Aerial view of campus with Williamsport, the Susquehanna River and Bald Eagle Mountain as a backdrop


OpenWilliamsport is a community program designed to help first-year Lycoming College students transition to college life, as well as learn how to acclimate to living in the Williamsport community. Navigating the unfamiliar geographic and cultural nuances of a new college and an entirely new city can be a daunting task. And for first-generation college students, there can be additional challenges to traverse.

You can help! We are looking for host households to help promising students adapt to college life by deepening student thriving and belonging not only in Williamsport but the greater Lycoming region. You can assist them by helping to provide a home-away-from-home!

Lycoming College will match you with one of our amazing students. Join us for picnics, sporting events, and so much more! Sign up here and we will reach out to you with details on informational sessions.

College is hard. You can help ease the stress of a student's transition to higher education.

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Lycoming College is a nationally ranked institution that launches students across a range of professions. The College is committed to community and has served as an economic engine for the city of Williamsport, Lycoming County, and the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania since its inception in 1812.