Leete Hall was built in 1959 and renovated in 2005 transforming the traditional residence hall to suite-style living and providing modern amenities and conveniences.  Leete is located in the Arts District and is in close proximity to Palmer Museum of Art, Paterno Library, Forum Building, and Business Building. 

Leete Hall was named after Dr. John Hopkins Leete. Leete was a Penn State Faculty Member (1895-1906), a Math Professor, Secretary of Faculty, Registrar (1895-1906). Leete was also the first Dean of the College of Engineering at Carnegie Institute of Technology. He also served as the Director of the Carnegie Library in Pittsburgh. Leete and Fred Lewis Pattee were founders of the Penn State Thespians (1897-1898).

Housing Area

North Halls

Building Type

Suites

Room Types

Supplemental, Suite 1 Bedroom/1 Person, Suite 2 Bedroom/2 Person, Suite 2 Bedroom/4 Person

Living Arrangements

First-Year Students, Living Learning Community (LLC), Upperclass Students

Population

206

Building Amenities

Air Conditioning
Bike Storage
Elevator
Kitchen
Laundry
Meeting Room
Music Practice Room
TV Lounge
WiFi

 

 

Suite Amenities

Coffee Table
Lamps
Lounge Chair
Personal / En Suite Bathroom

 

 

Room Furnishings

Adjustable Height Bed (30-36")
Carpet
Desk
Desk Chair
Desk Lamp
Dresser
Hallway/Door Bulletin Board
MicroFridge
Mirror - Full Length
Moveable Furniture
Roller Shades
Trash Can
Vinyl Plank / Laminate Flooring
Wardrobe
WiFi
XL Twin Mattress (80")

Room Decoration Guidelines

Students interested in hanging decorations in this hall should use this recommended material: thumbtacks (less than 20). Other material (wall-safe tape, poster putty, etc.) is NOT recommended due to the potential damage to the walls. 

Room Diagrams

Room diagrams are artistic renderings of representative rooms and may not reflect actual furniture or finishes.

2 Bedroom / 4 Person Suites: Room & Furnishing Dimensions

2 Bedroom / 4 Person Suite Dimensions
Item Length Width Height
Bedroom 17' 6" 10' 6" 7' 4"
Lounge 10' 5" 11' 9" 7' 4"
Bed 80" 37" 3'
Desk 1' 10" 3' 7" 5'
Cabinet 1' 9" 1' 6" 2'
Dresser* 1' 9" 2' 8" 1' 10"
Refrigerator/Microwave 20" 18" 44"
Closet 2' 1" 3' 6' 6"
Window   5' 1" 4' 6"
Desk Chair 1' 7" 1' 6" 2' 6"
Lounge Chair 2' 6" 2' 4" 2' 11"
Lounge Table 2' 2' 1' 8"

*Dresser inside the closet. 

Recommend rug size: not required, room is carpeted.

Measurements are approximate. The dimensions, furnishings and color of rooms may vary in appearance. All beds are height adjustable.

2 Bedroom / 2 Person Suites: Room & Furnishing Dimensions

2 Bedroom / 2 Person Suite Dimensions
Item Length Width Height
Room 15' 10" 12' 3" 8'
Bed 78" 36" 2' 1"
Desk 2' 6" 6' 4" 11"
Chest of Drawers 2' 2" 4' 11" 7' 4"
Refrigerator/Microwave 20" 18" 44"
Closet 2' 4" 2" 7' 4"
Window 4'2" 4' 8"  
Chair 1' 7" 1' 6" 2' 6"

Recommend rug size: not required, room is carpeted.

Measurements are approximate. The dimensions, furnishings and color of rooms may vary in appearance. All beds are height adjustable. 

 

Building Floor Plans

To view building floor plans, you must log in with your Penn State Access Account and password.

Living Learning Communities

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AA House

Arts & Architecture House

Arts & Architecture House is specially designed to meet the needs of students in majors such as art, music, architecture, theater arts, architectural engineering, and landscape architecture. Residents have opportunities to interact with faculty, participate in field trips to museums and historical sites, and take part in educational workshops.  Arts & Architecture House residents live in North Housing Area, a vibrant community that houses three LLC/SLO and is located within walking distance of the Palmer Museum of Art and the Visual Arts and Music Buildings. 

Rates

Rates for 2022-2023
Residence Hall Room Type Occupancy Fall Spring
Leete Hall 1-Bedroom/1-Person 1 $6,100 $6,100
Leete Hall 2-Bedroom/2-Person 2 $6,050 $6,050
Leete Hall 2-Bedroom/4-Person 4 $4,684 $4,684
Leete Hall Supplemental 6 $3,747 $3,747
Rates for 2021-2022
Residence Hall Room Type Occupancy Fall Spring
Leete Hall 1-Bedroom/1-Person 1 $6,025 $6,025
Leete Hall 2-Bedroom/2-Person 2 $5,890 $5,890
Leete Hall 2-Bedroom/4-Person 4 $4,525 $4,525
Leete Hall Supplemental 6 $3,372 $3,372

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Housing FAQs

Contracts

General

Can an on-campus contract/lease be cancelled?

Incoming First-Year Students

First-year students are required to reside on campus at University Park as part of the offer of admission to Penn State. This includes students admitted for the spring semester or students that have deferred enrollment to a later semester. A student may submit a residency exemption request if they are 21 years or older, the student is married and their spouse will be living with them at the University, the student has performed active-duty military service, or has graduated from a high school in Centre County and will be living with their parent/guardian in a permanent residence. To claim this exemption, please submit a completed Housing Exemption Form (pdf file) to the Housing Assignment Office.

Upper-class Undergraduate Students

Once a HFS Contract is accepted, it cannot be cancelled.

Graduate Students /Students with Families

Once a White Course Apartment Lease is accepted, it cannot be cancelled. 

Can I change my housing or roommate preferences after the deadline?

Students have the ability to update preferences for housing area, room type, roommate requests, and Living Learning Communities (LLCs), This must be completed before the advertised deadline:

  • incoming first-year students: noon May 15
  • upper-class students: typically beginning of April  

Once the deadline has passed, students will not be able to submit changes or request that the Housing Assignment Office make a change. The Housing Assignment Office extracts student data from the eLiving system to create spreadsheets and reports to begin the process of assigning over 14,000 students. To ensure that students' preferences are considered, room assignments are processed individually, so the University must stick to a hard deadline in order to have  room assignments completed by the posting date.

Room Exchange eBoard

Since preferences cannot be updated after the deadline, the Room Exchange eBoard was created to provide students an opportunity to manage their room assignment. Once room assignments are posted in eLiving, the eBoard is available for students to either conduct a direct room switch with another student, or post their room assignment and search for someone to "swap" spaces with. Learn more about the Room Exchange eBoard

Can I request a roommate?

