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
|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 Fair: Penn 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. Contract offers will be made beginning March 15 and every Monday after.|
|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|
|2021-2022||March 15||Contract offers will be made to students on the Housing Waitlist beginning March 15 and every Monday after.|
|2021-2022||March 18||Current Students - attend a webinar to learn more about the Housing/Room Assignment process for 2021-2022.|
|Summer 2021||April 1||Information posted about requesting on-campus housing for summer|
updated: October 19, 2020