Community Living Standards

Living within a community not only affords residents the right to living in a safe, conducive living-learning environment, but each person is also responsible for holding one another accountable. Each community member should report any infractions to his or her Resident Assistant or Residence Director. Students who are aware of policy violations, but do not immediately report them or remove themselves from the situation, may also be held accountable to the policy in violation.

Resident Student Resources

NEW STUDENTS

Move-in Checklist

  • Bring your completed Health History, Physical, and Immunization Record if you have not already submitted it to Student Health Services. This form is required of all residential students.

  • Bring compliance information that you have either received the meningitis vaccination or signed an informed consent waiver, if you have not already submitted this information to Student Health Services. Compliance with this state law is required of all residential students.

  • Pack carefully. In most cases, you are sharing a room with at least one other individual who also needs equal access to the room. If possible, plan to bring just the necessities at first and adjust during the year.

  • One of the first things you will do when you check into your room will be to verify the condition of your room. Before you move your items in, you will be asked to identify any existing conditions in the roomsuch as paint chips, marks on the walls, etc. Please do this carefully as another assessment will be conducted at the end of the year and charges may be applied for any differences in room condition.

  • Plan to attend mandatory Residence Life meetings which will occur over the course of the weekend. Specific times, dates, and locations for each living area will be announced at check-in. Both Marywood University and Housing and Residence Life policies and procedures will be reviewed, and you will receive information on how to obtain your campus mailbox key.

As a reminder, you may submit your Housing and Residence Life paperwork prior to completing your Health History–these items can be submitted separately.

All residential students are required to submit a completed Health History, Physical, and Immunization Record to the Student Health Services Office. This form includes the requirement for proof of Meningococcal Meningitis Vaccination.

In June 2002, a law was signed by the governor, which requires vaccination against meningococcal meningitis for all students living in University housing or in other University-owned housing throughout Pennsylvania. The University must have records indicating that every resident student has been vaccinated (or signed an informed consent waiver form), in order for students to live in University Housing. Students may choose to be exempted from the law, only if the student (or parent/legal guardian, if the student is under eighteen years of age), after having been advised of the risk of the disease and the availability and effectiveness of the vaccine, signs a waiver form stating that s/he reviewed the information and has chosen not to be vaccinated against the disease.

Please use The Student Health Portal for all other needs.

View Student Health Website 

New Student Move-in 

Welcome!  

We were excited to welcome all new students for the 2022-2023 academic year to campus on August 20th, 2022 and we are looking forward to a fantastic year ahead!

Please visit back during summer 2023 for updates about new student move-in for the 2023-2024 academic year.

Campus Safety, Orientation staff, and Housing and Residence Life staff will direct you as you arrive.

  • Students can retrieve their ID cards inside the building and volunteers will start to unload your vehicle.
  • The driver must stay in the vehicle. Once fully unloaded, the driver will be directed to a parking lot.

Residence Hall Street Addresses:

  • Loughran Hall - 1406 University Avenue, Dunmore, PA 18509
  • Regina Hall - 100 Morgan Road, Dunmore, PA 18509
  • Madonna Hall - 1306 University Avenue, Dunmore, PA 18509
  • Woodland Residences - 2500 North Washington Avenue, Scranton, PA 18509

Things to Remember:

In general, lofting or bunking beds will not be permitted. University personnel will not adjust bed heights during check-in or throughout the school year.

Please make sure that you bring a wastebasket and shower curtain with you, as the University does not provide these items. 

We strongly advise reviewing the "What to Bring" and "What NOT to Bring" lists available on the Marywood University Housing & Residence Life website as well as the Resident Manual.

Please visit back during spring 2023 for updates about new student move-in for the summer terms.

View Summer Housing Info

Suggested Items List

Bedroom

  • Extra sheets (jersey knit or twin XL)
  • Mattress pad/cover
  • Egg crate mattress
  • Pillows
  • Alarm clock

Bathroom

  • Cleaning supplies (disinfectant wipes, etc.)
  • Bath towels
  • Hand towels
  • Washcloths
  • Shower caddy
  • Bathroom organizer
  • Hand sanitizer
  • Hand soap pump
  • Tub mat
  • Shower curtain with rings
  • Hair dryer
  • Sunscreen
  • Tissues

Kitchen

  • Plates, cups, etc.
  • Storage Containers/Bags
  • Hot Pot/Coffee Pot (Keurig/auto shut-off coffee maker)
  • Energy-rated refrigerator (3 amps or less)
  • Water filter

Electronics

  • PC/Laptop and charger
  • Printer and paper
  • Category 6 Ethernet Cable
  • Flash Drive
  • Television with cable cord
  • Power Strip (MUST include a surge protector)
  • Phone charger
  • USB cords for printers or other electronics
  • Headphones

School Supplies

  • Desk items
  • Desk l amp (no multi-bulb, himalayan salt lamps permitted)
  • File folder for important documents

Room Decor

  • Painter’s Tape (acceptable to hang items on the wall)
  • Dry-erase board
  • Extra waste basket
  • Throw rug
  • Photos from home

Other Room Items

  • Clothing Items
  • Laundry Bag
  • Laundry Detergent
  • Hangers
  • Small sewing kit
  • Iron
  • Ironing Board
  • Vacuum
  • Gym bag

