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LiveOn with us for Summer

LiveOn for summer!

Summer is a great time to enjoy our beautiful campus and become acclimated to the University.

Housing options for summer 2022 will be offered in East Halls in renovated residence halls for incoming first-year students and current students. Nittany Apartments is also available for current students. Food Services will be offered in East Food District and HUB Dining.

Incoming First-Year Students

First-year students admitted for summer session will automatically accept the Housing and Food Service (HFS) Contracts for both summer and fall/spring during the process of accepting the offer of admission to Penn State through the MyPennState page. There are separate HFS Contracts for summer and fall/spring, so a student may indicate different roommate preferences for each if desired. If a student changes their enrolled semester AFTER accepting the offer, please contact the Housing Assignment Office to request a summer HFS Contract. HFS Contracts can be viewed in eLiving (under the "Contracts" icon, click "Summary") to verify. Students will be able to indicate housing and roommate preferences for both HFS Contracts before the modification deadline of noon May 15.

First-year students will be living on campus during Summer Session II. Summer room assignments are for double-occupancy rooms in renovated residence halls in East Halls (no other room type options are available). Students participating in the LEAP program will be assigned in close proximity with other members of their LEAP Pride. Room and board rates are listed below in the Summer Session II section; room and board charges will be added to the student's LionPATH account.

The majority of students will be assigned to a different room assignment for fall semester. Students will be able to utilize drop-and-go storage at the end of summer session. Drop-and-go storage provides the opportunity for students to drop off personal items in their fall room assignment before leaving campus at the end of summer, so they do not need to take everything home and bring everything back the following week. Details will be shared in early August. 

Current Students

Step 1: Schedule summer courses in LionPATH

Current Penn State students who plan to take summer classes are eligible to live on campus once they have scheduled classes through the Registrar and have an active LionPATH account.

Students who are not able to leave campus for extenuating circumstances but are not scheduling summer classes may request on-campus housing, which will be approved on a case-by-case situation.

Step 2: Review room and board rates and housing options available

Review summer room and board rates; housing options offered may vary between sessions and year-to-year. All charges for room and board are sent to the student's LionPATH account for payment. 

Step 3: Submit a Summer/Break Housing Request through eLiving

Current Penn State students interested in summer housing will need to submit a Summer / Break Housing Request through eLiving. You can indicate the reason and timeframe housing is needed. The actual HFS Contract begin and end dates may be adjusted to align with program requirements (for example, if you request housing for Summer Session I, your contract dates will be 5/15-6/28 and you will need to move out on 6/28. You will not be permitted to stay extra time).

If your request for summer housing is approved, you will receive an email notification that you have a HFS Contract offer. You will need to login to eLiving and accept the HFS Contract offer before offer expiration date. You can indicate your preference for housing option and roommate on the HFS Contract.

The Housing Assignment Office may contact you with any questions about your request.

Step 4: Check your Room Assignment

Summer room assignments will be posted in eLiving approximately 2 weeks before the session begins. 

  • Summer Session I: noon Monday May 2
  • Summer Session II: noon Monday June 13

Step 5: Move in & LiveOn

Visit the Arrival website to learn more about moving into your room, including the move-in schedule, check-in locations, and checklists to help you plan and get packed.

Campus Meal Plan

On-campus residents will have the benefit and convenience of the Campus Meal Plan for summer. The HFS Contract will default to Level 1 of the Campus Meal Plan (there is only 1 level offered during the summer).

For summer 2022, the Campus Meal Plan rate charged is $25.65 per day, and consists of a $13.00 base charge and $12.65 dining dollars. The total number of dining dollars deposited on a student's Penn State id+ Card to use to purchase meals is $12.65 x number of nights in the HFS Contract. Any remaining dining dollars at the end of summer will be transferred to the student's active Campus Meal Plan account for fall semester. If a student does not have an active Campus Meal Plan for fall semester, any remaining funds at the end of summer are forfeited. 

Food Service operations for the summer will be available at East Food District and HUB Dining

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Summer Room and Board Rates

Unlike the fall and spring semesters, summer offers a variety of session dates (Maymester, Summer Session I, Summer Session II, independent study, etc.) that overlap. Each student's need for housing may vary, but are usually within set parameters. To accommodate the different time periods in summer, room and board rates for summer housing are shown as a daily rate which is then calculated by the number of days a student requires housing.

All charges for room and board are sent to the student's LionPATH account for payment. 

