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Those who have previously lived on campus as full-time students can apply at various times of the year for on-campus housing. Students who are new to Penn, such as exchange students and transfer students, have different processes which can be found at the Exchange Students and Transfer Students webpages.

Fall Housing

Room Selection

Students can first apply for fall housing through the Room Selection process, which takes place in January and February each year. There are three phases of Room Selection:
  • Program Communities: for students who want to apply to live in Program Communities in Harnwell, Harrison, Rodin, Kings Court English, or Lauder
  • Return to House: for students who want to return to their current College House that is not a part of a Program Community, including Room Retention for current residents of Three and Four-Year Houses who are rising juniors and seniors interested in returning to their current room
  • Move to Another House: for students who want to live in a different College House than the one they currently live in
Students must be assigned to specific bedrooms within multiple-bedroom apartments and suites. This is particularly important for students considering room types that contain both private and shared bedrooms, such as a 3 bedroom quad.

Visit the Room Selection 2020-2021 website to find more details on each of the processes, policy information, and tools to help you make the most of Room Selection.

Applying Post Room Selection

If students did not participate in Room Selection and would still like to live on campus, they can apply for housing online at Students who apply for housing through the academic year housing application are placed on a list to await openings that match their preferences. Students are housed from this list from March to August and are notified by email if their request has been met. 

Spring Housing

Students returning from time away from campus, including study abroad programs, can apply for spring housing at beginning October 14. For more information on the spring housing process, visit the Spring Semester Housing webpage

Summer Housing

Residential and Hospitality Services is pleased to offer housing in a furnished and air-conditioned residence hall for students who are taking Summer Session courses. Residents will stay in multi-occupancy suites and will have a private or shared bedroom. Terms of occupancy coincide with summer session terms. Housing is also available for Penn and non-Penn students participating in research projects and internships. More information is available on the Hospitality Services Summer Housing website.

Where to Live

DuBois College House
Gregory College House Harnwell College House Harrison College House
Kings Court English College House Lauder College House Rodin College House Stouffer College House

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