News & Announcements

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University Housing Closes for Winter Break


University Housing will CLOSE for fall semester on Saturday December 18 at 4:00 p.m. ET.

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Campus Meal Plan - fall semester plan management

As the end of fall semester approaches, students are reminded to review their fall semester

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Spring Room Changes

Interested in a new room assignment on campus for spring 2022 semester? 

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Housing Closedown: Traffic Alert

Parents, families, and others planning to pick up students from University Park residence halls for Fall Break should be advised of the following traffic restrictions related to the Penn State Foot

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University Housing Closes for Fall Break


University Housing will CLOSE for Fall Break on Sunday November 21 at 10:00 a.m. ET.

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Penn State Sushi Vendor Gives Back to Community

Saikou, a Mechanicsburg-based sushi company that furnishes sushi and poke products to all dining commons at Penn State University Park, donated one dollar for each of the approximately 1,300 boxes of sushi sold on Homecoming Gameday (October 23 vs Illinois) to the Central PA Food Bank. The company also donated $1,500 to the Food Bank and plans a similar donation during March Madness.

Swipe Out Hunger November 13-21

Swipe Out Hunger

Penn State encourages students to ‘Swipe Out Hunger’ from Nov. 13-21. The “Swipe Out Hunger” drive, a partnership between the University and the Swipe Out Hunger national organization, will run from Nov. 13-21 to coincide with National Hunger and Homelessness Awareness Week.

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Room and Board Rates

Room and board rates for the 2022-2023 academic year will be reviewed and approved by the Board of Trustees in February 2022.

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Housing and Food Services offers competitive job opportunities

Housing and Food Services offers competitive job opportunities. With numerous roles available, students can explore their career potential. All open positions with Housing and Food Services are listed online at 

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Penn State Dining modifying weekend food service hours

Penn State Dining is temporarily adjusting weekend hours and availability at some of its locations at the University Park campus as a result of staffing shortages.

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LiveOn 2022-2023

It's time to start thinking about your housing options for the 2022-2023 academic year

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LiveOn 2022-2023: Housing Information Sessions

It's time to start thinking about your housing options for the 2022-2023 academic year! 

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Mailing Address Format update

The University has been working with the United States Postal Services to ensure that on-campus students' mailing addresses are available in online systems as a valid mailing address.

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Welcome Home!

Now that you have your new home all set up and you are getting acclimated to campus and classes, here are a few tips to make your on-campus living experience easy to navigate!