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The housing application for rising third and fourth years will open on Oct. 31, according to information on MyHomeAtPenn. Credit: Abhiram Juvvadi

With the application process for on-campus housing for the 2024-25 school year set to begin soon, here's a rundown of dates, deadlines, and housing options for first years, sophomores, and juniors looking to live on campus next year. Starting in the 2021-2022 academic year, sophomores are required to live on campus as part of Penn's Second Year Experience, while juniors and seniors have the option to live on campus.

Oct. 31

The housing application for rising third and fourth years will open on Oct. 31, according to information on MyHomeAtPenn

Nov. 21

Rising third and fourth years must complete the application by Nov. 21 in order to be considered for on-campus housing. 

After Nov. 21, students will be designated “active” or placed on the housing waitlist. If you are designated as “active,” you will have the opportunity to select an on-campus room for next year during the room selection period for all undergraduates. 

Jan. 23

The 2024-2025 Room Selection Application opens to all eligible undergraduate students on Jan. 23 at 1 p.m. and closes on Feb. 7, Penn Business Services Director of Communications and External Relations Barbara Lea-Kruger wrote in an email to The Daily Pennsylvanian. 

Feb. 2

Students eligible for on-campus housing are also eligible to apply to live in a Program Community, which are living-learning environments that focus on connecting students with shared interests. Students must apply to live in these communities by Feb. 2. 

Examples of Program Communities available to upperclassmen include Front Row Theater and the Arts, the Rodin Leadership Program, and the International Program. 

Feb. 9 to 11

Rising juniors and seniors can also retain their current room for next school year. The Room Retention period is Feb. 9 to 11, when students must indicate if they want to remain in their current room. 

Feb. 13 to 16

The Return-to-House room selection period will occur from Feb. 13 to 16 for students who wish to remain in their current College House next year. 

Feb. 20 to 29

The Move to Any House period will occur from Feb. 20 to 29. Students who are eligible for upperclass housing have a number of options to choose from. To accommodate first years who would otherwise have lived in the Quad, Lauder College House and Van Pelt Manor in Gregory College House — previously four-year dorms — are now exclusively first-year housing.