Housing Options

Independence. Convenience. Comfort. That's what living at Cal U is all about.

Forget about traditional "dorms." At California University of Pennsylvania, students enjoy spacious rooms in buildings designed with their needs and lifestyle in mind. 

If you are a first-time freshman whose permanent address is too far from California to commute, you will live in University housing for your first four semesters at Cal U. It's an ideal way to make new friends and immerse yourself in college life.

Upperclassmen also enjoy the convenience of living in our main campus residence halls, so they can walk to classes, the fitness center, library or campus events. The garden-style apartments at Vulcan Village are a popular option, too.

View Residence Hall opening and closing times for 2018-2019

Residence Halls

All six of Cal U's residence halls have been built in recent years. Along with comfortable rooms, each residence hall has common areas for socializing, including lounges with large-screen TVs and media players.

Residence halls also have full kitchen areas with comfortable seating, plus rec rooms with pool, ping-pong and/or foosball tables.

Cal U residence halls offer:

  • Spacious, individually climate-controlled rooms.
  • Private bathrooms, most shared with only one other person, and never more than three.
  • More privacy than typical "dorm" rooms.
  • Air conditioning.
  • Free HD cable.
  • On-site computer labs and high-speed, wireless Internet.
  • Full laundry facilities.
  • Live-in student and professional staff, on call 24 hours a day.
  • Controlled entry to building and rooms; front desk staffed 24/7.
  • Student leadership opportunities and hall programs.

View instructions on how to apply for University Housing.

Vulcan Village

Vulcan Village club house.

Vulcan Village is Cal U's garden-style apartment complex, located a short distance from the main campus and easily accessible via our free shuttle service. The 10 three-story buildings on Cal U's upper campus offer unsurpassed comfort in an independent setting. 

Each fully furnished Vulcan Village apartment is equipped with a full-size stove, microwave, refrigerator, dishwasher, garbage disposal, washer and dryer. 

In contrast with "off-campus" apartments, at Vulcan Village all utilities - water, electricity, garbage removal, recycling, Internet and basic cable TV - are covered under your University Housing contract.

Other Vulcan Village features:

  • Free parking.
  • Outdoor basketball and sand volleyball courts.
  • Outdoor saltwater swimming pool.
  • Fitness center with 24/7 access.
  • Clubhouse with billiards and foosball tables with 24/7 access.
  • Computer lab with printing capabilities.
  • An on-site eatery, Flatz Express, open during the school year.
  • Property-wide wireless Internet.
  • Live-in student community assistant (CA) staff.
  • Live-in assistant director and after-hours staff response.
  • On-site maintenance, with an online maintenance work-order system.
  • Educational and social activities.

View the Vulcan Village website. 

Contact Us

The University Housing Office is located in Residence Hall B, on Hickory Street. Email us at housing@calu.edu or call 724-938-4444.

Jackie Thorn
Director of University Housing
thorn_j@calu.edu

Richard Dulaney
Director, Residential Facilities and Summer Camp Programs
dulaney@calu.edu

Billy Byrd
Resident director, Guesman Hall and Hall B
724-938-4235
byrd@calu.edu

Leslie Loase
Resident director, Johnson Hall and Hall E
724-938-5763
loase@calu.edu

Shawn McCoy
Resident director, Smith Hall
724-938-4271
mccoy@calu.edu

Doris Wadsworth
Staff Member
wadsworth@calu.edu

Undergraduate Housing and Meal Plan Costs

2017-2018

Housing Expenses and Room Descriptions

 

Want to enjoy campus life at its best?

Choose from residential housing options on the main and upper campuses, as well as a variety of meal plans to suit your needs.

2017-2018 Room and Board Fees (Rates Are Subject To Change)

The structure of fees and charges is subject to change without prior notice and such changes shall take precedence over existing charges set forth in this contract.

Room Rates
Single
1 Bath
2 Single Bedrooms
1 Bath
4 Single Bedrooms
2 Bath
2 Single Bedrooms
2 Bath
2 Person Room
1 Bath
Most Common Unit
2 Single Bedrooms
1 Shared bath
1 Bedroom
1 Bath
2 Bedroom
1 Bath
4 Bedroom
2 Bath
2 Bedroom
2 Bath
1 Bedroom
1 Bath
2 Bedroom
1 Bath
1 Person 2 Person 4 Person 2 Person 2 Person 2 Person
$4,448.00 $4,117.00 $3,840.00 $4,250 $3,296.00 $3,750.00
View Description View Description View Description View Description View Description  
Board Rates            
19 Meals
$1,876.00
$6,324.00 $5,993.00 $5,716.00 $6,126.00 $5,172.00 $5,626.00
14 Meals
$1,797.00
$6,245.00 $5,914.00 $5,637.00 $6,047.00 $5,093.00 $5,547.00
10 Meals $1,711.00 $6,159.00 $5,828.00 $5,551.00 $5,961.00 $5,007.00 $5,461.00
125 Block
$1,365.00
$5,813.00 $5,482.00 $5,205.00 $5,615.00 $4,661.00 $5,115.00
Vulcan Village

