Undergraduate students are required to live on campus in university residence halls for at least 3 years. Graduate Students are not provided university housing and must live off campus.
University residences (for undergraduates)
Undergraduate students in Year 1, 2 and 3 must live on campus at Widener University.
Widener provides on-campus housing for undergraduates in 11 dormitory-style residence halls, 4 apartment buildings, a suite-complex, and fraternity and sorority houses. Campus housing is a convenient place to live: you will be 15 minutes' walk or less from the Dining Hall, the Wellness Center, and other campus resources.
Residence Hall cost
See the fees page for on-campus accommodation prices. The price includes utilities, such as water and electricity.
Sharples Residence Hall stays open throughout the year, so international students do not need to pay for alternative accommodation during breaks in the academic calendar: Winter, Thanksgiving, Spring, etc.
Off-campus housing (for graduate students)
Graduate students must live off campus. Widener University works with a landlord in the area that offers comfortable and affordable accommodation:
- house or apartment shared between 2 to 6 people
- furnished with beds, bed linens, desks, chairs, couch and table
- within 5-15 minutes from campus in Chester
Private housing cost
See the fees page for graduate student housing cost. The rent is pre-paid each semester as part of your university fees. Rent includes:
- individual/shared bedroom
- shared bathroom and kitchen
- internet access
- utilities (water, sewer, electric, gas)
- satellite TV service
- once a month cleaning service
Dining and meal plans
All students living on campus must participate in an on-campus meal plan. International students are automatically enrolled in the 'Gold Unlimited' meal plan - see details to right.
Refer to the fees page for cost.
A wide selection of food choices are available in the on-campus cafeteria and food court. More about student dining facilities.