RMU’s Braddock Hall not available for housing during 2019-20 school year

RMU will not offer Braddock Hall as housing option during 2019-20 academic year

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RMU’s Braddock Hall not available for housing during 2019-20 school year

Braddock Hall is one of Robert Morris University's many student housing dormitories. Photo Credit: (RMU Sentry Media/Megan Shandel)

Braddock Hall is one of Robert Morris University's many student housing dormitories. Photo Credit: (RMU Sentry Media/Megan Shandel)

Megan Shandel

Braddock Hall is one of Robert Morris University's many student housing dormitories. Photo Credit: (RMU Sentry Media/Megan Shandel)

Megan Shandel

Megan Shandel

Braddock Hall is one of Robert Morris University's many student housing dormitories. Photo Credit: (RMU Sentry Media/Megan Shandel)

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MOON TOWNSHIP – Students at Robert Morris University will have one less choice for housing during the 2019-20 school year.

In a statement released by the RMU Office of Residence Life on Wednesday, officials said that Braddock Hall would not be available for students to live in next academic year. Director of Residence Life Anne Lahoda cited the declining number of students living on-campus as the main reason for closing the dormitory.

“The resident population at RMU ebbs and flows, depending on the size of our incoming freshmen class and each year’s graduating class,” said Lahoda in a statement. “We currently have more housing than we need to serve our resident students, and Braddock Hall continues to be the least popular housing option. As a result, we have decided to remove Braddock as a housing option for the 2019-20 academic year.”

Students that already selected Braddock Hall as their housing choice will have an extension to March 20 to decide if they want to live on-campus next year.

Single rooms will still be offered for students interested. According to Lahoda, RMU will offer 35 single dorms at Yorktown Hall. The cost for a single room at Yorktown will be the same as the single dorm rate at Braddock.

Students that live in Braddock Hall who meet the university’s two-year housing requirement and decide to live off-campus will be refunded the $250 housing deposit for the 2019-20 school year.

For more information on Residence Life and on-campus housing options, visit the Residence Life website.

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