Two-thirds of Penn State Berks students live off-campus in the vibrant Berks County and greater Reading area. Though many students live off campus, there are still a wide range of services available to all Penn State students, including ample free parking, accessible hours to campus facilities, campus activities, and meal plans.
The Campus Life Office connects students seeking off-campus accommodations and landlords with available properties by providing guidance and renter's information.
Off-campus housing support services include:
- Listing of available off-campus housing options.
- Sample 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 when shopping for an apartment
- A list of 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 .
- 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 Penn State Berks
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 The Campus Life office does not assume responsibility for any outdated or inaccurate information.