Lions Gate students

When You're Here, You're Home

Welcome to Residence Life at Penn State Abington! At Lions Gate we are a living, learning diverse community.

About Lions Gate 

The residence hall is a four-story complex located in the heart of the township. Students can easily walk and bike to classes, stores, and restaurants. It's also convenient to public transportation.

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  • Four to six students per apartment-style unit, each equipped with a kitchen and private bathroom
  • Houses a total of 402 students
  • Two live-in professional staff
  • 10 Resident Assistants (RAs)
  • Shuttle service between the residence hall and campus
Lions Gate

Living and Learning

  • Activities
  • Student leadership opportunities
  • Quiet study pods or lounges on each floor
  • Knowledge stations (areas for group projects outfitted with technology)
  • Seminar learning spaces
  • On-site laundry facility
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Safety and Security

  • Accessible to residents and staff only with three entry points:
  • Main entrance: Key card
  • Individual apartment entrance: Key
  • Bedroom within apartment: Key
  • Front desk monitored 24/7 and Penn State Abington security patrols the site.


  • Shuttle service to and from campus
  • Public transportation
  • People power: Abington is a walking-friendly community
All the RAs at Lions Gate

What’s Nearby?

Abington is a thriving town with shops, restaurants, gyms, recreational spaces, and plenty of activities. Convenience stores such as Wawa, fast-food such as Chipotle, and full-service restaurants are easily accessible. Trader Joe’s and Whole Foods are within walking distance, and the Giant Supermarket is a mile away.

The Lions Gate at Penn State Abington

1001 Old York Road
Abington, PA 19001


About Penn State Abington

Penn State Abington, formerly the Ogontz campus, offers baccalaureate degrees in 25 majors at its suburban location just north of Philadelphia. Nearly half of our 3,100 students complete all four years at Abington, with opportunities in undergraduate research, the Schreyer honors program, NCAA Division III athletics, and more.