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Residence Hall Information

Residency Requirement

An undergraduate traditional woman student is expected to live in a College residence hall if she is registered for twelve or more hours of academic credit unless she is officially designated as a commuter student. The student must contact the Director of Community Standards and Residence Life immediately if the student drops below the twelve-credit minimum. Failure to maintain full-time status may result in loss of housing. Official designation of commuter status is made by the Director of Community Standards and Residence Life. A student will be eligible for consideration as a commuter student if she lives within a 60-mile radius of the College and is currently residing with her parent(s), legal guardian or spouse. A student who has completed six semesters of college work elsewhere as a full-time student in good standing or has achieved senior student status will be eligible for consideration as a commuter student. A student is also eligible for commuter status if she is designated as "independent" for financial aid purposes.

Housing is provided to traditional undergraduate students. Limited housing is available for graduate and adult undergraduate women. Changing status from resident to commuter or commuter to resident can affect a student’s financial aid package. Students who are considering moving off campus must discuss this plan with the Director of Community Standards and Residence Life and the Student Financial Services Office prior to making that decision. The change of residence form can be obtained from the Director of Community Standards and Residence Life and must be completed prior to the residence change. Final approval of change in housing status is made by the Director of Community Standards and Residence Life. Students who change their status to off-campus or commuter student after completing the housing agreement are subject to a $200 broken contract fee. To contact the Office of Residence Life, call 610-606-4603 or email

Meal Plan

Campus residency requires that all resident students have meal plans. All first year students and new transfer students must purchase the unlimited meal plan. After the first year, students have the option of choosing the unlimited meal plan or the 150 block meal plan. Both plans provide students with $50 Dining Dollars per semester that can be used for guest meals or to purchase additional food items.

The unlimited meal plan is available to all students and provides students with the most flexibility and great value. The unlimited meal plan provides unlimited access to the all-you-care-to-eat dining option when dining services is open.

The 150 block meal plan offers students flexibility in how many meals they choose to eat each week. Students begin each semester with 150 meals and can use them during any meal periods they wish to. More than one meal can be used in a meal period with this option, so students can use this meal plan to pay for guests that accompany them to meals. During the last two weeks of the semester, only four meals can be used in any one meal period.

Dining Services is closed for the winter break between semesters. During all other breaks there is limited food service available, but it is not included in any of the meal plans.

Commuter meal plans are available for students who are not residing on campus in the residence halls. Plans are found on MyCedarCrest and must be purchased prior to the end of the first week of classes.


Students with dietary needs that are required for safety and/or medical reasons should submit a request through Academic Services by contacting the Assistant Director of Learning and Disability Services (Student Success Center, Cressman Library). The Assistant Director of Learning and Disability Services works directly with the Director of Dining Services to address the student’s needs.


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