For the safety of everyone on campus, the following items are not permitted in University housing:

  • Free standing microwave ovens
  • Toasters/toaster ovens
  • Crock pots
  • Rice cookers
  • Hot plates
  • Electric skillets/grills
  • Any item with exposed heating coils
  • Air conditioners
  • Space heaters
  • Wax warmers/melters
  • Extension cords (only those with a surge protector are permitted)
  • Multi-plug adapters
  • Wireless routers
  • Hoverboards, segways, or similar devices
  • Halogen bulbs
  • Multi-bulb lamps
  • Candles
  • Incense
  • Pets other than fish (Tanks must be 10 gallons or less)
  • Nails/Tacks/Wall-damaging adhesives
  • Clings that block entire window
  • Items hung from or attached to the ceiling
  • String lights, including holiday lights (Battery-operated lights are acceptable)
  • Alcohol or alcohol paraphernalia (includes any containers or glasses associated with alcohol)
  • Due to Marywood’s Smoking Policy, smoking, any use of tobacco products, and other smoking related products (including vape devices and e-cigarettes) are prohibited.

Residents in Perpetual Help Hall, may be issued a metal room key (and building key, when applicable). The resident is responsible for returning the key(s) upon check-out.

Residents in Loughran Hall, Madonna Hall, Regina Hall, and the Woodland Residences utilize their student ID cards and a personalized pin number to gain entry into their buildings and rooms. 

Responsibility

Both metal keys and student ID cards which are encoded for building and/or room access are considered to be keys. Keys may not be duplicated or be given to any other person than the resident of the room.

Lost Keys

Once a key is believed to be missing, it must be reported immediately. During normal business hours, M-F, 8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m., key changes can be reported to Housing and Residence Life at 570-348-6236. Outside of these hours, key changes can be reported to Campus Safety at 570-348-6242. Once the key and core changes begin, the appropriate fees will be applied and cannot be rescinded. Room keys will be billed a minimum of $50. In the event of a lost building key, the student will be billed a minimum of $50 per core plus $5 per key. Please note: some buildings have more than one access point that would need new cores. Mailbox key replacements cost a minimum of $35 per key.

Lockouts

A resident who locks him/herself out of the bathroom needs to contact Campus Safety at (570) 348-6242, to be let back in their rooms. Please note, Campus Safety Officers must respond to a number of campus issues. Therefore, the immediacy of their response time cannot be guaranteed.

  1. Visit Submit Maintenance Request Page.
  2. Select the area of campus in which you would like to report a maintenance issue (i.e. Madonna Hall, Loughran Hall, Woodland Residences, etc.) by clicking on the “+” sign to the right of the selected area. 
  3. You will see a dropdown list like the one below. Please log into Tofino using the link and designated CLIENT ID, USERNAME, and PASSWORD for the selected area.
  4. After logging into Tofino, you should see the following screen. This is where you will submit your work request.
  5. Create a “Title” for your work request.
  6. Select the location for the maintenance issue from the dropdown menu.
  7. Select “BUILDING” from the Asset Category dropdown menu.
  8. Select the building from the Asset dropdown menu.
  9. Include a description of the maintenance issue. Please be as specific as possible!
  10. In the "Created By" box on the righthand side, please delete what is already in the box and add your name.
  11. In the "Email" box on the righthand side, please delete what is already in the box and add your Marywood University email address.
  12. When completed, your work order should look like the image below.
  13. When you have completed filling out the work order form, please click “Save and New”, the blue button on the bottom righthand side of the page.
  14. You should receive a confirmation email via your Marywood email address shortly after your work order has been submitted.

If you have any questions or concerns regarding the Maintenance Work Order form, please contact the Help Desk at helpdesk@marywood.edu

Failure to observe these and all other regulations described in the University Calendar/Student Handbook, the Resident Handbook, the Housing and Dining Agreement, or other documentation may result in disciplinary charges, fees, and/or other actions.

Resident Student Manual

  • Students receive a Fall Housing Confirmation email in mid-August, detailing check-in dates, times, and locations.
  • Upon arrival, each resident must complete a Room Condition Form (RCF) which is a written documentation of the student's room condition. This form is used for the assessment of any damages that may occur throughout the year.
  • The Room Condition Form is to be signed and kept on file by Housing and Residence Life staff until checkout. If a student does not sign the Room Condition Form, the description provided by the Residence life staff will be considered a true and accurate assessment of the room's condition.
  • Students changing rooms mid-year are responsible for verifying the condition of the room they are leaving, and for completing an RCF of the newly assigned space.
  • The student must remove all belongings from the room and ensure that the room is in the same condition as when they moved into it.
  • A Resident Assistant will review the room and record any new damages on the Room Condition Form.
  • The room will be subject to another review by the Residence Director to determine whether any other damages are notable.
  • The student must return room, building, and mailbox keys to the Housing and Residence Life, located in Liberal Arts Center, Room 227. Keys to the mailbox must be returned to the Housing and Residence Life if the student will no longer be living on campus. Mailbox keys not returned prior to the student moving off-campus will be charged a $35 mailbox re-core fee.
  • Students leaving a room mid-year must notify their Residence Directors or the Director of Housing and Residence Life. Remember, the Housing and Dining Agreement is in effect for a full academic year, unless a release from the agreement has been approved by the Director of Housing and Residence Life.
  • Students leaving at the end of the semester must move out within 24 hours of their last final exam or by the designated date and time, whichever is earlier.
  • Improper checkout means that a resident did not check out of the residence hall properly and may be subject to a $25 fee.

