Signal Hall (formerly Nittany B)

Nittany Village, purchased in December 2018, is one of the newest on-campus residence areas at Penn State Harrisburg. The apartments consist of four-single occupancy bedrooms, two full bathrooms, living room, full access to kitchen and equipment that includes a stove, microwave, full size refrigerator and microwave and study area.

A tidy dorm room with a neatly made bed featuring a Penn State blanket.

Take a Virtual Room Tour

Discover your future home with this 360-degree photo of the residence hall room designed for residents. Explore the space, plan your college life, and find answers to your housing questions. We look forward to welcoming you to campus and starting your college journey!

Housing Area

Nittany Village

Building Type


Room Types

Apartment 4 Bedroom/4 Person

Living Arrangements

Upperclass Students



Area Amenities

Air Conditioning
Bike Storage
Study Lounge
TV Lounge



Apartment Amenities

Coffee Table
Full Refrigerator
Kitchen Table & Chairs
Personal / En Suite Bathroom



Room Furnishings

Desk Chair
Full Mattress
Trash Can

Room Diagrams

Room & Furnishing Dimensions

Item Length Width Height
Desk 42" 24" 29.5"
Dresser 30" 24" 29.5"
Wardrobe 35.5" 24" 75"


Building Floor Plans

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First Floor

Second Floor

Third Floor


Rates for 2024-2025
Residence Hall Room Type Occupancy Fall Spring
Signal Hall (formerly Nittany B) Single Occupancy Bedroom 4 $5,735 $5,735
Rates for 2023-2024
Residence Hall Room Type Occupancy Fall Spring
Signal Hall (formerly Nittany B) Single Occupancy Bedroom 4 $5,609 $5,609

Meet Our Staff

Photo of Gerard "Gerry" McLaughlin

Gerard "Gerry" McLaughlin


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Housing FAQs



How do I choose a space and accept the HFS Contract?

Current students who receive an email with the invitation offer:

  • If you receive an invitation, log on to and select “View Invitation” under My Contracts. 
  • Select your invitation to view all housing options. Not all options may be available based on when you are invited into the process. 
  • Select the housing option you desire and click ‘Continue’. 
  • Add a friend’s Penn State Access ID who you want to receive a Housing and Food Service (HFS) Contract offer and click ‘Continue’. It's not required to add a friend, and not all housing options allow for a roommate. 
  • Review your selection and click ‘Create Contract’ to be offered the HFS Contract for your selected housing option.
    • If a roommate was listed, this student will also be offered the HFS Contract. 
  • To accept the HFS Contract offer, select the Shopping Cart icon and view the offer. 
  • Click the ‘Begin Acceptance Process’ button to view and read the HFS Contract and Terms, Conditions, and Regulations (TCRs).  Check mark the box to indicate that you have read and agree to abide by the TCRs.  Type your name to electronically sign the HFS Contract. Click the ‘Accept Contract’ button.  All done!

You are not obligated to live on campus until you accept the HFS Contract; once accepted, the HFS Contract cannot be cancelled (unless you are no longer enrolled at Penn State).

What housing options are available for upper-class students at Harrisburg?

Upper-class students at Harrisburg have various housing options to consider. Review the available housing options and the associated room rates to determine which housing option meets your needs and fits your budget. Room rates for each academic year are approved by the Board of Trustees in the spring prior to the fall semester start; yearly rate increases are traditionally between 3-5%.

When invited to view available housing options, students will see the number of currently available spaces for each option. These numbers will fluctuate as students make their choices, and spaces are added to or subtracted from the total. If a housing option is not shown, all allocated spaces in that option have already been taken. You may choose another option, and then add your name to the Waitlist for your first choice. 

24-25 Housing Option Location(s)
Break Access / Holiday Housing* Nittany A, Nittany B, or Nittany C  
Open Gender Housing^ Nittany A, Nittany B, or Nittany C
Single Apartment Nittany A, Nittany B, or Nittany C  

^must fill desired space; roommate matching is not available. View complete terms and required form here.

