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Freshmen: Housing and Meal Plan Contract, Roommate Questionnaire

For incoming freshmen (not transfer students)

All freshmen who plan to live on campus must completely fill out the Housing and Meal Plan Contract and Roommate Questionnaire.

  • Freshmen live in Thayer or Lawrence Halls.
  • For health and well-being, freshmen living on campus are required to participate in a meal plan.  
  • The Roommate Questionnaire provides information to help place you with your new roommate.

To Get Started

Be sure to review the Housing and Food Service Terms and Conditions.

FAQs about housing

Is the room deposit separate/different from the tuition deposit?
Is housing guaranteed?
Can I select the residence hall where I wish to live?
Can I request a single room?

About the residence halls

  • 2014-2015 costs per semester:

    • Single Room - $3,590 per semester
    • Double Room - $2,430 per semester
    • Triple Room - $2,200 per semester
  • Lawrence Hall is NOT air conditioned.  Thayer Hall IS air conditioned.  If you require an air conditioner for medical reasons, you will be placed in Thayer Hall, which is air conditioned. You must provide proof of your condition.

  • If requesting a single room, proof of a medical condition must be submitted under separate cover.  If the proper paperwork is not submitted, your contract will not be processed.  No late paperwork will be accepted.  Medical condition documentation must be submitted to:

    Point Park University
    Health Services
    201 Wood Street
    Pittsburgh, PA 15222

  • If you require accommodations per the Americans with Disabilities Act, please submit the appropriate documentation to:

    Patricia Boykin
    Point Park University
    Program For Academic Success
    201 Wood Street
    Pittsburgh, PA 15222

  • Point Park University and its facilities are smoke-free.

About meal plans

New, incoming resident students are required to select purchase a meal plan.
  • 2014-2015 costs per semester for 14 meal and 10 meal per week plans:

    • 14 meal per week plan with $200 Flex dollars:  $2,730 per semester
    • 10 meal per week plan with $275 Flex dollars:  $2,550 per semester
    • Flex dollar amounts are subject to change

How the meal plans work

  • Enjoy all-you-care-to-eat dining for breakfast, lunch and dinner in the Lawrence Hall Dining Room.
  • Receive a set number of meals per week. Each time you eat in the Lawrence Hall Dining Room, one meal is subtracted from your weekly meal allowance.
  • Use a meal exchange in the Point Café during breakfast, dinner or late night (cannot be used for lunch).
  • Flex dollars work like a bank debit card: each time you make a food purchase, the total is subtracted from the balance in your account.
    - Purchase $300 or more additional Flex dollars and receive a 5% bonus.
    - Flex dollars supplement weekly meal allowance and can be used in all of our food service locations:
              Lawrence Hall Dining Room
              Point Café
              Starbucks Kiosk
              Premieres at the Pittsburgh Playhouse

Find out more about Dining on campus and Meal Plans, or visit Campus Dish for hours of operation, menus and more. 

Is the room deposit separate/different from the tuition deposit?

Yes. The room deposit is separate and additional from the tuition deposit.

  • A $400 residence hall room deposit is required.  Click here to pay your housing deposit online.
    • $250 is applied as your room deposit.
    • $150 is applied as a damage deposit and is refundable upon termination of the contract provided the room has not sustained any damage.
    • The residence hall room deposit is non-refundable after May 1.

Is housing guaranteed?

Housing is guaranteed for incoming freshman until July 15.

Can I select the residence hall where I wish to live?

No.  New, incoming freshmen are automatically placed in Lawrence Hall or Thayer Hall.  Learn more about Lawrence and Thayer Halls.

Can I request a single room?

Single rooms are reserved for upperclassmen or students with a medical condition.  If you have a medical condition that requires you to be placed in a single room, you will be required to provide proof of your condition.

For Freshmen: Lawrence and Thayer Halls
Housing and Meal Plan Contract
and Roommate Questionnaire

First Name:
Last Name:
Gender: Male Female
Date of Birth (mm/dd/yyyy):
Point Park ID No:
Cell Phone Number (xxx-xxx-xxxx):
Home Phone Number (xxx-xxx-xxxx):
 E-mail Address:
Permanent Home Address:
Zip Code:
County (e.g., Allegheny County):
Name of Parent or Legal Guardian:
Relationship to Student:

Parent or Legal Guardian Phone Number

Residence Hall Selection

Room Selection: 

Single Room - $3,590 per semester
Double Room - $2,430 per semester
Triple Room - $2,200 per semester

Click here to pay housing deposit

I require air conditioning and/or a single room for medical reasons: Yes No

Select Your Meal Plan

Meal Plan Selection:  

14+$200 Flex Dollars - $2,730 Per Semester
10+$275 Flex Dollars - $2,550 Per Semester

Roommate Questionnaire

Student's Age:

Entry Status:


Intended Major:

If possible, I prefer a roommate with
the same major as me: 

No Preference

Maintaining a "neat" room is:

Not important
Somewhat important
Very important

What time do you prefer to go to sleep?

Early Evening (8 to 10 p.m.)
Late Evening (10 p.m. to 12 a.m.)
Early Morning (12 to 2 a.m.)

Are there any incoming students that you
would like to request as a roommate?

If yes, provide name(s):

Yes No

I am a shy/quiet person:

Yes No

I am an outgoing person:

Yes No

Living and Learning Communities (LLC) Programs.
To be completed by incoming freshmen residents only.

The Living and Learning Community (LLC) Programming, as a part of the Office of Campus Life, is designed to assist in the process of establishing Living and Learning Communities within the residence halls of Point Park University. The goal of the Office of Campus Life and the Living and Learning Community Programming is to provide all students with citizenship and conflict resolution skills, the practice of civil interaction, clarity of communication, and self awareness.
First Choice:

Second Choice:

Third Choice:


i have read, understand and agree to abide by the provisions of this contract as explained in the Housing and Food Service Terms and Conditions  Yes
The student submitting this contract electronically shall be held responsible to all of the terms and conditions of the contract and all university policies.  Yes

Print a Copy for Your Records

A copy of this contract and questionnaire for your records before submitting the form.  Select File from the menu, choose Print Preview, and then click on the Print icon