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Residential Life


Information for Incoming Students regarding housing for Fall 2020!

Welcome New Students! The Office of Residential Life (ORL) is excited to have you on campus this fall. The University is currently working hard behind the scenes to finalize Fall 2020 housing plans. The ORL team is committed to ensuring that you have a great residential experience! Our highest priority is making sure that students are provided safe, secure, and well-maintained residential environments that promote personal/educational success. .

Once the University has finalized housing plans, ORL staff will reach out to you via your university email about the opening of the Housing Portal for Incoming Students. ORL hopes that you are staying safe and our staff looks forward to seeing you soon.


The Office of Residential Life provides a living, learning environment that promotes an academic and personal experience for our residents.

The First-Year residence halls are nestled on the Ravenhill campus. Fortess, Mott, Partridge and Ronson are safe, attractive, and comfortable facilities that contribute to students' academic success as they transition into new and exciting journey. For sophomore year and beyond, housing options include, Scholler Hall, a traditional residence hall, and well as Independence Plaza and Townhouses, which are apartment style living.

Living on campus is an integral part of the Jefferson experience. Recognizing that students spend a majority of their time outside of the classroom setting, the Office of Residential Life strives to create a group-living environment in which each student is afforded an opportunity to develop as an individual in an atmosphere that encourages emotional and intellectual growth. To help foster a living/learning environment, the University houses within each living area a professional staff member Resident Directors (RD's) and student (undergraduate and graduate) Resident Assistants (RA's) to provide leadership and guidance for its residents.

The East Falls Campus is conveniently located within a short train or bus ride away from the heart of Philadelphia as well as many restaurants, stores, transportation centers and other city landmarks. We look forward to having you on-campus!

Office of Residential Life

ph: 215.951.2741
fax: 215.951.2644
tju_ef_reslife@jefferson.edu