Maymester

Maymester: Sunday May 8 - Wednesday June 9 (32 nights)

Housing Option Student Eligibility Nightly Rate Total Cost
Double Room, Renovated Residence Hall Upper-class  $39.00 $1248.00
Double-as-Single, Renovated Residence Hall Upper-class $45.00 $1440.00
Campus Meal Plan   $25.65 $820.80 (dining dollars: $404.80)

Campus Meal Plan is required for students living in residence halls. The HFS Contract will default to Level 1 of the Campus Meal Plan (there is only 1 level offered during the summer). The Campus Meal Plan rate charged is $25.65 per day, and consists of a $13.00 base charge and $12.65 dining dollars. The total number of dining dollars deposited on a student's Penn State id+ Card to use to purchase meals is $12.65 x number of nights in the HFS Contract. Any remaining dining dollars at the end of summer will be transferred to the student's active Campus Meal Plan account for fall semester. If a student does not have an active Campus Meal Plan for fall semester, any remaining funds at the end of summer are forfeited. 

Summer Session I

Summer Session I: Sunday May 15 - Tuesday June 28 (44 nights)

Housing Option Student Eligibility Nightly Rate Total Cost
Double Room, Renovated Residence Hall Upper-class  $39.00 $1716.00
Double-as-Single, Renovated Residence Hall Upper-class $45.00 $1980.00
Nittany Apartments 2-bedroom/4-person garden Upper-class $40.00 $1760.00
Nittany Apartments 4-bedroom/4-person garden Upper-class $43.00 $1892.00
Nittany Apartments 4-bedroom/4-person townhouse Upper-class $45.00 $1980.00
Campus Meal Plan   $25.65 $1128.60 (dining dollars: $556.60)

Campus Meal Plan is required for students living in residence halls, and optional for students living in Nittany Apartments. The HFS Contract will default to Level 1 of the Campus Meal Plan (there is only 1 level offered during the summer). The Campus Meal Plan rate charged is $25.65 per day, and consists of a $13.00 base charge and $12.65 dining dollars. The total number of dining dollars deposited on a student's Penn State id+ Card to use to purchase meals is $12.65 x number of nights in the HFS Contract. Any remaining dining dollars at the end of summer will be transferred to the student's active Campus Meal Plan account for fall semester. If a student does not have an active Campus Meal Plan for fall semester, any remaining funds at the end of summer are forfeited. 

Summer Session II

Summer Session II: Sunday June 26 - Saturday August 13 (48 nights)

Housing Option Student Eligibility Nightly Rate Total Cost
Double Room, Renovated Residence Hall Upper-class & First-year $39.00 $1872.00
Double-as-Single, Renovated Residence Hall Upper-class only $45.00 $2160.00
Nittany Apartments 2-bedroom/4-person garden Upper-class only $40.00 $1920.00
Nittany Apartments 4-bedroom/4-person garden Upper-class only $43.00 $2064.00
Nittany Apartments 4-bedroom/4-person townhouse Upper-class only $45.00 $2160.00
Campus Meal Plan   $25.65 $1231.20 (dining dollars: $607.20)

Campus Meal Plan is required for students living in residence halls, and optional for students living in Nittany Apartments. The HFS Contract will default to Level 1 of the Campus Meal Plan (there is only 1 level offered during the summer). The Campus Meal Plan rate charged is $25.65 per day, and consists of a $13.00 base charge and $12.65 dining dollars. The total number of dining dollars deposited on a student's Penn State id+ Card to use to purchase meals is $12.65 x number of nights in the HFS Contract. Any remaining dining dollars at the end of summer will be transferred to the student's active Campus Meal Plan account for fall semester. If a student does not have an active Campus Meal Plan for fall semester, any remaining funds at the end of summer are forfeited. 

Maymester & Summer Session I

Maymester and Summer Session I: Sunday May 8 - Tuesday June 28 (51 nights)

Housing Option Student Eligibility Nightly Rate Total Cost
Double Room, Renovated Residence Hall Upper-class & First-year $39.00 $1989.00
Double-as-Single, Renovated Residence Hall Upper-class only $45.00 $2295.00
Nittany Apartments 2-bedroom/4-person garden Upper-class only $40.00 $2040.00
Nittany Apartments 4-bedroom/4-person garden Upper-class only $43.00 $2193.00
Nittany Apartments 4-bedroom/4-person townhouse Upper-class only $45.00 $2295.00
Campus Meal Plan   $25.65 $1308.15 (dining dollars: $645.15)

Campus Meal Plan is required for students living in residence halls, and optional for students living in Nittany Apartments. The HFS Contract will default to Level 1 of the Campus Meal Plan (there is only 1 level offered during the summer). The Campus Meal Plan rate charged is $25.65 per day, and consists of a $13.00 base charge and $12.65 dining dollars. The total number of dining dollars deposited on a student's Penn State id+ Card to use to purchase meals is $12.65 x number of nights in the HFS Contract. Any remaining dining dollars at the end of summer will be transferred to the student's active Campus Meal Plan account for fall semester. If a student does not have an active Campus Meal Plan for fall semester, any remaining funds at the end of summer are forfeited. 