Courtesy and Quiet Hours

Residents have primary responsibility for maintaining reasonable conditions for study and sleep in University housing. With this in mind, certain behaviors are prohibited based on their disruptive nature. These include:
  • Noise from the residence halls that disturbs classes and/or other normal University activities.
  • Speakers playing in or near windows to amplify sound to the outdoors.
  • Screaming and/or yelling in hallways, stairwells, outside windows, etc.
  • Sports activities in the hallways.
  • Slamming doors.
      Housing and Residence Life has established minimum courtesy and quiet hours:
      • Courtesy hours are in effect 24 hours a day.
      • Quiet hours are from 10 p.m. to 10 a.m., Sunday through Thursday, and Midnight to 10 a.m., Friday and Saturday. 
        During courtesy hours, students are asked to be considerate of the needs of others at all times and to comply with requests for maintaining a reasonable level of quiet. Ideally, students will continually monitor their own behavior so that confrontations are unnecessary. During quiet hours, noise must be reduced so that sounds cannot be heard more than two doors down the hall or an equivalent distance. In addition, a 24-Hour Quiet Period is in effect prior to and during final examinations. This is designed to provide residents with an atmosphere conducive to preparation for examinations, if they desire to study in the residence halls. The 24-Hour Quiet Period will be active during the Fall and Spring semesters, beginning by the day before the first day of scheduled finals.

        Building Evacuation Procedures

        Know the location of all fire alarm pull stations and the fire safety equipment on the floor or in the building. Know the location of all exits throughout the building.

        Upon Discovering Smoke or Flames

        1. Go immediately to the nearest fire alarm pull station and activate the building alarm.
        2. Vacate your room, close the door, and lock it, if time permits. (If you are in your room when the fire alarm sounds, check your door and doorknob to see if they are hot; if they are hot, do not attempt to leave your room. Keep your door closed. Hang something out of your window, call 911, and shout for help to attract attention).
        3. Vacate the building as quickly and safely as possible by the nearest accessible exit. Keep fire doors closed. Do not use elevators. If you encounter smoke while exiting, keep as low to the floor as possible.

        Upon Hearing the Fire Alarm Sound

        1. Assume there is an actual fire somewhere in the building.
        2. Promptly vacate the room, close the windows and door, and lock them, if time permits.
        3. Vacate the building as quickly and safely as possible by the nearest accessible exit. Do not use elevators! If you encounter smoke while exiting, keep as low to the floor as possible.

        After Vacating the Building

        1. Leave the immediate area of the building.
        2. Remain at least 200 ft. from the building at the designated meeting spot, until you receive further instructions from emergency personnel and staff members.

        Fire Drills

        Fire drills are conducted at least once per semester, in accordance with fire safety laws to familiarize occupants with the sounds of the fire alarm, the emergency exits, the procedure for evacuating the building, and to ensure fire alarm equipment is properly functioning. Failure to evacuate immediately during a fire drill will result in judicial/conduct conduct action and possible fines.

        Protect Yourself and Your Possessions

        Defective or missing fire protection and safety equipment should be reported immediately to the building desk. Be alert. Your safety frequently depends on your own attitude and actions. Remember, do not panic!

        Fire Safety

        • All residential buildings are equipped with up-to-date fire protection systems, which include heat and/or smoke detectors.
        • Fire extinguishers are designed to fight small fires. Please identify where they are located and what kind of fires they are designed to fight. Do not block access to fire extinguishers. Report all extinguishers that are missing or damaged, or that have been used. Do not empty fire extinguishers as a prank.
        • Fire doors prevent fire and smoke from spreading and provide a safe escape route. Keep fire doors closed at all times. Report any that are in need of repair or that have been propped open. Do not block access to fire doors.
        • Fire escapes are meant to provide an exit from fire. Know how to find them-even if it is dark and smoky. Keep them free of obstructions, such as plants, bicycles, and storage boxes, etc.

        Pulling a false alarm:

        • is a criminal offense,
        • can lead to serious criminal charges and civil liabilities,
        • causes building occupants to ignore genuine alarms,
        • may lead to fatalities, and
        • is a temptation resisted by mature people.

        Do not pull an alarm or discharge a fire extinguisher unless necessary. Pulling or falsely activating a fire alarm is a serious safety hazard. The University reserves the right to sanction and/or charge anyone who intentionally sets off a fire alarm, without just cause. Additionally, misuse of fire equipment and/or false alarms may result in judicial/conduct action and fines.

        Safety and security starts with you. Historically, Marywood and the surrounding area has been a safe community. However, like any community, crimes can and do occur here. The University promotes campus safety and security in various ways, such as by educating students about safety and security issues and by providing 24-hour Security/Safety Department staff on campus. In addition to the efforts of University staff, students must promote their own safety and the safety of others through their daily behavior. The following precautions are important and should be included in your daily routine.

