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Summer Housing

LiveOn for summer!

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

Summer Session Housing for all students will be located in East Halls, and Food Services will be available 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 during the process of accepting the offer of admission to Penn State through the MyPennState page. There are separate HFS Contracts for summer session and the fall-spring academic year, which allows the student to indicate different roommate preferences 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 (Contracts > Summary) to verify. Students will be able to indicate housing  area, room type, and roommate preferences for both HFS Contracts before the modification deadline of 12:00 p.m. (noon) May 15.

Incoming 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. Students participating in the LEAP program will be assigned in close proximity with other members of their LEAP Pride, although not all Pride members may be in the same building/floor. 

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 are interested in living on campus during summer must first schedule summer session classes through LionPATH, once the Registrar has announced summer course availability.

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. The student must be living on campus for spring semester 2024 and for fall 2024.

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. Room and board charges are based on the number of nights the student is living on campus and will be added to the student's LionPATH account for payment. 

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

Starting Monday March 11, students can 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 HFS Contract will start on May 12 and end on June 25, which would be the date that you would move out. You will not be permitted to stay extra time).

HFS Contract offers are made on Monday afternoons, starting March 18. Once it's confirmed that you have summer session classes scheduled, you will receive an email notification that you have an 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. For summer 2024, the majority of upper-class students will be assigned to a double-occupancy room in a renovated residence hall in East Halls. Limited double-as-single rooms are available.

Step 4: Check your Room Assignment

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

  • Summer Session I: 12:00 p.m. (noon) Tuesday April 30

  • Summer Session II: 12:00 p.m. (noon) Monday June 10

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 Campus Meal Plan daily rate charge for summer is $27.00, which includes a $14.05 base cost and $12.95 dining dollars, and the total meal plan charge is calculated by multiplying the daily cost by the number of nights for the total session. The base cost is used to pay for overhead costs, while Dining Dollars are uploaded to the student's account and used to pay for meals on campus, accessible either through the Penn State id+ Card or mobile credentials. The HFS Contract defaults to Level 1 of the Campus Meal Plan (there is only 1 level offered during the summer). Any remaining dining dollars left at the end of summer session will be transferred to the student's active Campus Meal Plan account for fall semester. If a student does not have a fall Campus Meal Plan, any remaining funds will expire at the end of summer session. 

Food Service operations for the summer will be available at East Food District and limited options at 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. 

2024 Summer Session II

Summer Session II: Sunday June 23 - Saturday August 10 (48 nights)

 

Housing Option Student Eligibility Nightly Rate Session Cost Total Cost
(Room and Meal Plan)

 

Double Room, Renovated Residence Hall

Upper-class & first-year

$40.00

$1920.00

$3216.00

Triple Room, Renovated Residence Hall

First-year only

$39.00

$1872.00

$3168.00

Double-as-Single Room, Renovated Residence Hall

Upper-class only

$45.00

$2160.00

$3456.00

Campus Meal Plan

 

$27.00

$1296.00
base cost $674.40
dining dollars $621.60

 

Any remaining dining dollars left 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 a fall Campus Meal Plan, any remaining funds will expire at the end of summer session. 

2024 Maymester

Maymester: Sunday May 5 - Wednesday June 6 (32 nights)

Housing Option Student Eligibility Nightly Rate Session Cost Total Cost
(Room and Meal Plan)
Double Room, Renovated Residence Hall Upper-class only $40.00 $1280.00 $2144.00
Double-as-Single Room, Renovated Residence Hall Upper-class only $45.00 $1440.00 $2304.00
Campus Meal Plan   $27.00 $864.00 
base cost $449.60
dining dollars $414.40
 

Any remaining dining dollars left 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 a fall Campus Meal Plan, any remaining funds will expire at the end of summer session. 

2024 Summer Session I

Summer Session I: Sunday May 12 - Tuesday June 25 (44 nights)

Housing Option Student Eligibility Nightly Rate Session Cost Total Cost
(Room and Meal Plan)
Double Room, Renovated Residence Hall Upper-class  $40.00 $1760.00 $2948.00
Double-as-Single, Renovated Residence Hall Upper-class $45.00 $1980.00 $3168.00
Campus Meal Plan   $27.00 $1188.00
base cost $618.20
dining dollars $569.80
 

Any remaining dining dollars left 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 a fall Campus Meal Plan, any remaining funds will expire at the end of summer session. 

2024 Maymester & Summer Session I

Maymester and Summer Session I: Sunday May 5 - Tuesday June 25 (51 nights)

Housing Option Student Eligibility Nightly Rate Session Cost Total Cost
(Room and Meal Plan)
Double Room, Renovated Residence Hall Upper-class & First-year $40.00 $2040.00 $3417.00
Double-as-Single, Renovated Residence Hall Upper-class only $45.00 $2295.00 $3672.00
Campus Meal Plan   $27.00 $1377.00
base cost $716.55
dining dollars $660.45
 

Any remaining dining dollars left 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 a fall Campus Meal Plan, any remaining funds will expire at the end of summer session.  

2024 Maymester, Summer Session I, and Summer Session II

Maymester, Summer Session I, and Summer Session II: Sunday May 5 - Saturday August 10 (97 nights)
 

Housing Option Student Eligibility Nightly Rate Session Cost Total Cost
(Room and Meal Plan)
Double Room, Renovated Residence Hall Upper-class & First-year $40.00 $3880.00 $6499.00
Double-as-Single, Renovated Residence Hall Upper-class only $45.00 $4365.00 $6984.00
Campus Meal Plan   $27.00 $2619.00
base cost $1362.85
dining dollars: $1256.15
 

Any remaining dining dollars left 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 a fall Campus Meal Plan, any remaining funds will expire at the end of summer session. 

2024 Summer Session I and Summer Session II

Summer Session I and Summer Session II: Sunday May 12 - Saturday August 10 (90 nights)

Housing Option Student Eligibility Nightly Rate Session Cost Total Cost
(Room and Meal Plan)
Double Room, Renovated Residence Hall Upper-class & First-year $40.00 $3600.00 $6030.00
Double-as-Single Upper-class only $45.00 $4050.00 $6480.00
Campus Meal Plan   $27.00 $2430.00
base cost $1264.50
dining dollars $1165.50
 

Any remaining dining dollars left 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 a fall Campus Meal Plan, any remaining funds will expire at the end of summer session. 

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. The rates for summer 2024 are listed below.

  • Millennium Scholars 
  • Science Dean's Scholars
  • Engineering Summer Program
Housing Option Nightly Rate
Double Room, Renovated Residence Hall $40.00
Campus Meal Plan $27.00
base cost $14.05
dining dollars $12.95

Any remaining dining dollars left 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 a fall Campus Meal Plan, any remaining funds will expire at the end of summer session.