A group of students sits in a residence hall room living room at Penn State Harrisburg.

Housing Services

Cleaning
Computers
Mail
Newspaper Readership Program
Parking
Recycling
Television Service

Cleaning

Student Responsibilities
Students are responsible for the overall condition of their individual bedroom and suite/apartment, including furnishings and appliances (if provided). Any damages or losses that occur during occupancy will be the financial responsibility of the occupants. Each student should also take action to prevent unnecessary cleaning charges upon checkout.

Do your part to keep your apartment/suite clean:

  • Dispose of trash in the designated area located in the parking lot adjacent to The Village Community Center, making sure everything goes in—not around—the containers. Don't leave trash in suites, outside the entrances to the apartment/suite, or in building hallways. Do not put personal trash in the receptacles located in the front of the apartments.
  • Sort recyclable material by following the instructions on the receptacles.
  • Clean up after yourself. If you make a mess, it's your responsibility to clean it up.
  • Put what you sweep from your room in the trash can, not the outside entrance.
  • Routinely clean bedroom and bathroom, and living room and kitchen (if applicable).
  • Never put food down the bathroom sinks.

Computers

Ethernet Connections
Each bedroom is wired for Ethernet connections, enabling students to access the Internet using a personal computer.

Labs
Computer labs are available throughout campus.

Mail

Incoming mail must be properly addressed, using the following format:

Student’s name
Room# Building Name
Middletown, PA 17057

Each residential student is assigned a mailbox. Mailboxes are located outside the entrance to The Village Community Center. Mail is delivered Monday through Saturday.

Packages
If you receive a package that is too big to fit into your mailbox, a notice slip will be placed in the mailbox. You can pick up the package at The Village Community Center Office during the time specified on the notice. You'll need to present the package notice and your id+ card to claim your package.

Forwarding Address
When you check out you'll need to submit a forwarding address to the U.S. Postal Service to receive mail after the semester is over. Students should also contact companies (magazines, catalogs, etc.) and inform them of the forwarding address to prevent any delay in receiving mail.

Newspaper Readership Program

Newspapers are available Monday through Friday at convenient locations throughout campus. Students can pick up USA Today, The New York Times, and The Harrisburg Patriot-News courtesy of the Newspaper Readership Program.

Report any problems with the newspaper machines to Student Affairs or by email.

Parking

Any student who wants to have a vehicle on campus must register for a parking permit with Police Services at the Vehicle Registration Office, located in the Swatara Building.

Recycling

Penn State is committed to reducing waste and protecting the environment. Housing and Food Services has taken the lead in Penn State’s recycling movement, and all residents are encouraged to participate. There are convenient recycling containers located throughout campus. Cardboard, office paper, aluminum cans, and plastic are recyclable. See the Resident Student Guide for recycling guidelines.

Television Service

Cable television connections with expanded basic cable service are provided in each bedroom in Juniata Hall and in each living room in the Houses. Cable TV service is provided by Comcast.