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Important Dates

Stay up to date on semester breaks, meal plan deadlines, housing contract timelines, and more.

Past Campus Events

Preferences Modification Deadline (for incoming first-year students)

June 28, 2024
All Day
HFS Contract Processes
The housing preferences modification deadline for incoming first-year students for fall 2024-spring 2025 academic year is noon on June 28.

Deadline: Scheduling Classes for On-Campus Living

May 24, 2024
All Day
HFS Contract Processes

The deadline for upper-class students seeking an HFS Contract to be scheduled for fall 2024 classes is Friday, May 24...

Spring Semester Closing

May 4, 2024
12:00 pm - 12:00 pm
Housing Events

University housing closes at 12:00 p.m. (Noon) on Saturday, May 4 for all residents. All students must vacate the residence...

Current Students: Campus Meal Plan Change Deadline

May 3, 2024
12:00 pm
HFS Contract Processes

Reminder for current students: Dining dollars will expire at the end of this semester and will not carry over. The...

French Cuisine

April 22, 2024
04:00 pm - 08:00 pm
Port Sky Cafe
Dining Events

Experience the flavorful and delectable food that France has to offer. Try our special menu items including Chicken & Vegetable...

Solar Eclipse

April 8, 2024
11:00 am - 02:00 pm
Port Sky Cafe
Dining Events

Take a journey through space at our Solar Eclipse dining event! Our special menu items include Big Bang Brisket Sandwiches...

Baseball Opening Day

April 1, 2024
11:00 am - 02:00 pm
Port Sky Cafe
Dining Events

Stop by our Baseball Opening Day event and enjoy all of your ballpark favorites including Pirates Smokehouse Dog, Phillies Hotdog...

Online Room Selection Ends

March 29, 2024
12:00 pm
HFS Contract Processes

Online room selection for upper-class students will no longer be available after Friday, March 29 at noon.

Holi Festival Indian Cuisine

March 29, 2024
04:00 pm - 08:00 pm
Port Sky Cafe
Dining Events

Celebrate Holi with our special menu featuring Indian Cuisine. Try featured specials including Channa Saag, Vegetable Korma, Aloo Chaat, Basmati...

March Sandwich Madness

March 22, 2024
11:00 am - 02:00 pm
Port Sky Cafe
Dining Events

Take a bite of our March Sandwich Madness event! We're offering up incredible sandwiches and delicious sides for our one-day-only...

Plant Forward

March 12, 2024
11:00 am - 08:00 pm
Port Sky Cafe
Dining Events

Who knew vegetables could taste so good? Come see for yourself at our Plant Forward event with special featured menu...

Online Room Selection Begins

March 11, 2024
All Day
HFS Contract Processes

Fall 2024 online room selection will be available beginning Monday, March 11 continuing through Friday, March 29. Students can log...

Spring Break - University Housing Opens

March 10, 2024
11:00 am
Housing Events

University housing opens at 11:00 a.m. on Sunday, March 10. Students are not able to arrive prior to the 11:00...

Spring Break - University Housing Closes

March 2, 2024
12:00 pm
Housing Events

University housing CLOSES for spring break on Saturday, March 2 at noon. All residents, except those who are approved for...

Spring Break 2024: Housing Requests Close

March 1, 2024
All Day
HFS Contract Processes

Spring break housing requests for spring break 2024 close on Friday, March 1. Break housing is not included in the...

Room Exchange eBoard Closes

February 29, 2024
12:00 pm
Housing Events

The Room Exchange eBoard closes for spring 2024 on Thursday, February 29 at noon. 

Commuter Meal Plan Deadline

February 27, 2024
12:00 pm
HFS Contract Processes

The deadline to purchase a spring 2024 commuter meal plan is Tuesday, February 27 at noon.

Sunset Supper

February 27, 2024
04:00 pm - 08:00 pm
Port Sky Cafe
Dining Events

Take in the setting sun and enjoy the delicacies that our Sunset Supper has to offer. Special menu items include...

