Residence hall living is considered an integral part of a student's overall educational and personal development.
The Residence Life Program is dedicated to providing an environment that supports the classroom experience and contributes to the overall growth of the student.
In this group living environment, established practices and policies complement the student's educational and social needs, provide safety and health standards, and promote the overall educational objectives of the university.
- Cable TV and Internet
Digital Cable TV and Internet service are 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, and a QAM tuner built into the TV. A few brands do not come standard with QAM tuners. If your television does not have this technology, you may rent a cable box from Blue Ridge Communications for a nominal monthly charge. Cable Internet and wireless Internet service is available in every room.
For more information about Internet and technology in the Residence Halls please see Residence Hall Technology.
* No landline telephone service is provided in any residence hall.
- Computer Labs
Every Residence Hall has a computer lab available for student use. For more information, see Academic Computing.
- Dining Services
ESU Dining Services are provided by Aramark, an outside vendor who specializes in healthy foods and a variety of choices for student dining.
Campus Dining Locations
Dansbury Commons is our main dining facility on campus. It is a buffet style dining experince in a comfortable atmosphere for you to relax in while you enjoy a delicious meal.
STC Cafe is ESU's best kept secret! Located in the Science and Technology Center, STC Cafe features quiet seating, fresh brewed Peet's coffee, hot breakfast sandwiches, and our in-house-made Grab & Go items.
Center Court (also known as the Union) allows you to use your Dining Dollars, E-Dollars, and Meal Plan in our exciting food court setting! Center Court features Burger Studio, Topio’s Pizza, Warrior Wraps, Sandwich Shack, Greens to Go, and house made soups. On the run? Check out our huge selection of grab and go items!
The P.O.D. Market is located in the lobby of Dansbury Commons. You can find anything from Peet’s coffee, snacks and candy, to lunch on the go. Grab & Go items include sandwiches, salads, and hot entrees that will fill you up while you're on the move!
Food 4 Thought Cafe; located in the library, features fresh homemade sandwiches and desserts, as well as a large variety of snacks, beverages and ice cream.
There is a central laundry with washers and dryers in each residence hall. The cost of these machines is factored into your student fee. No payment is required at the time of use. All laundry machines are connected to the "Wash Alert" network. Check the avaliblity and status of your current laundry.
- Mail Services
Traditional Halls, Suites Buildings and the University Apartments Mail and Packages: USPS mail addressed to individual residence halls is delivered Monday through Friday and distributed to assigned mailboxes. Outgoing mail may be deposited in the appropriate location in each residence hall. UPS, DHL, FedEx, and other private carriers also deliver to campus.
Residents will receive an email from “Receiving@esu.edu” when a package is available to pick-up (please check the building’s pick-up hours). Please check for the email prior to asking for the package. It is highly encouraged to remove firstname.lastname@example.org from the clutter folder for efficient notification. If the package fits in the mailbox, it will be placed there. Please check the mailbox prior to asking for the package.
Residents should notify correspondents of their correct mailbox number and residence hall to facilitate mail delivery. The proper format is:
East Stroudsburg University
200 Prospect Street
Building Name, Room Number
East Stroudsburg, PA
18301-4 digit code for residence hall
Resident's Hall Name Zip Code Hawthorn Suites 18301-2998 Hemlock Suites 18301-2997 Laurel Hall 18301-2996 Linden Hall 18301-2994 Minsi Hall 18301-2993 Shawnee Hall 18301-2991 Sycamore Suites 18301-2999 University Apartments 18301-2999 University Ridge 18031-7807
University Ridge Mail and Packages: unlike the other ESU residential buildings, student mail is delivered directly to student mailboxes by the United States Postal Service (USPS). Ridge staff does not deliver any mail sent through USPS. Interoffice/campus mail service is not available at University Ridge. Student mail at the Ridge is delivered once a day Monday through Saturday, but it is not distributed on a regular daily schedule. Mail can be delivered at any time throughout the day. Ridge staff does not have access to student mailboxes. At University Ridge, any packages sent through a private shipping company (UPS, FedEx, DHL) will be delivered and signed for in the community center. Students will be notified via email when they have a package waiting to be picked up. Students must show ID when picking up a package. If a student is receiving a package via USPS, the package will be put in the student’s mailbox. If the package is too large for the student’s mailbox, the package will be placed in a large package locker located along the bottom row of student mailboxes. A key will be placed in the student’s regular mailbox to access the package locker. If the package is too large for a package locker the package will be delivered and signed for in the office and processed as a package shipped by a private shipping company. One mailbox is shared by all four students living in an apartment.
Each student in the apartment will be issued a mailbox key at check-in.
- Renters InsuranceAll residential students are encouraged to research and secure renters insurance.
Residence Hall Linens
East Stroudsburg University has partnered with OCM to offer the Residence Hall Linens program. When you reserve your college bedding through this program, you ensure quality linens for move-in. The selection is larger than you will find anywhere else, at prices that are budget-friendly.
Every product available through this program is guaranteed to fit and guaranteed to last from move-in all the way to graduation. Sheets, mattress pads, comforters, pillows, décor, storage solutions, and all other products are backed by this guarantee.
We recommend that parents and students respond early, in order to have the widest selection of college bedding to choose from. You will guarantee your first choice color or pattern and make great progress on your college shopping checklist. Visit OCM to order yours today!