The Housing and Food Service (HFS) Contract is available in eLiving, Contracts > Summary. 

Incoming First-Year Students

Incoming first-year students are able to update housing preferences on the HFS Contract until the housing preference modification deadline of 12:00 p.m. (noon) May 15. To request a roommate, enter the roommate's Penn State Access Account ID (e.g. xyz5000) on the "Roommate Preferences" screen. Roommate requests must be mutual. Students who are attending Summer Session will have two HFS Contracts and can list roommate preferences for both HFS Contracts (they can be different students).

Current Students/Change of Campus Students

During the LiveOn Housing Process: When a student receives a housing invitation, they can add a friend when selecting a housing option. Both students would then receive a HFS Contract offer which must be accepted before the expiration date. Each student can update housing preferences and indicate each other as a roommate preference. Preferences can be modified until 12:00 p.m. (noon) April 4, 2023.

After the Housing Process: A student who missed the LiveOn Housing Process may still Request Housing to be considered for housing. Once the student receives a HFS Contract offer, the student can update housing preferences and indicate a roommate preference during the acceptance steps. Roommate requests must be mutual and students must have a HFS Contract for the same type of housing option (e.g. double room, traditional residence hall, North Suites, etc.) to be considered for assignment together in a room.

Transfer Students

Transfer students who Request Housing when accepting the offer of admission are able to update housing preferences for the HFS Contract until the housing preference modification deadline of 12:00 p.m. (noon) May 15. To request a roommate, enter the roommate's Penn State Access Account ID (e.g. xyz5000) on the "Roommate Preferences" screen.

Graduate Students

Graduate students applying for a single-student White Course Apartment may indicate a roommate preference in the comments section of their lease application by including the student's Penn State Access Account ID (e.g. xyz5000). After submitting the lease application, it is recommended that both students also email the White Course Apartments Office to indicate the roommate request. Roommate requests must be mutual.

Do current or change of campus students have to pay a housing deposit?

No, current and change of campus students are not required to pay a housing deposit. The housing deposit fee is only paid by students who accept the offer of admission AND the HFS Contract through the MyPennState system.
 

Does Penn State have a roommate matching survey?

Penn State values diversity in its student population and feels strongly that living with others from different backgrounds, cultures, and ethnic groups serves to enhance the college experience. Therefore, Penn State does not utilize a roommate matching survey or ask questions regarding a student’s personal preferences and will randomly match students to reside together.

Students are able to indicate a roommate preference when updating the housing preferences on the Housing and Food Service (HFS) Contract by entering the other student's Penn State Access Account. Roommate requests must be mutual in order to be assigned together. If a student does not have a roommate request the University will randomly assign another student. 

During the LiveOn Housing Process, when do I have to accept the HFS Contract?

The LiveOn Housing Process includes an invitation and HFS Contract offer, which both have the same expiration date, so you must complete the process of selecting a housing option AND accepting the HFS Contract before the expiration date:

  • Monday invitations expire Noon, Thursday
  • Thursday invitations expire Noon, Monday

If you add a friend to your housing option, your friend will have the SAME expiration date as your invitation, so don't delay in selecting a housing option and creating the HFS Contract. HFS Contracts cannot be reoffered so please ensure that you allow enough time for both you AND your friend(s) to accept the HFS Contract!

How are first-year students assigned?

Room assignments for first-year students are processed in a random order. The date that the student accepts the offer of admission has no bearing on the room assignment process.

First-year students are able to update preferences for housing area, roommate, Living Learning Communities (LLCs), and Campus Meal Plan level on the HFS Contract before the preference modification deadline of 12:00 p.m. (noon) May 15. This information will be referenced when the University processes your room assignment.

Room assignments based on preferences are not guaranteed - some students will not be assigned to preferences requested, due to supply-and-demand.

How do I change my room and what is the room exchange eBoard?

Students are able change their room assignment by utilizing the Room Exchange eBoard. When room assignments are posted in July, the Room Exchange eBoard function will be available in eLiving for a period of two or three weeks. This option will be turned off so the Housing Assignment Office and Commons Desk Operations staff can prepare for fall arrival. The eBoard will again open one or two weeks after arrival for students who need to change rooms.

The Room Exchange eBoard allows students to conduct a direct room switch with another student. The eBoard will also allow students to post their room assignment and indicate what housing area they are looking to move to. Once a student's room is posted, they will have access to view other rooms available and the method for contacting students to switch rooms.

To access the Room Exchange eBoard, login to eLiving, My Info < Room Exchange eBoardStudents will be informed of the timeline to complete a room change. Some students may not be eligible to use the eBoard, based on their HFS Contract type or accommodation requirement.

How do I find housing off-campus?

The Off-Campus Student Support Office is a great resource for students seeking off campus housing.

How do I request a specific roommate in the LiveOn Housing Process?

During the LiveOn Housing Process students will receive an invitation to view available a housing options.

Once the student selects a housing option, the student can add a friend(s), depending upon the space selected. Students who select single-occupancy housing option cannot add a friend; some housing options allow for more than one friend, such as suites or apartments. Different Housing Options allow for different numbers of roommates that can be added: most allow for one roommate; some housing options allow up to 3 roommates (Nittany ApartmentsWhite Course Apartments, triple rooms, and supplemental housing), and others do not allow any roommates (Eastview Terrace, single rooms).

The friend(s) must be eligible - - they must have Requested Housing and not yet accepted a HFS Contract - - in order to be added to your invitation.

Once confirming the friend, the system will send all students a HFS Contract offer in eLiving for the housing option selected. 

All students must Accept the HFS Contract in eLiving before the offer expiration date.

Once the HFS Contract is accepted, students can update preferences to indicate the specific roommate(s). Upperclass students can add or change this preference before the early April deadline to indicate the specific roommate preference. 

You do not need to have a friend/roommate to live on campus. Students who do not have a roommate listed will be randomly assigned with another student.

A friend added to an invitation does NOT have to be the roommate!

How do I request housing preferences?

Housing preferences are not guaranteed. The University will review indicated preferences when processing a room assignment but may not be able to accommodate every student's requested preferences.

Incoming First-Year Students

Incoming first-year students will accept their offer of admission and Housing and Food Service (HFS) Contract through MyPennState. The student will receive a confirmation email, sent to the student's email address on file when they applied for admission, within 1 hour of accepting that offer, which will outline instructions to indicate housing preferences.

Login to eLiving, Contracts < Update Preferences. Select the Housing and Food Service (HFS) Contract, and the system will provide prompts to enter two choices for housing area and room type; roommate requests, Living Learning Community (LLCs), and Campus Meal Plan level (defaults to level 2).

Housing preferences can be updated until Noon May 15.

Current Students

Current students who accept a Housing and Food Service (HFS) Contract for the following academic year will be able to indicate housing preferences on the HFS Contract.

