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 experience in a comfortable atmosphere for you to relax in while you enjoy a delicious meal.
STC Café is ESU's best kept secret! Located in the Science and Technology Center, STC Café 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 entrées that will fill you up while you're on the move!
Food 4 Thought Café; 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 availability and status of your current laundry.
- 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!
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