The fall room change period opens the afternoon of Monday, September 18 and close Friday, November 10. During this period, all residents of the College Houses can submit a request for a room change via MyHomeAtPenn. Please note that vacancies on-campus are scarce and may impact the ability of staff to process many room changes. Most vacancies are in shared bedrooms.
All submissions will be randomized, and room changes will be processed during three separate “waves” in the fall term. Room change offers will be sent on or about the following dates:
- Thursday, October 5
- Thursday, October 26
- Thursday, November 16
Students will have the weekend to accept or reject the offer. If an offer is accepted, students will be expected to move the weekend after offers are made. The periods for student room changes are:
- Friday, October 13 – Sunday, October 15
- Friday, November 3 – Sunday, November 5
- Friday, December 1 – Sunday, December 3
All room change requests will be randomized prior to review. Students who do not receive an offer will be considered during the next wave of Fall Room Change request reviews, there is no need to reapply. Students who decline their offer will be moved to the bottom of the list for future waves of the Fall Room Change process.
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 2027)
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, 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, Gutmann, Radian, Rodin, and Stouffer-Mayer. 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 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 email@example.com 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