Off-Campus Housing

The Pennsylvania State University does not endorse, recommend or guarantee any website, property owner, realtor, apartment or home. Any information made available on this web site is presented strictly as an informational service and for the convenience of Pennsylvania State University ("Penn State") students, faculty and staff. The owners of the properties listed are solely responsible for reporting information fairly and accurately.  Penn State does not review or verify such information for fairness or accuracy and Penn State does not guarantee or vouch for the fairness or accuracy of the information provided.  Penn State expects that all property owners will comply with all non-discriminating housing laws, including the Pennsylvania Human Relations Act and the fair Housing Act, and reserves the right to refuse a listing that is not in compliance.  Additionally, Penn State reserves the right to not publish or remove any listings that is not in compliance.  Additionally, Penn State reserves the right to not publish or remove any listings from the website if deemed to be in the best interest of Penn State.  Notification to posters is not required. Inclusion of any property or rental unit on this website does not constitute, and shall not be construed or reported as (1) an endoresment or approval by Penn State of the landlord, its properties, or its business practices, or (2) a warranty or representation by Penn State as to the suitability, or other attributes/features of such properties, including but not limited to the properties compliance with building, safety or fire codes, nor any representation as to the owners or their management agent(s).  Penn State expressly disclaims any and all responsibility for any problems that may arise with regard to such property or rental units or with regard to such property or rental units or with regard to disputes between landlords and tenants concerning such property or rental units.  Penn State encourages all prospective renters/buyers to be cautious and aware, and to make informed decisions when searching for housing.  

Adjacent Housing

What is adjacent housing?  Adjacent housing is a privately owned and operated housing facility that agrees to conform to certain criteria as listed below.

  • The facility does not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, sex, sexual orientation, national origin, handicap, age, or status as a disabled or Vietnam-era veteran.
  • Residents of the facility will be primarily Penn State Students.
  • The facility is within walking distance from the campus.
  • An on-site resident manager is employed.
  • A tenants’ organization is established and meets regularly.
  • Terms of leases coincide with the academic calendar of the University.
  • Provision is provided for release from the lease if a change of assignment is necessary because of academic program requirements.
  • Leases for the facilities meet the guidelines established by The Organization for Town Independent Students(located at University Park.)

The adjacent housing at Penn State DuBois is the Quads at Penn Meadows, across the street from the campus.

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