residence and commuter life

with a variety of housing styles, warm and welcoming commuter spaces, supportive and accessible staff, and options that support your success, arcadia university strives to become your home away from home. residence and commuter life seeks to provide a safe, clean, inclusive environment for all students.  

find out about living environments, community living, and distinctive first-year options. 

campus housing

answers to all of your questions about housing, amenities and what to bring.

new to arcadia?

where to hang out, study quietly, fix a quick meal, and store your belongings.

commuter life

living on campus

“i personally find that living in the castle is better all around ... and knowing that you are your own family within the arcadia community is pretty awesome.”

- dylan matukaitis, graphic design major

find your place at arcadia

Students socializing on Haber Green

as a residential student, you can expect:

  • supportive and accessible staff: every residence hall is staffed with paraprofessional and professional staff members who create opportunities for fun, exciting activities, respond to concerns, and support an environment conducive to academic success.
  • a safe, clean environment: from the castle and traditional-style housing, to knight hall suites and fully-furnished apartments, arcadia housing provides living environments that support students as they become more independent.

as a commuter student, you can expect:

  • an inviting commuter lounge to mingle, rest, eat, and study.
  • a dedicated professional staff member and a team of peer leaders who create engaging opportunities to meet others, learn, and have fun.
  • a wide variety of common spaces throughout campus so you can stretch out between classes. 


our mission

we are dedicated staff that works to create a safe, clean, inclusive environment that contributes to the academic success and personal development of a diverse student body. we accomplish this through a strong network of student and professional staff members who maximize learning moments and advocate for the specific needs of residential and commuter students.

connect . support . educate . empower . engage

Contact Residence & commuter life

our location

university commons, 202
student affairs suite
215-881-8755 (fax)

hours: monday - friday, 9 a.m. - 5 p.m.

mailing address

arcadia university
Residence & Commuter Life Office
450 s. easton road
glenside, pa 19038

meet our staff

staff directory