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Housing at Pittsburg State University

Premier on-campus housing opportunities

Living on campus is one of the premier components of the university experience. The Office of University Housing at Pittsburg State University offers a variety of high-quality and safe options for campus living.

Why Pitt State Housing

It's simple – one bill covers it all - room, food, utilities & internet.

Residence halls, dorms

Did you know?

Pitt State boasts eight residence halls, seven of which have undergone recent renovation. The new or renovated halls include Bowen, Crimson Commons, Dellinger, Trout, Tanner, Tanner Annex, and Willard. Renovation of the eighth, Nation Hall, is scheduled to take place during the summer of 2014.

The renovations include:

  • New flooring, carpeting, ceilings
  • New paint
  • Renovated lounge space and kitchen area
  • New laundry room
  • Expanded space for restrooms, new shower and dressing area design
  • New wood laminate floors on upper levels and wood grain vinyl floors on lower levels
  • New moveable furniture (bunkable beds, new chests, desk, chair, new wardrobes)

Things to Know About the Residence Halls / Dorms

  • Each resident is provided with a bed, a desk, a desk chair, chest, and wardrobe.
  • Each room is furnished with expanded basic cable television service, local telephone service, wired and wireless internet.
  • All beds (with the exception of some locations in Nation) are twin x-long (36” x 80”).
  • Long twin sheets will work on all beds. There are laundry facilities in each hall as well as a television lounge.
  • Some residence halls have separate study lounge facilities.
  • Cooking is prohibited in the room except with microwave ovens.
  • If you are assigned to Crimson Commons, please see the Crimson Commons Move-In Guide for special information pertaining to this complex.

Residence halls, dorms

PSU Residence Halls  / dorms – Information & Policy

PSU requires that all first-year students live in the residence halls for their first two academic semesters on campus and select a Meal Plan.

All other students may live in housing of their choice. Prior to signing the contract, exceptions to the policy will normally be granted where any of the following circumstances exist:

  • Student lives at home with parents or guardians and is commuting (within 50 miles of the PSU campus).
  • Student is married and living with his or her spouse and/or has dependents in his/her care.
  • Student is a veteran with one or more years of active service.
  • Student is 21 years or older.
  • Student is a transfer student and is transferring 24 hours of credit or more (concurrent enrollment credits, earned while in high school, do not apply).

For more detailed information, please visit University Housing.

Meal Plans for students living in residence halls / dorms

The following meal plans are included in the price of the residence hall / dorm room.

  • Seven-Day Access
    Provides students with unlimited access to the Resident Dining Facility
  • 14 Meal Plan
    Provides students with 14 accesses throughout the week at Gibson Dining Hall
  • 14 Meal Plan + $100 Dining Dollars
    Provides 14 meals throughout the week at Gibson Dining Hall PLUS $100 to spend at ANY Retail Dining facility on campus!


Dining Services

The goal of Dining Services is to make dining an enjoyable part of each day. The program is committed to promoting nutritional well-being through a sound food service program. Meals are provided for residence hall students by Sodexo Services. This food service component is dedicated to providing quality in campus dining.

On campus dining locations:


Meal Plans for anyone

The following meal plans are available to students and everyone, regardless of where they live. There is a contract to fill out - please call 620-235-4245 for more information.

  • 10 Meal Plan
    Provides students with 10 meals throughout the week to Gibson Dining Hall.
  • 10 Meal Plan + $100 Dining Dollars
    Provides 10 meals throughout the week at Gibson Dining Hall PLUS $100 to spend at ANY Retail Dining facility on campus!
  • $700 Dining Dollars
    Provides the students to spend the Dining Dollars like cash at any of the Dining locations on campus!

Family Housing

Looking for housing for the whole family while attending Pittsburg State University?

The Crimson Village Apartments, just south of the Kansas Technology Center, are available to for full-time PSU students who are married with or without children and for single parents. At least one member of the household must be a full-time student each semester and meet income eligibility requirements to qualify. The Crimson Village apartments are operated through the Pittsburg State University Housing Office.

Off-Campus Housing Options

Pittsburg, Kansas has many off-campus housing opportunities available. A housing guide listing the names, addresses, and phone numbers of several individuals and companies who rent in Pittsburg is also available from the Office of Admission.

Other Resources:

Additional Housing Information for International Students

The International Programs & Services Office serves nearly 400 students from 50 countries. It assists students with academic success and easier transition to living in the United States. Housing is an important factor in the success of each students. We realize that international students may not be accustomed finding a reasonable place to stay, therefore we've extended our help.

For information about housing contact:
International Programs and Services
118 Whitesitt Hall
Pittsburg State University
Pittsburg, KS 66762-7532
Phone: +1 620-235-4680
Fax: +1 620-235-4962
Skype: pitt.state
Email: please use the contact form