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
Students assigned to on-campus housing will be able to view their assignment information on the Student Information System (SIS) in late December or early January. Assignment information includes roommates(s) contact information, apartment/room number, building assignment, and mailing address. We suggest that you get in touch with your roommates prior to arriving on campus to discuss who is bringing shared items (television, cleaning supplies, etc.).
New student check-in times and location
New Students check-in on Sunday, January 17 from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. at The Field House. All students are required to compete a pre-return COVID-19 test for the Spring 2021 Semester prior to coming to campus. If you have not received a negative test result, DO NOT COME TO CAMPUS. Students will not be permitted in classes or residence halls without a negative result. If you have not yet ordered or completed your test, please do so immediately at the link above. All students and anyone accompanying them will need to have their temperature taken prior to checking in and/or moving in.
To reduce traffic, the number of cars unloading at any one time will be restricted. After unloading, you must exit the area to designated parking areas to allow access to other residents. You must purchase a parking pass to park on campus during the academic year.
COVID-19 Related Protocols
We will follow strict check-in protocols prior to granting you access to the residence halls. As part of check-in, you and anyone in your party will have your temperature taken at check-in. Be advised that face masks are required in all public spaces throughout campus. In addition, there will be health and safety policies and guidelines implemented to help prevent the spread of COVID-19; this will include a restriction on any guests in your room/apartment after move-in. So as to keep crowding to a minimum, we ask that you bring no more than two family members or guests with you when you arrive on campus. In the interest of maintaining a healthy and safe environment, all students returning to campus, including those who reside in Pennsylvania, are encouraged to self-quarantine at their homes for 14 calendar days immediately prior to their return to campus.
Virtual Community Meetings
For those new to Penn College's on-campus housing community, welcome. We look forward to your arrival. For those returning, welcome back. We eagerly await your return.
To assist in your preparation, and in response to the current circumstances, we have prepared the following Virtual Community Meeting. Prior to arriving on campus, we ask that you take time to view this presentation to gain a better understanding of, and familiarity with, our community guidelines and expectations. After viewing, if you have questions, do not hesitate to contact our office at your convenience.
Connections and Welcome Weekend
Information on Connections (Orientation) and Welcome Weekend for new students can be found on the Office of Student of Student Engagement website.
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 who live in College housing are required to have received all immunizations per the College's Immunization Requirements and submit documentation prior to moving into on-campus housing, unless the College has granted the student a waiver for medical or religious reasons. Students who fail to satisfy the College's Immunization Requirements will not be permitted to reside in on-campus housing and will not be eligible for a refund of housing costs. Documentation should be submitted prior to arriving on campus for check-in to avoid lengthy delays during check-in.
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
Resident mail will be deliver to Mail Services in ATHS E138. Residents will receive a notification email when they receive mail. Letter mail will be held for 5 days. Mail can be picked up Monday- Friday, 8 am - 4:30 pm in ATHS E138. Students must bring their student ID for letter pick up. If it is not picked up with that time frame, the mail will be returned to the sender as unclaimed. Outgoing mail can be dropped off to Mail Services in ATHS E138 or placed in the USPS Blue Box located at the South Entrance of the Campus Center.
Required Format for On-Campus Student Mailing Address
- Jane Doe(student name)
- BOX# ____(Use the student's unique BOX# 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. If you have NOT received an email from firstname.lastname@example.org, your item is not available for pick up.
- 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 two 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 on 80 high definition channels with a large selection of programs. 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). More information on Campus Televideo and information on converter boxes can be found at:
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.