Recipients of the LiveOn Student Success Grant may choose from any available option.

What is Online Room Selection?

Online Room Selection (or self-assigning) is an option for current students and select first-year groups to log on to eLiving and choose the specific room in which they'd like to live. This option may not be offered to all groups or at every campus; students who are not able to participate in Online Room Selection enter contract preferences and are assigned by staff.

Timelines for Online Room Selection vary but usually occur in mid-spring for the fall semester. A second selection period may be offered in early summer if additional housing options become available.

Students who are able to participate in Online Room Selection will receive an email reminder with more detailed instructions before their selection period begins. Selection periods are also found in the Contract Summary in eLiving and posted online.

View Online Room Selection dates for your campus.

Request Process

Are incoming first-year students eligible to Request Housing in eLiving?

No, the Request Housing process in eLiving is specific to current first-year and upperclass students. Incoming first-year and transfer students can choose on-campus housing, if available, when they accept their offer of admission through MyPennState or can add their name to the On-Campus Housing Waitlist afterward. Find out more information about the incoming first-year process.


I accepted an HFS Contract, but I want to live in another housing option. What can I do?

If you are interested in another housing option, you can add your name to one Housing Option Waitlist in eLiving once they are available. Adding your name to a Waitlist does not guarantee that you’ll be reassigned to that housing option. Waitlists may not be available for all housing options.

What is a Waitlist?

There are two types of Waitlists:

  • On-Campus Housing Waitlist is for students who did not participate in the Request Process and want to live on campus
  • Housing Option Waitlists display after a student accepts a HFS Contract and is interested in another housing option (such as a Living Learning Community, single room, etc.)

When a student logs on to eLiving and chooses Waitlist from the Contracts menu, they will see the appropriate Waitlists based on their campus and contract status.

Students who have an accepted HFS Contract are eligible to enter only one Housing Option Waitlist. As staff processes cancellations and vacancies occur, students will be removed from the Waitlist into specific housing options based on their specific waitlist. 

For example: A student has accepted a double room, traditional residence hall HFS Contract. They are interested in a suite, so they add their request for Nittany Hall Suites Waitlist. When a suite opening becomes available, staff will move students from the waitlist to a suite option. If online room selection is available, the student will be able to choose a suite instead of a traditional residence hall.

Students can remove their name from a Waitlist at any time by going back into the Waitlist and selecting 'remove' from the Waitlist they previously selected.



Do upperclass students also live on campus?

Yes! All residential campuses welcome students to live on campus beyond their first year. Many students find the greatest convenience is saving time – to and from classes, activities, events, clubs/organizations, recreation and study, meetings, common and green spaces, dining, bookstore, project collaboration, faculty offices, and so much more! We do have space for you to #LiveOn. There are also many Living Learning Communities (LLCs) created especially for you!

In order to #LiveOn students will need to Request Housing during the housing process timeline. 

How do I use my id+ Card to access my room?

At some locations and buildings, students are not assigned keys and will access their room, suite, or apartment with only their id+ Card or mobile credential. Simply hold your card or mobile device on the reader to gain entry to the room. The first time you enter the space or if your credential has been updated or changed, you may have to present your credential once to be denied, wait 30 seconds for the reader to download the new information, and then present your credential a second time to unlock the door.

Contact your HFS Office if you have any trouble accessing your space.

Where can I pick up my mail and packages?

Mail and packages can be picked up at the Olmsted E137A mailroom between 11:00 a.m. and 5:00 p.m., Monday through Friday. Please be prepared to show your id+ Card or mobile credential to pick up your package.

When you receive a package and it's ready for pick-up, you'll receive an email from eLiving saying that a package is waiting for you. Please wait until you receive this email before trying to pick up a package; additional processing time is required once packages are dropped off from the shipper.


Request Process

When can I request housing?

For the academic year, students can Request Housing beginning mid-October through the end of January. The Request Period will be extended if upperclass space is still available.