Applying For Housing


Edinboro provides multiple housing options, which allow you to make a suitable choice as you move onto campus. We offer one traditional residence hall and suite-style living in The Highlands. The Office of Residence Life Housing manages Towers and the Highlands and has knowledgeable, well-trained staff who are committed to your success.

Residence Life and Housing’s response to COVID-19

Due to the current global situation, our commitment to your student has never been stronger. We are working hard to follow safety guidelines, and we’re here to help to ensure that you (or your student) are doing the same. We’re in this together!

For the Spring 2021 semester, we are only permitting one student per bathroom. This means some suites (Suite Single and Suite Double) can accommodate up to two students while other room types will only allow one. Space is always limited, but not as limited as it was for the Fall 2020 semester when we could permit only one student per suite. Our traditional hall, Lawrence Towers, will continue to be offline for the Spring 2021 semester. Visit our Room Types page formore information.

The sign-up process is first-come, first-served, and everyone wishing to live in our halls MUST apply.

How to apply:

The Office of Residence Life & Housing staff maintains Living-Learning Communitiesand provides educational programs and activities, social events, and community service opportunities to give students a well-rounded experience.

If you have any questions, please contact the Office of Residence Life & Housing at

Please Note: We are unable to guarantee room- or suite-type requests.

Prioritizing On-Campus Housing Requests for Spring 2021 Housing

October 26, 2020 Students living on campus for the fall 2020 semester, who have an in-person class in spring 2021 and whose permanent address is more than 50 miles from campus
October 28, 2020 International students and student-athletes (preference will be given to first-year students and seniors)
November 2, 2020 Students with an in-person class in spring 2021 with a permanent address more than 50 miles from campus (preference will be given to first-year students and seniors)
November 4, 2020 All other students (preference will be given to first-year students and seniors)


Questions About Selecting Housing for New Students

After you have been accepted to Edinboro University, you will be asked to commit by paying a $100 tuition deposit and, if you’re not commuting from home, a $75 housing deposit. Housing deposits, like the tuition deposit, are paid online. Once you’ve done this, you can proceed to the housing application by clicking the link at the bottom of the e-deposit submission page. You can apply through myEdinboro, by clicking the S.C.O.T.S. icon and then the myHousing link. You are strongly encouraged to submit your deposit and complete your housing application as early as possible so that you are afforded the best opportunity to select the specific type of housing that is best suited to you.

Yes, a $75 deposit is to be returned promptly with the Housing Agreement.

Completing your online housing agreement promptly will assist us in honoring your request. Please know that there are only a limited number of room types.

If you want a specific suitemate, note the potential suitemate’s name on the housing application. Both you and the desired suitemate must make the request for the other for the department to honor the request. Spaces will not be held awaiting a preferred suitemate.

If you require an accessible room accommodation, please indicate that request on the Housing Agreement.

Once a housing assignment is made, you can view the assignment on your SCOTS account.

Not all requests can be honored, due to timing and availability. Students begin receiving Housing Agreements beginning in March. Assignments then are made based on preferences, whether or not roommate preferences may be made, etc.

Changes to housing assignments are made on a case-by-case basis. In general, we try to restrict movement prior to the start of the term. We want to afford students the maximum opportunity to get to know their roommate(s), discuss living arrangements, etc. Continual shuffling inhibits this ability.



Contact Us

Division of Student Engagement
Frank G. Pogue Student Center
405 Scotland Road
Edinboro, PA 16444
Phone: 814-732-2313
Fax: 814-732-2801