Housing at PennWest Edinboro

Live on a beautiful lakeside campus, surrounded by people who share your interests – and others who can offer a new perspective.

At PennWest Edinboro, living on campus means being part of a vibrant and thriving community of students who share similar goals and aspirations. From joining a club or organization to attending exciting events, there are countless opportunities to connect with others and make lifelong friendships. The supportive resident advisors are always there to offer guidance and help you navigate any challenges that arise during your college journey. Not only will you have access to a network of peers and resources, but studies have also shown that students who live on campus show greater gains in personal growth and interpersonal self-esteem.

The Edinboro community is a unique and welcoming place, offering endless possibilities for exploration and adventure. Discover local eateries and shops, hike through scenic trails, or find a peaceful lakeside spot to study. And when you're ready for a change of pace, the bustling city of Erie is just a short drive away, with even more opportunities for excitement and entertainment. Living on campus at PennWest Edinboro is more than just a place to stay; it's a chance to experience a supportive and tight-knit community that will enrich your college years and beyond.

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Housing Semester Breaks

of first-year students live in on-campus housing.

Living on campus provides a wealth of benefits that can help you make the most of your college experience, including increased access to campus resources, the opportunity to build meaningful connections with other students and faculty members, and a chance to develop the skills and habits that will help you succeed in all areas of your life.

How to apply for housing

Housing Requirement

All incoming full-time undergraduate students who are first time in college or a transfer student who is transferring less than 48 credits from a previous institution are required to live in university housing for their freshman and sophomore year (or their first four semesters of enrollment ).

If you would like to apply for an exemption to the policy, please go to the Housing Portal through the PennWest Portal and complete an online exemption request.  These will be reviewed within 7 to 10 business days.

Finding Your Place

No matter where you're coming from, PennWest is where you can find your place in the world. Our campus is a place of opportunity, where you can explore new ideas, discover new passions and chart your own path forward. With our dedicated faculty and staff, you'll receive the support and guidance you need to succeed.

PennWest Edinboro Highlands

The Highlands

The Highlands is a premiere residential neighborhood that provides contemporary single- and double-occupancy studios, suites and semi-suites with the most updated amenities and technology. All residences feature study lounges, kitchen facilities and on-site laundry, as well as cable TV, wireless internet and other amenities. They also offer convenient access to classrooms, dining and fitness facilities, transportation and campus activities.

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Campus Resources

PennWest Edinboro is a vibrant community that offers endless possibilities for personal growth, connection and achievement. We believe in providing our students with the resources they need to thrive – from our cutting-edge fitness center and top-notch student health services to the Pogue Student Center, where you can unwind and socialize with fellow students. And with our prime location in the heart of Edinboro, you'll never run out of exciting things to do and see.

But it's not just about the amenities and attractions. We believe that every student has the potential to achieve their dreams, and we're here to help you discover your passions, develop your skills and achieve your goals. Whether you're looking to pursue your studies, make new friends or explore the world around you, there's a place for you here. Join our community and find your place in the world at PennWest Edinboro.

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