The Residence Life program recognizes that learning extends beyond the classroom and continues into the areas in which students live. Therefore, Residence Life seeks to be an integral part of the educational opportunities at Mercyhurst and strives to create an environment which enhances student growth socially, culturally, physically, and emotionally while fostering academic success. Graduate Students that make the decision to live in on campus graduate housing are required to sign a housing contract for one full academic year. If after submitting this contract, the student decides to leave campus housing at any time or withdraws from the University during that academic year, the student will be responsible for a $500.00 breach of contract charge. If a student withdraws or leaves the University during the semester within the occupancy period, housing and board charges will be refunded according to the University refund schedule.
Graduate housing options are available in select apartment buildings located on Briggs and Lewis Avenue. Each apartment consists of two bedrooms, a living room, bathroom, and kitchen. These apartments house two residents. A graduate student, employed by the Office of Residence Life, serves as the administrator for the building and oversees building health and safety. Adjustments to graduate student housing options are at the discretion of the Office of Residence Life and graduate housing is offered as space is available.