On-campus housing contract requests for 2017-18 to open Oct. 16

October 12, 2016

UNIVERSITY PARK, Pa. — The Housing and Food Service contract system, eLiving.psu.edu, opens Oct. 16. Requests for rooms in renovated residence halls, Eastview Terrace, Nittany Apartments, White Course Apartments, suites, and single rooms can be made until noon on Nov. 28. Requests for traditional residence halls and supplemental housing can be made until noon on Jan. 19.

Students requesting on-campus housing should keep the following information in mind:

  • Contracts are offered through a lottery system in three rounds.
  • Contracts can only be requested and accepted by the student.
  • Expired contracts cannot be re-offered.
  • Accepted contracts are legally-binding and cannot be canceled.
  • A request does not guarantee a contract offer.
  • Contract acceptance must occur before the deadline indicated on the offer.
  • Preferences for housing area, building, room type, roommate, and Campus Meal Plan level can be indicated when accepting a contract.
  • Housing preferences are not guaranteed.
  • Preferences can be modified until noon on April 14.
  • After accepting a contract, students can join a waitlist to change housing locations beginning at noon on Friday, Feb. 3, at eLiving.psu.edu. Students will be reassigned as space becomes available.
  • Students not offered a contract will automatically be placed on a Supplemental Housing Waitlist.

For more information about the housing process, visit housing.psu.edu.

University Park Housing and Food Service contract timeline

Oct. 16

11 a.m. — Request phase opens.

Dates for renovated residence halls, Eastview Terrace, Nittany Apartments, White Course Apartments, suites, single rooms, Special Living Options, and sororities:

Nov. 28

Noon — Request phase closes.

5 p.m. — First round of contracts offered.

Dec. 1

Noon — First round of contract offers expire.

5 p.m. — Second round of contracts offered.

Dec. 5

Noon – Second round of contract offers expire.

5 p.m. — Third round of contracts offered.

Dec. 8

Noon — Third round of contract offers expire.

Dates for traditional residence halls:

Jan. 19

Noon — Request phase closes.

5 p.m. — First round of contracts offered.

Jan. 23

Noon — First round of contract offers expire.

5 p.m. — Second round of contracts offered.

Jan. 26

Noon — Second round of contract offers expire.

5 p.m. — Third round of contracts offered.

Jan. 28

11 a.m. to 4 p.m. — Off-campus Housing Fair (HUB-Robeson Center)

Noon — Third round of contract offers expire.

Feb. 3

Noon — Supplemental Waitlist opens.

April 14

Noon — Contract preferences modification deadline.

Last Updated October 13, 2016