Students use e Living to enter HFS Contract preferences and to participate in the housing process for the following year.
The first-year student assignment process is similar to a very large puzzle – there are many moving parts, all of which need to come together and make the perfect fit.
Assignments will be reviewed until 1 week prior to arrival; a room move freeze will be in place thereafter until the second Monday of classes.
You can check in any time after 8am on arrival day for the Spring and Fall semesters.
Prior to that, all HFS Contracts submitted by students were on paper.
In the fall of 2016, e Living was integrated with Lion PATH to receive students’ data and provide eligibility validation.
The process is time-consuming and takes about three months to complete, but provides more hands-on review of students' preferences.
To handle the University’s HFS Contracts, Penn State’s Auxiliary & Business Information Systems built the e Living system from scratch in 2005.
If you are a full year student, you can leave your belongings in your room during the winter break if you receive the same housing assignment for the Spring semester; you will receive an email towards the end of the semester with more detail.
University Park fall room assignments will be posted on e Living at Noon EST on Monday July 22.