        In University Housing:

        • Lock your door, even if you are only going to the bathroom or to the room next door. Many residence hall thefts from unlocked rooms occur while the residents of the room are on the same floor, but step out for "just a minute." It takes approximately eight seconds for someone to walk into an unattended room and remove something, such as a wallet, jewelry, cell phone, etc.
        • Do not lend your room/apartment key, mailbox key, or ID card to anyone.
        • If you lose your room/apartment key, report it to Residence Hall Staff or Campus Safety staff.
        • Lock windows accessible from the outside, especially overnight.
        • Strangers loitering in/around residence halls should be reported to Campus Safety, 570-348-6242.
        • Do not prop residence hall doors open; remove and report door props if you see them.
        • If you receive annoying or obscene telephone calls, notify Campus Safety and your Resident Assistant or Residence Director immediately.
        • Never open your door to strangers. Repair persons will carry proper identification.
        • Escort any guests you may have in the building.
        • Report unusual happenings to your Resident Assistant, Front Desk, or Campus Safety.
        • In the event of an emergency, contact Campus Safety at 570-348-6242, and then inform your Resident Assistant.
        • If you witness vandalism, report it to your Resident Assistant.

        On Campus:

        • When walking at night, use the best-lit route and attempt to travel in groups of two or more people.
        • If you are alone, call Campus Safety at 570-348-6242 to request an escort.
        • If you are a victim of a crime, notify Campus Safety immediately. If necessary, use the emergency phones located throughout the campus

        COMMUNITY RESOURCES

        Emergency Rooms at Area Hospitals

        Geisinger Community Medical Center: (570) 703-8121

        Regional Hospital of Scranton: (570) 348-7951

        Moses Taylor Hospital: (570) 770-5000


        WOMEN'S RESOURCE CENTER HOTLINE: (570) 346-4671 (24 hours/day)

        The Women's Resource Center provides comprehensive services for female and male victims of domestic violence, sexual assault, dating violence, and stalking in Lackawanna and Susquehanna Counties. Our services include a crisis hotline, crisis counseling, emergency shelter, safe housing, legal services, support services, community education and advocacy.

        All unmarried, full-time students are required to reside in University housing during their first two years of enrollment, unless they are at least 21 years of age, and/or living with their parent or guardians in their primary family homes, within a 50-mile radius of the University's campus.

        Housing and Dining Agreement Termination

        The Housing and Dining Agreement is binding for the full 2022-2023 academic year consisting of both fall and spring semesters, or the remaining balance thereof. Housing and Residence Life will review applications for termination of the agreement, which are based on the following criteria and cancellation fees may apply.

        Housing and Residence Life may grant Agreement termination to a student when one of the following conditions is verified for the student:

        1. Termination or withdrawal of University enrollment;

        2. Participation in student teaching, internship, or similar academic endeavor that requires off-campus housing; 

        3. Required removal from University housing; 

        4. Extraordinary financial hardship which must be documented with the University's Director of Financial Aid or designee; or,

        5. Residence with parents/guardians in their family homes that are within a 50-mile radius of Marywood University.

        Students should not presume that the termination request will be granted until formal notification of the decision is received from the Director of Housing and Residence Life or designee.

        Note: Commitment to a lease for housing off-campus while this Housing and Dining Agreement is in effect does not constitute a financial hardship and is not grounds for a release. Failure to check-in or move-in to University housing will not release these Agreement obligations for enrolled Marywood University students. The University reserves the right to cancel this Agreement if a student is enrolled as a part-time student.

        Students who are approved to move out of University Housing on or before the last date to add classes each semester will be assessed a $300 fee for room charges and a prorated portion of the board charges. Students who are approved to move out of University housing after the last date to add classes each semester will receive a refund for a prorated portion of the board charges only.

        Students may also visit the Office of Housing and Residence Life, located in the Liberal Arts Center, Room 227, to pick up an application form. Students will need to complete the form, submit any additional necessary information, and return the form to Housing and Residence Life for consideration.

        Residents are responsible for the care and upkeep of their individual rooms. Below are important things to keep in mind, to ensure that your room and the safety of you and your community are not compromised.

        • Room Decorating: Personalizing your living space is an important part of making your room your home, but understand that you may not make any permanent alterations to the walls, windows, floors, ceilings, and/or doors in Residence Hall rooms or common areas (i.e. painting, removing furniture, etc.). Pictures, posters, and other materials may be hung, but students are responsible for any damage that occurs, including if the damage occurs as a result of negligence. Similarly, decorations visible from the outside of the room (i.e. through windows or on doors) may not be lewd, offensive, or reference alcohol or other drug use. 
        • Alcohol, alcohol containers, and drug paraphernalia are not permitted and will be considered as support for an alcohol or drug policy violation occurring. Alcohol containers may include: empty cans, empty bottles (including non-labeled bottles which contained alcohol), flasks, funnels and tubing, and alcohol-branded cardboard containers used to transport alcohol.
        • Bathrooms: Community bathrooms are cleaned by the housekeeping staff. All other bathrooms need to be thoroughly cleaned by students and will be inspected regularly by housekeeping staff.
        • Damage and Vandalism: As a member of a community, residents share individual and collective responsibility. Residents are expected to notify the Residence Life staff immediately if they encounter individuals damaging, stealing, and/or vandalizing residence facilities and properties. Students may be held accountable for damages which occur as a result of accidents, neglect, or intentionality.
        • Individual Billing: Each resident will be held accountable for damages, thefts, or vandalism for which they are personally responsible and will be billed accordingly.
        • Community Billing: In the event that individual(s) do not take responsibility for damages, the repair/replacement costs, thefts, or vandalism on a specific floor will be prorated among all residents residing with access to the affected area(s). This amount will be billed to the students' University account.
        • Common areas include, but are not limited to: shared kitchens, television lounges, computer lounges, laundry rooms, study rooms, bathrooms, hallways, lobbies, and outside porches. Note: Housing and Residence Life staff reserves the right to close all common areas due to vandalism, misuse, or reserved events without notice.

