Room Selection

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 processes for room selection:
  • Residential Programs & Four-Year Houses: for students who want to apply to live in Residential Programs in Harnwell, Harrison, Rodin, or Kings Court English or in the Four-Year Houses (Gregory, Stouffer, Du Bois, and New College House)
  • In-House: for students who want to return to their current College House that is not a part of a Residential Program or Four-Year Community
  • Inter-House: for students who want to live in a different College House than the one they current live in
New for the 2017-2018 academic year: 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.

Students can attend Room Selection Info Sessions to learn more about the room selection process. Click here for dates and locations.

Click here to launch the Room Selection 2017-2018 website, where you'll find more details on each of the processes, policy information, and tools to help you make the most of room selection.

Academic Year Housing Application

If a student did not participate in Room Selection and would still like to live on campus, he or she can apply for housing online at MyHomeAtPenn.upenn.edu. 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 MyHomeAtPenn.upenn.edu beginning October 1st. For more information on the spring housing process, click here

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.


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Apply at MyHomeAtPenn.upenn.edu!