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Student Housing for

New Student Orientation

NSO Housing 2024 summer

Students participating in New Student Orientation (NSO) are required to live on campus for the one-night program and will be staying in a traditional residence hall in Pollock Halls. Students will receive linen, pillow, blanket, towel, and one box fan per room.

Students who need to arrive a day earlier or stay a day later due to travel arrangements are eligible to stay in on-campus housing for an additional fee. 

  • Only two total additional nights are permitted (in addition to the night of the NSO program). The additional night stays may be the night before NSO starts and the night of day 2 of the NSO program.
  • Cost per night is $30.00 room + $34.50 meals = $64.50 total. The total amount will be charged to the student's account in LionPATH for payment. 
  • Guests are not permitted to be in University Housing, either to visit or spend the night.

The room may be located in a different building than where the NSO program is assigned, and the student may need to move from one space to the other. Details will be provided at the time of check-in. 

Students can also opt to make a hotel reservation for their stay.


Reservations can be made online. Please submit your request at least one week prior to your planned arrival time, to ensure that staff receive and process your request.

Housing Check-In

Students can visit the Pollock Commons Desk to check-in for housing. The Commons Desk is open 24hours/day.


Please contact Penn State Housing Conference Services at [email protected] or call 814-865-8218, Monday-Friday 8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. ET. 

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