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Abington Fall 2024

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Check-in Schedule

We are excited to welcome students to Penn State Abington. Watch your email for arrival reminders and additional instructions.

Check-in Information

Before arriving to campus:

  • Beginning 24 hours before your scheduled arrival time, log on to eLiving and complete pre-arrival check-in. This step will initiate card access to the building and help speed up the process at arrival.
  • Set up your mobile id+ card using the instructions at

At check-in:

Bring yourself and your photo ID (Incoming students who haven't already picked up their id+ Card will receive it when they check-in); you may not send a friend or family member to check in for you.

Move-in Tips

  • Members of your family may unload your vehicle while you check in.
  • Please move your vehicle to a designated parking lot as soon as it is unloaded.
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Your To-Do List

What to Pack

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  • Alarm Clock
  • Baskets for toiletries and storage
  • Bed risers
  • Bedding (Twin XL)
  • Cleaning supplies for kitchens and bathrooms
  • Laptop, printer, and cables
  • Desk lamp, desk supplies
  • Dishes, flatware, and cooking utensils
  • DVD player and cables
  • Face masks, hand sanitizer
  • Fan (portable), box fan for window
  • Financial items (checking/savings account, credit/debit card, health insurance card, Social Security card, driver's license, etc.)
  • First-Aid kit (band-aids, cotton balls, cotton swabs, cold/cough medicine, COVID at-home tests (4), face masks, pain relievers, thermometer)
  • Food items, including staples, pre-packaged foods, bottled beverages
  • Games (cards, board games)
  • Game consoles and cables
  • Hangers
  • Laundry bag/basket and detergent
  • Padlocks for desk, laptop, and bike
  • Paper towels and toilet paper
  • Pots and pans
  • Reusable water bottle/coffee mug, reusable shopping bag(s)
  • Room decorations^
  • Sewing kit/safety pins
  • Small kitchen appliances, such as a blender, coffee maker, hand-mixer, rice cooker, etc)
  • Snow shovel (for students with a parking permit)
  • Smart TV or TV plus streaming device
  • Toiletry items
  • Towels (kitchen and bath)
  • Umbrella, rain boots

What to Leave Behind

Please refer to your HFS Contract Terms, Conditions, and Regulations for more detailed information.

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  • Air Conditioning units, including portable units and "swamp coolers"
  • Alcohol+
  • Ashtrays*
  • Candles and incense
  • Ceiling fans
  • Firearms
  • Grills
  • Halogen lamps
  • Heaters
  • Pets (small fish tanks are allowed)
  • Toasters and Toaster Ovens
  • Vacuum cleaners (available for use from RA)
  • Waterbeds
  • Window Treatments (blinds, draperies)
  • Wireless Routers

What's In Your Room

Laundry Facilities are available in every building.

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Apartment Amenities

  • Full kitchen
  • Extra-long twin bed, chest of drawers, desk, and chair for each student
  • Furnished living room with two soft chairs and a loveseat
  • WiFi, roomgear network for smart devices

Building Amenities

  • Laundry room
  • Study Rooms with innovation stations for projects and collaboration (open and set up for social distancing)

^Posters and photos must be hung with plastic tack.

+ Alcohol is prohibited on campus, regardless of the resident's age

* Smoking is prohibited in all residence halls, common areas, and dining facilities.

Contact Staff

Housing and Residence Life

[email protected] (Housing)
[email protected] (Residence Life)
Lions Gate Apartments
1001 Old York Road
Abington, PA 19001

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