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Room Changes:

Unfortunately, if you have irreconcilable differences with your roommate or can’t stand your air conditioning-less dorm, the first deadline for on-campus room changes has just passed. On Monday and Tuesday, applicants could request to switch into a friend’s vacant room, “mutually trade” rooms with another student or simply change to a random room.

Applicants will be notified of decisions on Sept. 30, must accept or decline the new assignment by Oct. 3 and move in by Oct. 10.

Students may also apply for room changes during the middle of year, Nov. 10-11. Decisions will be sent out on Nov. 18 and must be accepted or declined by Nov. 21.

2017-18 Housing:

Housing assignments for the next academic year begin in the spring around January and February. The three routes undergraduates can take for on-campus housing are residential and four-year program housing, inter-house or intra-house applications.

The residential programs are located in the high rises (Harnwell, Rodin and Harrison College Houses), and four-year program housing is available at Gregory College House, Stouffer College House, Du Bois College House and the New College House, which will open up to non-freshman starting next year.

Intra-house selection is an option for students who wish to remain in the same dorm they are living in this year, while inter-house selection refers to students who wish to change dorms within the on campus housing system — such as moving from Ware, a largely freshman dorm, to Harrison, an upperclassmen-only residence .

The exact dates for the 2017-18 on-campus housing application process have not yet been posted by Penn Residential Services. However, last year, applications opened for residential programs between Jan. 15-20, intra-house applications began Feb. 4 and inter-house applications Feb. 18.

Spring Semester Housing:

For students returning from study abroad, arriving through an exchange program or starting school during the spring semester, spring semester housing applications open on Oct. 10.

Off campus

Campus Apartments and University City Associates start their leasing process Oct. 14. Students pondering off campus housing for next year with The Radian, Hamilton Court, The Hub on Chestnut and Domus should check with their individual leasing offices.

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