Your room will be furnished with all the basics you’ll need
including a bed, desk and chair, refrigerator/microwave,
and closet. You will also have access to both Wi-Fi and
wired internet. Each residence area provides additional
amenities to make your stay complete, including: dining
and laundry facilities, study and social lounges, computer
technical support (we call it “ResCom”), computer labs, and a
commons desk where you can pick up mail and packages…
or pick up a temporary key if you locked yourself out of your
#Pro Tip: Locking your door is important. Keep your
belongings safe while you’re out and about, and give
yourself peace of mind while you sleep. The entrance
to each residence hall utilizes a card-access system that
operates 24 hours/day, 7 days/week. You will only have
access to enter your building, just like your new friends will
only have access to enter their assigned building.
We are excited to have you join our on-campus community!
University Park has fifty-three residence halls, five common
buildings, and over 350 apartments on campus. You’re going
to be joining over 14,000 undergraduates that will be living
on campus this year. The staff in Housing, Food Services,
and Residence Life are committed to providing you with a
residential experience that offers convenience, security, and
a wide scope of programs and services designed to help
you succeed. These services and programs are designed to
foster your academic, social, cultural, and personal growth.
After moving in, you should get to know your Resident
Assistant (RA), a student leader specially trained to help with
questions and build a sense of community among the other
students on your floor, and in your building. RAs, along with
professional staff members who live in the community, are
available 24 hours/day, 7 days/week to provide information
and resources, offer help and support, plan social and
educational activities, and address your concerns.
Your roommate, or roommates, are going to be a big part
of your on-campus living experience. You will spend some
time during Welcome Week talking with your RA and your
roommate about the kind of environment you want to live
in. Our Residence Life website also has information and tips
for living with a roommate. Check it out, especially if this is
your first time sharing a room with someone!
For move-in details visit the arrival website for lists of
what to bring, what not to bring, and any last-minute
changes regarding your residence hall room check-in
process. The website is designed to help you make the
most of this hectic, but exciting time.
My date to arrive on campus is:
(visit arrival.psu.edu for the answer)
RELATED OFFICES & INFORMATION:
Residence Life studentaffairs.psu.edu/reslife
Arrival Info arrival.psu.edu
Residential Computing rescom.psu.edu Dining On-Campus
Our Food Services, one of the largest in the country,
serves over 1. 4 million meals each semester. University
Park features five on-campus dining commons in addition
to restaurants, snack bars, convenience stores, and coffee
shops located throughout campus.
A Campus Meal Plan, accessed by your id+ card, is
required for all students living on campus. A Campus Meal
Plan, and Commuter Meal Plan, are available for students
living off-campus. The Campus Meal Plan can be used to
purchase food at any location on campus. LionCash+, also
available on your id+ card, is an option to supplement
your meal plan.