Residence Life, Housing, and Dining Services

Living on campus provides a community environment which offers far more than just having a place to study and sleep. The Office of Residence Life, Housing, and Dining Services manages all aspects of the university's on-campus housing, on-campus living, and on-campus dining.

Residence Life oversees the experience of living on campus. We empower our students in their personal and scholastic growth, while providing a safe, welcoming, and inclusive environment. Housing oversees all room assignments and manages the facilities operations of all university student residences. Dining Services oversees meal plans and works with the dining services vendor Aramark. Find more information about Dining Services, meal plans, and facility hours on the Dining Services webpage.

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  • Mission, Vision and Values

    Mission Statement
    Housing and Dining Services and the Residence Life Office provides engaging and inclusive residential and dining communities.

    Core Values

    • Academic Enrichment
    • Accountability
    • Community Engagement
    • Inclusion
    • Empowerment
    • Integrity

    Vision Statement
    To be the premier choice, that inspires university pride, personal growth and future success.

  • The Live-On Experience
    Why live on campus?

    Research over the past 40 years indicates that college students who live on campus are more likely to:

    • Achieve greater academic success
    • Persist to graduation at a higher rate
    • Be more satisfied with their overall college experience
    • Have stronger connections to peers
    • Be more involved in campus activities and educational programs
    • Take full advantage of campus resources
    • Take more credits per semester

    What does KU's Residence Life Office and Housing & Dining Services offer?

    Total Value

    • KU continues to maintain its residence hall rates. Living on campus at KU means quality surroundings and great opportunities to get involved and make friends - all at a reasonable price.
    • By living on campus, you'll avoid extra utility bills, rent security deposits, expensive trips to the grocery store, and chasing down roommates for their part of the rent.


    • Simple, all-inclusive payments once a semester
    • INCLUDES: ResNet high-speed wired and wireless internet, utilities, room furnishings, etc.
    • Residence Hall community bathrooms and all housing common areas are cleaned every weekday by professional custodial staff
    • Fully-equipped computer labs
    • Dining centers in close proximity all over campus
    • All halls have lobbies and lounges perfect for social gatherings and studying, which may also include gaming tables and/or vending machines
    • Short walk to all buildings on campus


    • Housing facilities are locked 24/7
    • 24/7 front desk operations
    • Public Safety and Police Services are just a call away
    • Housing and Residence Life staff members are always nearby (Community Assistant and Residence Life Professional on call each night)
    • Free residence hall programs that help residents learn how to ensure their own personal safety and success

    Additional services:

    • Outgoing mail drop-off on campus
    • Flower and package drop-off and notification
    • Assistance is available from our residence hall front desks in the event you are unable to access the building or your room
    • Check out front desk items such as board games and equipment
    • The Clean Cash App can provide convenient service for washer and dryer usage
    • Bear Bucks can be used in most vending machines 
    • ATMs are available on-campus
  • Campus Resources

    Kutztown University's New Student Orientation Programs: Visit the New Student Orientation page for more information. 

    Residence Hall Living: Visit the Facilities & Amenities page, where you will find information about your residence hall room, the facilities, amenities, and about residence hall living.

    Living Learning Communities & Special Interest Groups: Visit the "Special Interest Communities" page, where you will find more information about Kutztown's specialty housing options.

    Employment Opportunities: The Residence Life, Housing, and Dining Services openings can be found under the Employment Opportunities page.

    Student Maintenance Requests: Do you need to submit a work order for something to be repaired or replaced in your room? Please enter a work order.

    Dining Services

    Mail Services


    Class Absence Protocol