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Housing at Mansfield

Your next adventure starts here.

Mansfield students walking on path outside of residence hall.

What better way to get connected to your Mansfield community than to live right here on campus. Living in the residence halls helps you to meet people and has a significant impact on your academic success and personal growth. We provide experiences to help you connect your in- and out-of-classroom learning so you can truly take advantage of all that Mansfield has to offer!

The mission of the Office of Housing and Residence Life is to provide living environments that enhance student learning and development in support of the University’s mission. This includes the following goals.

  • Create and cultivate communities that build social connections and foster a sense of belonging.
  • Provide a variety of residential facilities that are safe, clean, and well-maintained.
  • Promote responsible decision-making and respect for the rights of all individuals.
  • Foster engagement and learning through community-building activities and collaborative campus opportunities.
  • Encourage students to be involved and invested in their residential, campus, and local communities.
  • Support the academic and future success of all students.

Our Facilities

Suite-Style Residence Halls

Suite-Style Residence Halls
  • Our suite-style residence halls thoughtful building design incorporates a living-learning opportunity, promoting student academic success. Individual floors provide group project rooms and study lounges, space utilized by academic tutors, counselors, and study sessions for individual or team projects. Ground floor access to both buildings' multipurpose rooms affords abundant opportunity for lectures, performances, exhibits, or social functions.
Gender-Inclusive Housing
  • Gender-inclusive housing is available to returning resident students opting to live in Spruce or Sycamore. First-year and transfer students will be able to indicate interest by sending an email to
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Roommates pet a dog outside their residence hall at Commonwealth University-Mansfield, formerly Mansfield University.

Welcome Home, Mountaineers!

We're excited to have you join our vibrant campus community. To ensure a smooth move-in experience and help you settle into your new on-campus home, we've compiled these informational items.

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MyHousing Self-Service

MyHousing Self-Service is your online portal for managing your housing and dining at Commonwealth University - Mansfield.

Commonwealth University - Mansfield

On-Campus Housing

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Rates & Fees

Fall 2024 - Spring 2025

Room TypeCost Per Semester
Unit B
— 2-person shared
$3,620 per semester
Unit B
— Single
$5,484 per semester
Unit B
— Police Academy Cadet
— 8/14/2024 - 11/15/2024
Unit C
— 2-person private
$4,798 per semester
Unit D
— 4-person shared
$4,629 per semester
Unit D
— 2-person shared
$6,252 per semester
Unit E
— 4-person private
$4,957 per semester
Unit F
— 2-person private
— Spruce Hall only
$5,401 per semester
Robert Packer Campus
— Double Room
— Robert Packer Hospital
$3,585 per semester

Students who wish to cancel this agreement for reasons other than withdrawal from CU - Mansfield must submit a housing release request. The student is not released until the student receives an approval response from the Mansfield Office of Housing & Residence Life. Upon review of the request, CU - Mansfield may permit residents to be released from on-campus housing and/or meal plan. A financial penalty may be imposed. Please review and understand the following cancellation penalties completely before agreeing to the terms of this agreement.

  • Cancellation penalties for Fall semester (after agreement has been signed):
    • Cancellation request made on or before April 30, will be assessed a $300 cancellation penalty.
    • Cancellation request made on or after May 1, but before July 1, will be assessed a $500 cancellation penalty.
    • Cancellation request made on or after July 1, but before the first day of classes of the fall semester, will be assessed a $1,000 cancellation penalty. 
    • Cancellation request made after the first day of classes, the student will be responsible for the Housing and Food Service fees for the entire agreement year.

Forms & Policies

The forms and policies below will assist you with on-campus housing and provide important information related to our policies. Additional information can be found in the Guide to Campus Living and in the university's policies, procedures, standards and guidelines.

Safety & Services

University Police

The University Police Department employs commissioned armed police officers to enforce Pennsylvania crime and vehicle codes, university policies and campus parking.

For information on parking, student vehicle registration and our shuttle bus service as well as directions and campus maps visit the link below.

Internet Access

The Mansfield Campus Technologies Division (CT) provides a free service to resident students with the following computer problems: connecting to the Mansfield Internet Service (‘Mounties Mobile’), configuring wireless settings, general computer maintenance, Virus, Spyware, Malware and Trojan removal, cleaning of computer hardware, etc. For assistance, students can contact the HELPDesk. Normal hours of operation are 8:00 AM to 4:15 PM, Monday thru Friday. The HELPDesk is closed on University holidays and during campus shutdowns. The HELPDesk can be reached at 570-662-4357 or via email at A helpdesk ticket may also be entered online at

Mansfield University has partnered with Apogee to provide campus residential internet service and support to your residence. To make sure you’re connected with Wi-Fi, follow the steps below.

