Welcome Class of 2022!  The Housing Preference Request Form will open April 2, 2018 at noon. You must accept your offer of admission before you can access the form.  In the meantime, please review the important information and resources below to prepare to submit your form.

Living in Penn's College Houses is an essential part of the Penn experience.  Freshmen are required to live on campus and participate in a meal plan during their first year of enrollment. Students may submit housing preferences online by logging into the Admissions Applicant Portal.  The housing preferences request form will be available the first business day after all regular admission decisions have been released.  Please read instructions below.  Any questions can be directed to the Housing Assignments Office at 215-898-8271 or via email to This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it


Review the following resources and information (coming soon!) prior to completing your Housing Preference Request Form.

Room Changes

First-year students can request a room change by first confirming their assignment on, then filling out the Room Change Request Form at After logging into My Home At Penn, students should click "Room Change Request." 

    Students can request one of three room changes:
    • Mutual swap: students who want to swap rooms should each submit a request. 
    • Friend's vacancy: students can request to live in a space in a friend's room, as long as the space is open. 
    • General room change: students can request specific room types and buildings, as well as roommates.
    Each person can only submit one room change request. Students will be emailed if a room change is possible and will be asked to confirm the change. Please note that space is extremely limited for the 2018-2019 school year and room changes are not guaranteed. 

    The room change form will close on July 31, 2018. No room change offers will be made after August 1, 2018. 

College Houses
Incoming freshmen are eligible to live in 9 of Penn's 13 College Houses:

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