North Halls Room
Holmes Hall Room
Studying in Runkle Hall
Many first-year students live in the all-coed North Halls residence area, the smallest housing complex on campus. Leete, Runkle, and Holmes Halls are reserved for students participating in a Special Living Option. North Halls accommodate students in two- and four-person suites, which share a private bath. Students are assigned single-gender to a suite, but the gender allocation on the floor may vary. Supplemental housing suites are also available, with six students sharing a large living space and large bathroom.
View sample floor plans for each building (measurements are approximate; size and shape of rooms may vary; floor plans not to scale):
Warnock Commons is conveniently located in North Halls. North Food District offers several options, including the all-you-care-to-eat dining commons and BlueSpoon Deli, which offers á la carte breakfasts, fresh sandwiches, salads, pizza, subs, specialty items, and an evening snack bar. Warnock also has a computer lab, commons desk, cultural lounge, and North Halls Residence Association office.
The Palmer Museum of Art and The Playhouse Theatre are adjacent to the area, and University Libraries, Penn State museums, and Eisenhower Chapel are also nearby. Sports and fitness activities available within the complex include tennis, basketball (with outdoor lighted courts), and volleyball. Residents also have the option of participating in organized leagues.
North Halls is associated with several Special Living Options:
- A&A: Arts and Architecture
- BASH: Business and Society House
- Earth House
Note: No Special Living Options are offered in Beam.