Residence Life

The Office of Residence Life works to improve the quality of life in all residential facilities by promoting personal development through community living experiences.

Misericordia University manages ten residential facilities: Alumnae Hall, Gildea Hall, MacDowell Hall, Machell Ave. Residence, McGowan Hall, McHale Hall, Townhouse Complex and three houses on Lake Street.

Here at Misericordia, the residential facilities serve two purposes in accommodating a student's college experience; to live and to learn. Living and sharing with others is a vital part of one's educational experience at Misericordia, providing the opportunities to build relationships and connections that will last a lifetime. Within the residential facilities, students are challenged to make decisions that not only affect their lives, but those around them as well.

The Office of Residence Life assists the residential students in their academic success and growth as a professional and a person. Residence Life staff members work in unison with the students to create and maintain an environment conducive to academic success and individual growth.


The Office of Residence Life is committed to providing a quality housing and residential experience that supports the mission of the University and reflects the founding Sisters of Mercy attitudes and charisms of mercy,service, justice, and hospitality.

Recognizing the potential for the co-curricular education that takes place outside of the classroom, the University through the department of Residence Life is committed to providing a safe living and learning environment conducive to academic success, group interaction and community building, leadership, and service.

In an effort to maximize the safety of our residents and the potential for academic, social, spiritual and personal growth; our policies and community standards insure that all individual rights are protected and responsibilities are understood.

The philosophy of the Residence Life Department supports the mission of the institution and promotes the total development of the individual and Residence Life programs and services are designed to enhance this holistic approach.

Contact Us

Contact Information

The Office of Residence Life is more than willing to answer any questions you might have about on-campus living arrangements. Please call or write us for any additional assistance.

Phone: (570) 674-6178

Fax: (570) 674-6189


Academic Year Business Hours: 8:30am-4:30pm

Summer Business Hours: 8:30am-4:00pm

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The National Stuttering Association (NSA): Northeast Pennsylvania Chapter at Misericordia University is holding its 2nd annual 5K run/walk, "Don't Tell Me to Slow Down,'' on Sunday, April 19 in support of the National Stuttering Association and the nationally recognized student-run stuttering support group on campus. The event begins at 10:30 a.m. This year's event also features a virtual run component so registrants who cannot make it to campus can participate in their own hometown. The "Don't Tell Me to Slow Down'' 5K run/walk is organized by the NSA: Northeast Pennsylvania Chapter at Misericordia University. For additional information about the fundraiser, please log on to the event's Facebook page at
The Department of Speech-Language Pathology at Misericordia University will offer a comprehensive workshop on how to facilitate collaboration among professionals working with individuals with autism on Friday, March 13. The program, "Autism: Solutions for Successful Collaboration," is designed for professionals and parents of children with autism. It will feature experts in the areas of occupational therapy, speech-language pathology, psychology, social work and behavior. They will offer practical solutions to promote professional collaboration among the various health care disciplines utilized in the care of a person with autism, and also discuss how to actively involve families in the collaboration process.
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