Login to eLiving, Contracts < Update Preferences. Select the Housing and Food Service (HFS) Contract, and the system will provide prompts to enter two choices for housing area and room type; roommate requests, Living Learning Community (LLCs), and Campus Meal Plan level (defaults to level 2).

Housing preferences can be updated until Noon April 4, 2023.

How do I sign up to receive text message notifications during the LiveOn Housing Process?

Text message notifications can be managed in your eLiving Account Settings.

  • Log in to eLiving with your Penn State Access ID and password
  • Under the My Info icon, select Account Settings
  • Select the functions for which you would like to receive a text message notification

How do I update my cell phone number to receive text message notifications during the LiveOn Housing Process?

The cell phone number listed in eLiving is pulled from LionPATH for the purpose of text notification.. To update your mobile number, log in to LionPATH, under the Account Info tab select Account Management

I already accepted an HFS Contract, but now I found someone with whom I want to live. How can I live with my friend?

If your friend has an HFS Contract you both need to log into eLiving and under the contract tab select Update Preferences. Roommate requests must be mutual and entered into eLiving before the April deadline. Be sure you have the same contract type as your friend (e.g. Double Room, Renovated, etc.)

If your fried does not have an HFS contract, your friend will need to Request Housing and accept the type of housing that matches your contract. (e.g. Double Room, Traditional Residence Hall) If that space is not available your friend would need to accept the contract offered. Once the contract has been accepted in eLiving, either you or your friend would need to add their name to the Waitlist for the same housing option (e.g. Double Room, Traditional;  Triple Room, Renovated, etc.) and mutually indicate each other as a roommate preference.

I received an HFS Contract because my friend added me as a roommate, but the offer expired before I could accept it. What do I do?

As indicated on the LiveOn Housing Process page, all HFS Contract offers must be accepted by the expiration date:

  • Monday invitations expire Noon on Thursday
  • Thursday invitations expire Noon on Monday

Even if your friend did not generate the HFS Contract offer in a timely manner and did not provide you time to accept the offer before the expiration date, the University is are not able to re-offer that HFS Contract.

If you had not yet received your own invitation, once you do receive an invitation through eLiving, you can select a housing option and accept the HFS Contract offer. There is no guaranteed that the housing option your friend offered to you will be available. If the housing option is not available, you can select another housing option.

After you accept your HFS Contract, you both can update preferences to mutually indicate each other as a roommate preference.

If I currently live in Nittany Apartments, White Course Apartments, or Eastview Terrace, am I guaranteed to return next year?

No. The LiveOn Housing Process is designed to randomly offer invitations to students who Requested Housing; priority is not given to current residents in a specific housing option or semester standing. Every student who Requests Housing has an equal chance of receiving an invitation. The availability of a specific housing option is not guaranteed. 

If I include my friend when I create the HFS Contract offer, but they do not accept the Contract offer, will it impact my housing?

No. Each student’s HFS Contract is independent from each other, and you will still be assigned to the housing option that you selected.

If I like my summer roommate, can I room with them in the fall?

First-year students who live on campus for Summer Session II will be eligible to request an updated roommate request for fall semester. This offer will be available for a limited time period, shortly after Summer Session II starts, with a deadline for submitting the request. An email will be sent to students with instructions on how to submit the request. Summer students may not be able to stay in their summer room assignment for fall semester.

Students who want to request to room together for fall semester must agree to the following conditions:

  1. Both students must be attending Summer Session II and living on campus.
  2. Any preferences originally indicated on the HFS Contract for fall semester, such as roommate, housing area, room type, will no longer be considered.
  3. Your room assignment will be in any housing area, where a vacant space is available.
  4. It may be possible that your request may not be honored, especially if there is no more space available to accommodate requests. Students may also utilize the Room Exchange eBoard in eLiving which will be available once fall room assignments are posted.
  5. Both roommates must submit the request by the deadline, and the request MUST be mutual (both students must request each other). If the request is not mutual, each student will be assigned based on preferences listed on the fall HFS Contract, provided that space is available when the student's account is processed.

If I no longer want to live on campus, can I transfer my contract to another student?

Incoming First-Year Students

The offer of admission to Penn State University Park includes the first-year residency requirement. First-year students are required to live on campus and are not able to cancel the Housing and Food Service (HFS) Contract to live off campus, nor are they able to transfer the contract obligation to another student.

Current Students

The Housing and Food Service (HFS) Contract is a legally binding contract. The University is not obligated to release a student from the HFS Contract.

However, the University does provide a "contract transfer of obligation" option during a limited time frame that is announced by the Housing Assignment Office. This option allows a student to transfer the obligation of the HFS Contract to another eligible student. The student is responsible for locating an eligible student who has not already accepted an HFS Contract. The student agreeing to the contract transfer of obligation will not receive the same type of housing option but will receive a HFS Contract for supplemental housing.

Both the student who is interested in processing a contract transfer of obligation and the student agreeing to accept this HFS contract will need to send an email from their Penn State account to the Housing Assignment Office within a 24-hr period. The Housing Assignment Office will review the request. If the request is approved, the new student will receive an HFS Contract offer. Once the student accepts the offer, the original student will have their HFS Contract cancelled and will be assessed a $100 administrative fee charged to their LionPATH account

Details about the contract transfer of obligation are available in the Terms, Conditions, and Regulations of the HFS Contract. 

In the LiveOn Housing Process, I received an HFS Contract offer from another student, what do I need to do?

If a friend added you to their housing selection during the LiveOn Housing Process, you will receive an HFS Contract offer for that specific housing option. 

  • If you are interested in living on campus in that housing option, you will need to accept the HFS Contract offer before the expiration date. To accept the offer, log in to eLiving and select the Shopping Cart icon. Your HFS Contract offer will be displayed, and you must go through the steps to accept the offer. You will agree to the Terms, Conditions, and Regulations and electronically sign the HFS Contract to accept it. Verify that your HFS Contract is in accepted status.
  • If you are not interested in living on campus, you can let the HFS Contract offer expire.
  • If you are interested in living on campus, but not in that type of housing option, you can let the HFS Contract offer expire. You can then wait to receive your invitation to be able to select from available housing options, then create/accept a HFS Contract offer.
  • Accepting a HFS Contract offer that was made from a friend does not mean that you must live with this person. All students will Update Preferences on the HFS Contract after it is accepted. Roommate requests must be mutual. 

Is the LiveOn Housing Process first-come, first-served?

No. The LiveOn Housing Process is a random invitation system. The date that you Request Housing will not impact when you are selected to receive an invitation. All students who Request Housing will receive an invitation to select housing.

What if I only need housing for one semester?

