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Housing Availability Update

We encourage all students who are interested in living on campus next year to apply as soon as they are committed to attending PSU.  

Upperclassmen & Transfer:   The Priority Deadline for guaranteed housing has passed.  At this time, students who complete contracts will be placed on a waitlist.  We encourage students completing contracts now to select double furnished units, because we do expect the most availability in these unit types.  Students who applied by the Priority Deadline on April 20 will receive a housing assignment or information about unit availability and preferences between early-May and late-June.  Students who completed contracts in late-April and early-May and selected double furnished units will likely receive assignments in late-June, but at this time we cannot guarantee a space.

FYE: The Priority Deadline for guaranteed housing has passed.  We have been able to make assignments for freshmen who completed contracts before April 28, and these students received an email with instructions on how to accept the assignment. Students who apply after April 28 will be placed on a waitlist. We are confident that we will be able to house many students on the waitlist and will work with students throughout the summer to accommodate their housing needs as best we can.

Roommate Requests:  Due to being nearly full, we cannot accommodate most roommate requests at this time.  If you want to submit a roommate request, both residents need to send an email to requesting the other person (please include their PSU ID).  Roommate requests will likely not be able to be accommodated unless both roommates are currently assigned to the same unit type and the same community.

PSU Payment Plan

Starting Fall 2014 PSU will be offering payment plans! The PSU Payment Plan is intended to provide flexibility for students and parents paying their account balance in 3 monthly installments throughout the term. Find out more about payment plans here. Housing costs are included in the payment plan.

Housing Tours

Housing Tours take place Monday through Friday and start in the Housing Office at 1:30pm (see Ondine, Broadway and Blumel). Additionally, two campus tours, which include viewing a room in The Broadway, are offered daily at 9:50am and 3:00pm from the New Student Programs Office in the Academic and Student Recreation Center (ASRC) Room 101.


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Important Dates

May 22: Deadline for Current Residents to cancel Summer Contact

June 13: Spring Move-Out- by 12 p.m. (noon)

June 19: Cancellation deadline for 15-16 Contracts to avoid Buyout

June 20: 15-16 Contract Cancellation Buyout applies $423/$847

June 20: Summer Move-In [New Residents]

July 3: PSU Closed-4th of July Holiday

July 18: Summer Session 1 Move-Out

August 29: Summer Move-Out

August 31: Cancellation deadline for 15-16 Contracts to avoid Buyout

September 1: 15-16 Contract Cancellation Buyout applies $847/$1694

September 7: PSU Closed - Labor Day

September 19: 15-16 Cancellations charged all of Fall term 

September 19-20: Fall Term Move-In [based on building]

September 21-27: PSU Viking Days

September 28: Fall Term Classes Start