Response to COVID-19 and Temporary Move to Remote Learning
We understand that students are anxious to retrieve their personal belongings from on-campus housing, and we appreciate your patience through this difficult time. Please know that all residence halls have been locked down and everyone’s belongings in their rooms are secured. Due to Pennsylvanian Gov. Tom Wolf's stay-at-home order, students are not permitted to return to campus, and all on-campus residence halls are closed. Students will be contacted directly through their Penn State email with more information on how you can return to campus and safely collect your belongings.
Penn State Greater Allegheny has had a presence in the Pittsburgh and McKeesport area for over 50 years. In 2007, the campus changed its name from Penn State McKeesport to better showcase its regional involvement. The campus is 15 minutes outside of Pittsburgh and boasts a mix of suburban life and big city excitement.
From its hilltop location, McKeesport Hall overlooks the rest of the campus. The building offers a safe and comfortable living environment for on-campus students. The campus community is tailor-made for creating close friendships and developing interests with like-minded classmates.
DINING ON CAMPUS
Students enjoy the variety of choices at Café Metro, a full-scale food court, conveniently located in the Student Community Center. Students also take advantage of Metro Express, a coffee bar that features an array of coffee house favorites, snacks, and desserts.
SOCIAL AND RECREATIONAL OPPORTUNITIES
The list of on-campus activities is nearly endless. While living on campus, you can take advantage of the fitness center, or the many athletic fields and courts. Penn State Greater Allegheny also supports varsity sports. There are 25 on-campus clubs and organizations, such as student government and the Black Student Union.