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 daily; 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
Students are responsible for the condition of their residence room, furnishings, and any damages or losses that may occur during occupancy. Students should do all they can to prevent unnecessary cleaning needs that add to the workload of housekeeping staff. When staff have to do additional cleaning, they have less time for their routine tasks that are in place to meet established cleaning standards.
Do your part to keep the residence halls 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. 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 yourself. If you make a mess, it's your responsibility to clean it up.
- Put what you sweep from your room in 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.
Each residence room has been wired for Ethernet connections so students can access the Internet with 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.
Report any problems with laundry facilities 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 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 Monday through Friday. Mailboxes are located in the lobby of the Housing and Food Services Building, outside the HighAcres Cafe entrance.
If you receive a package we'll send you an email to your Penn State account to let you know. You can pick up your package at the Housing and Food Services office during the time specified on the package notice. You'll need to show your id+ card to receive the package.
At the end of spring semester, you'll need to submit a forwarding address to Housing and Food Services so we can forward your mail over the summer. You 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.
Report any problems with the newspaper machine to Student Affairs or send an email.
If you want to have a vehicle on campus you need to 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.