Undergraduate & Graduate
There is 1 upcoming application period for Room Changes for the second half of the Spring Semester.
- Application will open on Thursday, March 17 and will close on Sunday, March 20 at 11:59pm.
- Room change decisions will be sent out no later than Tuesday, March 22.
- Students will room change that weekend, Friday, March 25 through Sunday, March 27.
If a student was not granted a room change during Round 1 and is still interested in room changing, they will need to apply for the Round 2 process.
All room change requests during both rounds will be randomized prior to review. Students who do not receive an offer or who decline an offer may submit a new request during the next round. Older requests will not be considered in later cycles; Housing Occupancy will delete all room change requests between cycles.
There are 3 different types of room change that a resident can request – a traditional room change into a vacant room, a mutual trade request where two residents swap rooms, or a request to move into an existing vacancy in a friend’s room or suite. When you log into MyHomeAtPenn, you will have an opportunity to select the room change type that you are interested in pursuing. Historically, there are more requests for single rooms and private rooms in suites than we have availability.
3rd and 4th year students have priority for reassignment to available single bedroom apartments. While 2nd year students can preference single bedroom apartments, it is highly unlikely that they will be reassigned to this room type. These units are typically reserved for upperclass students.
First-Year Students (Class of 2025)
First-Year students can only request a room change into first-year rooms in first-year and four-year communities. Available College Houses for first-year students are Du Bois; Gregory; Hill; Kings Court English; Lauder; Quad- Fisher Hassenfeld, Riepe, Ware; and Stouffer-Stouffer.
Returning Undergraduate Students, Transfer Students, and Exchange Students
Second-, third-, and fourth-year students, transfer students, and exchange students can only request a room change into Upperclass rooms in Upperclass and four-year communities. Available College Houses for this population of students are Du Bois, Gregory, Harnwell, Harrison, Lauder, New College House, Rodin, and Stouffer (Mayer and Stouffer). Residents who switch rooms are responsible for paying the housing rate of the newly assigned room, regardless of the reason for the change.
Graduate students can only request a room change into graduate rooms located with Sansom Place West. Residents who switch rooms are responsible for paying the housing rate of the newly assigned room, regardless of the reason for the change.
Please be aware that room changes for all populations (First-Year, Upperclass, and Graduate) will be limited and based on space availability.
If a space that meets any of your preferences is available, you will receive an offer to your Penn email with information about the new space. Please do not list preferences if you are not willing to live in those locations.
Once you are offered a space, you must accept it in writing to firstname.lastname@example.org within 48 business hours. If you decline the request or we do not hear from you within 48 business hours, the offer will be cancelled and your request will be moved to the bottom of our list