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Rigorous training mixed with a sense of humor prepares resident assistants to work with incoming freshman at The Lions Gate, the first residence hall for Penn State Abington students.
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Residence Halls - Lions Gate at Penn State Abington

Residence Halls - Lions Gate at Penn State Abington

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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.

Meet our Resident Assistants!

Fall 2018- Spring 2019 Apartment Rates

Double occupancy bedroom $4,050.00 per semester.
Single occupancy bedroom $4,605.00 per semester.

About the Residence Hall

  • 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

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