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 may be adjusted to accommodate the shortened in-person semester for Fall 2020.

  • 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

 

Contract
Term
Date Time Information
Spring 2021 October 1, 2020 Noon Housing Waitlist opens in eLiving for Spring 2021 housing. Offers will be released starting in November. All students interested in living on campus for spring will receive housing.
2021-2022 October 1-31, 2020 Noon Eligible students can Request Housing eLiving for the 2021-2022 academic year. All students who Request Housing will receive an invitation to live on campus!
2021-2022 TBA   During Parents & Families Weekend, an Information Session about the 2021-2022 Housing Process will be available. 
2021-2022 TBA 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.
2021-2022 November 2, 2020 Noon - 5:00pm Invitations sent to eligible Special Living Option students (for SLO space only). Invitation expires Noon Thursday November 5.
2021-2022 November 5-19, 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). Invitations will also be sent in February.
2021-2022 December 1, 2020 Noon Housing Waitlist opens in eLiving for 2021-2022 housing for students who are NOT eligible to participate in the housing process.
2021-2022 December 1, 2020 Noon Housing Options Waitlist opens (available only for students with an accepted 21-22 HFS Contract). Waitlist options include Nittany Apartments, White Course Apartments, Eastview Terrace, Suites, single rooms, renovated space, and Special Living Options.
2021-2022 December 1, 2020 -
January 31, 2021
Noon 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 February 8, 2021 Noon - 5:00pm Sorority Chapter HFS Contracts offers made to students selected to live in sorority chapter housing (for sorority space only). HFS Contracts expire Noon Thursday February 11.
2021-2022 February 11-25, 2021 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 2021 March 1, 2021 - Information about requesting on-campus housing for summer 2021

 

updated: June 16, 2020