The preparation of food is permitted only in appliances which have an enclosed heating element and do not exceed 800 watts. Examples: hot air popcorn poppers; hot pots; blenders; small coffee makers; & microwaves.
Students who are interested in having a micro-fridge unit delivered directly to their room and picked up at the end of the year should contact Campus Specialties. Campus Specialties provides rental units at a reasonable cost with delivery, pick-up, and a 24-hour Service Hotline. Campus Specialties also offers Safe Rentals for students who are looking for additional security for some of their personal belongings. Both of these services can be ordered via Campus Specialties.
Extended absences should be reported to a residence hall staff member.
Before vacations and at the end of the semester, residents will be asked to notify their Resident Advisor of their intended departure date and time by signing a list either at the residence hall desk or on their floor. This is necessary so that the staff knows when the building is empty, and the building can be secured for the vacation.
Each student must do the following before leaving for vacation: unplug electrical equipment; close and lock windows, throw away perishable foods and defrost refrigerators, empty wastebaskets, turn off lights, leave the room neat and clean; and lock doors. (University Apartment residents have additional responsibilities.)
During times when the university is officially closed (Thanksgiving Break, Winter Break and Spring Break), the residence halls will also close. Hemlock Suites, University Apartments and Minsi Halls will remain open for International Students, Athletes and Student Teachers who reside there, and for whom prior permission has been granted and arrangements made for their stay. No other halls will be open and no other students will be given permission to stay over these break periods.
All of our residence halls (except University Apts.) have communal kitchen(s) (stove, refrigerator, sink, etc), laundry, recreation and study areas, and TV rooms.
There is a varied selection of snack and beverage vending machines in each hall. Vending machine refunds may be obtained at the Campus Card Center, in the University Center.
The College Newspaper Readership program provides four newspapers daily, Monday through Friday, to the residence hall lobby areas. These include the "New York Times," "USA Today," "The Philadelphia Inquirer" and the "Pocono Record". The papers are available, for free, to all residence hall students.
Cable TV and Internet
Digital Cable TV and Internet service is provided at no additional charge through the University's Computing and Communication Services department. There are over 80 Digital and HD Cable channels provided, as well as a Residence Life movie channel, which features 12 new movies each month. You must have a digital television in order to connect to the Cable system. Cable internet and wireless internet service is available in every room.
More information about Internet and technology in the Residence Halls
Every Residence Hall has a computer lab available for student use. For more information, see Academic Computing
There is a central laundry with washers and dryers in each residence hall. The cost of these machines if factored into your student fee. No payment is required at the time of use.
Mail is delivered (Monday-Friday) by the US Postal Service to each residence hall. The mail is then distributed to your assigned mailbox. Your mailbox number is the same as your room number.
Use the following EXAMPLE for your mailing address:
East Stroudsburg University
Hall Name, Suite or Room #
200 Prospect Street
East Stroudsburg, PA 18301
The campus is also serviced by private package companies for deliveries only. (UPS, Federal Express, DHL, etc.)
Each room is provided with single beds, dressers, desks, desk chairs, and a standard modular telephone jack (except the Suites). The rooms may be personalized with furniture from home but keep in mind the space is limited and must be shared with another person(s). No University provided furniture may be removed from the room.
Blinds are provided in all halls except Laurel, Lenape, and Minsi, where a curtain or tension rod is provided and you must bring your own window treatment.
All of our residence halls (except University Apts.) have communal kitchen, laundry, recreation and study areas, and TV rooms.
There is a phone jack in every room (except the Suites), but you must provide your own touch-tone telephone along with the connecting cord. Local and 1-800 calls can be made free of charge with your access code supplied by Computing and Communication Services. Long distance calls from this land line can be made using a calling card.
If you do not supply your room with a phone, the Residence Life and Housing department will need your mobile phone number for emergencies and calls related to residence hall business.
All of our halls have 24 hour weekend visitation privileges and limited visitation on Sunday-Thursday from 10:00a.m. - 1:00a.m. All guests must be escorted while in the building. Non-Students must register at the desk and leave a valid I.D. ESU students must swipe their ECards.