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Welcome to on-campus living at Penn State Schuylkill, a residential community that focuses on your learning, academic success, and personal growth. Located centrally just two hours from Philadelphia, New York City, and New Jersey, the campus offers furnished apartments for 3-6 students with single or double bedrooms and full kitchens.

Whether you plan to finish your degree here or move on to University Park or one of Penn State's 19 other campuses, you'll love the academically rigorous, globally respected Penn State education in a setting where students can have close interaction with faculty and meaningful out-of-classroom experiences.

With an on-campus capacity of just over 300 students, on-campus living at Schuylkill adds to the student experience and provides more opportunities for involvement and leadership. Housing, Food Services, and Residence Life is thrilled to provide the convenience, engagement, and unmatched "We Are" spirit to those who LiveOn at Penn State Schuylkill!

Where to Live

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Incoming Students

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Current Students


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Fall 2024 room assignments will be posted to eLiving on Tuesday, July 23 at 10:00 a.m.

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The Room Exchange eBoard for fall 2024 opens on Tuesday, July 23 at noon.

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The Room Exchange eBoard closes for fall 2024 on Friday, August 9 at noon.

News & Announcements

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Spring Closing Information

University Housing will close Saturday, May 4, and all students must check out of their rooms by Noon.
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Delegate Access update for Housing and Food Services

Housing and Food Services is excited to announce that a student can now indicate a delegate with whom staff can discuss their Housing and Food Service (HFS) Contract details.

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2024 Spring Break - University Housing Closedown

University Housing will CLOSE for Spring Break at 12:00 p.m. ET (noon) on Saturday, March 2.
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2024-2025 Housing Preferences Modification Deadline (for incoming first-year students)

University Housing has extended the deadline for incoming first-year students to indicate housing preferences from May 15 to 12:00 p.m. (noon) on Monday, May 20.
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Fall Break Closing

University Housing will CLOSE for fall break on Saturday, November 18 at noon. Students who do not have a Break Access/Holiday Housing HFS Contract are expected to vacate by noon. Students who are unable to leave campus for fall break may request to stay via eLiving.
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Penn State students donate more than $34,000 to 'Swipe Out Hunger'

During Earth Week this past April, Penn State students set a new record and raised more than $34,000 for the Student Emergency Fund by donating extra dining dollars from their campus meal plans.
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Penn State Eats Mobile ordering is now available in the Penn State Go app

Penn State has unveiled its latest enhancement to improve the dining experience for students at University Park and the Commonwealth Campuses with the release of Penn State Eats Mobile in the Penn

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Penn State students can help ‘Swipe Out Hunger’ during Earth Week

Penn State students can celebrate Earth Week, April 16-22, with a swipe of their id+ card.
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Penn State launches new mobile id+ card for students

Penn State launched its new mobile id+ card, allowing students to use their iPhone, Apple Watch, or Android device to access campus housing facilities and conveniently and securely make transactions such as purchasing meals across the University.
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Winter Break Closing

University Housing will close on Saturday, December 17 at 12:00 p.m. Have a safe and happy winter break!
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Food and Housing Needs survey launches at all Penn State campuses

Penn State students at every campus, including World Campus, will receive an email with information on completing the Food and Housing Needs Survey. Students can take the survey via the link in their email or by going to by Oct. 21.
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Are you ready for arrival?

Fall semester is almost here, and we're so excited to welcome you back to campus! Visit for all the information you need to plan.
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Penn State launching new id+ card with updated design, enhanced digital features

Penn State is launching a new id+ card to advance the University’s digital campus initiative in support of One Penn State 2025. The new campus card will have an updated design and several new contactless features that create a user-friendly digital experience for the Penn State community.
Penn State students can celebrate Earth Week, April 18-22, with a swipe of their id+ card

Penn State students can help 'Swipe Out Hunger' during Earth Week

All Penn State residential campuses will host Swipe Out Hunger in conjunction with Earth Week 2022. During the week of April 18-22, students have the option to donate $5, $10, or $15 to the Student Emergency Fund when they pay for their meal at any residential dining facility or through a Penn State Eats mobile order.
The Nittany Apartments residence complex at Penn State Schuylkill includes 308 beds spread across five apartment-style buildings.

Trustees approve purchase of Nittany Apartments at Penn State Schuylkill

To better support the student body at Penn State Schuylkill, the Penn State Board of Trustees approved the purchase by Penn State Housing and Food Services (HFS) of the Nittany Apartments at Penn State Schuylkill on April 5 from the Schuylkill Campus Advisory Board.

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Frequently Asked Questions



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 Schuylkill?

Upper-class students at Schuylkill 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.

Students interested in an option other than the one they first chose can add their name to the Waitlist for their preferred option. 

24-25 Housing Options Location(s)
Break Access / Holiday Housing Lammie, Nittany II, Nittany III, Nittany IV, or Nittany V
Double Room Lammie, Nittany II, Nittany III, Nittany IV, or Nittany V
Open Gender Housing^ Lammie, Nittany II, Nittany III, Nittany IV, or Nittany V
Single Room Nittany II, Nittany III, Nittany IV

^must fill apartment with 4-6 students; roommate matching is not available. View complete terms and required form here.

Students required to live on campus who do not Request Housing will be offered the Double Room housing option and may add their name to any available housing option Waitlist.


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?

Mailboxes are located outside near Nittany II; residents may also receive package deliveries via USPS to a parcel locker near the mailboxes.

When you receive a non-USPS package and it's ready for pick-up at the HFS Office in Nittany V, 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.

Non-USPS packages can be picked up at the office between 8:00 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.


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.

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