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Living Learning Communities

Find a community that's just right for you! 

Penn State Behrend offers opportunities for students interested in living with others who share common interests and goals. Living Learning Communities are open to students who have an interest in one of the themes. Students interested in joining one of the available communities can contact the Housing and Food Service Office for more information. 

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Engineering House

By living in one of the Engineering Houses at Behrend, you'll have ready access to the tech you need and the engineering-focused social and academic programs you want. All School of Engineering students and first-year students interested in engineering are invited to live in an Engineering House:

Niagara Hall for First-Year Students Senat Hall for Returning Students
Live with 200+ first-year engineering students Suite-style living
RAs are engineering majors RAs are engineering majors
Engineering lounge Dual-monitor study room
College-supported printer College-supported printer
Remote access to engineering software Remote access to engineering software
In-house programming sponsored by the School of Engineering Collaboration station with 65-inch screen and wireless content sharing
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Global Borders

This international-focused special living environment in Trippe Hall offers the opportunity to build valuable cultural competency skills. Global Boarders is an international-focused community of students seeking close interaction with peers who live or have studied abroad, hope to study abroad, or want a culturally diverse living-learning environment. International Student Services will offer cultural enrichment and unique out-of-class opportunities for Global Boarders participants, both first year and returning students.

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Heartbeat House

Heartbeat House offers support and amenities that speak to the unique demands of your nursing studies. You'll also enjoy easy access to nearby parking and the use of a kitchen, which help to accommodate early morning clinicals or late-night study sessions.

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Honors House

The Honors Special Living Option is available to students who share similar academic goals and are enrolled in the Honors Program. Fostering the scholars' growth through activities with faculty, the Erie Honors House is run in conjunction with The Schreyer Honors College. Behrend students also have the opportunity to participate in the Hall Council and the Community Standards Board. A majority of Honors students, both first year and returning, are assigned to Ohio Hall.