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.

SEEDS: We Grow On-Campus


The mission of the Office of Residence Life at Misericordia University is committed to nurturing a community-centered living learning experience which complements and extends the core values of the founding Sisters of Mercy.

Residence Life accomplishes this by:

  • Fostering a welcoming environment that emphasizes equity for all students, individual responsibility, mutual respect and integrity.
  • Developing creative and purposeful programs that are conducive to academic success, community engagement, and leadership development.
  • Empowering students to strive for ongoing personal development through the strengthening of critical thinking and communication skills, ethical decision making and civic awareness.
  • Creating a network within the on-campus community in order to connect students to various resources.
  • Training and providing the university with a well trained staff of professional and para-professional individuals.
  • Partnering with Campus Safety, Facilities and Custodial Services to maintain a safe, clean, attractive and secure living environment.

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


Twitter: @ResLifeMU

Instagram: @ResidenceLifeMU

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

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

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Misericordia University hosted an interactive virtual faculty panel on Thursday April 30 to discuss COVID-19 and the wide-ranging impact this virus is having on our society.
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