Housing & Meal Plans
Residence Life & On-Campus Housing
Nearly 1,100 students live on campus at Moravian University. First-year students live in traditional-style halls: Rau-Hassler and Bernhardt-Wilhelm (exclusively for first-year students), located on the Main Street Campus, and Main and Clewell Halls, located on the Hurd Campus in historic downtown Bethlehem. First-year students can also reside in a single room in the HILL on the Hurd Campus. Learn more about first-year residence options here.
Room Tour: Rau-Hassler
Room Tour: Bernhardt-Wilhelm
Room Tour: Main
Room Tour: Clewell
Room Tour: The HILL
Traditional residence halls include a lounge, kitchenette, and each floor has community bathrooms. The HILL suites include a full kitchen, living room, and shared bathroom(s). Shared spaces are cleaned by Moravian University staff.
- flip-flops for the shower
- laundry bag and detergent
- plastic shower caddy
- bath towels
- toiletries (shampoo and soap)
- anything else you use on a daily basis
Other items to keep in mind:
- Each residence hall has a laundry room with coinless laundry. In other words, leave your quarters at home because your housing fee includes laundry costs!
- Residence hall bedrooms include a bed, mattress, desk, desk chair, wardrobe/dresser for each student.
- Microfridges are provided for roommates to share in Bernhardt-Wilhelm, Main & Clewell, and Rau-Hassler.
- Mattresses are a twin XL in Rau-Hassler, Clewell, and the HILL. Bernhardt-Wilhelm has standard twin mattresses.
- Rau-Hassler and the HILL have air-conditioning.
- Students should reach out to their roommate to identify who plans to bring what, including cleaning supplies, as students are responsible for cleaning their bedroom spaces.
Each bed has at least 5 inches of space underneath for storage. Rau-Hassler beds are loftable. Bernhardt-Wilhelm beds are "sleigh beds" and bed risers are not able to be utilized. More information regarding room dimensions can be found here. Cinder blocks are permitted, but not encouraged as they may cause damage to the floor or furniture, which residents will be charged for at the conclusion of the year. Residents will also be charged when they vacate the space if cinder blocks are not properly removed and discarded.
Moravian University does not insure student's personal belongings in the residence halls. We encourage students and their families to check coverage options under their families’ homeowner’s insurance.
Roommates & Housing Assignments
New students should complete the Student Life Questionnaire and Emergency Contact Form before Wednesday, June 7. Room and roommate assignments are determined based on responses to the Student Life Questionnaire. Incoming students may request another incoming student as a roommate. Both students must indicate their roommate request in their Student Life Questionnaire to be considered.
Room assignments, as well as contact information for your roommate, will be available on the New Student page on AMOS prior to the July 4th holiday.
After learning your room assignment, log on to the New Student page on AMOS. Prior to July 21, residents can select a room layout and specify bed preference (raised, lofted, or bunked.) Facilities will do their best to accommodate all requests received by July 21.
Once housing assignments are published, students and families often ask to see their rooms; however, the residence halls are unavailable to visit during the summer months due to conferences, camps, and facilities improvements.
Student Mail and Packages
Personal mail can be sent to you while you are a student. New students can learn their box number and mailbox combination in AMOS by navigating to College Students > My Mailbox. Once you receive that information, we encourage you to have your mail sent to your box number at the following address:
1200 Main St.
Bethlehem, PA 18018
Mailboxes are located on the lower level of the HUB for Main Street Campus (Bernhardt-Wilhelm and Rau-Hassler residents) and in the HILL for South Campus (Main, Clewell and HILL residents). Mailboxes are available for commuter students upon request.
Move-In Day is an exciting time for new students and their families. Please bring no more than two individuals to assist. Encourage other family members to remain at home.
When you arrive, you will be directed through the University entryway at the intersection of Main and West Locust Streets. Follow the road and arrive at the check-in tent located in front of the Haupert Union Building (HUB).
For a successful move-in, mark all containers, boxes and bags with your first and last name, as well as building and room number. This will assist volunteers who are carrying items from the car to your new home.
Those participating in an early arrival group including fall athletics, marching band, Guiding Greyhounds, or the 1742 Experience will receive information regarding the check-in process from their coach or director.
Residence Life Staff
Each floor has a Resident Advisor or “RA” who is an upperclass student with many roles and responsibilities, including (but not limited to) building community, providing support, serving as a resource for those with questions, and enforcing University and residence hall policies. Your RA will help you understand what is expected and permitted as a campus resident, but we also encourage new students to review the Moravian University Student Handbook prior to moving on campus.
Dining Services & Meal Plans
The Dining Services team is committed to providing our students with a community experience focused on great food, healthful options, and a shared sense of environmental and social responsibility.
Where to Dine
Dining locations on the Main Street Campus include the Star and the Blue & Grey Cafe, both located in the HUB, as well as, DeLight’s Café, in the Sally Breidegam Miksiewicz Center for Health Sciences. Dining locations on the Hurd (South) Campus include Clewell Dining Room and Clewell Convenience, both located in Peter Hall. There are fresh food vending machines in the Timothy Breidegam Field House just outside the Fitness Center that accept Dining Dollars and Hound Bucks. These vending machines can be accessed most hours using your Moravian University ID. Visit here for operating hours, menus and more.
Dietary Concerns or Food Allergies
If you have a food allergy or dietary concern, consider a conversation with our registered dietitian and executive chef who can help you navigate your dining options on campus. See Dining's Food Allergy information and policies here.
First-year resident students are enrolled in the “Hound Unlimited” meal plan—Moravian's standard plan for those residing in a residence hall without access to a private kitchen. Although the HILL is equipped with a full kitchen, first-year students in the HILL must at least be enrolled in "Hound Unlimited" meal plan.
Commuter students have the option to select any of the available meal plans based on their eating schedules while on campus. A meal plan can also be added during the semester. Learn more or select a meal plan.
Students may choose to change to the Hound 200 or upgrade to the "Gold Unlimited" meal plan. As the semester progresses, students may add Hound Bucks or reload with a “rechargeable block”. Learn more about these options here.