The University will cancel a student's HFS Contract for the time period that the student will not be on campus, if they are planning on completing study aboard, student teaching, internship, co-op, leave of absence, or graduation. The HFS Contract will NOT be cancelled for a student to move into off-campus housing. If a student is approved for a HFS Contract Cancellation, but then their plans change and they re-enroll in classes, the HFS Contract will be reinstated. 

  • Fall Semester Only: The Housing and Food Service (HFS) Contract is for the entire academic year (both fall and spring semesters), and students will need to accept the full-year HFS Contract. Once the student’s LionPATH account is updated to reflect the student's plan (intent-to-graduate is filed, study abroad class scheduled, etc.), the student can submit the Request Contract Cancellation in eLiving. The Housing Assignment Office will confirm the student's plan and then cancel the HFS Contract for the spring semester. No cancellation fee will be charged. 
     
  • Spring Semester Only: Students who need housing for just the spring semester will be able to add their name to the spring semester On-Campus Housing Waitlist that is available in eLivingbeginning at 12:00 p.m. ET (noon), October 1 to receive a HFS Contract offer. All students on the On-Campus Housing Waitlist will be eligible to receive on-campus housing. 

What is Online Room Selection?

Online Room Selection (or self-assigning) is an option for current students and select first-year groups to log on to eLiving and choose the specific room in which they'd like to live. This option may not be offered to all groups or at every campus; students who are not able to participate in Online Room Selection enter contract preferences and are assigned by staff.

Timelines for Online Room Selection vary but usually occur in mid-spring for the fall semester. A second selection period may be offered in early summer if additional housing options become available.

Students who are able to participate in Online Room Selection will receive an email reminder with more detailed instructions before their selection period begins. Selection periods are also found in the Contract Summary in eLiving and posted online.

View Online Room Selection dates for your campus.

Invitations

Am I guaranteed to receive a housing invitation in the LiveOn Housing Process?

Yes! Every student who Requests Housing during the LiveOn Housing Process timeline will receive an invitation to view available housing options. However, we are not able to guarantee when the invitation will be made or that your preferred housing option will be available when you receive your invitation

Need more information?

Can I transfer my invitation to another student during the LiveOn Housing Process?

Invitations cannot be transferred to another student. All students who Request Housing will receive an invitation to view available housing options.

Students who did not Request Housing or are not eligible to participate in the LiveOn Housing Process can add their name to the On-Campus Housing Waitlist in eLiving to be considered for housing.

How do I choose a space and accept the HFS Contract?

Students who Request Housing will receive an invitation in eLiving to view available housing options.

  • Invitations are sent by email and text message notification (you must opt in to text message notification; through eLiving under Account Settings).
  • View Invitation in eLiving when it is received.
  • The invitation allows you to view all housing options. Note: Not all options may have space available. As students select spaces, the system will automatically update the housing options available.
  • Select the housing option desired and click ‘Continue’. 
  • If the housing option selected has space for a roommate, a friend can be added to the room selection by indicating their Penn State Access Account ID (e.g.xyz5000)  and clicking ‘continue’. The roommate must Request Housing during the housing process to be eligible.
  • Review your selection and click ‘Create Contract’ to be offered the HFS Contract for your selected housing option.
    • If a friend is listed, this student will also be offered the HFS Contract. The HFS Contract offer must be accepted before the invitation expiration date.
  • To accept the HFS Contract offer, select the Shopping Cart icon and view the offer. 
  • Click the ‘Begin Acceptance Process’ button to view and read the HFS Contract and Terms, Conditions, and Regulations (TCRs). Check mark the box to indicate that you have read and agree to abide by the TCRs. Type your name to electronically sign the HFS Contract. Click the ‘Accept Contract’ button. It is a good idea to log back into eLiving and view your Contract Summary after signing it to be sure the HFS Contract is in accepted status before the expiration date.

Once the HFS Contract is accepted, it cannot be cancelled.

How will I know I received an invitation in the LiveOn Housing Process?

For the LiveOn Housing Process, there are three methods of communication:

  1. Log in to eLiving during the housing process timeline to see if an invitation has been made. Invitations will appear either in the Shopping Cart, or by selecting View Invitation under contracts. 
  2. An email is sent to the student's Penn State email account immediately after the invitation is offered.
  3. Students may also opt in to receive a text message notification. Update the Account Settings in eLiving to receive text message notifications.

I received a housing invitation but changed my mind and no longer want on-campus housing. Can I decline the invitation?

Invitations allow students to view available housing options and are non-binding. Students receive an invitation but are no longer interested in living on campus can simply let the invitation expire.

Once a student accepts the Housing and Food Service (HFS) Contract, the student has agreed to live on campus and the HFS Contract cannot be cancelled. 

I received a housing invitation in the LiveOn Housing Process. Now what do I do?

Once an invitation is received, the student should log in to eLiving and select View Invitation. The system will display all housing options available and indicate how much space is available for each option. Note: Not all options may have space available. As students select spaces, the system will automatically update the housing options available.

The student will select the housing option desired and click ‘continue’. If the housing option selected has space for a roommate, a friend can be added to the room selection by indicating their Penn State Access ID and clicking ‘continue’. The roommate must Request Housing during the LiveOn Housing Process to be eligible.

Review the room selection and click ‘Create Contract’ to generate the HFS Contract offer. If a friend was listed and has submitted a request, this student will also receive an HFS Contract offer. The HFS Contract offer must be accepted before the invitation expiration date.

When accepting the HFS Contract, the student will agree to the Terms, Conditions, and Regulations and electronically sign the HFS Contract to accept it. It is a good idea to log back into eLiving and view your contract after signing it to be sure the HFS Contract is in accepted status before the expiration date.

Once the HFS Contract is accepted, it cannot be cancelled.

I received an invitation, selected a housing option, then closed the browser before creating the contract. The system took me back to step 1 of the process. Can I get back the housing option I originally selected?

No. You will need to log in to eLiving and start the process from the beginning. If that housing option you desire is still available, you can select it. Note: Not all options may have space available. As students select spaces, the system will automatically update the housing options available.

If the housing option is no longer available, you will need to select from the available housing option.

My housing invitation expired, but I still want on-campus housing. Can I still request housing?

Yes! Every student interested in living on campus will be accommodated.

Students who allowed their invitation to expire in the November process should Request Housing in eLiving again between December 1 - January 31 and participate in the February invitation process.  

Students who allowed their invitation to expire in the February process should add their name to the On-Campus Housing Waitlist in eLiving. HFS Contract offers for the double room traditional residence hall housing option will be made on Monday afternoons starting in late-February. Once that space is full, students will be offered a contract for a space in Supplemental Housing

What happens if I don't receive a housing invitation during the LiveOn Housing Process?

