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Frequently Asked Questions About the Residence Halls

We have single, double and triple traditional residence hall rooms available to all students. Sophomore students may reside in suite-style residence halls. Students of Junior status and above may reside in apartment-style living. All residence halls have co-ed floors. Co-ed suites and apartments are available at the request of all occupants. Traditional residence hall rooms and bedrooms within suites and apartments are same-gender only.

There is no phone service in the residence halls. Residents must have a cell phone. Every room is equipped with one ethernet port per resident for connection to the University network, as well as free, campus-wide WiFi access. Personal routers are not permitted, as they interfere with our wireless network.

The Point Park Department of Public Safety maintains a continuous service on campus and can be reached 24-hours a day. Student Life staff members are trained to handle emergency situations. Fire alarm systems and smoke detectors exist in all rooms to ensure the safety of residents. Resident Educators are on duty nightly. All residence halls are equipped with security cameras throughout which are monitored by Public Safety at all times.

The University does not insure personal belongings and does not assume liability for theft or damage. Parents' homeowner's insurance policy may be able to provide residents with insurance coverage.

Residents should contact the Office of Student Life (first floor of Pioneer Hall) to request a lock change. After regular business hours, residents should contact the Department of Public Safety. Residents will be charged either $10 or $70 for a lock change, depending on the building in which they reside.

A Pioneer Card gives students the right to enter the building and their respective residence hall floor (if they are a resident), use the Lawrence Hall dining room and check out books from the library. Any student who loses their Pioneer Card must go to the ID Center (located on the eighth floor of Frontier Hall) to obtain a new card. There is a $25 charge for a new Pioneer Card. 

If residents are unhappy with their room assignment and/or roommate, they may request a room change. The residents should contact their Resident Educator for assistance.

All students residing in Thayer or Lawrence Hall must purchase a meal plan. Students living in Conestoga can purchase a limited plan and residents of the Boulevard Apartments can decide whether or not to purchase a meal plan.

Cooking is not permitted in the first-year residence halls. No appliances of any type are permitted in Thayer or Lawrence Halls, with the exception of Keurigs, coffee pots, and electric kettles for boiling water. Conestoga Suites are equipped with a sink, mini fridge, and a microwave. The Boulevard Apartments are equipped with a stove and oven, full refrigerator, and a dishwasher.

A guest is defined as anyone who does not live in the residence halls (this includes commuter students who live off campus).

Yes. Refer to the Student Handbook for our guest policy.

Most mattresses are standard twin bed size. The actual size is 35 x 75 inches. The third and fourth floors of Thayer Hall and Boulevard Apartment numbers that end in 00, 01, 02 and 03 have extra-long twin bed size mattresses.

All window measurements are width x height (in inches).

Boulevard Apartments
Windows vary per apartment and bedroom.

Apartments ending in 00, 03, 04, 07:
Living Room & Bedroom B: 136" x 85"
Bedrooms A & C: 67" x 85"

Apartments ending in 01, 02, 05, 06:
All windows are 48" x 56" 

Conestoga Hall
Windows vary per suite and bedroom.

Suites ending in 00:

Common Space & Bedroom A:  65" x 91"
Bedroom B: 86.5" x 91" 

Suites ending in 01:
Common Space: 42" x 91"
Bedroom A: 90" x 76"
Bedroom B: 92.5" x 91"

Suites ending in 02:

Common Space: 92.5" x 91"  and 42" x 91" 
Bedrooms A & B: 92.5" x 91"  and 44" x 91" 

Suites ending in 03:

Common Space, Bedrooms A & B: 35.5" x 54"

Lawrence Hall 
All windows are 48" x 72"

Thayer Hall
All windows are 41" x 63"

Mini-blinds are provided for all windows.

No. Students are not permitted to paint or make repairs and/or improvements to their rooms that cause permanent changes or damage.

No. Objects with potential to cause bodily harm to residents are not allowed in the residence halls. Such objects include but are not limited to: fireworks, explosives, BB guns, shotguns, stun guns, knives, bows and arrows, various martial arts weapons and box cutters.

The University's alcohol policy is explained in the Student Conduct Standards and Processes.