        Room changes may occur after the second week of each semester. If you are requesting a room change during the room change period, you will need to:

        • Discuss the change with roommate(s) and any other residents involved, as well as with your Resident Assistant;
        • Complete a Room Change Request Form, available from Housing and Residence Life, and return it to your Residence Director;
        • Once the move is approved, make an appointment with a Resident Assistant to properly check you out of your current room and into your new room. Proper checkout includes removing all personal belongings, reviewing the Room Condition Form, and returning any keys to Housing and Residence Life staff;
        • Your move into your new room must be completed within 48 hours.
        • Any unauthorized room changes may be referred as disciplinary charges to the University judicial/conduct conduct system.
        • Room changes requested after the room change period may be approved on a case-by-case basis. A supervised mediation may be required between roommates before a room change is granted (see below). Students should contact their Resident Assistant or Residence Director to initiate this process.

        The University respects a resident student's right to privacy in his/her living area. In addition, each student is responsible for conducting himself/herself in accordance with University policies and regulations in order to support a strong community. As a result, it will be necessary at times for authorized University personnel to enter student rooms and conduct searches. In cases involving civil authorities, the requirements for lawful search must be followed.

        Room Entry

        The University reserves the right to enter students' living areas to respond to emergencies, to perform routine maintenance work, to maintain an environment that ensures the health, safety, and welfare of all residents, and to enforce University policies and/or federal, state, and local laws and regulations.

        Searches

        With appropriate prior authorization from the Dean of Students or designee, searches may be conducted:

        • On students and their possessions while on University property;
        • Within University housing, other campus structures, and their contents.
        • Potential reasons for authorized searches include, but are not limited to:
          • Indication that University regulations and/or federal, state, local laws are being violated; 
          • Indication that danger to Marywood community members exists;
          • Indication that a student cannot be located for an extended period of time.

        Housing and Residence Life reserves the right to consolidate students who have an open/available space in their assigned living spaces.

        Failure to comply with the consolidation policy will result in judicial/conduct conduct action and/or additional housing fees.

        Occasionally, roommates face conflicts; when these conflicts are unable to be resolved solely between students, the Housing and Residence Life staff is available for mediation and support. If a conflict cannot be resolved between students, the students are encouraged to speak to their Resident Assistant. The Resident Assistant may then facilitate a mediation session with all involved parties. The goal of mediation is for the involved parties to discuss their concerns and determine the best course of action. In many cases, students participating in this neutral communication setting are able to make compromises and resolve concerns. If not, then the Residence Director may become involved to determine whether room changes are appropriate.

        In cases where it is determined that the paired roommates cannot continue to share the same room, Housing and Residence Life staff does not typically designate who will move. Sometimes, this means that all people involved in the situation will relocate.

        Sexual assault is an act of violence. It is the violation of a person's mind and body. In legal terms, sexual assault is forced sexual contact through physical force, the threat of force, intimidation, coercion, or the inability of the victim to give consent due to physical helplessness (mental disability, intoxication, etc.) of which the assailant was aware or should have been aware. Sexual assault could happen to anyone, female or male, adult or child. It occurs within all races, ethnic groups, religions, and socioeconomic classes.

        It is important to understand that sex without mutual consent is rape, regardless of whether or not physical violence or weapons were involved. Understanding the meaning of consent is critically important.

        • Consent is based on choice.
        • Consent is active, not passive.
        • Consent is possible only when there is equal power.
        • Giving in because of fear or coercion is not consent.
        • Giving in to something because of wanting to fit in, feeling bad, or being deceived, is not consent.
        • In consent, parties must be equally free to act.
        • In consent, parties must be fully conscious and have clearly communicated their intent.

        Guided by Marywood University's mission statement, this Roman Catholic institution is committed to belief in God, the recognition of the dignity of each individual, and to the development of a supportive community. To support this mission, the institution depends on strict adherence to standards of conduct set by its members. Among these are standards regarding human sexuality, any expression of which must affirm the integrity and dignity of oneself and others.

        Sexual misconduct in all forms violates the sanctity of the human body and spirit and will not be tolerated within our community. In addition, sexual assault is a crime punishable by both civil and criminal legal action and is a serious violation of University policy.

        Through the sexual assault protocol that follows, Marywood University seeks to provide a consistent, caring, and timely response when sexual assaults occur within the University community.

