Updated: Fall 2020 Plans

On Tuesday, August 11, the University updated the fall semester plans. Please read the announcement and FAQs.

If you had an assignment on-campus for the 2020-2021 academic year, you can access the form via MyHomeAtPenn. If you run into any difficulties, please email living@upenn.edu. 

The committee is working diligently to review and will reach out to students as soon as possible.

Any student who had an assignment as of August 11 will have that assignment suspended for Fall 2020 and can no longer request a cancellation.

 

Please note that as a member of the Class of 2024, you are required to live on campus for your first and second year at Penn as part of the Second Year Experience. While housing was suspended for the fall 2020 semester, you will be required to live on-campus in spring, should the University resume on-campus operations.

 

We highly discourage first-year students from signing leases, as they are difficult to break, and we will not be providing exceptions to the on-campus requirement if a student has an off-campus lease.

 

First year students who submit a housing exception form and are approved will be required to live on campus for both Fall and Spring semesters.

Any student who had an assignment as of August 11 will have that assignment suspended for Fall 2020. If you had an assignment as of August 11, you are guaranteed on-campus housing for the spring 2021 semester. If you submit for the Housing Exception but are not approved, you are still guaranteed on-campus housing for spring 2021. If you are approved for the Housing Exception and accept your housing, please note that it is a full academic year assignment and you cannot cancel your housing for the spring 2021 semester. If you are interested in canceling your academic year assignment, please email living@upenn.edu. Information about spring housing will be shared during the fall semester.

If you are a first-year student who is approved to live on campus, your dining plan will remain in effect. For all other first year students, your dining plan will be suspended until you return to campus.

If you are a returning student who is approved to live on campus and is enrolled in a dining plan, your dining plans will remain in effect, although you should check your plan as it may have changed. If you choose to do so, you may cancel your dining plan by August 23, by contacting Penn Dining. If you do not cancel your dining plan by that date, your plan remains in effect for Fall and Spring and you will not be allowed to cancel unless your status changes (leave of absence, etc.)

 

If you are a returning student who signed up for a dining plan in the spring and are not approved to live on campus, your dining plan will be cancelled automatically.  Any returning student that wishes to keep their plan for the Fall can contact Penn Dining to have their plan reinstated.