All students who participate in the LiveOn Housing Process and Request Housing will receive an invitation in November or February and will be able to view available housing options. This means that every student interested in living on campus next year will be able to select a housing option - however, some housing options may not able when they receive their invitation, but they can select another space and live on campus.

What is a housing invitation?

Students interested in living on campus for the next academic year will need to enter the Housing Process outlined in the Housing Process Timeline. All students who Request Housing during the Housing Process will receive an invitation to live on campus.

Invitations are issued in random order and not based on when a student places their request for an invitation. Students will log in to eLiving to View Invitation. The invitation will give the student the ability to choose from the available housing options, create, and accept a contract.

Once a contract is accepted it cannot be cancelled to move off campus.

When do the housing invitations and HFS Contract offers expire during the LiveOn Housing Process?

Both the invitation and HFS Contract offer have the same expiration date, so you must complete the process of selecting a housing option and accepting the HFS Contract before the expiration date:

  • Monday invitations expire at noon on Thursdays

  • Thursday invitations expire at noon on Mondays

When will I receive a housing invitation in the LiveOn Housing Process?

The LiveOn Housing Process Timeline specifies that housing invitations are made randomly to students who Requested Housing on Mondays and Thursdays in November and February. Invitations will be sent between 2:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m.

Where do I view my housing invitation during the LiveOn Housing Process?

Invitations can be viewed in eLiving.  Once you log in, select View Invitation under contracts. 

Request Housing

Are incoming first-year students eligible to Request Housing in eLiving?

The Housing Process in eLiving is specific to current first-year, change of campus, and upperclass Penn State students.

Incoming first-year students at University Park are guaranteed on-campus housing and required to live on campus. The Housing and Food Service (HFS) Contract is included in the offer of admission to Penn State, which can be accepted through MyPennState and paying the non-refundable admission fees and housing deposit. The HFS Contract will then be available in eLiving for students to modify their housing preferences.

Learn more about the First Year Housing Process.

Does my friend have to request housing if we want to live together?

Yes. All students must participate in the Housing Process and  Request Housing to be eligible to receive an invitation and HFS Contract offer.

How do I cancel my housing request during the LiveOn Housing Process

To can your Request Housing submission,

  • Log in to www.eLiving.psu.edu with your Penn State Access Account User ID (e.g., abc1234) and password 

  • Contracts < Request Housing 

  • Your submitted housing request will appear

  • Select the red ‘Cancel Request’ button

  • You will need to confirm that you want to cancel your request

The page will refresh with a confirmation stating: ‘Success!  Your housing request for Penn State University Park has been cancelled.’

If you change your mind, you can re-Request Housing provided that the Request Housing phase is still open, as indicated on the LiveOn Housing Process timeline

How do I Request Housing?

The process to request housing depends upon the type of student: 

Incoming First-Year Students

Incoming first-year students at University Park are guaranteed on-campus housing and required to live on campus. The Housing and Food Service (HFS) Contract is included in the offer of admission to Penn State, which can be accepted through MyPennState and paying the non-refundable admission fees and housing deposit. The HFS Contract will then be available in eLiving for students to modify their housing preferences.

Current Students and Change of Campus Students

Students currently living on campus at University and any student attending a Commonwealth Campus are eligible to participate in the Housing Process and Request Housing during the Housing Process Timeline. Although on-campus housing is not guaranteed after a student's first year, every student who is interested in the LiveOn experience will receive an invitation to select from available housing options.  

Transfer Students

Students who are transferring to Penn State from other universities/colleges are eligible to LiveOn and can accept the Housing and Food Service (HFS) Contract when accepting the offer of admission through MyPennState and paying the non-refundable admission fees and housing deposit. The HFS Contract will then be available in eLiving for students to modify their housing preferences.

Graduate Students or Students with Families

Eligible students interested in living in graduate/family housing in White Course Apartments can submit a lease application through eLiving and staff will reach out with apartment availability.

If I live off campus at University Park, when can I request on-campus housing?

Although students who live off campus at University Park are not eligible to participate in the housing process, they can still live on campus. Starting at 12:00 p.m. ET (noon) December 1, the On-Campus Housing Waitlist will be available in eLiving.

On Monday afternoons beginning in late-February, students on the On-Campus Housing Waitlist will receive a Housing and Food Service (HFS) Contract offer for a double-occupancy room, traditional residence hall housing option. Once all available space in that housing option have been offered, students may receive a HFS Contract offer for supplemental housing

After a student accepts the HFS Contract, the student is then eligible to add their name to another Housing Option Waitlist in eLiving

What if I missed the deadline to Request Housing for next year?

It is not too late for you to LiveOn next year! Starting December 1, the On-Campus Housing Waitlist will be available in eLiving. Log into eLiving and submit a Waitlist request.

On Monday afternoons beginning in late-February, students on the On-Campus Housing Waitlist will receive a Housing and Food Service (HFS) Contract offer for a double-occupancy room, traditional residence hall housing option. Once all available space in that housing option have been offered, students may receive a HFS Contract offer for supplemental housing. 

Students must go into eLiving and  Accept Contract before the expiration date. Students are eligible to add their name to another Housing Option Waitlist in eLiving before the April deadline. 

When can I Request Housing?

Current eligible students who interested in living on campus for the next academic year will be able to Request Housing in eLiving during these timeframes:

  • Noon October 1 - Noon October 31
  • Noon December 1 - Noon January 31

Note, incoming first-year students will not participate in this process. Students will accept housing when they accept the offer of admission.

Who is eligible to participate in the LiveOn Housing Process for the next academic year?

Eligibility to Request Housing for the LiveOn Housing Process is based on a student's current residency and campus status:

 

Students who are eligible to participate in the LiveOn Housing Process and Request Housing:

  • University Park: students currently living on campus during fall semester

  • University Park: students who are new to Penn State for spring (including deferrals) will be eligible to participate during the spring semester

  • Commonwealth Campuses: all students attending a campus

 

Students who are not eligible to participate in the LiveOn Housing Process:

  • Incoming first-year students (they accept the HFS Contract through the admissions process)

  • Students who currently live off campus at University Park

  • Students who were eligible but did not Request Housing in accordance with the LiveOn Housing Process Timeline

  • Students who were released from the HFS Contract

  • Students transferring from another university

Students who are not eligible to participate in the LiveOn Housing Process can still be considered for housing - the On-Campus Housing Waitlist is available in eLiving starting noon December 1. Housing will be offered on Mondays starting in late-March

Waitlists

Can I add my name to more than one Housing Options Waitlist?

No, students can only add their name to one Housing Option Waitlist to be considered for reassignment.

Can I remove my name from the Housing Options Waitlist?

Yes.  Log in to eLiving and under the “HFS Contracts” icon, select ‘Summary’. Select the “Waitlist” button next to the HFS Contract. Click on the checkmark to un-select and remove your name from the Waitlist. You are now able to select a different Waitlist.

