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 Dr. Midori Yamanouchi Lecture Series and the Departments of Biology, and History and Government at Misericordia University are bringing polar explorer, environmental scientist, author and adventurer Tim Jarvis AM to campus in March to headline a weeklong series of presentations and lectures that focus on climate change and global exploration. The public is invited to attend the free series of events.
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