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Residence Life

Living on campus is more than just a place for you to stay; it is an opportunity to join a vibrant community–a place where you belong.

Being a member of the Shepherd University community means more than just going to classes. It also means getting involved and making a difference, both for you and for others. Studies have shown that students who live on campus graduate at higher rates, with higher grades, are more involved, and report enjoying their college experiences more.  There’s a place for you on campus: introverts and extroverts; from small towns and large cities; professional studies majors, liberal arts majors, or those who are still deciding.

Having almost 100 professional, graduate, and undergraduate staff members, we are here to support you and your journey through learning towards graduation.

Mission Statement of Residence Life

Residence Life fosters a safe and comfortable living-learning community that furthers the mission of Shepherd University. We advocate for and adapt to the changing needs of students through the continuous enhancement of facilities, programs, and services. We empower students to develop as citizens through the exploration of individual freedoms, autonomy, and accountability to themselves and the community.

Room and Board Requirements

Living on campus at Shepherd University is considered an integral part of the educational program. As stated in the Student Code of Conduct in the Student Handbook, all full-time students are required to live on campus and to participate in the University’s meal plan during the fall and spring semesters, with only limited exceptions made to this policy.

Learn More

To learn more about the opportunities and responsibilities of living on campus, please visit us online at  We also administer the meal plan selection for commuting students.  You can reach us by emailing, by phone at (304) 876-5172, or by visiting our office on the ground floor of Miller Hall, located beside the baseball field.