PCA&D Housing Guide

Housing Referral Service

Pennsylvania College of Art & Design provides assistance with housing and roommates to foundation, transfer, and returning students for their convenience through our housing referral service.  The Housing Referral Service collects data on available housing in the are and prepares periodic housing lists.

We also provide services to help students find compatible roommates.  The Housing Referral Service hosts events (Roommate Meet & Greet), which offer opportunities for students who are looking for roommates to get acquainted in a comfortable and social atmosphere.  (Please note: Students who have applied for residency at Steinman Lofts will be assigned a roommate and do not need to attend the Meet & Greet events.) In addition, we provide a housing guide for students who utilize the housing referral service, which offers a wealth of information for first-time renters on leasing, inspections, security deposits, tenant/landlord rights and responsibilities.  Click here for a Fall 2017 housing timeline.  (This timeline does not apply to Steinman Lofts residents.  See below for important housing dates.)

Click here to read more about our housing referral service. Contact us at housingservice@pcad.edu or call us at (800) 689-0379, ext. 1018.

The Steinman Lofts

Pennsylvania College of Art & Design, as part of its Housing Referral Service, has entered into a unique partnership to provide students easy access to newly-renovated, fully-furnished apartments in a historical and secure building, conveniently located just two blocks away from campus at 30-40 West King Street. (Click here for what’s included and what to bring.)  A timeline is available for students moving into Steinman Lofts in the Fall 2016 and Fall 2017

The Steinman Lofts on West King offer

  • Nine apartments ranging from 1-4 bedrooms per unit
  • Private bedrooms in all apartments
  • Common living areas and kitchen
  • On-site laundry facilities
  • Central air
  • Wireless Internet access
  • Monthly allowance for utilities
  • All units are academic year leases
  • Private security system with key entry card and 24-hour emergency line
  • Across the street from dining, nightlife, specialty stores, and historic Central Market
  • Costs range from $9,100 – $9,670 per academic year

The Pennsylvania College of Art & Design makes no representation whatsoever regarding the housing or the landlords listed through its housing referral service.  The properties listed are done so at the request of the landlords to assist students in locating possible off-campus housing opportunities.  Students are responsible to inspect the property and negotiate lease terms with any landlord.

The Pennsylvania College of Art & Design has no responsibility to inspect or investigate these listings or landlords and is not endorsing any specific properties or landlords for students by this listing.  The Pennsylvania College of Art & Design disclaims any responsibility, among other things for the condition of any premises, terms of any leases, treatment by any landlord, or compliance with any applicable local zoning ordinances.

The Pennsylvania College of Art & Design supports local, state and federal fair housing laws and regulations.

Housing Forms & Resources

The housing and roommate forms are for currently enrolled PCA&D students, only. Follow the links below for the PDF forms.

Housing/Roommate/Commuter Information Form

Roommate Questionnaire

Apartment Search Checklist

Need some advice while you’re looking at apartments? Use our Apartment Search Checklist

Tenant / Landlord Rights & Responsibilities Handbook from Lancaster Housing Opportunity Partnership

Street Cleaning & Snow Removal Information

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City Businesses Directory

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