Winter Warm-Up

February 23, 2024
08:00 am - 08:00 pm
Port Sky Cafe
Dining Events

Get out of the cold and enjoy the comforts of winter weather food with special menu items including Apple Cinnamon...

Mardi Gras

February 13, 2024
11:00 am - 02:00 pm
Port Sky Cafe
Dining Events

Get ready to celebrate Fat Tuesday with an impressive Mardi Gras menu including Debris Sandwiches, Vegetable Muffuletta Sandwiches, Fried Okra...

The Big Game Kickoff Party

February 6, 2024
04:00 pm - 08:00 pm
Port Sky Cafe
Dining Events

Get the celebration started at our Big Game Kickoff Party with menu items featuring Chili Crisp Hot Wings, Garlic Parmesan...

Spring Break 2024: Housing Requests Open

February 1, 2024
12:00 pm
HFS Contract Processes

Spring break housing requests for spring break 2024 open on Thursday, February 1 at noon. Break housing is not included...

Taste of Mexico

January 30, 2024
11:00 am - 02:00 pm
Port Sky Cafe
Dining Events

We're serving up a selection of Mexican food with featured menu items including Colorado Beef Tips, Chicken Burrito, Vegetable Enchiladas...

Chef Special

January 24, 2024
04:00 pm - 08:00 pm
Port Sky Cafe
Dining Events

Take a journey across the world and enjoy our Chef Special menu featuring Korean Style Kurobuta Bone-In Pork Chop, Sticky...

Hot & Spicy Foods Day

January 17, 2024
08:00 am - 08:00 pm
Port Sky Cafe
Dining Events

For our Hot & Spicy Foods Day menu, we're bringing the heat all day long. Our one-day only menu features...

Room Exchange eBoard Opens

January 9, 2024
12:00 pm
Housing Events

Room Exchange eBoard opens for spring 2024 on Tuesday, January 9 at noon.

Spring Semester Arrival

January 7, 2024
11:00 am
Housing Events

University housing opens on Sunday, January 7 at 11:00 a.m. Students are not able to arrive prior to the 11:00...

Fall Semester 2023 Closedown

December 16, 2023
12:00 pm
Housing Events

University housing closes at noon on Saturday, December 16. Unless approved for break housing, all students must vacate their building...

Fall 2023 Meal Plan Change Deadline

December 15, 2023
12:00 pm
HFS Contract Processes

The deadline to change your fall 2023 Campus Meal plan level is Friday, December 15 at noon. If you have...

Room Exchange eBoard Opens

December 1, 2023
12:00 pm
HFS Contract Processes

The Room Exchange eBoard for spring 2024 opens Friday, December 1 at noon.

Holiday Event

November 28, 2023
04:00 pm - 08:00 pm
Port Sky Cafe
Dining Events

Before heading home for the holidays this season, stop by and enjoy our Holiday Event menu featuring Prime Rib with...

Fall Break - University Housing Opens

November 26, 2023
11:00 am
Housing Events

University housing opens at 11:00 a.m. on Sunday, November 26. Students are not able to arrive prior to the 11:00...

Fall Break - University Housing Closes

November 18, 2023
12:00 pm
Housing Events

University housing CLOSES for fall break on Saturday, November 18 at noon. All residents, except those who are approved for...

Native American Heritage Month

November 16, 2023
04:00 pm - 08:00 pm
Port Sky Cafe
Dining Events

Honor Native American Heritage Month at our Dinner of the Great Spirit Moon event with menu items including Winter Squash...

Fall Break 2023: Housing Request Deadline

November 10, 2023
All Day
HFS Contract Processes

Deadline to request break housing for fall break 2023 is Friday, November 10. Break housing is not included in the...

Chef Athan's Gold Medal Demo

November 7, 2023
04:00 pm - 08:00 pm
Port Sky Cafe
Dining Events

Try the meal that won Penn State Harrisburg's Chef Athan his Gold Medal: Togarashi Pork with Sesame Noodles, Kimchi, Poached...

