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Early Termination

Application Process

In order to submit a Request for Early Termination of your lease for the current academic year you must complete the online form at MyHomeAtPenn.  The form can be found under the ‘Request for Early Termination’ tab.  Once the form is submitted the request will be reviewed and processed by the Housing Assignments Office.  After submitting the form you may view the Request Status by logging in to the completed form at MyHomeAtPenn.

Students who will be studying abroad for the spring semester or graduating in December must submit the Request for Early Termination form by November 8, 2019.

Please note that the Request for Early Termination is intended for students currently living on campus and is not for students wishing to cancel their assignment prior to occupancy. If you are not currently living in one of the College Houses or Sansom Place, please visit MyHomeAtPenn to cancel your future assignment.


Students may only request an Early Termination for the following reasons.  Please refer to Section 6 of the Terms and Conditions for University Housing for more information.

  • Graduation from the University

    • Coursework completion is not necessarily grounds for Early Termination.  No extensions, beyond December 20, 2019 at noon, will be given to undergraduates for mid-year move-out. Graduate students must move out by December 31 at noon.  Official graduation date to be verified with the school of study.

    • Students will be responsible for rent through the end of the semester (December 31 and May 31 for graduate residents in Sansom Place).

  • End of Spring Semester for Graduate Student

    • All coursework has been completed and the student is leaving the University.

    • Earliest effective date for Early Termination is June 1.

  • Leave of Absence/Withdrawal

    • Residents will be charged $100 for termination plus prorated rent.

    • No refunds will be made after the tenth week of classes of each semester.

  • Fall Semester Exchange Student

    • Students are responsible for rent through the end of the current semester.

  • Study Abroad for Spring Semester

    • Students are responsible for rent through the end of the fall semester.

Review Process

The Housing Assignments Office will review your Request for Early Termination, verifying the specific reason for Early Termination and the dates provided with your school.  An email will be sent within 2 business days regarding the status of your request.  You can also check your request status by logging in to your completed form at MyHomeAtPenn.