Spring Semester classes begin on Monday, January 7, 2019.
What to bring to check-in:
- Penn State id+ Card or other photo ID
- Yourself (you may not send a friend or family member to check-in for you)
- Please unload your vehicle within 20 minutes
- Move vehicle to a long-term parking location as soon as it is unloaded
To ease congestion of the move-in period and to provide the opportunity for roommates and floormates to get to know one another, family and friends will not be permitted to spend the night in University housing until Monday, January 7, 2019.
Commons Desk Check-in
Find the commons desk check-in location for your building.
When you arrive to campus, proceed to an unloading zone in close proximity to your building and make your way to the designated commons desk check-in location to retrieve your key. Once you have finished unloading, please move your vehicle to a long term parking lot.
Your To Do List
What To Pack
Learn what to bring and what to leave behind.
Pack light when you come for Arrival! Don't bring all your belongings on your first trip to campus. Use our What to Pack list as your guide. You may want to wait to see how much storage space you have and then plan on bringing additional items at another time.
Roommate and Room Assignment
Get to know your roommate.
Once room assignments are available, log on to eLiving to see where you are living. Contact your new roommate and try to talk several times before move-in day. Share academic plans, common interests, and what each of you will contribute to your room’s set-up.
Penn State id+ Card
Load it with LionCash.
Remember to bring your Penn State id+Card with you for check-in. Add LionCash funds before you leave home.
Upload your records.
All incoming students must submit immunization records prior to arrival on campus. Visit University Health Services to upload your records.
Setup Your Devices
University housing offers access to the Penn State Network. Visit Getting Connected to learn how you can get your devices registered before arrival.
Register Your Bike
It's fast, easy, and free.
There are many bicycle routes on and around campus catering to the avid bicyclist. All bicycles on campus must be registered.
What to Pack
Items available for check-out at commons desk:
What to Leave Behind
What's In Your Room
Laundry Facilities are available in every building.
Nittany and White Course Apartments
^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.
Where To Stay
Need to make arrangements for hotel accommodations? There are many local hotels available.
Where To Eat
Satisfy your cravings.
We provide a top-notch variety of on campus dining options that are available during arrival. Stop by one of our all-you-care-to-eat dining commons where parents can use their Penn State Parent Dining Card to get a taste of what our students enjoy for only $7. If you choose to venture off campus, you can grab a bite at one of the many local restaurants.