        These procedures were created to:

        • Support the recovery of a sexual assault victim by providing prompt and compassionate support services.
        • Create a campus environment that both expedites and encourages the prompt reporting of sexual assaults.
        • Facilitate the apprehension of assailants when such crimes are committed and the processing of cases through the campus judicial/conduct system.

         To accomplish these goals, the following information is provided:

        • Procedures students should follow if a sex offense occurs, including who should be contacted, the importance of preserving evidence as may be necessary for the proof of criminal sexual assault, and to whom the alleged offense should be reported;
        • Students' options to notify proper law enforcement authorities, including the on campus Campus Safety and local police, and the option to be assisted by campus authorities in notifying these authorities, if the student chooses to do so; and
        • Existing counseling, mental health, or student services for victims of sexual assault, both on campus and in the community.

        Procedures for dealing with sexual assault are addressed to the victim. Any student, staff, or faculty member assisting a victim of sexual assault is encouraged to follow these procedures.

        • Get to a safe place as soon as you can.
        • For your own safety and well-being, seek immediate support, information, and medical assistance. Help can be accessed through a number of campus and community resources.

        It's important to know that the following steps will help guard evidence vital for prosecuting, should you at any time decide to pursue that option. The decision to report to the police or to go to court is yours alone. Even if you do not want to report the incident now, and you do not have to, you may reconsider at a later point.

        • Go to the hospital for medical assistance.
        • Do not shower, bathe, or douche.
        • Try not to urinate.
        • If oral contact took place, do not smoke, eat, or brush your teeth.
        • If you change clothes, place them in a paper bag (plastic destroys evidence), and bring them with you to your medical examination.
        • The hospital will call a counselor from the local Women's Resource Center to support you and provide follow-up resources during the hospital visit.
        • Take care of your own needs-talking with someone you trust or keeping a journal can help you work through your feelings. Contact one of the resource people listed on the next page to assist you with this process.
        • Whether the assault was recent or in the past, you may be experiencing physical and/or emotionally confusing reactions. Contact the Counseling Center at 348-6245 for support and to explore issues related to rape trauma syndrome.

        Reporting Sexual Assault

        Reporting within the University:

        To encourage reporting, Marywood University pursues a policy of offering victims of sexual misconduct the option of limited confidentiality or full confidentiality.

        Limited Confidentiality is understood to mean that a victim can report a sexual assault to a Campus Safety Authority (Residence Life Staff, Campus Safety, Student Activities Personnel, Student Organization Advisors) and request that no action be taken to hold the perpetrator accountable for an alleged sexual assault, after the victim has identified the perpetrator. The decision to pursue judicial/conduct action against the perpetrator by the Dean of Students Office using the victim's name will be determined by several factors, including, but not limited to the following: an established pattern of sexual assault by the perpetrator; the gravity of physical violence; and the victim's wishes. Students must understand that reporting via this option does not guarantee confidentiality. The Dean of Students will always consider abiding by the wishes of the victim, but may make the decision to pursue the perpetrator through the University's judicial/conduct system. A confidential Sexual Assault Report will be made for statistical purposes to be sure that all sexual assaults reported to the institution are documented. Names do not appear on the report.

        Full Confidentiality is understood to mean that a victim can report a sexual assault to a counselor in the University's Counseling and Student Development Center and confidentiality will be maintained. If a victim of sexual assault desires that details of his/her incident be kept confidential, victims should speak with on-campus Counseling Center staff or off-campus rape crisis resources, who will maintain full confidentiality. Counseling Center staff members are available to help victims free of charge, and can be seen on an emergency basis. A confidential Sexual Assault Report will be made for statistical purposes to be sure that all sexual assaults reported to the institution are documented. Names do not appear on the report.

        Reporting to the Police

        If you decide to report an assault to the police, you can do so with the intent to prosecute, or you can make an anonymous report. To make a report with the police, you may contact the University's Campus Safety or the Dean of Students Office to facilitate the police coming to campus. If you intend to prosecute, in addition to sharing details of the incident with the police, you will be asked to undergo a medical examination for the purpose of collecting evidence.

        If you choose to report the sexual assault to the police, but do not wish to prosecute, or to have your name associated with the report, you can make an anonymous report. The police will record the date and time of the assault, the mode of operation of the assailant, and any description of the perpetrator you can give. If the victim knows the assailant's name, it will be recorded. This report may influence the District Attorney's decision whether to prosecute another case, if the assailant has been named in one or more separate complaints. Also, the police store the information, in the event that pattern crimes by the perpetrator are detected.

        All students who are registered for summer classes and wish to remain on campus will be required to take a full room and board plan, regardless of the building in which students are assigned to live. Students interested in Summer Housing should complete the online Summer Housing form.