National Sandwich Day

November 3, 2023
11:00 am - 02:00 pm
Port Sky Cafe
Dining Events

Try our Porchetta Sandwich w/ Giardiniera or our Smoked Portabella BBQ Sandwich during our National Sandwich Day event.

Maryland Feast

November 1, 2023
11:00 am - 02:00 pm
Port Sky Cafe
Dining Events

Enjoy a bit of the bay with our special Maryland menu items including Old Bay Lattice Fries, Crab Cake Sandwiches...

Room Exchange eBoard Closes

October 31, 2023
12:00 pm
HFS Contract Processes

The Room Exchange eBoard for fall 2023 closes Tuesday, October 31 at noon.

German Feast

October 26, 2023
11:00 am - 02:00 pm
Port Sky Cafe
Dining Events

Let the German festivities begin! Port Sky Cafe is serving lunch specials including Bison Burger, Pork Schnitzel, Red Skin Mashed...

Crazy Foods Day

October 20, 2023
11:00 am - 02:00 pm
Port Sky Cafe
Dining Events

Enjoy our featured crazy foods menu with items including Multigrain Avocado Toast w/ Grated Hard Boiled Eggs, Crab Sushi Bake...

Penn State Homecoming

October 12, 2023
11:00 am - 02:00 pm
Port Sky Cafe
Dining Events

Get ready for the big game with our game day menu items including Soft Pretzel Sticks with Beer Cheese Sauce...

National Taco Day

October 4, 2023
11:00 am - 02:00 pm
Port Sky Cafe
Dining Events

Celebrate National Taco Day and stop by Port Sky Cafe to create your own street taco with all of your...

Request Housing for 2024-2025

October 1, 2023 - October 30, 2023
12:00 pm
HFS Contract Processes

Current students, you can start the process of securing your HFS contract for 2024-2025 beginning October 1 at noon. Log...

Hispanic Heritage Month

September 28, 2023
11:00 am - 02:00 pm
Port Sky Cafe
Dining Events

Celebrate Hispanic Heritage Month with our featured menu items including Alcapurrias, Pabellon Arepa, Yucca Fries, and Arroz con Pollo.

National Cheeseburger Day

September 18, 2023
11:00 am - 02:00 pm
Port Sky Cafe
Dining Events

In celebration of National Cheeseburger Day, we're serving up special menu items including Concha Chorizo Burgers, Menchi Katsu Sando (Japanese...

National Chocolate Day

September 13, 2023
04:00 pm - 08:00 pm
Port Sky Cafe
Dining Events

This year's National Chocolate Day features chocolaty menu items including Salmon Crusted with Cocoa & Almonds, White Chocolate Coconut Cream...

Welcome Back BBQ

August 29, 2023
04:00 pm - 08:00 pm
Port Sky Cafe
Dining Events

Join us as we welcome back our residents with a special BBQ celebration. Our special menu items include Campfire Salmon...

Room Exchange eBoard Reopens

August 22, 2023
12:00 pm
HFS Contract Processes

The Room Exchange eBoard for fall 2023 reopens Tuesday, August 22 at noon.

Fall 2023 Upper Class Housing Arrival

August 20, 2023
All Day
Housing Events

Fall Semester Arrival for upper class students is on Sunday, August 20. Learn more about Housing Arrival at arrival.psu.edu--including arrival...

Fall 2023 First Year Housing Arrival

August 18, 2023
All Day
Housing Events

Fall Semester Arrival for First Year students is on Friday, August 18. Learn more about Housing Arrival at arrival.psu.edu--including arrival...

Room Exchange eBoard Closes

August 4, 2023
12:00 pm
HFS Contract Processes

The Room Exchange eBoard for fall 2023 closes Friday, August 4 at noon.

Room Exchange eBoard Opens

July 25, 2023
12:00 pm
HFS Contract Processes

The Room Exchange eBoard for fall 2023 opens Tuesday, July 25 at noon.