University of Pittsburgh-Johnstown

Gender-Inclusive Housing

Gender-inclusive housing provides an option for two or more students to share a room regardless of sex gender, sexual orientation, gender identity, or gender expression. 


Gender-inclusive housing is currently available in the Living-Learning Center, Willow Hall, townhouses, and College Park Apartments.  Beginning with the 2023-2024 academic year, gender-inclusive housing will be available in designated areas of lodges and first-year residence halls and will be assigned on a first-come, first-served basis..

Gender-Inclusive Housing Assignment Process

Students who wish to live in gender-inclusive  housing will select rooms using the same housing selection process as all students.  No preference will be given to those students who choose gender-inclusive housing.   

Students must meet the individual housing application deadline to be able to participate in online room selection.  The availability of gender-inclusive assignments after online room selection will depend on the availability of rooms once the online process has concluded.  Students who apply after the online room selection deadline will be assigned into single-gender units based on the student’s biological gender, as identified on the student's University record.

Gender-inclusive rooms are not available on a tripled basis.


While no formal restriction applies, the Office of Housing and Dining Services does not recommend that romantic couples choose to live together in gender-inclusive housing.

Filling Vacancies in Gender-Inclusive Rooms

In the event that one of the students in a gender-inclusive assignment cancels their housing contract, or moves out of the room for any other reason, the remaining student(s) may identify a new roommate to fill this vacancy.  The amount of time available to identify a new roommate will depend upon the current housing situation and status of the housing process.

If the remaining roommate(s) cannot identify a new roommate, Housing and Dining Services will assign a new roommate to the room and the room will revert to a single-sex room. A new roommate will be assigned based upon the sex of the remaining roommate(s).