- List of Penn State residence halls
The following is a list of the residence halls within the
Pennsylvania State Universitysystem.
In addition to the following residence halls, the University Park campus provides housing in Eastview Terrace, White Course Apartments, and Nittany Apartments.
The residence commons are common areas for each of the residence hall areas. Each one has a dining hall and a computer lab. At one point in time, each had a radio station. WEHR in Johnston Commons operated until 2005, was the last to survive.
* Waring Commons (West Halls)
* Warnock Commons (North Halls)
* Redifer Commons (South Halls)
* Findlay Commons (East Halls)
* Johnston Commons (East Halls)
* Pollock Commons
Other resource areas
* Nittany Community Center (Nittany)
Houses a TV lounge, laundry facilities, Commons Desk, Residence Life/Housing Office for residents of Nittany Apartments and Suites.
* Weston Community Center (White Course)
Houses a TV lounge, Commons Desk, Residence Life/Housing Office for residents of White Course Apartments.
* Brill Hall (Eastview Terrace)
Houses a TV lounge, Front Desk, Residence Life/Housing Office for residents of Eastview Terrace.
East Halls is the largest group of residence halls on campus, and is served by Findlay/Johnston Commons. It is reserved primarily for first-year student housing, and most residents share a double room with a roommate. The area's special living options are FISE (First-Year in Science and Engineering), First-Year Interest in Liberal Arts and Education, LIFE (Living in a Free Environment, a substance-free living environment), and Tri-Service ROTC (NEW! starting Fall 2008). All of the buildings in the East Halls residence area are named after former governors of Pennsylvania. [ [http://www.hfs.psu.edu/east/ East Halls] ] The residence halls are:
North Halls is the smallest residence hall complex at the University Park campus, consisting of three co-ed residence halls. All rooms in North Halls residence halls are suites for two or four students. Leete was the first hall converted to this format. North Halls special living options are Arts and Architecture (A&A), Business and Society House (BASH), and EARTH House. [ [http://www.hfs.psu.edu/north/ North Halls] ]
** This building is said to be haunted.
*"Beam (formerly part of North Halls)" [ [http://www.senate.psu.edu/record/record031406.htm Beam Hall] ]
** At one time, this building was part of North Halls, but has since been converted to offices for the Business Administration department, and more recently the Dickinson School of Law at the University Park campus. The structure of Beam is identical to the other North Halls residence halls.
Pollock Halls is the third-largest residence hall complex on campus, consisting of co-ed, male only, and female only residence halls. Most rooms are shared by two students. Pollock Halls houses seven special livings options: Discover House, EASI (Engineering and Applied Sciences), HEAL (Health Education and Awareness in Living), HAC (Helping Across the Community), ILH (International Languages), and WISE (Women in Science and Engineering). [ [http://www.hfs.psu.edu/pollock/ Pollock Halls] ]
South Halls offers housing for
Schreyer Honors Collegestudents in Atherton and Simmons, and in addition offers male, female and co-ed residence halls. There is also the special living option, LIFE (Living in a Free Environment). [ [http://www.collegian.psu.edu/archive/2003/12/12-08-03tdc/12-08-03dnews-05.asp Student dies in elevator shaft fall] ] [ [http://www.hfs.psu.edu/south/ South Halls] ] At one point both McElwain Hall and Simmons Hall both contained a dining complex, but as of May 2008 the dining area in McElwain was eliminated to increase dorm space; leaving Simmons Hall as having the only remaining dining hall on campus contained within a dorm complex. [ [http://www.collegian.psu.edu/archive/2008/05/02/commons_replaced_for_dorm_spac.aspx] ] South Halls also contains housing for sororities.
West Halls offers male, female, and co-ed housing in regular double, small double, and triple rooms. West Halls also include the oldest residence halls on campus that are still in use. Several special living options are offered in West Halls, including EMS (Earth and Mineral Sciences), IST Interest House, and E-House (Engineering House). [ [http://www.hfs.psu.edu/west/ West Halls] ]
*Irvin (EMS)( and once was home to the Penn State football players) [ [http://www.ems.psu.edu/~irvin/ Irvin Hall] ]
*Thomspon (IST Interest House)
Eastview Terrace is a residence location specifically for sophomores, juniors, and seniors. It houses 806 undergraduates, providing a private bedroom and bath for each student. [ [http://www.hfs.psu.edu/housing/undergraduates/eastview/ Housing: Undergraduates: Eastview Terrace ] ] Its location, east of South Halls, is perfect for an atmosphere that feels as though it off campus while remaning on campus. Additional charges do apply to Eastview Terrace rooms.
Nittany Apartments & Suites
Nittany Apartments and Suites provide the luxury of apartment and suite living while allowing students to still live on campus. Nittany Apartments houses same-sex students in either two-bedroom or four-bedroom apartments, complete with bathroom, living room, and kitchen. Nittany Suites -- made up exclusively of Nittany Hall -- houses single upperclass students in two-bedroom suites. Four people live in each suite. These living areas are available to upperclass students. [ [http://www.hfs.psu.edu/housing/undergraduates/nittany/ Housing: Undergraduates: Nittany Apartments & Suites ] ]
White Course Apartments
This living area has previously only been available to full-time graduate students. As of Fall 2008 the area is open to undergraduates. The area provides housing for single graduate students, as well as graduate students in relationships and with families. The area provides one-, two-, and three-bedroom apartments, as well as townhouses. [ [http://www.hfs.psu.edu/housing/graduates/whitecourse/ Housing: Graduates: White Course Apartments ] ]
* Cedar Hall
* Oak Hall
* Maple Hall
* Spruce Hall
* Harmony Hall
* The Village
* The Woods
Erie, The Behrend College
* Almy Hall
* Lawrence Hall
* Niagara Hall
* Ohio Hall
* Perry Hall
* Porcupine Hall
* Senat Hall
* Tiffany Hall
* Tigress Hall
* Behrend Apartments
* The Village at Capital College Apartment Complex
* North Hall
* South Hall
* West Hall
* McKeesport Hall
* Mont Alto Hall
* Penn Gate I
* Penn Gate II
* Nittany I
* Nittany II
* Nittany III
* Nittany IV
* [http://www.hfs.psu.edu/housing/ Penn State University Park Housing]
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