What is supplemental housing?
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 shortly after the semester starts. As these cancellations occur, students assigned to supplemental housing can be moved to regular housing space.
Students assigned to supplemental housing at Berks live in a room with a resident assistant (RA) and receive the same amenities as all regular housing spaces - a bed, chest of drawers, wardrobe or closet, desk, and refrigerator/microwave unit (shared with one other student). Internet and cable TV connections are available.
Moving to regular housing space
The length of time that a student spends assigned to supplemental housing varies. Depending on when regular housing space becomes available, students will be moved from supplemental housing in the date-order that the Housing Contract was accepted. When a regular housing space becomes available, students will be notified in plenty of time so they can get ready to move.
Supplemental Housing Room Rate
Students will pay a reduced room rate while they are in supplemental housing. Once the student relocates to regular housing space, the room rate will be prorated.