Who Wants To Live With Catholic Nuns? College Co-Eds

At Pennsylvania’s Neumann University, undergraduates share a convent with sisters. ‘Who’s getting food at 3 a.m.?’

Students from Neumann University and sisters from the Order of St. Francis of Philadelphia share housing on campus in Aston, Pa.

ASTON, Pa.—A group of students at Neumann University here spent an evening last month painting pumpkins, making s’mores and dancing to a DJ’s playlist. Their neighbors—a bunch of sisters, and not the sorority kind—joined in the fun.

Call it a match made in heaven: Neumann wanted to increase campus housing for students. The Catholic Sisters of St. Francis of Philadelphia had extra space in their convent.

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