Housing Lottery Timeline

View Housing Important Dates to learn other important dates related to housing.

Housing Lottery Timeline for Current Penn State Students

  • This timeline shows the dates that are applicable for eligible students to participate in the contract process to live on campus for the next academic year.
  • Students currently living off-campus at University Park are not eligible to participate in the lottery process, but can add name to the Waitlist at a later date.
  • Incoming first-year students do NOT follow this timeline!
Contract
Term
Date Time Information
Spring 2019 October 1, 2018 Noon Housing Waitlist opens in eLiving for Spring 2019 housing. Offers will be released starting in November.
2019-2020 October 1-31, 2018 Noon Eligible students submit a request to #LiveTheTradition for 2019-2020 in eLiving
2019-2020 October 20-21, 2018   During Parents & Families Weekend, attend an Information Session about the 2019-2020 Housing Process. 
2019-2020 October 21, 2018 11:00am - 4:00pm Housing Fair, Alumni Hall HUB. Penn State Housing will be present at fair to answer any questions about on-campus housing process.
2019-2020 November 5-30, 2018 Noon - 5:00pm Invitations sent to students to view available housing options (invitations sent on Mondays and Thursdays after 12:00pm, and will be received by 5:00pm). Invitations will also be sent in February.
2019-2020 December 1, 2018 Noon Housing Waitlist opens in eLiving for 2019-2020 housing for students who are NOT eligible to participate in the lottery process.
2019-2020 December 1, 2018 - January 30, 2019 Noon Eligible students submit a request to #LiveTheTradition for 2019-2020 in eLiving
2019-2020 February 7-28, 2019 Noon - 5:00pm Invitations sent to students to view available housing options (invitations sent on Mondays and Thursdays after 12:00pm, and will be received by 5:00pm)