summer housing options

Summer Housing Options

WE ARE happy to offer on-campus housing during the summer session!

Learn more about the process to receive a HFS Contract:

Upper-Class Students

Current upper-class Penn State students registered for summer courses at University Park are eligible to live on campus. The University is not able to house students who are not taking summer courses scheduled through the Registrar and have an active account in LionPATH.

To request on-campus housing, please follow the steps below. HFS Contracts will be offered beginning Monday March 12.

  1. Schedule summer 2018 courses in LionPATH
  2. Review room and board rates and housing options available
  3. Email the Assignment Office from your Penn State Access Account to request a Housing and Food Service (HFS) Contract. Include your summer course schedule - begin/end date (You must be scheduled for courses before a HFS Contract will be offered).
  4. Accept the HFS Contract offer in eLiving. Indicate your preferred housing option on the HFS Contract
    • Nittany Apartments (available after May 13)
    • Eastview Terrace (available after May 13)
    • Beaver Hall (limited availability after May 6)
  5. The Campus Meal Plan for summer is only available at Level One. Remaining dining dollars at the end of summer will be transferred to the student's fall Campus Meal Plan (if one is purchased).

Maymester

Students attending Maymester will be housed in Beaver Hall, and will have the opportunity to relocate to either Nittany Apartments or Eastview Terrace starting Sunday May 13.

Step Program Participants

Students participating in the STEP program will be assigned to a double space in a traditional residence hall building in Pollock Halls. If a student has a mutual non-STEP roommate request, the roommate will be assigned to the STEP space with the STEP student.

First-Year Students

First-year students admitted for summer 2018 will automatically accept the Housing and Food Service (HFS) Contract for both summer and fall during the process of accepting the offer of admission to Penn State. If a student changes his/her enrolled semester AFTER accepting the offer, please contact the Assignment Office to request a summer HFS Contract. HFS Contracts can be viewed in eLiving to verify.

  • LEAP Program Participants

Students participating in the LEAP program will be assigned to either a double, triple, quad, or a supplemental room in Simmons or McElwain Halls (traditional residence halls). If a student has a mutual non-LEAP roommate request, assignment will be either a double or supplemental room in Beaver Hall (traditional residence hall). 

  • Independent Students

Students who are not participating in the LEAP Program will be assigned to a double room or supplemental housing in Beaver, Hartranft, or Mifflin Hall (traditional residence hall). 

  • Campus Meal Plan

The Campus Meal Plan for summer is only available at Level One. Remaining dining dollars at the end of summer will be transferred to the student's fall Campus Meal Plan.

Room Assignments and Arrival Information

Summer room assignments will be posted in eLiving approximately 2 weeks before summer session II begins. Students attending Maymester or summer session I will be notified of assignment by email.

Visit the Arrival website to learn more information about when to arrive, what to pack, what to leave at home, etc.