Office of Housing Operations

Burleigh Hall

Welcome to the Office of Housing Operations!


The Office of Housing Operations is a unit in the Division of Student Affairs and Student Life. Our office is responsible for the general operations of housing, opportunities for learning and practicing the positive values of community living, University policy enforcement, and providing educational opportunities that foster personal growth and development as the student is learning to evolve individually yet collectively in a group environment. Located on the 3rd floor of Burleigh Hall, our office is comprised of a team of professional and para-professional staff who are responsible for assisting all students and the University community in all aspects of living on campus and student housing. You will find that the residential life team is knowledgeable in University policies, procedures, and overall information related to the on campus living learning experience.


In addition, our office is responsible for hosting a wide range of programs, community service projects, and events for all students to take advantage of in the living learning environment and the campus community. Such programs offer an array of diverse opportunities to get involved in spiritual, educational, social, recreational, and athletic events to enhance students' overall living-learning experiences. All students are highly encouraged to get involved and participate in these programs as well as work with the staff to collaborate and implement their own programming suggestions and ideas. The program also provides opportunities for academic support activities, hall meetings, college adjustment services, wellness activities, and social group interactions.

The five residence halls at Cheyney University can accommodate over 1,200 students for coeducational living learning arrangements in a picturesque and historic setting. Harriet Tubman Hall is reserved for first-year students. Martin Luther King Hall and the New Residence Halls are reserved for upper-class students. Additionally, Emlen Hall accommodates the Keystone Honors Academy students and Richard Humphrey Hall accommodates Humphrey Scholars with approval by the Dean of the program.

Although the university maintains a 24-hour police force and a part-time security force, we believe that residential safety and security is every member of the residential living community's responsibility to include visitors. Residents are required to show a valid CU identification card as requested and to enter their assigned residence hall. Everyone is required to be signed into the residence hall that they are visiting by a resident of that hall. Similarly, guests are required to have an official picture identification document and must have a resident of the residence hall that they are visiting sign them into the hall.

The residence halls opening coincides with the date of registration for new and returning students and closes on the day immediately following the last scheduled exam at the end of the semester. Residence Halls close at 6:00 p.m. on Fridays except for the Thanksgiving Break which is 6:00 p.m. the day before the holiday. Students are responsible for making travel arrangements to accommodate campus closing dates. Residence halls will not be open to students before or after the established opening and closing times announced on the University website.

Commuter students and visitors may visit the residence halls at times designated by the Visitation Policy and must adhere to all Residence Life and Housing and University policies and procedures. All members of the CU community are invited to become acquainted with the staff. The Office of Housing is committed to serving as a liaison and resource agent for you to assist with your success and acclimation to the campus as a member of the CU community!


Contact Information

The Office of Housing Operations is located on the 3rd floor of Burleigh Hall.








Elisabeth Ann Burton
Manager of Housing Operations & Auxiliary Services

Dana James
Administrative Assistant


Please send all Housing inquiries to


Monday – Friday
8:30 am - 5:00 pm

Closed- Saturday & Sunday



Mailing Address:

Cheyney University of Pennsylvania
Housing Operations
PO Box 200
1837 University Circle
Cheyney, PA 19319-0200