Off-Campus Housing

Off-Campus Housing

Off-Campus Living Services at Penn State Scranton is coordinated by our Student Activities Office staff. This diverse group of students is comprised of undergraduate, graduate, returning adult learners and international students.
We serve students who are currently living off-campus, as well as students who are preparing to explore an off-campus living situation.
The Office of Student Activities welcomes everyone. If you have specific questions about living off campus, you can visit us in the Study Learning Center (SLC) or contact us at 570-963-2700.


Located in Dunmore, Penn State Scranton is centrally located and easily accessible from Interstates 81, 84 and 380, Route 6 and the Casey Highway. Out-of-town students should have no difficulty finding off-campus housing as there is private student housing located on University Drive, across from campus, as well as a number of private landlords in the neighboring areas who rent to students. For more information, contact the Office of Student Activities in the SLC or by calling (570) 963-2700.

The Commons at University Drive: Privatively owned and managed, The Commons at University Drive is across the street from the Penn State Scranton campus. The Commons provides a great housing option for students both near and far. (Use this hyperlink for the commons:  or call (570) 207-0435.

The Scranton Times is the leading daily newspaper in the Scranton area and is available FREE for students on campus. You can visit The Scranton Times at

Local Real Estate Agents can be found in the Yellow Pages or on the Greater Scranton Chamber of Commerce website.  Click on Business Directory and search under the term "real estate" for a complete local listing.

You can also check out the following websites: - across the street from campus, great location. 

Getting to Campus

Most students get to campus by driving their own cars or getting rides from friends and family.  For individuals who do not have these resources available, there is a local bus line that stops within the campus vicinity. 

For detailed information about the bus line and route, contact Colts Bus Lines at (570) 346-2061 or by going to