Frequently Asked Questions
1. What size are the beds?
2. Are we able to choose our own bed linens?
Yes, you purchase and bring your own linens.
3. Are private bedrooms available?
Yes, there are 24 private rooms available for the 2018-2019 school year. Returning
students and subsequently, students who pay the $860 reservation deposit, are accepted first. The balance of the rooms are then granted on a first come, first serve basis using the date of receipt of your deposit and application.
4. Are pets allowed?
No pets are allowed.
5. Can the apartment be toured prior to renting?
Absolutely! The apartments are shown by appointment only. Schedule a tour of the
apartments in conjunction with a Penn State New Kensington campus tour by calling
724-334-LION or emailing firstname.lastname@example.org. The apartments are managed by
SRI One, LP.
6. What happens in the event that roommates are incompatible?
There may be a room reassignment at the discretion of the property manager and
7. Are utilities included in the rent?
Utilities included in the rent are: Gas, electric, water, sewer and trash. Cable & internet (serviced through Comcast) are the responsibilty of the roommates.
8. How are roommates assigned?
The property manager or resident manager will assign roommates based on your major
and class status in terms of freshman, sophomore, junior or senior. There are NO Co-Ed
9. How are building maintenance and repairs handled?
There is a handyman on staff who will compete repairs when repair requests have been
made. Repair requests are submitted on this website at the Maintenance tab.
10. When will I receive my roommate name and contact information?
This information will be communicated to you in early August.
11. When will I be notified if I will have a private bedroom?
Private bedrooms cannot be confirmed until early August due to the limited quantity.
This is necessary to accommodate all housing requests.
12. Where can students receive their mail?
Each apartment has its own mailbox in the building where students can receive personal
mail. There are several package mailboxes to accommodate larger mail items. Mail
should be addressed to:
793 Myers Drive, Apartment # ____
New Kensington, PA 15068
13. What security measures are in place to make sure the building is secure?
For the safety and security of all residents, the door to the building is locked 24 hours a
day, 7 days a week. A new electronic key card system was installed in 2014 on all of
the entrance doors. Individual apartments are also secured by lock. There are security
cameras on each floor of the building as well as a fire detection network in case of an
emergency. Upper Burrell Police Department is less than a mile away, and the campus
University police officer has jurisdiction extending from the campus to the property
where the apartment complex is located.
14. Are there transportation services nearby if I do not have a car?
Yes, the Penn State New Kensington campus shuttle stops in the apartment’s parking
lot. The campus shuttle runs Friday, Saturday and Sunday during the fall and spring semester. Click here for the campus shuttle schedule.
* 793 Myers Dr, New Kensington, PA 15068 * Nittany Highlands Apartments * Managed by SRI One, LP *