FAQs

Where will I live?

 

Will anyone help me find housing?

 

How will I make friends?

 

How will I adjust to college and to living on my own or with roommates?

 

How can I find a roommate?


 

 

Where will I live?

 

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.



Will anyone help me find housing?

 

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.



How will I make friends?

 

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.



How will I adjust to college and to living on my own or with roommates?

 

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:

  • Time— Everyone adjusts at a different rate. It takes time to get used to a new area and new roommates and being open to new activities and ideas will help you adjust.
  • Opportunities— Participate in activities that you enjoy while mixing it up. Taking advantage of opportunities like different clubs, classes and events that wouldn’t usually interest you is a good cultural experience. The majority of activities on campus are free, so it’s easy to get involved.
  • Resources—Penn State Abington has many resources that students can use including the Office of Student Life, the Library, Computer Labs, Health Services and a Gym!Activities— If you become active in sports, clubs, community service and events it will make it easier to meet people. The more you are involved on campus, the easier the transition. Joining the CHAOS club can help you meet people and learn about other students’ experiences that are also relocating to the area.
  • Campus—The Penn State Abington Campus has many activities. The campus is in the heart of Abington. There are restaurants, malls, coffee shops and local hangouts to explore. Taking advantage of the surrounding community will prove worthwhile.
  • Classes— There are different majors at Penn State Abington. Trying out different classes may help you realize what you want to study if you haven’t yet selected a major. Most classes are personal with about 10-15 students and provide a high level of faculty and student interaction.

 

How can I find a roommate?

 

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 abhousing@psu.edu 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 abhousing@psu.edu

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 tmreed@psu.edu 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.