There are several local apartments within a short distance (no more than 5 miles) of the Penn State Abington campus available for student living and listed on the Apartment Complex listing page. On the Off Campus Housing Page, you can find full listings with all pertinent information. These same resources are found on the website on the "Finding Housing page" students can access listings of apartment complexes and non-apartment complex rentals.
Penn State Abington holds an apartment fair every spring that provides students with information and invites apartment managers from the area to speak with students.
The Off Campus Housing Coordinator and other members of the Student Life Office are available to answer questions about living in the area and to help provide information about the apartments in the area. We may be unable to offer opinions on where to live, but we can help narrow down options if the student is looking for specific features or amenities.
The Off Campus Housing Coordinator also manages the Housing Facebook page. It is the best place to find a roommate and to ask questions about the different apartments. To join the page send your request by email to firstname.lastname@example.org with your PSU ID number and a link to your Facebook page.
Penn State Abington is a warm and welcoming campus so it won’t be hard to get to know people. By getting involved with clubs, activities, and events that go on around campus it makes it much easier to get to know others. It is also possible to meet other students at Orientation and at New Student Day. Of course, you will also meet new faces in your classes.
Also, there is a club on campus called CHAOS (Campus Housing and Any other Student), which is specifically for students who are not originally from the area. They help students to get involved and assist in getting adjusted to the Abington/Philadelphia area. Many of the students in the organization will be living off campus and are willing to help new students get ready to live on their own. In addition to CHAOS, there are other on campus organizations focusing on a variety of different interests. We have organizations focusing on public services, professional careers, student government, and more. For more information on the organizations available on campus and to even contact their members please visit:
It is the single best place to find out about all of the fun activities events happening on campus. It is also used to help students get involved with the campus organizations. The Get Connected site is a resource for you to use to learn more about the different offices on campus and what they do. The site can help you connect with on campus organization student leaders, advisors, and general members. All campus organizations post on Get Connected the events they plan. It can even help you keep track of your volunteer hours and co-curricular involvement.
It will definitely be a new experience and different for everyone. For some the adjustment might be more difficult than for others, but there are resources that are available to you to ease the situation. Upon entering college, students will encounter many different people and situations, and should come in with an open mind. Check out these tips below:
We do not match students up with roommates, but we can help!
There is a Facebook page specifically for students who are looking for roommates. The site is for people who are looking for roommates and who are attending or will be attending Penn State Abington the following semester.
Even if you don't know anyone in the area, the Facebook page is still the best place to start looking. Through Facebook the office posts important information about activities on campus, information about living on your own, and it is the best place to ask about the different apartments. You can even ask about what it is like to live in the area.
If you do not have a Facebook account we suggest that you sign up for one, even if you do not use it for anything else except look for housing and roommates. If in your location Facebook is blocked, then email email@example.com for assistance.
The Penn State Abington Facebook provides Penn State Abington students with information on apartments, rentals, events and organization for living in the area. This information is provided as a resource only. Penn State University does not solicit, select, promote, or investigate these facilities. The University assumes no responsibility or liability for the personal safety of student renters, loss or damage to personal property, or the arbitration of disputes between students and property owner. Interested persons should thoroughly investigate each opportunity before entering into an agreement with a leaser or parties involved.