Palmerton Hall

Built in the late 1960's and housing approximately 200 students, Palmerton Hall is the one of the tallest buildings on campus with 5 floors. Palmerton was completely renovated in 2010 with all common spaces receiving an update in 2016. All of the floors have common area bathrooms and common lobbies in the middle of the floor. Kitchen areas are also provided on each floor. Palmerton is primarily home to freshmen residents. All rooms are double occupancy and come with a bed that can be lofted with the provided lofting kit.

Key Features of Palmerton Hall

  • Community rooms on each floor with study tables and white boards
  • Grubby Gold laundry room in the lower level
  • Connected to PC Commons - a large gathering space with games, TVs, lounge furniture, and a kitchenette
  • Adjacent to the PC Fire Plaza - an outdoor area featuring a fire pit and picnic tables
  • Staff of 9 Resident Assistants, 1 Residential Peer Mentor, and 1 Area Coordinator
Palmerton Hall Double

Palmerton Hall Double - Room 15'6" x 10'6"

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Summer Crew Information


  • Sat. May 5, 12noon
    All residential buildings close


  • Thurs. Aug. 16, 8am-6pm
    New Student Move-In
  • Aug. 17-19, 8am-6pm
    Returning Student Move-In
  • Thurs. Dec. 13, 12noon
    All Housing Closes - Winter Break
  • Sat. Jan. 5, 12noon
    All Housing Opens - Spring Semester
  • Sat. March 2, 12noon
    Residence Halls Close - Spring Break (Rocker I/II remain open)
  • Sun. March 10, 8am
    Residence Halls Re-Open - Spring Break
  • Sat. May 4, 2pm
    All Housing Closes