on-campus living has plenty of perks and serves as an opportunity to grow within a community while also enjoying all that the collegiate experience has to offer. Every student living on campus is equipped with their own desk, chair, bed, dresser, access to cable and Wi-Fi, and free laundry facilities.
On-campus residency assists you in your quest for success, as studies have shown that students who live on campus get better grades and are more likely to graduate in four years. While living on campus, you will develop friendships and get to know people who live next door, down the hall, on the floor below, and anywhere else your fellow classmates may live.
When we say “Carpe Diem,” we mean to seize the entire day, including your time in our residence halls. Whether you’re composing an essay at your desk, enjoying a movie night with your RA, hosting a late-night discussion with your roommates, or gearing up for an athletic event, every experience on campus will be an opportunity for you to learn and grow.
*Students who live within Erie County, Pennsylvania, may live at home and may be designated a commuter provided they reside with a parent or guardian within the county. In rare cases, exemptions to the residency requirement may be granted, including those who are married, over the age of 26, or approved due to an accessibility accommodation (ADA).
All-Inclusive Residence Life and Dining Student Experience
Mercyhurst embraces an all-inclusive room and board approach that provides a better dining program at more affordable rates for the average student. Students living on campus have unlimited, anytime access to dining in Grotto Commons and the 501 Grille. This approach allows Mercyhurst to curb escalating dining costs for students and preserve affordability across their undergraduate experience, while also providing them with on-campus dining options that are better suited to meet their needs.
This pricing structure places Mercyhurst room and board and dining costs on par with or more affordable than those at similar institutions — all while delivering more options, more flexibility, and greater convenience. This new approach also ensures all students have access to campus dining, helping to alleviate food insecurity concerns among some vulnerable student populations, with the university has directed additional financial aid to students with demonstrated financial need.
Preliminary all-inclusive room/board rates for the 2022-2023 academic year are as follows:
|Residence Hall||Cost Per Semester|
Lewis & 41st Street Townhouses
|Warde Hall (3 person, limited availability)
Briggs/Lewis Apartments (3 person)
|Briggs/Lewis Apartments (4 person)||$5,610|