How do I add my name to a Housing Options Waitlist?

The Housing Options Waitlists is for students who have accepted a Housing and Food Service (HFS) Contract for one type of housing option but have interested in reassignment to another housing option

The Housing Options Waitlists open Noon December 1 in eLiving. A student can add their name to ONE Waitlist in eLiving under Contracts and then Waitlist in the drop down menu. Students can select their preferred housing option Waitlist by clicking the Add button under the housing option name. 

Only students who have accepted an HFS Contract are eligible to add their name to a Housing Option Waitlist. As space becomes available, students from the waitlist will be considered for reassignment.

Students who add their name to a Housing Option Waitlist are not guaranteed to be reassigned. 

I accepted an HFS Contract, but I want to live in another housing option. What can I do?

If you are interested in another housing option, you can add your name to one Housing Option Waitlist in eLiving once they are available. Adding your name to a Waitlist does not guarantee that you’ll be reassigned to that housing option. Waitlists may not be available for all housing options.

What is a Housing Options Waitlist?

A Housing Option Waitlist is a way for you to indicate your interest in another housing option to be considered for reassignment. The Housing Option Waitlists are only available once a student has accepted an HFS Contract, and then you may only add your name to one Waitlist. The Housing Option Waitlists are available starting at Noon December 1. As staff process cancellations and vacancies occur, students on the Waitlist will be reassigned into that specific housing option.

For example: I have accepted an HFS Contract for a double room, traditional residence hall, but want to live in Eastview Terrace. I can add my name to the Eastview Terrace Waitlist, understanding that I will be reassigned if a vacancy becomes available.

What is a Waitlist?

There are two types of Waitlists:

  • "On-Campus Housing Waitlist" is for students who did not participate in the Request Process and want to live on campus
  • "Housing Option Waitlists" display after a student accepts a HFS Contract and is interested in another housing option (such as a Living Learning Community, single room, etc.)

When you log on to eLiving and choose Waitlist from the Contracts menu, you will see the appropriate Waitlists based on your campus and contract status.

Students who have an accepted HFS Contract are eligible to enter only one Housing Option Waitlist. As staff processes cancellations and vacancies occur, we will move students from the Waitlist into that specific housing option.

For example: I have an accepted double room, traditional residence hall HFS Contract. I’m interested in a suite, so I add my name to the "Nittany Hall Suites Waitlist". When a suite is available for me, staff will move me to a suite option. If online room selection is available to me, I'll be able to choose a suite instead of a traditional residence hall.

You can remove your name from a Waitlist at any time by unchecking the box of the Waitlist you'd previously selected.

Housing

General

Am I required to live on-campus?

Incoming First-Year Students

First-year students are required to reside on campus at University Park.  A student may request a contract exemption from the residency requirement if they are 21 years or older, the student is married and his/her spouse will be at the University, the student has performed active-duty military service, or has graduated from a high school in Centre County and will be living with his or her parent/guardian in a permanent residence.  

Current, Change of Campus, and Transfer Students

A current University Park, Change of Campus, or transfer student is not required to live on campus. However, if a student accepts a HFS Contract, then the student is obligated live on campus, as the HFS Contract cannot be cancelled to move off campus. 

Graduate Students or Students with Families

A graduate student is not required to live on campus. However, if a lease is accepted to live on campus it cannot be cancelled to move off campus. 

Are students guaranteed housing?

Incoming First-Year Students

All first-year students accepted to University Park are required to live on campus and are guaranteed on-campus housing.

Current, Change of Campus, and Transfer Students

Current, Change of Campus, and transfer students are not required to live on campus and are not guaranteed housing. However, all students who are interested in living on campus will be able to either participate in the housing process or utilize the On-Campus Housing Waitlist to receive a HFS Contract. The University has been able to offer on-campus housing to all students who are interested in recent years.

Graduates/Students with Families

On-campus housing is not guaranteed for graduate students or students with families. Students interested in living in Graduate/Family Housing can submit a lease application through eLiving and staff will reach out with apartment availability. 

Can I leave my belongings on campus between the end of summer and beginning of fall?

At the end of Summer Session, all students will need to remove personal belongings from their room assignment. Students will be provided the opportunity to drop-and-go items at the end of Summer Session, if their fall room assignment is available. If the fall room is not cleaned and ready, Housing will provide temporary storage. 

More details about drop-and-go storage will be made available to students towards the end of summer.

Can I receive packages?

All residential students can receive U.S. Postal mail and package deliveries from major delivery agents (USPS, UPS, FedEx, DHL) while living in University Housing. When a package is delivered a staff will enter the package or letter into eLiving and the student will receive an email notification to pick up the package at their area Commons Desk. More information can be found on the Mail Services page.

Can incoming first-year students request a specific housing area?

Yes. After a first-year student accepts the offer of admission and Housing and Food Service (HFS) Contract through MyPennState, the HFS Contract will be available in the eLiving system for a student to update preferences

You will be able to indicate the following preferences: 

Update preferences by 12:00 p.m. ET (noon) May 15; updates are not accepted after this deadline date.  

Can my bed be lofted?

The University does not recommend that students purchase or build a bed loft system, for many reasons:

  • There are different types of beds used throughout campus
  • Some beds are regular twin size, while others may be extra-long twin size
  • Many bed frames are able to be raised/lowered by the student
  • Some traditional residence halls have built-in furniture, which does not offer much flexibility to add a bed loft
  • Most buildings have a low ceiling height, which does not provide a comfortable fit for both the below/above bed space
  • There are safety concerns for the bed loft used, it may not be stable to support the student

If you are exploring the idea of a bed loft, the University recommends that you wait until room assignments are posted. Then, reach out to the area Housing Office to see if your room is conducive to having a bed loft. 

Do the residence halls have air conditioning?

The majority of residence halls do not offer air conditioning. Some buildings offer a climate-controlled environment, where the system is centrally-controlled and provides either heat or air conditioning during appropriate seasons. In these buildings, students do not have the ability to control the setting. Students who live in North Suites, Nittany Hall, Nittany Apartments, White Course Apartments, and Eastview Terrace have individual control settings in the unit/room that allows a student to control the temperature. As outlined in the Terms, Conditions, and Regulations of the Housing and Food Service (HFS) Contract, students are not permitted to install personal air conditioning units.

Students with a medical condition may submit a Request for Reasonable Accommodation in Housing form to be considered for assignment to a room that offers air conditioning. AC units have been pre-installed in specific rooms in traditional residence halls. 

Regardless of the space, the University recommends bringing fans to assist with air circulation. 

Do the residence halls have kitchens?

The University has been upgrading facilities to provide a community kitchen in each residence hall. However, there are some traditional residence halls and suite buildings that do not offer a community kitchen. If the building offers a community kitchen, it will be listed on the individual residence hall page. 

