Penn State Student Housing and Dorms at University Park
On campus student housing at University Park is unique in the fact that it includes both dorm style housing and apartment style housing. On this page you can view most of the options Penn State has to offer. We also have provided floor plans of the rooms located in the dorm buildings so you can make plans about what to bring and what to leave behind when you make the big move.
Next to each of the different buildings below is a link to the rates for Room and Board. To apply for any of the buildings you see below please visit the main Penn State University Student Housing page, which can be found here.
Enrollment at Univeristy park is approaching 43,000 students but there is only 13,500 dorm rooms available. For the remaining students the obvious choice is an off campus apartment. You're in luck because PSU Moms has an entire page devoted to State College apartments.
Dorm Style Buildings at Penn State University Park
- The North Residence Halls
- The South Residence Halls
- The East Residence Halls
- The West Residence Halls
- The Pollock Residence Halls
Apartment Style Buildings at Penn State University Park
Penn State Housing Websites
What should I bring with me to my new Penn State dorm or apartment?
Below is a list of items that you should and should not bring to your new room at Penn State. One thing that will not be on either list but is a point of discussion with your student is the car. Honestly, it is a hassle to drive anywhere in State College and parking is very expensive. However, if you live off campus and parking is reasonably priced at your place of residence, you will want to have a car.
Bring these items
- Computer and Television
- Laundry basket, hangers and Quarters for the laundry machine
- Portable desk lamp
- Surge protector and extension cord
- Lots of food that does not spoil or go bad
- Microwavable bowl and silverware
- Brita or comparable water filtration system
- First aid kit (band aids, rubbing alcohol, Tylenol and cold medicine)
- Umbrella (don't get stranded a mile away from home in the rain)
- Hammer, nails, multi-tool and duct-tape
- Toilet plunger (don't make this mistake!)
Don't bring these items
- Clothing for other seasons
- CD/DVD cases. Bring just the discs in a CD wallet or DVD folder
- Excessive appliances, electronics and speakers
- Candles or any open flames
- Valuables that aren't needed on a normal basis
- Weapons, real or fake!
Please visit the Penn State Moms messageboard if you would like to hear more about student housing from other parents. It's a great place to address concerns or questions.
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