Cancellation Policy
When you apply for housing you are electronically signing a binding agreement to live on campus and pay rent for the academic year, per the Terms and Conditions for University Housing. Your financial obligation begins when you or your Captain selects a room or you are assigned a space.  Cancelling your room will result in a cancellation fee.

If you are unhappy with the room you chose in Room Selection, consider a Room Selection Room Change.  It is the risk-free way to request a different assignment without cancelling your current one and incurring a cancellation fee.  For more information, click here.

Cancellations must be submitted via Campus Express, MyHomeAtPenn, or in writing by the student to the Assignments Office at The student will be subject to charges as indicated below, the amount of which is determined by the date notice is received by the Assignments Office.  These charges apply to all students including those who cancel due to a leave of absence or withdrawal:

Cancellation Fee Schedule

For Fall 2019 Semester:
Up until May 1:         $250
May 1 to June 15:       $500
June 16 to August 19:    $1000

For Spring 2020 Semester:
Prior to the first day of classes:  $800

No cancellations are accepted after a resident picks up keys or takes occupancy.

If a roommate cancels, a new roommate will be assigned at any time during the year without prior notification to residents.  We cannot guarantee that assigned roommates will match your personal preferences.  Any attempt to discourage an assigned roommate will result in disciplinary action and possibly being charged additional rent.