What is Supplemental Housing?
As more students are admitted to Penn State, the demand for on-campus housing increases. Once all regular housing spaces are filled, students will be assigned to supplemental housing space. Use of supplemental space allows Housing and Food Services to accommodate as many students as possible. Some students choose not to return to Penn State either before or after the semester begins. As these cancellations occur, students assigned to supplemental housing can be moved to regular housing space.
Supplemental housing offers the same amenities as all regular housing spaces - a bed, chest of drawers, wardrobe or closet, desk, and refrigerator/microwave unit (shared with one other student). Supplemental housing space is located either in a larger residence hall room with two to three other students, converted lounge space, or in a room with a Resident Assistant (RA).
Moving to Regular Housing Space
The length of time that a student spends assigned to supplemental housing varies. Depending upon when regular housing space becomes available, students will be moved from supplemental housing in the date-order that the Housing Contract was accepted. Students will be notified in plenty of time when a regular housing space is available so they can prepare to move.
Supplemental Housing Room Rate
During the time that a student is assigned to supplemental housing, the room rate will be reduced. Once the student is moved to regular housing space, the room rate will be prorated at the new room rate.