Get started with your laptop, phone or tablet
  1. For iOS14+ and Android 10+ devices - turn off your private address or MAC randomization feature on your device before connecting.
  2. From your available networks, connect to the network called “MyResNet-StartHere”
  3. Next, open a browser to be redirected to the portal
  4. Sign up for a new account using your school credentials (username & password)
  5. Follow the instructions in the portal to add devices and create your personal passkey
  6. Reconnect your devices to the preferred “MyResNet-5G” or “MyResNet-2G” using your new personal wireless passkey, be sure to check the remember my password option
  7. From your available networks, forget the network called “MyResNet-StartHere” as it is no longer needed and will not allow you to browse
Difference between 5g and 2G
  • Always Connect to Student-5G for faster, uninterrupted wireless connectivity.
  • Only devices that cannot see the Student-5G network should connect to Student-2G.
  • To ensure a constant connection to Student-5G, you need to eliminate the option for your device to connect to the 2G network. Improve your experience now and go to your devices wireless settings and forget Student-2G network.
Need some help?

If you need any help registering or connecting your devices, a support representative is available 24 hours a day to assist you.

Call support at 833-499-1171

Chat live, email, additional resources at can be found at

Technology Support

Commonwealth University Information Technology provides resources and assistance to help students with any tech issues they encounter, from setting up their campus accounts to troubleshooting software problems.

When receiving mail/packages on campus, please follow the proper address format as follows (capital letters preferably:


*Red, italic words and numbers are example text only. Make sure you replace this information with your own.

Important: Please use your mailbox number, not your room number.

  • Building Street Addresses:
    • Sycamore - 50 MORRIS DR.
    • Oak - 64 MORRIS DR.
    • Hickory - 66 MORRIS DR.
    • Spruce - 125 CLINTON ST.
  • All packages can be picked up from Alumni Hall, Room 134.
  • Students will be notified via email from mailservices@mansfield.ed to retrieve a package from mail services. Packages will not be available for retrieval until an email notification is sent.
  • Packages not picked up within 14 days of receiving an email notification will be returned to sender.
  • Mountie Money is accepted as payment to mail out packages and letters.

University Mail Services

Each residence hall has multiple laundry areas consisting of washers and dryers. Neither cash nor coins are needed to operate the machines as the laundry costs are included with housing. However, students must furnish their own laundry supplies (detergent, fabric softener, etc.). For the protection of your personal belongings, do not leave your items unattended. If you have items stolen from the laundry area, it will need to be reported with specific descriptions of the items to the Mansfield University Police Department at 570-662-4900.

If you find a broken machine, please place an "Out of Order" sign on the machine and report the problem either to your Resident Assistant, the front desk of your residence hall, or by submitting a service request. To submit a service request, please go to the LaundryLinx website and:

  • Enter your password (mountaineer) and click submit.
  • From the drop-down menu, choose the laundry room where the problem has occurred.
  • Select the type of equipment and the problem you have encountered.
  • Enter your name, phone number (optional), and email address.
  • If necessary, enter any comments to elaborate on the problem.
  • Once you have completed the service request form click submit at the bottom of the page.

The person who submits the request will receive an email confirmation that the request was received. They will also receive an email after the service technician has addressed the problem.

Vendor Services

Student Employment

The overall goal of a Resident Assistant is to serve as a peer educator and helper while facilitating the personal and academic growth and development of residential students. RAs are hired on the basis of leadership experiences, interpersonal skills, interest in working with students to develop a positive floor/hall community, and willingness to be actively involved in their own personal growth and development.

The Fall 2024 Resident Assistant hiring process has concluded. The Spring 2025 Resident Assistant hiring process will be available in January 2025.

Housing Highlights

Mansfield Housing by the numbers

Best College Dorms in Pennsylvania
2024 Niche College Rankings
Suite-style residence hall buildings
On-campus residents

Campus Housing Contacts

CommonwealthU University Employee

Michael Heck

  • Director of Housing and Residence Life - Lock Haven & Mansfield Campuses
  • Lock Haven


The university will make room assignments in accordance with the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990, as amended, and the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, the university will make every reasonable effort to provide equality of opportunity and freedom from discrimination for all members of the university community and visitors to the university. Consistent with the commitment to maintaining an environment of dignity and respect, also house students that are free from all forms of harassment and discrimination, whether because of race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, age, national origin, ancestry, disability, veteran status, content observed on social media or any other characteristic protected by law. Students can be assured that accommodations will be provided in a non-discriminatory manner, be comparable, convenient, and accessible, and will be at or less than the cost assigned to other students. Students who receive housing accommodations as the result of a disability will not be subject to additional fees that may be associated with such amenities when they are provided to students who are not disabled.