Abington and Surroundings

The Abington area is full of activities that include shopping, dining, and more. With a bus, train or short drive to Philadelphia there is something for everyone. Whether you are interested in the arts, sports, shopping or just hanging out, there are activities for everyone to enjoy. 



Penn State Abington’s campus has activities available for students almost every day. There are over 30 student organizations, 10 different sports teams, and special activities held weekly. Since Penn State Abington is a commuter campus, we have a special period of time shared by all students called Common Break. Common break is a time where there are a limited amount of classes held on campus, with many students having the time period free. This is usually between the hours of noon and 1:30pm, depending on the day. Many activities are usually held in Lubert Commons, as well as various locations on campus.

Abington Area


Abington Township: www.abington.org

Willow Grove Malls: www.willowgroveparkmall.com

Restaurants: www.urbanspoon.com/zip/21/19001/Philadelphia-restaurants.html


Philadelphia, “The City of Brotherly Love,” is the largest city in Pennsylvania. Philadelphia is known for many things from sports to food. Big attractions include South Street, Olde City, and Reading Terminal Market just to name a few. The variety of museums and tourist sites never get old, even natives from the area still enjoy these attractions. The city is full of diversity with food and people.


Philly History

Philadelphia’s Website: http://www.gophila.com/
Independence Hall: http://www.nps.gov/inde/
Liberty Bell: http://www.ushistory.org/libertybell/


Philly Entertainment

South Street’s website: http://www.southstreet.com/
Old City’s Website: http://www.oldcitydistrict.org/indexFlash.php
Reading Terminal: http://www.readingterminalmarket.org/
Rittenhouse Square: http://www.rittenhouserow.org/index2.html


Philly Sports


Philadelphia Sports Teams: http://www.philly.com/philly/sports/
Eagles: http://www.philadelphiaeagles.com
Phillies: http://philadelphia.phillies.mlb.com/index.jsp?c_id=phi
76ers: http://www.nba.com/sixers/
Flyers: http://flyers.nhl.com/
Phantoms: http://www.phantomshockey.com/
Philly Fun Guide: http://www.phillyfunguide.com/


Philly Culture

Culture: http://www.philaculture.org/
Walnut Street Theatre: http://www.walnutstreettheatre.org/
Philadelphia Art Museum: http://www.philamuseum.org/


Campus Philly



Campus Philly is a nonprofit organization that fuels economic growth by encouraging college students to study, explore, live and work in the Greater Philadelphia tri-state region. Also, Campus Philly will organize event days to help students explore the cultural side of the city for little to no charge.

They also host an annual festival called CollegeFest in Philadelphia. CollegeFest will host live music, food vendors from all over the city, free admission to museums, shuttle loops running all day, and different civic and non-profit involvement fairs. For more information see the link below.


Campus Philly CollegeFest introduces new and returning students to all Philadelphia has to offer. Students from more than 65 colleges and universities across the region meet at the steps of the Philadelphia Museum of Art to explore local culture, recreation, businesses, museums and more. (Taken from Campus Philly page.)


To find out who will be performing visit:




Penn State Abington is a partner campus with Campus Philly. This gives us exclusive access to different resources and programs to help students enjoy the different cultural events and venues in the Philadelphia area. It also helps student get started in networking in the area to begin their careers through job fairs, networking socials, and other professional development programs



Dan Kim, the Off Campus Housing Coordinator is available to answer any questions on Wednesdays, Thursdays, and Fridays from noon until 5:00pm. Any messages left after 5:00pm on Friday will be returned the following Wednesday.

If you need assistance on Monday or Tuesday please contact Tracy Reed, the Assistant Director of Student Life, at tmreed@psu.edu or call 215-881-7508.