You will submit your preferred housing options by completing the Housing Application located at MyHomeAtPenn. To access the application, you will need to log in using your PennKey username and password.
The housing application will become live on October 25. The application must be submitted by December 1 to be considered in the first round of assignments. Applications received after December 1 will be accepted and processed on a rolling basis. Exchange students who do not submit their housing applications by December 9 will be assigned to any available space. Spring housing assignment information will be made available on Tuesday, December 13.
All incoming exchange students are required to reside in on-campus housing, and students that were admitted for Fall 2020 and later are required to reside on-campus for four semesters. If a student that was admitted for Fall 2020 or later is returning from a leave of absence and has not completed their four semester requirement, they will be required to apply for Spring semester housing. For more information about the on-campus residency requirement, please visit here.
If you are an undergraduate student, when completing the application, you will be asked to rank your top 4 preferred College Houses. If you are an exchange student, when completing the application, you will be asked to rank your top 6 preferred College Houses. You will be able to select all available Upperclass and 4-Year College Houses. While your preferences are considered in the housing assignment process, they are not guaranteed due to availability, as returning Penn students have already been assigned rooms. Due to the high demand for high-rise apartments with private bedrooms, it is strongly encouraged that you also include preferences in other buildings. There is limited availability for single and private bedrooms, so students should anticipate an assignment in a shared bedroom.
If you are a graduate student, when completing the application, you will be asked to select your preferred room type options in Sansom West. Please note, you are only required to input one choice, but you can add up to 4 choices.