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 is available on the Student Information System (SIS) under the Housing Status 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, 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 students will check in on Friday, August 12 between the hours of 8 a.m. and 4 p.m. on the 2nd floor of the Bush Campus Center in Penn's Inn. Students should plan on arriving at the designated time per the schedule below. 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.
Check-in for Returning Students is on Sunday, August 14 from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m.. Check-in will be on the 2nd floor of the Bush Campus Center in Penn's Inn. You will need to stop at Penn's Inn to pick up keys prior to going to your complex to unload. A card swipe check-in process will be utilized at the Campus Center during check-in. Please bring your student ID to expediate the process. Please do not arrive prior to Sunday, August 14 at 9 a.m.. Returning students who arrive prior to this date and time will not be able to move in.
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.
Resident packages will be delivered to Mail Services in ATHS E138. Residents will receive a notification email from email@example.com or firstname.lastname@example.org once packages are processed and available for pick up.
- If the initial email is from email@example.com, your package was placed in the self-service package lockers in the hallway outside of Mail Services.
- The email contains a 6-digit access code and a QR code. You will enter the access code or scan the QR code at the locker kiosk to retrieve your item(s).
- If you have items in multiple lockers, you will receive multiple emails with different codes. You will need to enter each unique code to retrieve your items.
- Items in the lockers can be picked up any time the ATHS is open (typically Monday-Thursday until 9:30 p.m. and Friday until 7:30 p.m.).
- Packages will remain in the lockers for a minimum of 48 hours. After that time, items may be pulled from the locker and will be available for pick up in Mail Services during normal business hours. You will receive an email from firstname.lastname@example.org letting you know the item was pulled from the lockers.
- If the initial email is from email@example.com, your package could not be placed in the self-services package lockers.
- Reasons for not placing items in lockers include:
- Item too big for locker.
- Package not addressed properly (e.g., no box number, incorrect box number, name does not match).
- Lockers are full.
- You will need to pick up the package in Mail Services (ATHS E138) during business hours (Monday-Friday, 8 a.m.-4:30 p.m.).
- You must bring your student ID for pick up.
- Reasons for not placing items in lockers include:
- Mail Services is not responsible for damages to packages that occurred by the carrier.
- Packages with inaccurate names and/or addresses will be hold in Mail Services for 72 hours. After that time, it will be returned to sender as unknown/undeliverable as addressed.
- Packages not picked up within two weeks will be returned to sender as unclaimed.
- Please wait for an email from firstname.lastname@example.org or email@example.com before going to Mail Services for pick up.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org or call 570-321-5540.
Parking, Computers, Televisions and 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.
In an effort to keep up with changing student needs, Penn College no longer offers a cable a package to on-campus residents. This decision was made after surveying students' actual usage rates of, and satisfaction with, the cable service being offered. The College is instead focusing on making sure there adequate Wi-Fi capabilities in the residence halls to accommodate students' streaming needs through the device of their choosing. In light of this, students who wish to bring a television will need a smart TV or will need to purchase an appropriate device to allow for streaming.
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 do not pay their tuition and fees by the College's established tuition deadline may be removed from housing at the College's discretion.
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.