PCA&D Housing Department

Pennsylvania College of Art & Design provides support with student experiences such as commuting and finding housing through our Housing Department. We understand that the transition to being in a new city and surrounded by a new community is daunting but we try to make it as simple as possible through our plethora of options. 

Pennsylvania College of Art and Design has 3 categories for their student experiences: commuting, PCA&D housing, and the housing referral service. Our options are catered to fit everyone’s needs the best we can. Whether you yearn for a sense of independence, want to travel to the college, or wish to transition into a close community, we have the experiences for you. Commuting is traveling from 

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 PCA&D Preferred Housing options, has a unique partnership with LNP and Steinman Communications to provide students easy access to renovated, fully-furnished apartments in a historical and secure building, conveniently located just two blocks away from campus on West King Street. 

The Steinman Lofts on West King offer

  • Eight 2- to 4-bedroom apartments
  • Private bedrooms in all apartments 
  • Common living areas and full kitchen 
  • On-site laundry facilities 
  • Central air 
  • Wireless Internet access 
  • Monthly allowance for utilities 
  • All units are academic year leases and are billed through the College with tuition billing. 
  • Private security system with key entry card and 24-hour emergency line 
  • Across the street from dining, nightlife, specialty stores, grocery stories and historic Central Market 
  • Costs estimate of $9,880+ per academic year (2019-2020) 

Lancaster Seminary

Nestled in the west end of Lancaster’s downtown, the Apartments at Lancaster Seminary offer a small, close-knit community of first year PCA&D students. Five double occupancy furnished apartments house 10 students. Students share one bedroom.

The Apartments at Lancaster Seminary offer

  • A live-in, upper class Community Assistant available as a resource, community builder and crisis support. 
  • Each unit has a full kitchen, living space and bathroom. 2 beds, 2 desks and 2 dressers are provided in the bedroom. 
  • WiFi, electric and utilities are all included. 
  • Students will have access to the library at Franklin and Marshall College (F&M), can utilize PCA&D’s free ride home program, and will receive additional support from F&M’s public safety department in the event of an emergency. 
  • The Apartments at Lancaster Seminary are leased on an academic year term and are billed through the College with tuition billing. 
  • Costs estimate of $7,200+ per academic year (2019-2020) 

North Market Street Apartments

Pennsylvania College of Art & Design and Warfel Construction have partnered to offer a refurbished tobacco warehouse as high-end living spaces for PCA&D students. The building, located at 349 North Market Street in downtown Lancaster, is less than three blocks from the college and is developed as an adaptive reuse project by Warfel. Upper level students occupy 6 apartments.

The five four-bedroom and one three-bedroom apartments house 23 PCA&D students. Each apartment is fully furnished boasting a common living room and kitchen and one or two bathrooms. Open floor plans offer a flood of natural lighting.

The North Market Street Apartments will offer

    • 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 and billed through the College with Tuition billing
    • Private security system with key entry card and 24-hour emergency line 
    • Near dining, nightlife, specialty stores, and historic Central Market 

    Cost is $10,300 per calendar year (2018-2019)

Commuter’s Experience

Pennsylvania College of Art & Design, along with Lancaster Parking Authority, offers parking passes to the Water Street Parking Garage located directly behind our main building. In addition, the Student Life and Housing Offices provides resources and support to those students living any distance from PCA&D. Safety is a priority for students commuting and traveling to campus. In the event of inclement weather, PCA&D will notify all students of closures or delays via text message and email well in advance.

The Housing Referral Service is a tool for those interested in and searching for apartments in Lancaster City. Implemented by the Housing Office, the HRS offers support and guidance throughout the apartment search. You can take full advantage of the HRS by viewing a detailed list of approved, safe and affordable housing options in Lancaster, connecting with possible roommates, and having the convenience of Housing Staff to guide you through the process.

*Housing Newsletters are available through PCA&D Email ONLY

 

Housing Referral Service Experience

  • Weekly emailed Newsletters. 
  • Features process reminders for all housing types. 
  • Advertises & Updates students on current activities at the college including: Student Life events, PCA&D events, Lancaster community events/opportunities, & PCA&D Student Job opportunities. 
  • Includes Calls for Roommates using the answers from the Roommate Application in an easy-to-understand manner. 
  • Includes Apartment Listings that are filtered through by PCA&D staff via crime statistics, distance from campus, & communication availability. 
  • Includes Trusted Landlord (people who have provided housing to students for years & call PCA&D specifically to provide more housing) & Roommates with Apartment Opportunities. 
  • Each listing section contains icons to indicate important amenities students look for. 
  • Emphasized important questions & things to look for while searching for an apartment. 

Helpful Student Experience Resources

 

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.