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Housing, Food Services & Residence Life: Hazleton

Campus History

Penn State Hazleton’s location a top a tree-covered mountain overlooking the Conyngham Valley is the former site of Highacres, a residential estate owned by local coal baron Eckley B. Markle. Just a few miles from campus, you can find a host of shops and restaurants. A half-hour drive to the east leads to the Pocono Mountains, home to outdoor recreational opportunities like skiing and whitewater rafting.

Living Environment

Penn State Hazleton provides a variety of housing options to meet the needs of a diverse student body. South Hall is a traditional residence facility with two students per room and a common bathroom on each floor. North Hall offers two-bedroom suites for upperclass students with a semi-private bathroom in each suite. West Hall is a grouping of townhouses for upperclass students, each consisting of five bedrooms, two and a half bathrooms, a living room, and a study area.

Campus Dining

There are great places to eat on campus, all conveniently located near the residence areas. HighAcres Cafe, a full-scale food court, features grilled specialties, fresh pasta, soups and sandwiches, hearty entrees, a large salad bar, daily specials, and convenient grab n' go items. Higher Grounds Coffee Shop, located in the Butler Teaching Research Center, offers tempting desserts, sandwiches, specialty coffee drinks and other refreshing beverages.

If you need a hot drink or snack on the go, stop in at Biscotti’s Coffee Bar, also located in the Olmsted Building. You can enjoy coffee house staples, along with grab 'n go sandwiches and salads, tempting desserts, pastries, and specialty beverages.

Social and Recreational Opportunities

Living on campus makes it easy to take advantage of nearby recreational areas like the athletic fields, swimming pool, and tennis and basketball courts. Penn State Hazleton offers eight varsity sports programs, along with intramural programs, for team and individual sports. The campus also boasts several clubs and organizations, including student government, radio and video clubs, the Society of the Arts, and Lion Ambassadors. Plus, the campus often features dances, movies, and guest speakers.

For more information please visit the HFS Hazleton website.