- For students who will be living on campus in a University-owned and operated residence hall
- For students who will be living in off-campus (non-University owned) housing
- For students who have not yet secured housing
For students who will be living in a University-owned and operated Residence Hall
Please note that if you arrive in Altoona earlier than this date, you will need to secure lodging in a local hotel until the residence halls open. Residence hall accommodations are for the student only. Parents and/or additional family members will need to make hotel reservations if attending the International Student Orientation program.
For Altoona hotel options, please visit the Lodging page.
Students living on-campus who are arriving on Arrival Day should first check-in at the Office of Student Affairs in 103 Slep Student Center between 8:00 a.m.–5:00 p.m. If arriving after 5:00 p.m., please email Student Affairs at [email protected].
Access the campus map for the location of the halls. We recommend saving the campus maps to your mobile device.
For students who will be living in off-campus (non-University owned) housing
If you are living off-campus you will need to check with your landlord regarding the date you may move into your housing facility. You will still need to check-in at the Office of Student Affairs in 103 Slep Student Center between 8:00 a.m.–5:00 p.m.
Please Note: if you need a letter confirming your participation in the International Student Orientation program for your off-campus landlord (if needed for early move-in), please contact the Office of Student Affairs at [email protected].
If you have yet to secure housing for the fall semester
You may access information regarding possible off-campus rental options on the Altoona Student Housing site. This site is run by the Central Pennsylvania Landlords Association. All properties listed on this site are off-campus housing and are not affiliated in any way with the University.
You may also access additional general information regarding living off-campus at Penn State Altoona.