 

       
         
Room Rates
Four Bedroom
Four Bathroom
Four Bedroom
Two Bathroom
Two Bedroom
Two Bathroom
Super Two
4 Private Bedrooms
4 Private Bathrooms
4 Private Bedrooms
2 Shared Bathrooms
2 Private Bathrooms
2 Private Bathrooms
2 Private Bedrooms
2 Private Bathrooms
2 Private Studies
4 Person 4 Person 2 Person 2 Person
$3,495.00 $3,375.00 $3,995.00 $4,075.00
Board Rates
(Subject to Change)
NOT REQUIRED
19 Meals$1,876.00 $5,371.00 $5,251.00 $5,871.00 $5,951.00
14 Meals$1,797.00 $5,292.00 $5,572.00 $5,782.00 $5,872.00
10 Meals$1,711.00 $5,206.00 $5,486.00 $5,706.00 $5,786.00
125 Block$1,365.00 $4,860.00 $5,140.00 $5,360.00 $5,440.00
  1,207 sq. ft. 1,123 sq. ft. 789 sq. ft. 1,123 sq. ft.
  Fully Furnished Washer & Dryer Tub/Shower Private Bedroom
  Full Kitchen 24 HR Fitness Center Internet/Wifi Individual Deadbolts
  Swimming Pool Central AC & Heat HD Cable Full Kitchen

Graduate Housing and Meal Plan Costs

2017-2018

Housing Expenses and Room Descriptions

 

Want to enjoy campus life at its best?

Choose from residential housing options on the main and upper campuses, as well as a variety of meal plans to suit your needs.

2017-2018 Room and Board Fees (Rates Are Subject To Change)

The structure of fees and charges is subject to change without prior notice and such changes shall take precedence over existing charges set forth in this contract.

Room Rates
Single
1 Bath
2 Single Bedrooms
1 Bath
4 Single Bedrooms
2 Bath
2 Single Bedrooms
2 Bath
2 Person Room
1 Bath
Most Common Unit
2 Single Bedrooms
1 Shared bath
1 Bedroom
1 Bath
2 Bedroom
1 Bath
4 Bedroom
2 Bath
2 Bedroom
2 Bath
1 Bedroom
1 Bath
2 Bedroom
1 Bath
1 Person 2 Person 4 Person 2 Person 2 Person 2 Person
$4,448.00 $4,117.00 $3,840.00 $4,250 $3,296.00 $3,750.00
View Description View Description View Description View Description View Description  
Board Rates            
19 Meals
$1,876.00
$6,324.00 $5,993.00 $5,716.00 $6,126.00 $5,172.00 $5,626.00
14 Meals
$1,797.00
$6,245.00 $5,914.00 $5,637.00 $6,047.00 $5,093.00 $5,547.00
10 Meals $1,711.00 $6,159.00 $5,828.00 $5,551.00 $5,961.00 $5,007.00 $5,461.00
125 Block
$1,365.00
$5,813.00 $5,482.00 $5,205.00 $5,615.00 $4,661.00 $5,115.00
Vulcan Village

Visit Vulcan Village's website to view floor plans, photos, amenities and more.

Room Rates Four Bedroom
Four Bathroom
Four Bedroom
Two Bathroom
Two Bedroom
Two Bathroom
Super Two
4 Private Bedrooms
4 Private Bathrooms
4 Private Bedrooms
2 Shared Bathrooms
2 Private Bathrooms
2 Private Bathrooms
2 Private Bedrooms
2 Private Bathrooms
2 Private Studies
4 Person 4 Person 2 Person 2 Person
$3,495.00 $3,375.00 $3,995.00 $4,075.00
Board Rates
(Subject to Change)
NOT REQUIRED
19 Meals $1,876.00 $5,371.00 $5,251.00 $5,871.00 $5,951.00
14 Meals $1,797.00 $5,292.00 $5,572.00 $5,782.00 $5,872.00
10 Meals $1,711.00 $5,206.00 $5,486.00 $5,706.00 $5,786.00
125 Block $1,365.00 $4,860.00 $5,140.00 $5,360.00 $5,440.00
  1,207 sq. ft. 1,123 sq. ft. 789 sq. ft. 1,123 sq. ft.
  Fully Furnished Washer & Dryer Tub/Shower Private Bedroom
  Full Kitchen 24 HR Fitness Center Internet/Wifi Individual Deadbolts
  Swimming Pool Central AC & Heat HD Cable Full Kitchen