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Students in dorm room

Most first-year students will reside in double or triple rooms in one of our traditional residence halls: Belknap, Blair, Geneva Smith, Grafton, and Pemigewasset.

Newly admitted Upper Division students and Grad students are eligible to request housing in the University Apartments, Langdon Woods, Mary Lyon, and Merrill Place.

Housing Application Process for New Students

New students should begin the process to live on campus by completing the housing application for New Incoming Students.

  • This application is typically available as follows:
    • Fall Semester/Academic Year: The Fall/Academic Year housing application is typically available in mid-April and should be completed by mid-June.
    • Spring Semester: Spring applications are typically available in mid-October and should be completed by early-January.
  • All first-year students will be assigned to one of our traditional-style residence halls as part of the First-Year Residential Experience (FYRE). First-year students may indicate a preference for either a double or triple occupancy room.
  • Entering students who will be 20 years of age by December 31 of the incoming year, and those who will be 19 years of age by September 1 and have at least 24 credits, are eligible for upper division housing options.
  • Only students who will be at least 20 years of age by December 31 will have access to the room preferences and must include two unique housing preferences by clicking on the “Add Preference” button below.
  • Single rooms, including private bedroom apartments, are limited and priority goes to those with a documented disability. Please see the Special Consideration step for additional information. Approved students will be assigned to a space that meets their needs. Private bedroom apartments are offered through the wait list. A link to the wait list is available on our web page under Forms and Policies.

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Housing Selection Process for Continuing Students

Next Academic Year

Housing selection for continuing students kicks off in February with our annual “Open House X-travaganza”. Don’t miss this fun and informative event! Details about the Housing Selection process will be emailed to all students and posted within residence halls, on social media, and below. In addition, information sessions and Q & As will be held to answer student questions and assist with the selection process. Continuing students should always check the current Live-On Requirements before making plans to live off-campus.

Continuing Student Housing Process

General Selection Information and Schedule

10 Steps to Selection

There are five phases to the Housing Selection process. Each phase begins on a Monday with the submission of adjusted housing applications followed by the selection time email sent on Tuesday. Housing selection takes place Wednesday–Friday for each phase.

Housing applications and assignment information can be found on the Housing Portal. Available applications will be accessible to fulltime matriculated students through the housing portal.

Housing Portal

Are You Interested in Staying in Plymouth This Summer to Study or Work?

Residential Life & Dining Services is offering an All-Inclusive housing and dining package to support your plans of taking a course, participating in an internship, or working for PSU.

All-Inclusive Summer Housing
What's the Cost?
  • $3,268.00 includes housing and meals from May 22-August 6
    • Prorated daily rates may be available, minimum stay of 7 nights
What's Included
  • Single occupancy, fully furnished room in the Mary Lyon community
    • Discounted rate available for double occupancy
  • Complimentary Wi-Fi
  • On-Demand streaming video service
  • Parking on campus
  • Limited shuttle service for shopping and local excursions
  • Unlimited meals while dining facilitates are in operation
The Fine Print
  • Application must be received no fewer than 2 business days prior to requested check-in date.
  • Priority given to students residing on campus for the 2023-2024 academic year.
  • Students currently residing on campus for Spring ‘23 may remain in their space until summer housing opens on May 22, 2023 and will then transition to summer assignment in Mary Lyon.
  • Students booked for Fall ‘23 may remain in their summer space after August 6 until fall assignment is available and will transition to their fall assignment once it is ready for occupancy.
  • Students NOT residing on campus in the fall will check out by Sunday August 6, 2023* (unless other arrangements made in advance with Residential Life).
  • Dining locations and hours of operation may vary but will include weekday (breakfast/lunch/dinner) and weekend/holiday (brunch/dinner) options.
  • Unfortunately, we are unable to provide housing for students following graduation
  • Students must comply with PSU and Residential Life policies and procedures
Additional Financial Information
  • Students may request to stay for shorter periods but will be billed for minimum stay of 7 nights.
  • Meal plan is required for any stays 7 nights or longer.
  • Summer housing and meal plan fees must be paid in full (or other approved plan with Student Financial Services) prior to check in.
  • This agreement may be terminated at no cost up to 48 business hours prior to scheduled check in date.
  • If agreement is cancelled/terminated at any point after taking occupancy:
    • Ability to return later in the summer will be managed on a case-by-case basis
    • Refunds may be prorated and granted on a case-by-case basis

For special considerations and questions, please contact


Winterim Housing Information

Students who have both a fall and spring assignment are eligible for housing during this term by submitting the winterim housing application. This application is typically available beginning in November via the link below. Winterim housing is billed separately for students in residence halls. Winter stays are included for students assigned to the apartment community though they must still submit an application. Winterim applications are due by 4:30 on the Friday before exam week. Applications submitted after this date are subject to a late fee. Please read the below Memorandum of Understanding for more information about limited/delayed campus services during this term.

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Winter Memorandum of Understanding