Commuters and Off-campus Students

Commuting students make up approximately 75% of our student population. Whether you're living at a nearby apartment complex, an off-campus housing unit, or at home with your parents and/or family, be sure to take advantage of all that Penn State Altoona has to offer.

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Campus Resources

If you only learn one thing from this site, it should be this: Penn State Altoona resources—health services, tutoring, advising, etc.—are available to ALL students regardless of where you live. So take advantage!

Students at the annual Student Leadership Fair

Get Involved

Attend a club or organization meeting that catches your attention. Join a club sport or go out for an athletic team. Take advantage of artistic opportunities. Involving yourself in one or more of these opportunities is a perfect way to meet new people, make new friends, and enrich your college experience.

Student Orientation Leaders

Be a Leader

Do you feel that you are destined to do great things? Anyone can be a leader, and, at Penn State Altoona, we're happy to give you the opportunity!

Current students welcoming first year students

Stay Connected

There's always something going on at Penn State Altoona, from engaging speakers to live music to community service opportunities. Stay connected and don't miss out!

Emergency Alerts
Get up-to-date alerts on your phone through the PSUAlert Text Messaging Service. Be sure to check out our Closing and Delay Information, including our compressed schedule.

Student picking up food in Port Sky Cafe


When it comes to food, there are plenty of options! Choose from eight food stations in our Port-Sky Café, visit Common Grounds Convenience Store in the Slep Student Center, or pick up coffee and a snack at either Coasters Coffee Bar in the Hawthorn Building.