Housing and Food Services strives to provide a safe, inclusive, comfortable, and supportive living environment for all students residing on campus. We offer the option of gender-neutral housing for students who, because of gender identify or gender expression, prefer this option. This allows students who identify as transgender* and gender non-confirming* the ability to choose a roommate of any gender.
Housing and Food Services employs a general maintenance worker for daily and routine residence hall problems. Some problems require outside vendors to complete the repairs. Housing and Food Services has contracts with other Penn State departments and vendors to address certain areas, such as telephone service, cable TV, Ethernet connections, laundry facilities, and card access.
Everyone living in a residence hall room is responsible for the condition of that room at the time of check-out. To avoid charges for damages and additional clean-up, please follow these move-out instructions.
Penn State Berks offers on-campus housing for 800 students in two residence areas. The residence areas are a short walk from Tully’s food court in Perkins Student Center. Classrooms, the Thun Library, athletic fields, gym, and other campus facilities are also nearby. Parking is conveniently located near the residence areas.
Penn State Berks offers opportunities for students interested in living with others who share common interests and goals. Special Living Options (SLOs) are open to students who have an interest in one of the themes. Students interested in an SLO can contact the Housing and Food Services Office for more information about the SLO or how to request to live in an SLO.
As more students are admitted to Penn State, the demand for on-campus housing increases. Once all regular housing spaces are filled, students will be assigned to supplemental housing space. Use of supplemental space allows Housing and Food Services to accommodate as many students as possible. Some students choose not to return to Penn State either before or after the semester has started. As these cancellations occur, students assigned to supplemental housing can then be moved to regular housing space.