Welcome to the on-campus living community at Pennsylvania College of Technology. As you embark upon this new adventure in your life, the following information will assist you in preparing for move-in day and the days and weeks that will mark the beginning of your time as a Penn College student.
Below you will find information about your room assignment and roommates, information about housing check-in, things to take care of prior to arrival, a list of what to bring and what not to bring, and policies and procedures related to living on campus. If you are living on campus, you are responsible for reading through and familiarizing yourself with this information.
Housing Assignment & Check-In
Your roommate and apartment assignments will be available on the Student Information System (SIS) under the Housing Assignment link. You will need your Penn College username and password to access SIS.
We suggest that you get in touch with your roommates prior to arriving on campus to discuss who is bringing what (e.g., television, radio, cleaning supplies). Check SIS frequently for roommate changes that may become necessary if students pursue other career options or decide to not attend Penn College.
New student check-in times and location
On-campus housing and Welcome Weekend check-in will be Saturday, August 18, at assigned times between 8 a.m. and 4 p.m. at the Bush Campus Center. A card swipe check-in process will be utilized at the Campus Center during on-campus housing check-in. If you have been issued your Penn College ID, bring it to the Campus Center for check-in to expedite the check-in process.
New student check-in times (scheduled by last name):
- A-F: 8-10 a.m.
- G-K: 10 a.m.-noon
- L- Q: noon-2 p.m.
- R-Z: 2-4 p.m.
NOTE: To reduce congestion in the parking lots, a limited number of cars can be unloaded at any one time. Volunteers will assist you in unloading your car. After unloading, you must exit the loading area and move your car to a designated long-term parking area.
For more information, contact the Student Activities Office at 800-367-9222 or visit the Welcome Weekend website.
Fall 2018 Returning Student Housing Check-In Times
Returning Students can check in on Sunday, August 19 between the hours of 9 am and 4 pm. Returning Students should report to the main gate of their assigned residence hall to check in. Students in Rose Street Commons should report to the Dauphin Hall Residence Life Office.
Policies, Regulations & Guidelines
You are responsible for reading, understanding, and complying with Residence Life and other Penn College policies. The College implements and upholds these policies, regulations, and guidelines to protect the rights of individuals, while ensuring the safety, well-being, and integrity of the entire College community.
All students are required to have the Meningitis Vaccination within the past five years and provide required documentation prior to moving into on-campus housing. For more information and documentation forms visit the College Health Services website.
What to Bring/What Not to Bring
Each student living area comes fully furnished. Click on the link below for a list of items you may want to consider bringing to supplement the furnishings that are provided in your living area. We suggest that you discuss with your roommates who will bring these items before arriving on campus.
If you are living on campus, your mattress will be 36" x 80" (slightly longer than most twin mattresses). As it is sometimes difficult to find fitted sheets to fit this mattress size, Penn College has contracted with Residence Hall Linens, which sells sheets that fit the on-campus mattresses. We provide this information to you as a convenience.
Mail & Package Services
Residence mail is delivered to student mailboxes within the residence halls by the College's Mail Service Department. Each residence hall apartment/room is assigned a mailbox which is identified by a unique Student Mail Center (SMC) number. All residents of an apartment (or room in Dauphin Hall) will share the box that is associated with the particular apartment or room to which they are assigned. Once students are assigned to a specific space, they will be able to view their SMC number on the Student Information System.
Required Format for On-Campus Student Mailing Address
- Jane Doe(student name)
- SMC# ____(Use the student's unique SMC# as specified on the Student Information System.)
- 206 College Ave.(Use for all on-campus residents.)
- Williamsport, PA 17701-5799
- use the One College Avenue address for student mail;
- mail anything to your new address before August 1;
- use nicknames, abbreviations, etc.
- Students can purchase stamps (cash only) and get shipping boxes.
- Along with sending out packages through the Post Office; we can send out packages through UPS, if the package has the proper pre-paid label on it. We can send out Federal Express with a pre-paid label or credit card.
- Packages being sent to you should use your mailing address in the format listed above.
- Once a package has been received and is ready for pick up, you will be notified by email to your Penn College account.
- Packages can be picked up Monday - Friday, 8 a.m. - 4:30 p.m. in ATHS E138. You must bring your student ID for package pick up. Packages not picked up within three weeks of notification will be returned to sender as unclaimed.
- Mail Services is not responsible for damages to packages that occurred by the carrier.
Penn College Police may be notified if:
- a package raises suspicion;
- a package requires the signature of someone 21 or older;
- the box is stained, leaking, or has a powder residue;
- the package comes from a munitions or firearms company.
For more information, email email@example.com or call 570-321-5540.
On-Campus residents will receive a high quality Clear-QAM digital signal. If you have an older analog television, your television cannot receive the signal without use of a digital-to-analog converter box that has a Clear-QAM tuner. Make sure that your TV has Clear-QAM tuning capability (a lot of low-cost televisions don't).
Parking, Computers, Insurance
Other items to take care of before you arrive:
If you are bringing a vehicle, you must purchase a parking permit.
Learn the steps you can take now to protect your computer so that you can safely and securely connect to the Residential Campus Network (ResNet) when you arrive.
Fire/personal property insurance
While your belongings may already be covered under another plan and there is no requirement to carry theft/fire insurance, you may want to consider one of the companies that offer this protection to college students. Two such companies are National Student Services Incorporated and Arthur J. Gallagher & Company. Penn College does not endorse or have any connection with the companies listed. We provide this information to you as a convenience.
NOTE: Students who fail to make payment and register by the College's established late registration date will forfeit their space in on-campus housing and their housing deposit.
Penn College encourages qualified persons with disabilities to participate in its programs and activities. If you anticipate needing any type of accommodation or have questions about the physical access provided, please contact Disability Services at 570-320-5225 or TTY: 570-321-5528 in advance of your participation or visit.