Housekeeping staff is available to clean and maintain residence hall buildings during the following times:
Monday-Friday 8:00 a.m. - 12:30 a.m.
Saturday 4:30 p.m. - 12:30 a.m.
Sunday-Thursday 4:30 p.m. - 12:30 a.m.
To ensure a comfortable and healthy living environment, the housekeeping staff performs the following tasks:
- Cleaning and disinfecting bathrooms and fixtures (South Hall bathrooms are done on a daily basis; North and West Hall bathrooms are done on a rotating schedule.)
- Surface cleaning bathrooms
- Cleaning and disinfecting showers
- Removing common area trash and recycling material
- Sweeping and vacuuming lobby areas and hallways
- Cleaning lobby areas
- Repairing and maintaining building system components (as needed)
- Performing other duties as necessary
Each student is responsible for the condition of his/her residence room, furnishings, and any damages or losses that may occur during occupancy. Each student should also take action to prevent unnecessary cleaning needs that adds to the workload of housekeeping staff. Additional cleaning requirements beyond the normal cleaning schedules results in less time for staff to spend on their routine tasks to meet established cleaning standards.
To help keep the residence halls clean, students should:
- Dispose of trash in designated areas, making sure everything goes in—not around—the containers. Personal trash should not be placed in bathroom or lobby receptacles. Students who leave personal trash in public areas will be charged accordingly for trash removal.
- Sort recyclable material by following the instructions on the receptacles.
- Clean up after themselves. If a student creates a mess or becomes ill, it is that student’s responsibility to clean up the mess.
- Put what they sweep from their rooms in the trash can, not the hall corridor.
- Routinely clean their rooms.
- Never put food down the bathroom sinks!
Vacuum cleaners are available for student use. Students should see their RAs for additional information.
Each residence room has been wired for Ethernet connections, enabling students to access the Internet using a personal computer. Learn more about the software required for this connection and information on how to have the connection activated.
Residence Hall Network Support is designed to assist students living in the residence halls with computer and networking support. Contact the Computer Helpdesk at 570-450-3456, send an email, or report a problem online.
Click here for information about on-campus computer labs.
Fully equipped laundry facilities are located in each residence area for exclusive use by on-campus residents. LionCash+ is the only acceptable way to pay for laundry. Washing machines cost $1.50 per load, and $0.50 for each dryer cycle. Funds can be deposited to your LionCash+ account online or at the Housing and Food Services Office.
Problems with laundry facilities should be reported to Housing and Food Services.
Incoming mail must be addressed properly, using the following format:
Room number + residence hall
Penn State Hazleton
17 University Drive
Hazleton PA 18202
Each residential student is assigned a mailbox to share with his/her roommate. Mailbox numbers correspond with the hall/room number, and will be provided at check-in, along with mailbox combinations. Students who move to a different residence hall room will be assigned to another mailbox. Mail is placed in student mailboxes Monday through Friday. Mailboxes are located in the lobby of the Housing and Food Services Building, outside the HighAcres Cafe entrance.
Email notification is sent to a student's Penn State account when a package has arrived. Packages can be picked up at the Housing and Food Services Office during the time specified on the package notice. The student must present the id+ card in order to receive the package.
At the end of spring semester, all students must submit a forwarding address to Housing and Food Services in order for mail that is received after the semester ends to be forwarded during the summer. Students should also contact companies and inform them of the forwarding address to prevent any delay in receiving mail.
Newspapers are available Monday through Friday at convenient locations throughout campus. National favorites USA Today and the New York Times are provided, as well as the local newspaper the Hazleton Standard Speaker.
Any problems relating to the function of the newspaper machine should be reported to Student Affairs or send an email.
Any student who wishes to have a vehicle on campus must register for a parking permit with the Parking Office, located in the Maintenance Building.
Penn State has taken proactive measures to reduce waste and protect the environment. The residence areas have been leaders in Penn State’s recycling movement, and all residents are encouraged to participate. There are convenient recycling containers located throughout campus. Cardboard, office paper, aluminum cans, and plastic are recycled.
Cable TV connections with basic cable are provided in each residence room. Students can purchase expanded Cable TV service through Service Electric Cablevision at 800-233-9100.