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 once it is available in eLiving.
  • Incoming first-year students do NOT follow this timeline!
  • Learn more about the process by viewing the Housing Process FAQs
Housing Process Timeline
Contract Period Date Information
Spring 2021 October 1, Noon Housing Waitlist opens in eLiving for Spring 2021 housing. Offers will be released at a time to be determined later. All students interested in living on campus for spring will receive housing.
2021-2022 October 7, 1:00pm-3pm Housing FairPenn State Housing will be present at fair to answer any questions about on-campus housing process.
2021-2022 October 20-31 Eligible students can Request Housing in eLiving for the 2021-2022 academic year. All students who Request Housing will receive an invitation to live on campus!
2021-2022 November 2 HFS Contract offers for eligible Special Living Option students will be made between 2:00pm-5:00pm (for SLO space only)
2021-2022 November Invitations sent to students who Requested Housing on these dates: Thursday 11/5, Monday 11/9, Thursday 11/12 (possibly Monday 11/16 if needed). Invitations sent between 1:00pm-5:00pm
2021-2022 December 1 - February 28 Eligible students can Request Housing in eLiving for the 2021-2022 academic year. All students who Request Housing will receive an invitation to live on campus
2021-2022 December 1 Housing Waitlists open at Noon
2021-2022 March 1 HFS Contract offers for eligible Sorority Chapter students will be made between 2:00pm-5:00pm (for sorority chapter space only)
2021-2022 March Invitations sent to students who Requested Housing on these dates: Thursday 3/4, Monday 3/8, Thursday 3/11, and Monday 3/15. Invitations sent between 1:00pm-5:00pm
Summer 2021 April 1 Information posted about requesting on-campus housing for summer

 

updated: October 19, 2020