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Penn Residential Services

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Living and learning, at their best, combine to create the ultimate university experience at Penn. Penn Residential Services is here to connect you to the resources at the center of your residential experience. From managing your living spaces to taking care of the buildings that facilitate your participation in your College House, our focus is always on supporting you.

What We Offer

Home Away From Home

The College Houses offer distinct room types, amenities, and communities. Options range from traditional single and double rooms that share a common hallway and bathroom to suites and apartments offering more privacy, and in some cases, a living room and kitchen.

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To Succeed

The Second-Year Experience

Two is better than One

Penn’s Second-Year Experience initiative includes a two-year housing requirement. Residential Services is supporting this commitment by providing new and distinctive housing options for students to build off of their first-year living in the College Houses.

Need To Know

Important Dates

September 18

Room Change Request Opens

MyHomeAtPenn will open for room changes in the afternoon of Monday, September 18.  The form will close on Friday, November 10 at 11:59 pm.  

October 12-15

Fall Break

The College Houses are open for fall break.

October 31

3rd & 4th Year Room Selection Application

New this year!  We have space across campus for rising third and fourth-year students who want to live Penn. This fall we are offering the 3rd & 4th Year Room Selection Application for this group starting on October 31.  This application is an opportunity for these students to let us know they want to complete the spring semester’s room selection process.  Completing the application gives students an advantage when room selection timeslots are determined.

November 14

Winter Break Registration Opens

For residents who live on-campus and are in need of Winter Break housing (Friday, December 22, 2023 at 12 noon through Saturday, January 13, 2024 at 9:00 am), the form to request housing opens on November 14th. 

Click on the Learn More button to get additional information. 

November 23-26

Thanksgiving Break

The College Houses are open for Thanksgiving Break.

December 22 at Noon

College Houses Close

All First-Year and Four-Year College Houses will close for Winter Break. 

All Upperclass (Gutmann, Harnwell, Harrison, Rodin, and Radian) College Houses and will remain open.

January 13 at 9 am

College Houses Open

All College Houses that were closed for Winter Break will open at 9 am on Saturday, January 13.


January 23

Room Selection Application Opens

The Room Selection Application opens for the 2024-2025 academic year. This process is for returning undergraduate students. 

Click on the button to learn more.

February 2

Program Community Applications due

Interested in a Program Community? Be sure to get your application completed by this date!

Click on the button to learn more.

February 7 at 5 pm

Room Selection Application Closes

Returning undergraduate students must complete their Room Selection Application by this day in order to secure a timeslot.

Click on the button to learn more.

February 9

Room Retention

Room Retention is available for rising third- and fourth-year students (based on expected graduation date) who are currently live in retainable rooms. 

Click on the button to learn more.

February 13-16

Return to House Process

To learn more about the Return to House process, click on Room Selection button.

February 20 - 23, February 27 - 20

Move to Any House Process

To learn more about the Move to Any House process, click on Room Selection button.

March 2-10

Spring Break

The College Houses remain open for Spring Break.

May 15


Non-graduating undergraduate students must move out of their College House by 5 pm on Wednesday, May 15.

May 21

Graduating Senior Move-Out

Seniors graduating in May or August 2024 will automatically receive an extension to move-out on Tuesday, May 21 at noon. 

We Oversee
13 College Houses
We Support
6000 Residents
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Answers At Your Fingertips

We know there's a lot to consider when your student goes to college, and we are here to support not just our students, but their family as well. Our dedicated staff will make sure your student's residential essentials are taken care of, so they can focus on how to Live Penn.

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