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Communications About Your Student

In compliance with the Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act of 1974 (known as the Buckley Amendment), Ursinus College’s policy informs students in the procedures available to provide appropriate access to personal records while protecting their confidentiality. The complete Act is available for inspection in the office of the Registrar.

Press Release Form
This form allows Ursinus College to publicize your accomplishments during time at Ursinus (i.e. Dean’s List, honors, etc). If you student do not fill out this form, Ursinus will not include youin publications, under the Buckley Amendment. Forms are given out at orientation and will be available on Move-In Day. Additionally, students can pick up a form in College Communications located in Bomberger 104.

Student Handbook
The Student Handbook is a guide to the policies and procedures that we use to govern ourselves. Information regarding Academic Life, Student Life, and Campus Resources are included. View the entire Handbook.

Moving In

What is Provided

  • Bed (able to be raised or bunked)
  • Dresser
  • Desk and chair
  • Wardrobe or closet

What to Bring

  • Eat: cookware, utensils, dishes, cups, can/bottle opener, coffee mugs, travel mug, water pitcher, water bottle, Ziploc bags, Tupperware containers, bag clips

  • Sleep: extra-long twin sheet sets, pillows, mattress pad/foam egg crate, body pillow, comforter, blanket/quilt, alarm clock, bed risers

  • Wash: bath towels, washcloths, shower tote/caddy, soap holder, toothbrush holder, first-aid kit, hair dryer, curling iron, straightening iron, razors, bathrobe, flip flops

  • Organize:  storage boxes, storage cubes, drawer organizer, over the door organizer, hangers, hooks, laundry basket/hamper, drying rack, iron/ironing board, flashlight, batteries

  • Study: desk accessories, waste basket, desk lamp, surge protector, extension cord

  • Extras: door mirror, waste basket, posters, wall art, picture frames, throw pillows, area rug, mp3 player, DVD player, television, light bulbs, fan

What Not to Bring

The following items are prohibited from residence halls:

  • Wireless Routers
  • Electric grills (including George Foreman Grills)
  • Flammable substance, flame emitting articles, open coiled/flamed items, or candles
  • Halogen lamps
  • The use of heat-generating electrical equipment such as electric heaters
  • Exterior radio and television aerials (prohibited in, on, or about the residence halls/houses or rooms)
  • Firearms, ammunition, fireworks, incendiary or toxic chemicals, explosives, and weapons
  • Public signs, dining hall, and laboratory equipment
  • Waterbeds and swimming pools of any kind
  • Animals, except small fish. (Violations involving animals will include mandatory fines for clean-up costs, currently set to the cost of labor)
  • Alcohol is strictly prohibited in the freshman dorms (Beardwood, Paisley, Stauffer, Brodbeck, Wilkinson, and Curtis)

“Oops…I forgot…”
There are a number of stores nearby for those last-minute or forgotten items: Target and HomeGoods are a few miles from campus. Additionally, we also have a nearby CVS, Wegman’s and Redner’s Warehouse Market. 

Extra Storage
At the end of the spring semester students must remove all personal belongings from their rooms within 24 hours after their last exam or by 5:00 p.m. on the last day of finals; whichever one comes first. For graduating students, personal belongings must be removed by 5:00 p.m. on Commencement Day. There is no on-sight storage available over the summer but there are several local storage facilities in the community. 

Smart Stop Self Storage

Collegeville Locker Room Self-Storage

Campus Services 


Our Bookstore is temporarily located in a trailer across from the LOVE statue and adjacent to Ritter Hall. The new Commons will house the future Bookstore in late 2019. The bookstore will be open Move-In Day. We have new and used books available, as well as Ursinus apparel and supplies. Below are the current semester hours:

Monday              9:00 AM-5:00 PM 
Tuesday             9:00 AM-5:00 PM 
Wednesday        9:00 AM-5:00 PM 
Thursday            9:00 AM-5:00 PM 
Friday                 9:00 AM-4:00 PM 
Saturday            12:00 PM-4:00 PM 
Sunday               CLOSED

Student Mail Service

Each new student will be assigned a keyed mailbox and a permanent Mail Stop Code (MSC) number. Returning students keep their previous numbers. A student will also keep his or her mail key for his or her entire time at Ursinus. This key must be returned upon conclusion of one’s time here. 
Student mailboxes are located in Wismer Hall, Lobby B, and are accessible 24 hours a day. In order to receive incoming mail, the student’s name and MSC # must be on all incoming packages and mail. 

If a package is sent, your student will receive a yellow slip in his/her mailbox. 

