Students at Penn State Berks live in a variety of on-campus and off-campus situations. No matter where students may live, they will find a supportive professional staff in place to guide them throughout their college time.
Penn State Berks offers on-campus housing for 800 students in a secure, suite-style environment. Learn more at:
Two-thirds of Penn State Berks students live off-campus for a variety of reasons which may relate to financial savings, an opportunity to choose from a variety of different living environments, or even to not have to move during semester breaks.
Living off-campus, students may still take advantage of the wide range of services available to all Penn State students, including ample free parking, accessible hours of campus facilities, all campus activities, and campus meal plans.
The Campus Life Office connects students seeking off-campus accommodations and landlords with available properties by providing guidance and renter's information. Please see the below resources for additional support:
- View a listing of available off-campus housing options
- Refer to this sample roommate contract (DOC) and talk to your roommate about expectations.
- Renting Tips on how to be a smart renter and what questions to ask before you sign the lease
- Sample checklist of items to consider ( PDF) when shopping for an apartment
- A list of helpful lease questions (PDF) to discuss with potential landlords
- Be sure to ask your landlord about completing a damage checklist immediately after moving in and moving out. Click here to see a sample damage checklist (PDF).
- Students with cars should register them with the campus to obtain their parking permit
- Commuter students may park in the G 1, 2, 3, 4 and overflow lots
- Commuter students may not park in the Residence Hall or Luerssen Lots
- For students without cars, you can learn more about the BARTA Public Transportation which stops at the Penn State Berks campus
- Public Transportation
NOTE: A landlord's facility on this list does not imply approval of the housing by the University. It should be understood that the University has not inspected the facilities and assumes no responsibility with regard to the housing, including the condition of the housing, the collection of rents and/or fees, the policies of the landlords, the availability of space or the availability of public transportation. The student has the responsibility at all times of making the individual arrangements with the landlord concerning rental terms and occupancy. The Campus Life office does not assume responsibility for any outdated or inaccurate information.