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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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 www.eLiving.psu.edu 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.
|23-24 Housing Options||Location(s)|
|Double Room||Lammie, Nittany II, Nittany III, Nittany IV, or Nittany V|
|Honors Housing*||To Be Determined|
|Open Gender Housing^||Lammie, Nittany II, Nittany III, Nittany IV, or Nittany V|
|Single Room||To Be Determined|
*must agree to the LLC requirements and terms
^must fill desired space 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.
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 you log on to eLiving and choose Waitlist from the Contracts menu, you will see the appropriate Waitlists based on your 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, we will move students from the Waitlist into that specific housing option.
For example: I have an accepted double room, traditional residence hall HFS Contract. I’m interested in a suite, so I add my name to the Nittany Hall Suites Waitlist. When a suite is available for me, staff will move me to a suite option. If online room selection is available to me, I'll be able to choose a suite instead of a traditional residence hall.
You can remove your name from a Waitlist at any time by unchecking the box of the Waitlist you'd 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!
Students will need to Request Housing during the housing process timeline.
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.
When can I request housing?
For the 2021-2022 academic year, students can Request Housing beginning October 15 through at least January 31. The Request Period will be extended if upperclass space is still available.