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Penn Residential Services

Your home away from home
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Home sweet home

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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A Room
Ready To Make Your

Room Selection

The Quad - Ware College House - McClelland
Everything you need

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.

Move-in
Need To Know

Important Dates

May 7 to May 31 at 11:59pm EDT

First-Year Housing Application

Review your housing options for your first year at Penn! Once you are ready, complete Housing Application anytime between May 8 to May 31 at 11:59pm EDT. The date you submit does not impact your priority during this time period.

For more information, click Room Selection.

June 3

Transfer & Exchange Student Housing Application

Review your housing options for your first year at Penn! Once you are ready, complete Housing Application. The preferred deadline is June 28 and the application deadline is July 31 at 11:59pm EDT. 

For more information, click Room Selection.

June 18

First-Year Housing Released

Welcome to Penn’s College Houses! Your housing assignment is now available on Campus Express. You will need your PennKey username and password to log in.

July 11

Transfer Housing Released

Welcome to Penn’s College Houses! Your housing assignment is now available on Campus Express. You will need your PennKey username and password to log in.

July 15

Deadline for Summer Room Change Requests

Returning Penn students may submit a room change request for the 2024-2025 academic year from April 15 at 1:00pm through July 15 at 11:59pm at MyHomeAtPenn.

July 18

Exchange Housing Released

Welcome to Penn’s College Houses! Your housing assignment is now available on Campus Express. You will need your PennKey username and password to log in.

August 19 through August 28

Fall 2024 Move In

We are so excited to welcome you to campus! Check out our Before You Move In page to learn more about our move-in experience.

October 3 - 6

Fall Break

The College Houses are open for fall break.

November 28 - December 1

Thanksgiving Break

The College Houses are open for Thanksgiving Break.

December 20 at Noon

College Houses Close

More information about Winter Break closing will be shared with students in the Fall semester. 

January 11, 2025 at 9 am

College Houses Open

All College Houses that were closed for Winter Break will open at 9 am on Saturday, January 11, 2025.

 

March 8 - 16, 2025

Spring Break

The College Houses remain open for Spring Break.

May 14, 2025

Move-Out

Non-graduating undergraduate students must move out of their College House by 5 pm on Wednesday, May 14, 2025.

May 20, 2025

Graduating Senior Move-Out

Seniors graduating in May or August 2025 will automatically receive an extension to move-out on Tuesday, May 20 at noon. 

We Oversee
13 College Houses
We Support
6000 Residents
Our Family Guide

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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News + Updates
August 31, 2022

Penn welcomes nearly 6,000 students back to on-campus housing

September 12, 2022

Class of 2026 moves in