There are several local apartments within a short distance (no more than 5 miles) of the Penn State Abington campus available for student living. In the Office of Student Life, you can find full listings with all pertinent information. These same resources are found on the website at (Finding Housing webpage) students can also access listings of apartment complexes and non-apartment complex rentals.
Penn State Abington holds an apartment fair twice a year that provides students with information. You can also set up an appointment with a Student Life Advisor.
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.
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 site specifically for students who are looking for roommates. By messaging the Penn State Abington Facebook at firstname.lastname@example.org and letting a representative know, you can be added to this site. The site is for people who are looking for roommates who are attending or will be attending Penn State Abington the following semester.
If you don’t know anyone in the area or would like to look for other roommates, we offer a service through www.facebook.com for students looking for housing. Through Facebook there are various groups that are administered including finding a roommate and different activities specifically geared towards students who are relocating it to the area.
How to join Penn State Abington’s roommate Facebook:
1. Sign up at www.facebook.com with your Penn State email.
2. Sign in to Facebook with your account.
3. Search for email@example.com
4. Click “Add as Friend” and wait for response from Penn State Abington Facebook’s account.
5. If you have not heard a response send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org with your facebook email and name
6. Research through Penn State Abington’s Facebook account’s wall and members. Feel free to post on wall if searching for a roommate or housing.
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.