Do upperclass students also live on campus?

Yes! All residential campuses welcome students to live on campus beyond their first year. Many students find the greatest convenience is saving time – to and from classes, activities, events, clubs/organizations, recreation and study, meetings, common and green spaces, dining, bookstore, project collaboration, faculty offices, and so much more! We do have space for you to #LiveOn. There are also many Living Learning Communities (LLCs) created especially for you!

Students will need to Request Housing during the housing process timeline. 

Does the University provide storage?

The University is not able to offer storage for students’ belongings. All personal items most be removed from University Housing when a student checks-out.

To assist with students who are not able to take belongings home, the University has partnered with Storage Squad to provide a storage and shipping solution. Please visit the Storage Squad website for additional information.

How are non first-year students assigned?

Upper-class students who accept a contract to live on campus, will be assigned to the housing type they accepted (Eastview Terrace, Renovated buildings, Nittany Apartments, Traditional buildings, etc.)  Within the housing type, students are assigned by semester standing order, beginning with the students with the most semesters completed.

How does laundry work?

Each residence hall offers a laundry room with high-efficiency washers and dryers. Nittany Apartments have a laundry room in Nittany Community Center, and both undergraduate and graduate/family housing offer a washer and dryer in each unit. 
 
Laundry machines only accept LionCash for payment.
 
 Tide Wash and Fold Laundry Program is also available.  

How many first-year students live in each housing area?

Incoming first-year students are assigned to one of five housing areas on campus:

Students can indicate housing preferences for housing area and room type on their HFS Contract in eLiving. The preference modification deadline is noon May 15.

Is a housing deposit required?

Incoming First-Year and Transfer Students

First-year and transfer students who accept the offer of admission through MyPennState will pay a non-refundable $100 housing deposit as part of the acceptance process. This housing deposit will then appear as a $100 credit on the student's LionPATH account when their fall or spring semester room and board charges are posted.

Current and Change of Campus Upperclass Students

There is no housing deposit for current and change of campus students who accept a HFS Contract through eLiving for an upcoming contract period.

Graduates and Students with Families

Graduates and students with families who accept a White Course Apartment lease will pay a $100 housing deposit and the first month's rent when completing the lease acceptance in eLiving. The housing deposit is retained until the lease ends.

What can I do if I’m having issues with a roommate?

Living with a roommate can be a new experience for students. Residence Life staff are available to help you work through any conflicts. Please speak with your Resident Assistant (RA) who can provide guidance or your Residence Life Coordinator to resolve larger issues. 

What housing options are available to upper-class students

Incoming First-Year Students

First-year students typically reside in a double room in a traditional residence hall (East, Pollock, South and West), a renovated residence hall (East and North), a suite (North Halls) or a supplemental room (East, Pollock North, South and West).  There is also limited availability of triple and quads (East, Pollock, South and West) and single rooms (Pollock, South and West)

Graduates/Students with Families

Graduate students and students with families can live at the White Course Apartments in a single-student furnished four-bedroom apartment and a one, two or three-bedroom furnished or unfurnished apartment.

All other students

Upper-class students can live in the following types of housing:

  • Traditional residence halls (Pollock, West, and South areas): double, single, triple, and quad rooms
  • Renovated residence halls (South area): Double room
  • Suite with semi-private bathroom: 2 bedroom/2person or 2 bedroom/4person suite (North) ,  2 bedroom/4 person suite (Nittany)
  • Single room with a private bathroom (Eastview Terrace)
  • Apartment with semi-private bathroom,: 2 bedroom/4 person apartment  (Nittany),  a 4bedroom/4person apartment (Nittany Apartments or White Course Apartments)

 

What if I have a medical condition and need special accommodations?

A student with a disability who requires a reasonable accommodation related to housing must have an accepted Housing and Food Service (HFS) Contract (or lease, in the case of graduate students or students with families) and submit a Request for Reasonable Accommodations in Housing formThe paperwork will be reviewed by professional staff in University Health Services (UHS), and/or Counseling and Psychological Services (CAPS) and/or Student Disability Resources (SDR), who will consult with University Housing to determine what type of housing accommodation can be made. 

What if I need to stay on campus during the break periods (fall break, winter break, and/or spring break)?

In accordance with the University's Academic Calendar, University Housing closes during the following time periods:

  • Fall Break (fourth week in November around the Thanksgiving holiday)
  • Winter Break (beginning at the end of fall semester in December, until January when spring semester begins)
  • Spring Break (one week in March)

To accommodate students who are unable to leave campus during these closedown periods, the University offers a Break Access/Holiday Housing contract. Students who indicate Break Access/Holiday Housing as a preference on the HFS Contract will be assigned to a designated building that will remain open during the breaks. Students with Break Access/Holiday Housing will not be required to leave during the breaks and can remain assigned to their permanent room assignment. There is an additional fee for Break Access/Holiday Housing, which is charged to the student's LionPATH account at the beginning of fall and spring semesters.

What if I only need housing for one semester?

The University will cancel a student's HFS Contract for the time period that the student will not be on campus, if they are planning on completing study aboard, student teaching, internship, co-op, leave of absence, or graduation. The HFS Contract will NOT be cancelled for a student to move into off-campus housing. If a student is approved for a HFS Contract Cancellation, but then their plans change and they re-enroll in classes, the HFS Contract will be reinstated. 

  • Fall Semester Only: The Housing and Food Service (HFS) Contract is for the entire academic year (both fall and spring semesters), and students will need to accept the full-year HFS Contract. Once the student’s LionPATH account is updated to reflect the student's plan (intent-to-graduate is filed, study abroad class scheduled, etc.), the student can submit the Request Contract Cancellation in eLiving. The Housing Assignment Office will confirm the student's plan and then cancel the HFS Contract for the spring semester. No cancellation fee will be charged. 
     
  • Spring Semester Only: Students who need housing for just the spring semester will be able to add their name to the spring semester On-Campus Housing Waitlist that is available in eLivingbeginning at 12:00 p.m. ET (noon), October 1 to receive a HFS Contract offer. All students on the On-Campus Housing Waitlist will be eligible to receive on-campus housing. 

What is my mailing address?

Your mailing address is based on the housing area where you live. Visit Mail Services to learn how to properly address your mail and packages. 

What is provided in my room and what should I pack?

Undergraduate Students

Residence halls, suites, and Nittany and White Course Apartments* offer students a twin-size bed (depending upon building, some beds are regular twin and others are extra-long twin), desk and desk chair, drawers (either a dresser or stackable drawer units), and space to hang clothing (either a closet or wardrobe). The University provides one refrigerator/freezer/microwave unit for every two students in a room.

