Housing Services

Cleaning
Computers
Laundry Facilities
Mail
Newspaper Readership Program
Parking
Recycling Program
Television Service

Cleaning

Housekeeping Staff

Housekeeping staff is available Monday–Friday, 8:00 a.m.–4:30 p.m., and Saturday and Sunday, 9:00 a.m.–5:30 p.m. to clean and maintain residence hall buildings. 

To ensure a comfortable and healthy living environment, the housekeeping staff performs the following tasks:

  • Cleaning and disinfecting bathrooms, fixtures, and 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

Student Responsibilities

Students are responsible for the condition of their residence room, furnishings, and any damages or losses that may occur during occupancy. Do all you can to prevent unnecessary cleaning needs that add to the workload of housekeeping staff. When staff have to do extra cleaning, they have less time for the routine tasks that are necessary to meet established cleaning standards.

Help keep your residence hall clean:

  • Dispose of trash in designated areas, making sure everything goes in—not around—the containers. Don't put personal trash in bathroom or lobby receptacles.
  • Sort recyclable material by following the instructions on the receptacles.
  • Clean up after yourself. If you make a mess it's your responsibility to clean it up.
  • Put what you sweep from your room into the trash can, not the hall.
  • Routinely clean your room.
  • Never put food down the bathroom sinks.

Vacuum cleaners are available for student use - see your RA for information.

Computers

Ethernet Connections

Each residence room has been wired for Ethernet connections so you can access the Internet with your personal computer. Learn about the software required for this connection and information on how to have the connection activated.

Technical Support

Residential Computing helps students living in the residence halls with computer and networking support. For information about how they can help, contact Residential Computing at 724-773-3569.

Computer Labs

Computer labs are available on campus. Click here for information about locations and hours of operation.

Laundry Facility

A fully equipped laundry facility is located in Harmony Hall for exclusive use by on-campus residents. LionCash+ is the only way to pay for laundry. You can deposit funds to your LionCash+ account online or at the Housing and Food Services Office.

Please report any problems with the laundry facilities to Housing and Food Services.

Mail

Incoming mail must be addressed properly, using the following format:

<Student Name>
<Room Number> Harmony Hall
Housing and Food Services
Penn State Beaver
110 University Drive
Monaca, PA 15061

Mailboxes

All residential students are assigned a mailbox to share with their 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 daily, Monday through Friday. Mailboxes are located in the lobby near the Housing and Food Services Office, outside the Brodhead Bistro entrance.

Packages

Expecting a care package from home? If you've received a package, you'll get an email notifying you. You can pick up your package at the Housing and Food Services office during business hours. You'll need to show your Penn State id+ Card to receive the package.

Forwarding Address

At the end of spring semester, all students must submit a forwarding address through eLion so that mail received after the semester ends can be forwarded during the summer. Students should also contact companies and inform them of the forwarding address to prevent any delay in receiving mail.

Newspaper Readership Program

Newspapers are available Monday through Friday at convenient locations throughout campus. National favorites USA Today and The New York Times are provided by the Newspaper Readership Program as well as the local newspaper, The Beaver County Times.

If you have any problems with the newspaper machine, please send us an email.

Parking

If you want to have a vehicle on campus you'll need to register for a parking permit with Business Services, located in 105 Administration Building.

Recycling Program

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.

Television Service

Cable TV connections are provided in each residence room. Cable TV service (basic/expanded) is available through Comcast. Students are responsible for arranging and paying for cable TV service.