Choosing to live with one or more roommates can be a great experience. Think about compatible lifestyle and study habits when searching for a roommate since these are important aspects of living with others throughout college. Remember, if you’re going to be living with a person it is okay to ask questions. Below are some questions that should be considered when looking for a roommate:
The Roommate Contract is not meant to be a legal document, but it is to be used as a way to set ground rules for your and your roommate(s). It will help clearly explain how to handle paying bills, how to divide up chores, and other issues that come up with living other people.
How can I find a roommate?
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.
The Penn State Abington Off-Campus Housing Information provides Penn State Abington students with information on apartments and rentals 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.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org or call 215-881-7508.