Student Life begins
outside the classroom

Surround yourself with other students living in Pittsburgh. Make new friends. Explore museums. Go to a Pirates game. Frisbee anyone? Point State Park is just a five minute walk from your door.

A place to call home

Penn Commons is a historic building dedicated to providing affordable off-campus student housing for Pittsburgh's post-secondary students. Living in Penn Commons offers a unique opportunity for students to experience downtown living for a fraction of the average cost. This is a place for students to call home, as well as an ideal setting to meet and socialize with fellow students. Students from all of Pittsburgh's universities and schools are eligible to apply.

Explore The Community

The building is situated in the cultural district of Pittsburgh and surrounded by restaurants, coffee shops, theaters, art galleries, shopping and plenty of green space.


Penn Commons is located at 525 Penn Avenue Pittsburgh PA 15222.