Additional information about what is provided in your room, what to pack, and what to leave behind, is available on the Housing Arrival website, which is designed to prepare students to move into University Housing. Students should also refer to the Terms, Conditions, and Regulations (TCRs) of the Housing and Food Service (HFS) Contract. 

*Limited apartments in the 5000 block of Nittany Apartments offer a full-size bed.

Graduates/Students with Families

White Course Apartments offers both furnished and unfurnished units. Both types include a full kitchen with refrigerator, stove, microwave, dishwasher, washer and dryer set. Furnished apartments offer furniture for the living room, kitchen, and bedroom(s). A full list of amenities is listed under each building.

What is the cost of room and board?

Room and board rates are approved by the Board of Trustees for every academic year, normally in the early spring for the upcoming academic year.

Room and board rates are per student, per semester, and are charged to the student's LionPATH account for payment. Students are charged the corresponding room rate based on their actual room assignment. The Campus Meal Plan (board rate) is comprised of a base fee and dining dollars. 

What is the difference between a quad and a suite?

A quad is one large room that accommodates four students in the room. Some quads may offer a bathroom in the quad, but not all quads have bathrooms. Quads are located in traditional residence halls in South, West, and Pollock, and are available for both first-year and upperclass students.

A suite is a two-bedroom/four-person space that also offers a small entry way and bathroom that is shared by the roommates in the suite. Suites are offered in North for both first-year and upperclass students, and in Nittany Hall for upperclass students only. North Halls also offers limited two-bedroom/two-person suites for upperclass students only.

There are different room rates for quads and suites. 

What is the difference between renovated and traditional residence halls?

A traditional residence hall is typical, collegiate-style 'dorm' building. Students are housed mainly in double-occupancy rooms on either side of the corridor, and there are communal bathrooms located on each floor. The communal bathroom is a large room that offers individual toilet stalls, private shower stalls, and several sinks. Traditional residence halls do not offer air conditioning.

A renovated residence hall is a building that has been upgraded by the University. Students are housed mainly in double-occupancy rooms on either side of the corridor, and there are several individual-use bathrooms located on each floor. The bathroom is a single-user bathroom that offers a shower, toilet, and sink. Some bathrooms are only a toilet and sink. External sinks are also available for quick use. Renovated residence halls also offer a community space on the ground floor with a kitchen and living area space, and rooms are climate-controlled. 

 

What size beds does the University offer?

University Housing offers different size mattresses, depending upon housing area and building type. You will want to check your assigned building to determine what size mattress is provided. If a student requires a larger mattress due to height, please contact the Housing Assignment Office to discuss options. There are limited 90" x 36" beds available, but can only fit in a limited number of buildings. For some room configurations, only one extra-long twin bed can be added to the room upon request, depending upon availability of beds.

East Halls

  • traditional residence halls: regular twin (76" x 36") - can accommodate a student up to 6'4" tall

  • renovated residence halls: extra-long twin (80" x 36") - can accommodate a student up to 6'8' tall

Pollock Halls

  • traditional residence halls: regular twin (76" x 36") - can accommodate a student up to 6'4" tall

South Halls

  • regular twin (76" x 36") - can accommodate a student up to 6'4" tall

  • extra-long twin (80" x 36") - can accommodate a student up to 6'8' tall

North Halls

  • extra-long twin (80" x 36") - can accommodate a student up to 6'8' tall

West Halls

  • extra-long twin (80" x 36") - can accommodate a student up to 6'8' tall

Nittany Apartments

  • extra-long twin (80" x 36") all apartments, except those listed below

  • extra-long full-size (80" x 54") for these apartments: 5101, 5102, 5103, 5104, 5105, 5106, 5107, 5108, 5109, 5201, 5202, 5203, 5204, 5301, 5302, 5303, 5304, 5401, 5402, 5403, 5404, 5501, 5502, and 5503

Nittany Hall

  • extra-long twin (80" x 36") - can accommodate a student up to 6'8' tall

Eastview Terrace

  • extra-long twin (80" x 36") - can accommodate a student up to 6'8' tall

White Course Apartments: single-student apartments

  • extra-long twin (80" x 36")

 

When are room assignments available?

Summer and spring assignment information will be made available approximately two weeks prior to arrival.  Fall assignment information will be made available in late July. 

Where can I learn more about dorms?

So you are searching for information about Dorms? At Penn State, we do not refer to buildings as a dorm or dorms - University Housing is referred to as residence halls. Who knew! Penn State offers traditional residence halls and renovated residence halls. There are also suites, singles, and apartments on campus. Explore your housing options to learn more about the different residence halls on campus.

Where do graduate students or non first-year students live?

Incoming First-Year Students

Incoming first-year students have the following options available:

  • Double Room, Traditional Residence Halls (1 roommate) The majority of students live in regular doubles, with limited quads and triples, in Pollock, West, and South Housing Areas; Campus Meal Plan required
  • Double Room, Renovated Residence Halls (1 roommate) The majority of students live in regular doubles in East Halls and Robinson Hall in North Halls; Campus Meal Plan required
  • Single Room, Traditional Residence Halls (no roommates) Single-occupancy rooms located in Pollock, West, and South Housing Areas; Campus Meal Plan required
  • North Hall suites (1-3 roommates) 2-bedroom/4-person suite with shared bathroom, limited 2-bedroom/2-person suites are available; Campus Meal Plan required

Upperclass Students

Upperclass students have the following housing options available:

Graduates/Students with Families

Graduate students and students with families are eligible to live on campus in the White Course Apartments.

Where do I check-in?

For summer session II or fall semester, a central check-in area will be hosted to welcome students to campus. Instructions are posted on the University's Arrival website, and will indicate Arrival days, check-in times, and location. Arrival information will also be communicated in advance. 

For spring semester, Maymester, and summer session I, students can check-in at the Commons Desk located in the housing area of your room assignment. Instructions are posted on the University's Arrival website, and will indicate Arrival days, check-in times, and location. Arrival information will also be communicated in advance.

Once you have moved into University Housing and if your room assignment is changed, you can check-in at the Commons Desk located in the housing area of your room assignment. The Commons Desk is generally open 24 hours/day. 

Where do incoming first-year students live?

Incoming First-Year Students

First year students reside in five areas of campus:  East, Pollock, North, South, and West.  These locations offer traditional buildings, renovated buildings, and suites. Most First-Year students are assigned to a double room in a traditional residence hall.

  • Double Room, Traditional Residence Halls (1 roommate)
    The majority of students live in regular doubles, with limited quads and triples, in East, Pollock, West, and South Housing Areas
     
  • Double Room, Renovated Residence Halls (1 roommate)
    Renovated spaces are limited and those that are assigned live in renovated double in East or North halls.
     
  • Single Room, Traditional Residence Halls (no roommates)
    Single-occupancy rooms are limited and located in Pollock, West, and South Housing Areas.