Residential Life-East Falls Campus

Room Information

Residential Life strives to create an environment in which each student is afforded an opportunity to develop as an individual in an atmosphere that encourages emotional and intellectual growth. Below is information about the residence halls:

  • We have a two-year residency requirement. First-year students live in Fortess, Mott, Partridge and Ronson Halls on our Ravenhill Campus and are not able to select hall, floor or number of roommates. Second-year students live in Scholler Hall, Independence Plaza, and our Townhouses. Limited housing may be available for juniors, seniors, transfer students and graduate students based on supply and demand. 
  • Students are not able to change their room assignment until after the first two weeks of the semester when our Open Room Change Process opens.
  • All residence hall rooms are air conditioned.
  • The University reserves the right to make all assignments of rooms and roommates and does so without regard to age, color, creed, disability, marital status, national origin, race, religion, or sexual orientation. 
  • The University will not permit the furniture to be removed from any room/apartment/townhouse. While some rooms are large enough to accommodate additional types of furniture, it is best to wait until after students move in to make that decision.

What’s in Your Room

All traditional residence hall double rooms offer each student a 36" x 80" extra-long twin bed, a desk, a desk chair, a wardrobe with drawers, blinds that are pre-hung on the windows, and access to the University's internet network. The University does not provide linen service, so you will need to provide your own bed linens (sheets, blankets, pillows, pillowcases, etc.). 

In addition to offering all items from residence hall rooms, apartment-style Independence Plaza and our Townhouses also include a stove, oven, and refrigerator. The living room consists of seating for four and coffee table. There is also a dining table with seating for four.


Washers and dryers are located in laundry rooms in the residence halls. The machines are free of charge to residential students only.


Refrigerators, Microwaves, & MicroFridge Program

During the summer months, students receive rental information for refrigerators and refrigerator/microwave combination units through a non-University vendor, Refrigerators are available in a small refrigerator unit or a combination unit containing a refrigerator, freezer, and microwave.

Residents also have the option to bring their own refrigerator unit up to 4.3 cubic feet in size, but may only have microwaves offered through Residents in single, double, and triple rooms are only permitted one refrigerator per room. Residents in 4-person rooms may have two 4.3 cubic feet refrigerators.

Residents of the Townhouses and Independence Plaza may bring their own microwave up to .6 cubic feet in size with a maximum of 700W cook and 300W defrost capability. Each Townhouse or apartment in Independence Plaza may only have one microwave, and it must be placed in the kitchen.

Decorating Your Room

Residential Life partners with Dormify, the online superstore for college supplies. Since you’re preparing to live at Jefferson - East Falls, they know just what will be needed to make your residence hall room comfortable and all-around conducive to college life. When shopping for your residence hall room, Dormify is your one-stop-shop. Their goal is clear and simple: we'll provide great products, all at student-discount prices, so as to help you enjoy your year at Jefferson - East Falls.

Care Packages

Parents/Guardians of incoming and current Jefferson - East Falls students have the opportunity to purchase Care Packages for students. There are different packages for different times of the year including: Welcome to Campus, Halloween, Fall Finals, Valentine's, Spring Surprise and Spring Finals packages. Check out the Jefferson SWAKU site for detalis and package ordering!


Campus Storage provides students with an easy solution to move and store their belonging over summer break. The process is simple:

  • Sign up online at using code TJU30 for 30% off the first month of storage.
    • Campus Storage will ship packing kits straight to your off campus residence or campus mailroom if you need them.
    • Our Campus Storage moving team will pick up your items directly from your room during your selected date and time within a 1–2-hour time window that you choose.
    • Campus Storage stores your items locally in a secure and climate-controlled warehouse near campus. 
    • When you return to school, Campus Storage will deliver your items directly to your residence hall or off-campus residence.

What to Bring

  • Clock
  • Bed linens (extra-long sheets fit best)
  • Blanket, comforter, and pillows
  • Cleaning supplies
  • Desk lamp
  • Laundry basket and supplies
  • Trash Can

Go to Frequently Asked Questions for more information on what is permitted and not permitted in the residence halls.