On-Campus Housing Contract Requests for 2017-18

Student at a desk in a residence hall room
Wednesday, October 5, 2016

Living on campus puts students in the heart of the action while building lasting relationships and discovering new passions. Events, classes, and numerous dining options are steps away from each residences hall.

Housing and Food Service (HFS) Contract Process
The HFS Contract System, eLiving.psu.edu, opens on October 16. Requests for rooms in renovated residence halls, Eastview Terrace, Nittany Apartments, White Course Apartments, suites, and single rooms can be made until noon on November 28. Requests for traditional residence halls and supplemental housing can be made until noon on January 19.

  • Contracts are offered through a lottery system in three rounds.
  • Contracts can only be requested and accepted by the student.
  • Expired contracts cannot be re-offered.
  • Accepted contracts are legally-binding and cannot be cancelled.
  • A request does not guarantee a contract offer.

Contract acceptance must occur before the deadline indicated on the offer.

  • Preferences for housing area, building, room type, roommate, and Campus Meal Plan level can be indicated when accepting a contract.  
  • Housing preferences are not guaranteed.  
  • Preferences can be modified until noon on April 14.
  • After accepting a contract, students can join a waitlist to change housing locations beginning at noon on Friday, February 3 - eLiving.psu.edu. Students will be reassigned as space becomes available.

Students not offered a contract will automatically be placed on a Supplemental Housing Waitlist. 

For more information about the housing process, please visit housing.psu.edu.

University Park Housing and Food Service Contract Timeline

October 16
11 a.m. -
Request phase opens.

Dates for renovated residence halls, Eastview Terrace, Nittany Apartments, White Course Apartments, suites, single rooms, Special Living Options, and sororities:

November 28
Noon -
Request phase closes.
5 p.m. – First-round of contracts offered.

December 1
Noon –
First-round of contract offers expire.
5 p.m. – Second-round of contracts offered.

December 5
Noon -
Second-round of contract offers expire.
5 p.m. - Third-round of contracts offered.

December 8
Noon -
Third-round of contract offers expire.

Dates for traditional residence halls:

January 19
Noon -
Request phase closes.
5 p.m. – First-round of contracts offered.

January 23
Noon –
First-round of contract offers expire.
5 p.m. – Second-round of contracts offered.

January 26
Noon –
Second-round of contract offers expire.
5 p.m. – Third-round of contracts offered.

January 28
11 a.m. – 4 p.m. -
Off-campus Housing Fair (HUB).
Noon – Third-round of contract offers expire.

February 3
Noon –
Supplemental Waitlist opens.

April 14
Noon –
Contract preferences modification deadline.

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