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Finding a House or an Apartment
Are you looking for a house or an
apartment? Are you having problems in finding housing? Here is information
available for you about housing.
There are many ways in which you may find
a house or an apartment. First, you
need to check the package that IUP send to you. There are useful websites
that you can go to, such as Office of Housing and
Residence Life and Office of International
Affairs. Second, especially if you are an international student, you may go to IUP student
organizations and associations,
such as Chinese student association and Korean student association. Third, refer to local or IUP
newspapers, handouts, or flyers, such as Shopper newspaper, The Penn, and Indiana Gazette. Finally, you may turn to your
future town mates or friends at IUP to get some information before you
actually get to IUP.
v Go to official websites or contact offices of IUP
The package that IUP sent
you is important. You may call or email these offices according to the
addresses in the package.
of Housing and Residence Life
Clark Hall, Room B-31, 1090 South Drive, Indiana, PA 15705-1082
724-357-2696 (Phone), 724-357-5762 (Fax)
of International Affairs
Wallace Hall Annex, Indiana, PA 15705-1087
724-357-2295 (Phone), 724-357-2514 (Fax)
http://www.housing101.net - A search tool to find rental facilities in the area surrounding IUP.
v Turn to
international student organizations
There are various student
associations and international student organizations at IUP. They can give you more housing information in relation to your
ASSOCIATION OF IUP
CHINESE STUDENT ASSOCIATION
JAPANESE STUDENTS ASSOCIATION
KOREAN STUDENT ASSOCIATION
LATINO STUDENT ASSOCIATION OF IUP
MALAYSIAN STUDENT ASSOCIATION
email@example.com or firstname.lastname@example.org
MUSLIM STUDENT ASSOCIATION
PAN AFRICAN STUDENT ASSOCIATION
TAIWANESE STUDENT ASSOCIATION
GRADUATE STUDENT ASSEMBLY
ENGLISH GRADUATE ORGANIZATION)
v Refer to
local or IUP newspapers, handouts, or flyers
There are quite a few
newspapers, such as Shopper newspaper, The Penn, and Indiana Gazette and handouts and flyers that you may find
in the library, in the office of international affairs, in the shuttle bus
stop, and in the HUB.
Phone: (724) 357-1306 Fax: (724) 357-0127 E-mail: THE-PENN@grove.iup.edu
the website for the Indiana Gazette, the local newspaper for the
v On Campus
On-campus dorms or
apartments are in walking distance of campus. Before you move in, you need
to complete an application form. Then you must sign a binding contract to
live on campus. This means you can not get a refund if you decide to move
before the expiration date on the contract. Make sure to return the contract
early as on campus housing is fills up quickly. The contract is usually one
The information below is
from the website of Office of Housing and Residence Life.
Single Sex Buildings
Male -3rd Floor,
Female – Langham Hall
Co-Ed by Floor
Whitmyre Hall (1st Floor)
Esch Hall (5th & 6th Floors)
Co-Ed Door to Door
Campus Towers Apartments
University Towers Apartments
Co-Ed by Wing
Esch Hall (1st-4th Floors)
Tri-Hall (Mack, Stewart, Turnbull)
Whitmyre Hall (2nd & 3rd Floors)
Students who would like to consider the dining options at IUP should log on
to the website for the Office of Housing and Residence Life at www.iup.edu/house Students who would like to stay in a dormitory at IUP should contact the
Office of Housing and Residence Life.
v Off Campus Housing
The information below
includes Off Campus Housing listings of major complexes 2004-2005. IUP
assumes no responsibility for students’ safety residing off campus.
Additionally, students must assume responsibility for understanding the
terms of the lease and conditions under which they will occupy the housing.
Most of the leases are one-year contracts, and students can renew them each
year. Students should contact the owners of the housing below and find the
suitable housing themselves. Students should consider the cost, safety,
lease, distance from the campus, bus route, roommates, utilities, and
whether to rent a furnished or unfurnished apartment. IUP students can take
the bus for free with the IUP I-Card. It is useful to see the apartments or
houses before renting.
Campus Residence Halls
Algonquin Student Rentals
884 Wayne Avenue
Contact: Greg Sipos at 724-349-3352
Semester Rates: $1275-single, women only,
two-semester lease Amenities: Open over breaks except between semesters,
community kitchen, TV lounge, laundry, study lounge, A/C on second floor,
refrigerator, microwave, cable TV and local telephone service in each room.
Maid service provided. Special summer rates are available.
Schlemmer at 724-349-3166
rates: $1180-single, $725-double, two semester lease, $200 reservation
deposit/ $75 security deposit. Coed by suite.
Community kitchen, TV lounge, DSL, laundry, closed over Christmas Break.
Summer rates are available.
Rental office at 724-349-2007
rates: $1430-single; $1025-double. Summer rates: $200 Residents, $300 Non
residents, free storage for residents. Two-semester lease, $200
deposit/person, coed. Amenities: newly remodeled, open over break periods,
community kitchens, TV lounges, laundry facilities on two floors, DISH HBO/Cinemax,
T1 internet, tanning beds, weight/exercise rooms, refrigerators in rooms,
automatic fire alarms, sound control walls, smoke detectors in rooms,
parking available for $150 /semester.
