The Manchester University Department of Residential Life is committed to fostering a safe, comfortable living/learning environment which supports academic as well as social and community development. The department also supports growth and development through campus and hall involvement, celebrating diversity, and providing the opportunity for responsible decision making.
-- Revised August '97


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Residential Life

Message from the Director

Greetings from Manchester University and the Office of Residential Life. This page has been designed to provide you with some basic information regarding our residence halls, activities, and job opportunities. I hope that this page will answer some of your questions about the halls and living on campus.

Manchester University was established as a residential college. We emphasize and value the total educational experience gained from living in the halls. Students spend over five times as much time in the residence halls as they do in the classroom. We believe that their experiences in the residence halls are a very important part of their college career. We encourage all students to get involved in campus life, to balance class work with activities, clubs and organizations. College is like anything else in life; the more you put into it the more you get out of it. Our most successful and satisfied students are those that have engaged in a well rounded college experience.

For more information about our residential life program, contact:

Residential Life

Allen Machielson

Director of Residential Life



RA Hiring has started! 
Check out our RA Selection page to find out more!


Check out our New Student Information page to answer any FAQs you may have about your residence hall room (size, furniture, etc) or what to bring to college.

Our Current Student Information page includes a FAQ for current students, which includes questions most commonly asked about residential life on the Manchester University Campus.

If you have any questions to add to our list, please email
Schwalm Hall Director, Jessica Hickerson.


East Hall

Garver Hall

Helman Hall

Oakwood Hall

Schwalm Hall

East Street Apartments

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