Requirements for On-Campus Housing
On-campus housing is provided for full-time undergraduate (12 credits or more). Students under the age of 25 who have not earned an undergraduate degree. Exceptions may be made on an individual basis depending on the circumstance and the availability of space; however, students 25 years or older may not reside on campus. All students living on-campus are required to have a meal plan through the university.
Beginning with the first year class entering in the fall of 2016, all traditional age full-time students choosing to enroll at Misericordia University whose legal residence is 40 miles or further from campus will be required to reside in campus housing for the first two years of enrollment at the University.
Resident students must provide the University with proof of health insurance, meningitis, TB and MMR vaccinations. Failure to provide or maintain this status will result in the loss of housing privileges. On a space-available basis, part-time and graduate students may be provided housing at the discretion of the Director/Assistant Director of Residence Life.
Each residential student must sign the campus housing agreement. This agreement is binding for the entire Fall and Spring semesters and states that the student will remain in residence for the duration of this agreement. Any release from this agreement is permitted only under the conditions of academic withdrawal, dismissal, verified medical reasons, or other extreme extenuating circumstances, and only with the approval of the Director/Assistant Director of Residence Life. Any request for release must be submitted in writing to the Director/Assistant Director of Residence Life and will be evaluated on a case-by-case basis at the University’s sole discretion. A student from the greater Dallas area wishing to leave campus housing and move home with his or her immediate family must petition, in writing, for a release from their campus housing agreement for the spring semester on or before December 1 of the year prior, to the Office of Residence Life. Percentage of refund of room-and-board fees will be determined by the actual date of departure established by officially checking out and returning all keys to the Residence Life Office.
Housing for graduate students is available at the Machell Ave. Residence on a first come, first serve basis until spaces are fully occupied. Space is limited. Students interested in this housing option can complete the graduate housing application which can be found on Misericordia.edu or the Residence Life page on MyMU. Housing at Machell is based on 9 (Sept-May) and 12 month lease options. No meal plans are required for graduate students living at Machell.