Maymester, Summer Session I, and Summer Session II

Maymester, Summer Session I, and Summer Session II: Sunday May 8 - Saturday August 13 (97 nights)
 

Housing Option Student Eligibility Nightly Rate Total Cost
Double Room, Renovated Residence Hall Upper-class & First-year $39.00 $3783.00
Double-as-Single, Renovated Residence Hall Upper-class only $45.00 $4365.00
Nittany Apartments 2-bedroom/4-person garden Upper-class only $40.00 $3880.00
Nittany Apartments 4-bedroom/4-person garden Upper-class only $43.00 $4171.00
Nittany Apartments 4-bedroom/4-person townhouse Upper-class only $45.00 $4365.00
Campus Meal Plan   $25.65 $2488.05 (dining dollars: $1227.05)

Campus Meal Plan is required for students living in residence halls, and optional for students living in Nittany Apartments. The HFS Contract will default to Level 1 of the Campus Meal Plan (there is only 1 level offered during the summer). The Campus Meal Plan rate charged is $25.65 per day, and consists of a $13.00 base charge and $12.65 dining dollars. The total number of dining dollars deposited on a student's Penn State id+ Card to use to purchase meals is $12.65 x number of nights in the HFS Contract. Any remaining dining dollars at the end of summer will be transferred to the student's active Campus Meal Plan account for fall semester. If a student does not have an active Campus Meal Plan for fall semester, any remaining funds at the end of summer are forfeited. 

Summer Session I and Summer Session II

Summer Session I and Summer Session II: Sunday May 15 - Saturday August 13 (90 nights)

Housing Option Student Eligibility Nightly Rate Total Cost
Double Room, Renovated Residence Hall Upper-class & First-year $39.00 $3510.00
Double-as-Single, Renovated Residence Hall Upper-class only $45.00 $4050.00
Nittany Apartments 2-bedroom/4-person garden Upper-class only $40.00 $3600.00
Nittany Apartments 4-bedroom/4-person garden Upper-class only $43.00 $3870.00
Nittany Apartments 4-bedroom/4-person townhouse Upper-class only $45.00 $4050.00
Campus Meal Plan   $25.65 $2308.50 (dining dollars: $1138.50)

Campus Meal Plan is required for students living in residence halls, and optional for students living in Nittany Apartments. The HFS Contract will default to Level 1 of the Campus Meal Plan (there is only 1 level offered during the summer). The Campus Meal Plan rate charged is $25.65 per day, and consists of a $13.00 base charge and $12.65 dining dollars. The total number of dining dollars deposited on a student's Penn State id+ Card to use to purchase meals is $12.65 x number of nights in the HFS Contract. Any remaining dining dollars at the end of summer will be transferred to the student's active Campus Meal Plan account for fall semester. If a student does not have an active Campus Meal Plan for fall semester, any remaining funds at the end of summer are forfeited. 

Bridge Programs

Students participating in Bridge programs will be charged a daily room and board rate, based on the total number of nights where they will be living in University Housing for their program.

  • Millennium Scholars 
  • Science Dean's Scholars
  • Eberly College of Science
  • Engineering Summer Program
Housing Option Nightly Rate
Double Room, Renovated Residence Hall $39.00
Campus Meal Plan $25.65 (dining dollars: $12.65 per day)

Campus Meal Plan is required for students living in residence halls. The HFS Contract will default to Level 1 of the Campus Meal Plan (there is only 1 level offered during the summer). The Campus Meal Plan rate charged is $25.65 per day, and consists of a $13.00 base charge and $12.65 dining dollars. The total number of dining dollars deposited on a student's Penn State id+ Card to use to purchase meals is $12.65 x number of nights in the HFS Contract. Any remaining dining dollars at the end of summer will be transferred to the student's active Campus Meal Plan account for fall semester. If a student does not have an active Campus Meal Plan for fall semester, any remaining funds at the end of summer are forfeited.