Off-Campus Housing

With 4,700 students enrolled at Penn State Behrend and nearly 1,750 living on-campus, there is a strong need  to provide our college community with off-campus housing alternatives. We have partnered with BrainWebs Housing Registry System to provide both landlords and tenants easy access to information regarding off-campus housing.

Student, Faculty, and Staff Resources

For students with a current on-campus contract, it is strongly encouraged to first request a release from this contract before signing a lease with an off-campus landlord.

The Housing Registry
To assist current students, faculty and staff with their housing search, Penn State Behrend has secured The Housing Registry service. This database contains houses, apartments and rooms for rent, as well as a roommate database. The housing and roommate search features are available to the Penn State Behrend community through the use of their University email address ( ending in “” ). Property Owners, Rental Agents and non-members of the College community are invited to post their rental vacancies on The Housing Registry free of charge. Please read and follow the Posting Guidelines as they are strictly enforced. All postings must comply with the Fair Housing Act and all local, State and Federal rules and regulations.


The Housing Registry



Off-Campus Housing Resource Manual (PDF Format) | (Word Format)
This manual provides helpful information regarding the choice of a dwelling, the signing of a lease, your rights and responsibilities as a tenant, or any number of other issues pertaining to rentals in Pennsylvania.The legal information contained here is offered in summary form and is intended to serve as a general guide to students renting in Pennsylvania. It is not intended as a substitute for professional advise and/or counseling from an attorney.

Other Resources
Map of Erie
Directions to Penn State Behrend
VisitErie (Vistors' Bureau)
Erie Metropolitan Transit Authority
Big Box Storage Rentals
College Student Renters Insurance



Andrea Myers, Office of Student Activities
Phone: 814-898-6171
Fax: 814-898-6015
Office Hours: Monday through Friday, 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.

Sponsored by: Penn State Behrend Student Government Association and the Student Activity Fee.

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