Accommodation and Meals

On-campus housing and meal plans are available for exchange students.


Exchange application materials include an On Campus Housing Request Form. Requests are reviewed by the Housing Assignments Office in the order received and are not guaranteed.

  • If granted, the Housing Assignments Office will send an on-line housing contract to the applicant for review and acceptance. The housing contract is a legally binding agreement.
  • Details about housing and meal plans, including cost, are available on the Housing website.
  • Students can visit Off-Campus Living to find resources for accommodation off campus. You may choose this option rather than living on campus. It is also possible that on campus housing will not be available – students and partners will be notified as soon as possible if that is the case. It may be beneficial to look at this site ahead of time to decide where you wish to live.

Campus Meal Plans

Designed for Students Living on Campus

For details on plans and pricing visit the Penn State Food Services website

  • Three levels to choose from
  • Cash free purchases with your Penn State id+ Card
  • Great value at a la carte operations and all-you-care-to-eat locations 

How the Campus Meal Plans Work 

Meal plans, loaded onto a student's id+card, can be used to purchase items at dining commons, campus restaurants, and on-campus convenience stores. Discounts vary by location.