Penn State Altoona students join us from around the corner, the state, the country, and the world. Our residence halls reflect that diversity and provide residents a supportive environment with opportunities to learn more about themselves, each other, and the world in which we live—both locally and globally.
The Office of Residence Life is administered by five professional staff members: an assistant director of Student Affairs; two professional, live-in coordinators; one graduate assistant; and one administrative support assistant. Each of the four residence halls is supported by several Resident Assistants (RAs), who are undergraduate students selected to serve as primary resources and role models for their building residents. RAs are carefully selected and trained so they can best fulfill the needs of the residents they serve.
The Office of Residence Life focuses on the success of each resident as an individual and provides a variety of resources and services to our residents. The services we offer are focused on providing ample support to help residents appropriately manage and overcome personal, social, and academic challenges that may arise. We strive to ensure a safe and inclusive living-learning community that enhances the values of Penn State.
The Office of Residence Life provides the following resources and services for our residents:
- Educational, cultural, and social activities to promote the building of community and assist with the social transition to college.
- Support, assistance, and referrals for personal, academic, and mental health concerns.
- Mediation and guidance for various roommate, suite, and social interactions.
- A safe and supportive living-learning community based on Penn State’s Student Code of Conduct and the Penn State Values.