        View Summer Housing Information

        University housing facilities are open only to residents, University officials, and guests who have a legitimate reason for being in the building. All roommates are encouraged to discuss and sign a "Roommate Agreement" that establishes the room expectations they will have for the semester. The following guidelines apply to guests who visit students living in University Housing as well as on-campus residents visiting rooms of other on-campus residents.
        Loughran Hall | The following visitation hours for members of the opposite sex are effective:
        • Sunday - Thursday: 10 a.m. - 1 a.m.
        • Friday - Saturday: 10 a.m. - 2 a.m.
        • A designated 24-hour visitation lounge is available on the Terrace level of Loughran Hall.
        Regina Hall | The following visitation hours for members of the opposite sex are effective:
        • Sunday - Thursday: 10 a.m. - 1 a.m.
        • Friday - Saturday: 10 a.m. - 2 a.m.
        • A designated 24-hour visitation lounge is available on the 2nd floor of Regina Hall.
        • Regina Hall residents will vote on the establishment of their residence as an area with self-determined visitation regulations each semester. Majority decisions of the community will prevail.
        • Self-determined visitation hours are provided to encourage resident interaction for study and social purposes. The self-determined visitation option does not allow guests of the opposite gender to sleep in the room. At most, a policy of 24-hour active visitation may be permitted in the residence halls.
        Madonna Hall | The following visitation hours for members of the opposite sex are effective:
        • Sunday - Thursday: 10 a.m. - 1 a.m.
        • Friday - Saturday: 24-hour active visitation, unless the community decides to restrict visitation hours; the 24-hour active visitation does not allow guests of the opposite gender to sleep in the room.
        • A designated 24-hour visitation lounge is available on the Terrace level of Madonna Hall.
        • Madonna Hall residents will vote on the establishment of their residence as an area with self-determined visitation regulations each semester. Majority decisions of the community will prevail.
        • Self-determined visitation hours are provided to encourage resident interaction for study and social purposes. The self-determined visitation option does not allow guests of the opposite gender to sleep in the room. At most, a policy of 24-hour active visitation may be permitted in the residence halls.
          Woodland Residences | The following visitation hours for members of the opposite sex are effective:
          • The Woodland Residences community will vote on the establishment of their residence as an area with self-determined visitation regulations each semester. Majority decisions of the community will prevail; otherwise, 24-hour active visitation will be in effect.
          • Self-determined visitation hours are provided to encourage resident interaction for study and social purposes. The self-determined visitation option does not allow guests of the opposite gender to sleep in the room. At most, a policy of 24-hour active visitation may be permitted in the residence halls.

          University Housing is closed during the following University breaks:

          • Thanksgiving
          • End of the Fall Semester Closing
          • Spring Break
          • Easter
          • End-of-the-Year Closing

          Residents of all living units are expected to vacate during these break periods according to the schedule published by Housing and Residence Life. During these breaks, housing may be approved to be provided for residential students involved in University functions. Dining Services are not provided during this time period; students are responsible for securing their own meals.

          The University is closed during the time period between Christmas and New Year's Day, and all residents must vacate University Housing for this time period. This means that no students will be allowed to stay in University Housing during the period between Christmas and New Year's Day.

          Residents wishing to stay during any of the break periods must apply for permission to do so. Permission is typically based on required participation in University activities and/or distance from students' permanent homes. Nightly fees may apply. Housing and Residence Life will communicate procedures for requesting to stay during University breaks, including that all university and residence hall policies will be in effect during the break. Guests are not permitted in the residence halls during closings.

          All applications to stay on campus must be received one week in advance of the beginning of the break period for full consideration.

          Prior to break, each student will be given a checklist for things that must be completed in preparation for the University break. All rooms, including the Woodland Residences and rooms which will remain occupied, will be checked by at least two members of the Residence Life staff. A fee and/or judicial/conduct charges will be assessed if violations are found. Please contact Housing and Residence Life at (570) 348-6236, if you have any questions regarding this matter.

          Please note that the following list is not all-inclusive; all residents must follow all University policies and communications:

          • Tampering with or altering electrical equipment, door alarms, wiring, fire safety equipment, card access systems, or other safety devices is a serious violation of the Residence Life regulations that will be referred immediately for disciplinary action and may be the basis for criminal charges.
          • Decorations visible from outside of the room (i.e. through windows or on doors) may not be lewd, offensive, or reference alcohol or other drug use. Decorations, signs, etc. may not be suspended from outside the building or in ways that disrupt other students.
          • Alcohol, alcohol containers, and drug paraphernalia are not permitted and will be considered as support for an alcohol or drug policy violation occurring. Alcohol containers may include: empty cans, empty bottles (including non-labeled bottles which contained alcohol), flasks, funnels and tubing, and alcohol-branded cardboard containers used to transport alcohol.
            • Residents may not give their keys or ID cards to other individuals.
            • Residents must obtain approval from Housing and Residence Life prior to making a room change.
            • When a fire alarm sounds, regardless of the cause, students must immediately evacuate the building.
            • Causing activation of the fire alarm, whether accidental, negligent, or intentional may result in a fine. It costs the University $1,000 every time the fire company is dispatched due to false alarms, and this cost may be passed on to residents.
            • Fire safety requirements prohibit cooking in the residence halls, except in the kitchenettes designed for such use. Free standing microwaves are not permitted in residence hall rooms. Students may opt to arrange to rent or purchase a MicroFridge through https://www.mymicrofridge.com/ MicroFridges are designed to limit energy consumption, because the refrigerator turns off when the microwave is in operation, and vice versa.
            • Student-owned refrigerators or microfridge units are permitted in residence hall rooms, as long as specifications are less than or equal to the MicroFridge specifications listed HERE. Refrigerators or microfridge units that exceed these specifications are prohibited.
              • University furniture assigned to a student room must remain in the resident's room. Furniture from common areas, such as lounges and study areas, must remain in their designated locations. Removal of furnishings from student rooms, lounge areas, and/or buildings is prohibited and may constitute a theft.
              • Items may not be hung from or attached to ceilings.
              • Items may not be thrown from windows or other parts of the buildings.
              • Items may not be hung in a way that blocks the ceiling light or that create fire hazards, such as placing items such that they transverse sections of the rooms.
              • Pets other than fish are prohibited in the residence halls. Fish tanks must be 10 gallons or less. 
              • A clear path of egress (at least 36 inches in width) must be available at all times.
              • All electrical appliances must be operated in a safe manner consistent with the manufacturer's instructions.
              • Smoking is not permitted in University Housing. All students are expected to follow the University's Clean Air Policy.
              • Ceiling tiles may not be moved or altered in any way; cords may not go through the ceiling tiles.
              • Electrical cords may not be taped down or covered by anything other than an appropriate conduit material.
              • Solicitation by non-Marywood individuals or groups is not permitted in the residence halls. Marywood individuals who are interested in promoting or implementing an activity, etc., must have prior permission from the Director of Housing and Residence Life, or designee.
              • Resident Assistants will hold meetings that are mandatory for all residents. Residents who miss these meetings without prior notification to their Resident Assistant may be assessed a fine.

