Residence Halls - Lions Gate at Penn State Abington

Residence Halls - Lions Gate at Penn State Abington

A Student Apartment Community

Make yourself at home in Penn State Abington’s new, modern residence hall. You'll live in an apartment-style suite with plenty of space to share with your Abington family.

About the Residence Hall (Opens this August)

  • Four to six students per apartment-style unit, each equipped with a kitchen and private bathroom
  • Four-story building houses 402 students
  • Two live-in professional staff
  • 10 Resident Assistants (RAs)
  • Primarily for first-year students
  • Card-access entry for a safe, secure living environment
  • Shuttle service between the residence hall and campus
Lions Gate Facade

Lions Gate Facade

This picture of the front of Lions Gate was taken in early June just after trees and grass were planted.

Features for living and learning

  • Activities
  • Student leadership opportunities
  • Quiet study pods or lounges on each floor
  • Knowledge stations (areas for group projects outfitted with technology)
  • Seminar learning spaces
  • On-site laundry facility

Safety and Security

The building is accessible to residents and staff only with three entry points:

  • Main entrance: Key card
  • Individual apartment entrance: Key
  • Bedroom within apartment: Key

Front desk monitored 24/7 and Penn State Abington security patrols the site.


  • Bike shares on site
  • Shuttle to/from campus
  • Public transportation
  • People power: Abington is a walking-friendly community

What’s nearby?

Abington is a thriving town with shops, restaurants, gyms, recreational spaces, and plenty of activities. Convenience stores such as Wawa, fast-food such as Chipotle, and full-service restaurants are easily accessible. Trader Joe’s and Whole Foods are within walking distance, and the Giant Supermarket is a mile away.

Directions to Lions Gate at Penn State Abington
1001 Old York Rd | Abington, PA 19001