How to Get a HFS Contract

Learn more about the process to obtain a Housing and Food Service (HFS) Contract, based on one these categories:

Information Sessions

Learn about information sessions offered during Parents and Family Weekend.

Change of Campus

A student attending a Penn State Commonwealth Campus who is considering a Change of Campus to University Park and wants to live on campus.

Current Students

Students currently living on campus at University Park who are Interested in returning to on-campus housing.

First-Year Students

Prospective students who are offered admission to Penn State University Park, where all first-year students are required to live on campus. 


Penn State values diversity in its student population and feels strongly that living with others from different backgrounds, cultures, and ethnic groups serves to enhance the college experience. Learn more about the roommate matching process.

Special Living Options (SLOs)

Students currently living on campus at University Park in a Special Living Option who want to return to the SLO next year. 

Transfer Students

A student currently attending another university or college who has been accepted to Penn State as an upper-class student.