              Resident Student FAQs

              Internet Connections

              All University living areas are provided with wireless connectivity through Marywood Wifi.

              Marywood Devices Network

              Do you have an Echo, Gaming Consoles, SmartTV or other smart device you want to connect to the internet? You can register your device for easier access.

              For any other questions please contact the Helpdesk at helpdesk@marywood.edu

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              Every resident student has a mailbox on campus.

              New resident students will receive their mailbox number when they pickup their mailbox key at the Housing and Residence Life office. Resident students will keep their residential mailbox for as long as they live in University housing.

              Students should check their Marywood University e-mail and Marywood University postal mail frequently. Important University information is distributed via e-mail and University mailboxes. Personal mail (such as letters, care packages, etc.) are also distributed through students' Marywood University mailboxes, so please be sure to check mail often.

              When using their residential mailbox, the student should make sure to address any mail the following way:

              Student Name
              MU Box # # # #
              Marywood University
              2300 Adams Avenue
              Scranton, PA 18509

              Packages will be sent to the on-campus Printing and Mailing Center.

              If resident students receive a package, they will be notified via their Marywood email address and then go to the Printing and Mailing Center to sign for their package.

              Policy: All unmarried, full-time students are required to reside in University housing during their first two years of enrollment unless they are at least 21 years of age, and/or living with their parent or guardians in their primary family homes, within a 50-mile radius of the University's campus.

              Students who don’t participate in selection process, but are required to live on-campus will be notified of their assignment and meal plan at the conclusion of the housing selection process.

              Students assigned to Loughran, Madonna, and Regina Halls are required to purchase a meal plan.

              Students who are assigned to the Woodlands apartments are not required to select a meal plan.

              Meal Plan Selection Agreement

              Each resident is provided with a dresser/chest, desk and chair, bed and mattress (long twin), closet/wardrobe, basic cable television service, and one data line per resident.

              Fire safety requirements prohibit cooking in the residence halls except in the kitchenettes designed for such use. Free standing microwaves are not permitted in residence hall rooms.

              Students may opt to arrange to rent or purchase a MicroFridge through mymicrofridge.com.

              MicroFridges are designed to limit energy consumption because the refrigerator turns off when the microwave is in operation, and vice versa.

                Student owned mini-refrigerators are permitted in residence hall rooms as long as specifications are less than or equal to the MicroFridge specifications. Mini-refrigerators that exceed these specifications are prohibited.

                During fall and spring semesters, laundry is part of your room and board--so students do not need to pay for laundry.  However, laundry will be coin-operated for students participating in summer programs through Conferencing and Events as well as for students staying on campus for summer sessions.

                Occasionally, roommates face conflicts and when these conflicts are unable to be resolved solely between students, the Housing and Residence Life staff is available for mediation and support. If a conflict cannot be resolved between students, the students are encouraged to speak to their Resident Assistant. The Resident Assistant may then facilitate a mediation session with all involved parties. The goal of mediation is for the involved parties to discuss their concerns and determine the best course of action. In many cases, students participating in this neutral communication setting are able to make compromises and resolve concerns. If not, then the Residence Director may become involved to determine whether room changes are appropriate.

                In cases where it is determined that the paired roommates cannot continue to share the same room, Housing and Residence Life staff does not typically designate who will move. Sometimes, this means that all people involved in the situation will relocate. 

                First, you would need to contact the Office of Housing and Residence Life in order to apply to be released from your housing contract.

                You will also need to fill out and submit a Release From Housing Agreement Application to the Housing and Residence Life office. Please note that a submission of a Release From Housing Application does not guarantee approval.

                If you are approved, you will need to remove all belongings from your room within 48 hours.

                You will also need to remember to turn in your student ID, and mailbox and room keys to the Housing and Residence Life Office located in LAC 227.

                Failure to complete these steps may result in an Improper Checkout Fee.

                Release From Housing Agreement Application