News & Announcements

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Spring Closing Information

The end of the spring semester will soon be here! The last day of classes is Friday, April 26; finals will occur Monday, April 29 through Friday, May 3.

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Delegate Access update for Housing and Food Services

Housing and Food Services is excited to announce that a student can now indicate a delegate with whom staff can discuss their Housing and Food Service (HFS) Contract details.

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2024 Spring Break - University Housing Closedown

University Housing will CLOSE for Spring Break at 12:00 p.m. ET (noon) on Saturday, March 2.
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2024-2025 Housing Preferences Modification Deadline (for incoming first-year students)

University Housing has extended the deadline for incoming first-year students to indicate housing preferences from May 15 to 12:00 p.m. (noon) on Monday, May 20.
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Fall Break Closing

University Housing will CLOSE for fall break on Saturday, November 18 at noon. Students who do not have a Break Access/Holiday Housing HFS Contract are expected to vacate by noon. Students who are unable to leave campus for fall break may request to stay via eLiving.
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Penn State students donate more than $34,000 to 'Swipe Out Hunger'

During Earth Week this past April, Penn State students set a new record and raised more than $34,000 for the Student Emergency Fund by donating extra dining dollars from their campus meal plans.
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Penn State Eats Mobile ordering is now available in the Penn State Go app

Penn State has unveiled its latest enhancement to improve the dining experience for students at University Park and the Commonwealth Campuses with the release of Penn State Eats Mobile in the Penn

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Penn State students can help ‘Swipe Out Hunger’ during Earth Week

Penn State students can celebrate Earth Week, April 16-22, with a swipe of their id+ card.
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Penn State launches new mobile id+ card for students

Penn State launched its new mobile id+ card, allowing students to use their iPhone, Apple Watch, or Android device to access campus housing facilities and conveniently and securely make transactions such as purchasing meals across the University.
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Winter Break Closing

University Housing will close on Saturday, December 17 at 12:00 p.m. Have a safe and happy winter break!
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Food and Housing Needs survey launches at all Penn State campuses

Penn State students at every campus, including World Campus, will receive an email with information on completing the Food and Housing Needs Survey. Students can take the survey via the link in their email or by going to by Oct. 21.
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Are you ready for arrival?

Fall semester is almost here, and we're so excited to welcome you back to campus! Visit for all the information you need to plan.
Enhanced technology and an updated design through the id+ card will change how the Penn State community accesses resources and interacts with the University. Credit: Steve Tressler. All Rights Reserved.

Penn State launching new id+ card with updated design, enhanced digital features

Penn State is launching a new id+ card to advance the University’s digital campus initiative in support of One Penn State 2025. The new campus card will have an updated design and several new contactless features that create a user-friendly digital experience for the Penn State community.
Penn State students can celebrate Earth Week, April 18-22, with a swipe of their id+ card

Penn State students can help 'Swipe Out Hunger' during Earth Week

All Penn State residential campuses will host Swipe Out Hunger in conjunction with Earth Week 2022. During the week of April 18-22, students have the option to donate $5, $10, or $15 to the Student Emergency Fund when they pay for their meal at any residential dining facility or through a Penn State Eats mobile order.
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LiveOn grant program helps students seeking a Penn State residential experience

The LiveOn Student Success Grant program provides recipients approximately $12,000 across four years to help bridge the cost of campus room and board.