Housing Process Timeline
View Housing Important Dates to learn other important dates related to housing.
Housing Process Timeline for Current Penn State Students
- This timeline shows the dates that are applicable for eligible students to participate in the housing 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 housing process, but can add name to the Waitlist at a later date.
- Incoming first-year students do NOT follow this timeline!
- Learn more about the process by viewing the Housing Process FAQs
|Spring 2020||October 1, 2019||Noon||Housing Waitlist opens in eLiving for Spring 2020 housing. Offers will be released starting in November.|
|2020-2021||October 1-31, 2019||Noon||Eligible students submit a request to #LiveTheTradition for 2020-2021 in eLiving|
|2020-2021||October 11-13, 2019||During Parents & Families Weekend, attend an Information Session about the 2020-2021 Housing Process.|
|2020-2021||October 13, 2019||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.|
|2020-2021||November 4, 2019||Noon - 5:00pm||Invitations sent to eligible Special Living Option students (for SLO space only). Invitation expires Noon Thursday November 7.|
|2020-2021||November 7-21, 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). Invitations will also be sent in February.|
|2020-2021||December 1, 2019||Noon||Housing Waitlist opens in eLiving for 2020-2021 housing for students who are NOT eligible to participate in the lottery process.|
|2020-2021||December 1, 2019||Noon||Housing Options Waitlist opens (available only for students with an accepted 20-21 HFS Contract). Waitlist options include Nittany Apartments, White Course Apartments, Eastview Terrace, Suites, single rooms, renovated space, and Special Living Options.|
|2020-2021||December 1, 2019 -
January 31, 2020
|Noon||Eligible students submit a request to #LiveTheTradition for 2020-2021 in eLiving|
|2020-2021||February 3, 2020||Noon - 5:00pm||Invitations sent to students selected to live in sorority chapter housing (for sorority space only). Invitations expire Noon Thursday February 6.|
|2020-2021||February 6-27, 2020||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)|
|Summer 2020||TBA||-||Information about requesting on-campus housing for summer 2020|
updated: August 2, 2019