Student Life

Live your way up the hill.

Downtown to the top of the hill. Lower campus to upper campus. From your first year to your last, Bloomsburg is here to help you have the best experience possible, wherever you wish to live it.

Move on in. Student housing is always available for first-year and transfer students, making college life easier from the start.

Learn and live. Learning Communities are home to Huskies with shared academic paths, so they can all climb together.

Stretch your legs. When you're ready for the responsibilities and rewards of living off campus, you'll find plenty of eclectic options with university affiliates or others in town.

Food for every comfort level. Face it: you've got to eat. And here, we take your hunger — and your healthy dietary needs — seriously. It starts with our flagship dining location, Scranton Commons, and goes upward to Monty's, a cafe-style spot with a view, situated nicely on upper campus. Busy? Then it's to the Husky Lounge we go for overstuffed wraps, fresh bagels and made-from-scratch soups. On the go? There's always Qdoba, Steak 'n Shake, Subway, Chik-fil-A and Starbucks, as well as select lobby kiosks and outside food carts for meals really on the move.

Put your spare time to the test.

There are no idle moments here. You're either pushing yourself into new academic territory or making memories with your fellow Huskies. There are more than 250 clubs and organizations for you to consider.

A few ways to take action.

  • Sports — test your mettle or simply have fun in the heat of intramural competition or square off against our rivals in some of our active club teams.
  • Program Board — have a say and a hand in shaping some of the campus's biggest events, such as live entertainment and weekend activities.
  • Quest — discover the extrovert in yourself through our outdoor adventure program that teaches you leadership at the helm of a kayak, along hiking trails, and screaming down our upper campus zipline.
  • Center for Leadership and Engagement — grow, develop, and get involved with the CLE that connects you with leadership opportunities to match all your interests, making it both intentional and fun.
  • Community Government Association — gain hands-on leadership experience by overseeing the operation of on-campus housing, retail, and activities.
  • Fitness Workout — no more excuses thanks to our expansive Student Recreation Center that features an indoor track, racquetball courts, dance studio, and about everything imaginable in strength and cardio equipment.

Living the Husky Life

Ice Hockey Club

Raised bar for club hockey

Five years ago, Bloomsburg University’s Ice Hockey Club was without a conference playing independently as a Division III club sport. This winter, the team played on the national stage for the first-time ever as a Division II club sport that’s made the playoffs three times in the past four seasons. Add in a Greater Northeastern Collegiate Hockey Conference title in 2016, and that makes quite a run for BU’s hockey club.

Take My Hand

Take My Hand in NYC

Even though she knew it was coming, Lauren Migliorino still had to catch herself from getting emotional a few times. Seeing the reality of Take My Hand has often caught the sisters of Sigma Sigma Sigma chapter off guard during their journey through parts of New York City. It wasn’t the first nor last time. “I’ve definitely held back tears numerous times,” said Migliorino, Tri Sigma’s recruitment director. “When you do good for others, you feel better about yourself and your purpose.”

Breast Cancer Awareness Walk

Annual 5k eclipses $170,000

With nearly 500 student participants, Bloomsburg University’s 17th annual 5k Breast Cancer Awareness Walk/Run raised $10,524 this fall for the PA Breast Cancer Coalition. October’s tally brings the fundraiser’s 17-year total to more than $170,000 to benefit women diagnosed with breast cancer and support the families of those who’ve lost the battle. The event is coordinated annually by the Office of Multicultural Affairs.