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Residence Life seeks to create a living environment that supports a positive transition to college life, fosters independence and personal growth, and provides students with opportunities for meaningful community engagement.

WHy live in Campus housing

Research shows, the college residential experience significantly contributes to academic success, graduating on time, and the positive development of the whole student. At PennWest Clarion, housing includes:

  • A 24/7 community of support
  • A place where safety and security are top priorities
  • A residential experience that fosters personal development, meaningful engagement, and life-long relationships
  • Convenience to all academic buildings, Eagle Commons, Gemmell Student Center, and Tippin Gymnasium
  • Fully furnished rooms and spaces
  • All-inclusive living, including housing, utilities, cable, and Internet

Our staff is trained to assist you and ensure that you have a positive experience while living in campus housing. We have designed a variety of programs and activities which we are confident you will enjoy. New to housing this year, we are offering gender-inclusive housing for those that are interested. For additional information, please contact the Residence Life staff

All students living in our residence halls/suites are required to purchase a meal plan. To learn about your options and purchase a meal plan Meal plans are not required at Reinhard Villages.

Housing requirement

Living on campus provides a wealth of benefits that can help you make the most of your college experience, including increased access to campus resources, the opportunity to build meaningful connections with other students and faculty members, and a chance to develop the skills and habits that will help you succeed in all areas of your life.

All incoming full-time undergraduate students who are first time in college or a transfer student who is transferring less than 48 credits from a previous institutionare required tolive in university housing for theirfreshmanand sophomore year (or their first four semesters ofenrollment ).

If you would like to apply for an exemption to the policy, please go to the Housing Portal through thePennWestPortaland complete an online exemption request. These will be reviewed within 7 to 10 business days.

Housing Contact Information

Clarion Campus
Office of Residence Life and Housing
218 Becht Hall
840 Wood Street
Clarion, PA 16214
814-393-1860 fax

Venango Campus Housing
PennWest Clarion - Venango
1801 West First Street
Oil City, PA 16301
814-676-6591, ext. 1211
877-VENANGO, ext. 1211

Last Updated 5/8/23