The Apartment Store
1300 Oakland Avenue
“Regency Square” is a good place, according to many international students.
It is relatively cheap, but the policy is not clear.
Standard two bedroom:
$390 per month/per person –
2 person occupancy
$260 per month/per person –
3 person occupancy
$195 per month/per person –
4 person occupancy
(880.00 per month per apartment)
$293.33 per month per person
– 3 person occupancy
$220 per month per person –
4 person occupancy
$176.00 per month per person
– 5 person occupancy
$75 parking fee per vehicle
per semester; $250 security deposit per person. All utilities are included.
$445.00 per month per
apartment (12 month lease)
$550.00 per month per
apartment (9 ½ month lease)
A/C, furnished, all
Security deposit - $300.00
per person – single occupancy
Parking available: $75.00
per vehicle per semester
Westgate Group. Hampton
Court. Spring Meadow
1, 2, & 3 bedroom apartments
2, 3 & 4 bedroom townhouses
Fitness center. Swimming
pool. Gas Heat
1935 Merry PI Indiana.
Wyoming and Popular Apartments
1156 and 1160 Oakland Avenue
Contact: Rental office at 724-463-7365.
Semester rates: vary for
suite/apartment from $1100 to $1675/person/semester. One and two semester
Amenities: coed; secure floor for women only; suite consists of 1 full bath,
walk in closet and 2 bedrooms; kitchen on 1st & 3rd floors; all utilities
included, laundry. $200-$300 security deposit required.
Copper Beech Townhomes
Contact Rental Office at
12 month lease: rates vary
for 1,2,3 and 4 bedroom town homes starting at $500/mo.
Amenities: full bath, walk
in closets, air conditioning, free parking.
835 Grant Street
Contact: Barbara Moore at
Two bedroom townhouses and
two-person apartments. Call for prices.
950 Klondyke Avenue
Contact: Margaret Frazier at
Semester rates: $1480/person
for 5 people, 4 bedroom apartments; 600/summer. Twelve month lease, women
Amenities: open all breaks,
utilities included, furnished, parking available. Each apartment has a
microwave, washer & dryer, central air, vacuum.
950 Church St. $1135/person;
Twelve month lease, women
washer/dryer, vacuum, free parking, open all breaks, some utilities.
925 Fleming Avenue
Contact: Barb Moore at
Lazor Brothers Student
13 locations close to
Contact: Chris Lazor at
Two semester lease, $200
& General Grant
South 13th Street and
Wayne Ave and Grant Street
Contact: Shirley or Rick
Semester rates: $2200, 1
person, 1 bedroom; $1195, 2 person, 1 bedroom; $1395, 3 person, 3 bedroom;
$1295, 3 person, 2 bedroom; $1495, 2 person, 2 bedroom. Two-semester lease
Amenities: security doors,
laundry facility on each floor, A/C.
Behind the HUB at 250 S. 7tth and 258 S. 7th
Contact: Jon Dykes at
e-mail address: email@example.com
3 Philadelphia Street locations
Contact: Sherry at 724-465-8988
2,3, & 4 bedroom apartments. $1800 per
semester + cable and phone. Fully furnished includes dishwasher, and
central air. Laundry facilities available.
H&R Rental Company
Two and three bedroom
apartments and five bedroom townhouses adjacent to campus. $250 deposit per
person required. $1800-$2100 per person per semester, includes utilities,
cable TV and cable internet access. Does not include telephone or garbage
255 Elkin Avenue
Contact: Rental office at
724-349-3979 (8am to 9pm) or 724-357-3288 (8am to 4 pm).
Eight units: single, 1
bedroom unfurnished apt, full size kitchen with all appliances, bath with
tub and shower, walk-in closet. Free tenant and guest off street parking.
All utilities included.
Rates: $455/ month, no pets.
101 North First Street
Office is at 10 East Oak
Development & Management Co., Inc., 724-349-2638
Thirty-six apartments in 3
three-story buildings, all electric/energy savers, w/w carpeting; range,
fridge, dishwasher provided; heat pump a/c; smoke detector/fire
extinguisher; private entry; eat in kitchen; on site parking; laundromat.
Some are handicap accessible/adaptable. Max occupancy of 2 persons; no
$435/month plus electric.
Contact: Sally Kaufman
724-349-5711 Semester rates: Two semester lease, deposit required (some year
1 bedroom apts. $2100 per
2 person apts. $1550 - $2000
3 person apts $1500 - $1650
4 person apts. $1600 - $2000
v Turn to
your town mates or friends at IUP
Another way to find a house
is to take over a friend’s apartment or house. There should be some town
mates from your country at IUP. They can be helpful in many detailed ways.
Besides, there are no language barriers in your communications. Why not
contact them first?