The Ursinus Mail Center is located in the Facilities Services Building at the eastern end of the college – off of Fifth Ave, adjacent to the College Arms Apartments. The phone extension is 2483. The Mail Center is open Monday-Friday, 8:00 A.M. to 4:15 PM. 

For mail and postal packages:
Student’s Name / MSC#
Ursinus College 
P.O. Box 8000
Collegeville, PA 19426-8000

For UPS, Fed Ex., etc.:
Student’s Name / MSC #
Ursinus College
601 E. Main Street
Collegeville, PA 19426-8000

Cell Phone Service

The cellular phone providers with local service:


(Front Street in Collegeville) 
(East Main Street in Collegeville)

(Second Ave in Collegeville)

(Plaza Drive Ste in Collegeville)


It is a good idea for your student to have a checking account while on campus. There are several local banks that are in walking distance of campus as well as a PNC ATM machine located in the lower lounge in Wismer. Fees are assessed for ATM transactions for non-PNC accounts. Bank representatives from several of the banks listed below will be onsite during Move-in Day where representatives can assist your student with his/her banking needs. 

Niagara Bank
364 East Main Street
Collegeville, PA 19426
PNC Bank
21 Town Center Road
Collegeville, PA 19426
Citizens Bank
130 Main Street
Trappe, PA 19426
TD Bank
498 Second Avenue
Collegeville, PA 19426
Susquehanna Bank
1856 S. Collegeville Road
Collegeville, PA 19426-2944
 Bank of America
130 West Main Street
Trappe, PA 19426
(800) 432-1000

Student ID

In order to provide for the identification of individuals in the Ursinus community, students, faculty, and staff are given identification cards. Students should carry these cards at all times as they may be required to access certain College buildings, services, and events (i.e. these cards will be used for meals, obtaining books and materials from the library, use of the gym facilities, and access into certain dorm buildings and classrooms). Students should report a lost or stolen I.D. To obtain a replacement I.D., students must go to the Technical Support Center in Myrin Library, and present some form of photo I.D. with a signature. The cost of the replacement card is $10. 

Meals - Hours of Operation

The Marketplace Main Dining Room

Monday Through Friday
Breakfast 7:30 AM – 10:30 AM
Lunch 10:30 AM – 3:00 PM
Dinner 3:00 PM – 7:00 PM
Dinner (Fridays only) 3:00 PM – 6:00 PM
Saturdays & Sundays
Continental Breakfast 9:00 AM - 11:00 AM
Brunch 11:00 AM – 3:00 PM
Dinner 3:00 PM – 6:00 PM


Monday – Friday
Lunch 11:15 AM - 1:15 PM
Dinner 6:15 PM - 8:15 PM
Saturday & Sunday Closed

Jazzman’s Cafe- Zack’s

Monday – Friday 10:30 AM – 8:15 PM
Saturday and Sunday Closed

Smart Market Convenience Store

Monday - Wednesday 8:00 AM - 11:00 PM
Thursday & Friday 8:00 AM - 1:00 AM
Saturday 10:00 AM - 1:00 AM
Sunday 10:00 AM - 11:00 PM

Meal Plans 

(available to all commuting students, as well)

All first-year students are automatically assigned the 21 meal plan for their first academic year. This accounts for breakfast, lunch and dinner on all week days and continental breakfast, brunch and dinner on weekend days. Upper classmen are able to change their meal plan each semester before the last day of drop-add. View our meal plan choices.

Guest Meals
The 21 meal plan includes two guest meals per semester. Your Guest Meals may be used to pay for a guest at The Market Place in Wismer or in Zack’s for any amount up to the Meal Credit amount. Any amount over the Meal Credit amount may be paid using Dining Dollars, Flex Dollars or Cash. 

Dietary Needs
Dining Services is able to provide for most special dietary requirements. Contact the Dining Service Office at 610-409-3602 for information. 

Laundry at Ursinus is free of charge! Washers and dryers are provided for students’ use in all of the residence halls and Main Street houses. 

Campus Safety

The Campus Safety Office is located in Wismer Hall on the Olin Plaza and provides services and protection for the Ursinus community 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. Campus safety officers are trained in appropriate areas of security procedures to include emergency response, CPR, AED, First Aid and crisis intervention.

A personal safety escort is available 24 hours a day. Campus members are encouraged to promptly report any crime or unusual or suspicious incidents to the Campus Safety Office.

Telephone Numbers

Medical or Police emergency: 911 (9-911 from a campus phone) 
Campus Safety:
610-409-3333 (ext. 3333 from a campus phone)

Emergency Notification System  

This emergency notification system was recently put into place. It is a text messaging service that will instantly and simultaneously distribute brief messages in situations posing imminent physical threats to the college community. To register, visit: