Housing & Dining

On-Campus Housing

The University of Pennsylvania requires that all 17 year old students reside in the Penn Residence Halls or with a family member until they turn 18 years old.

Off-Campus Housing 

Visit the Graduate Guide on the Office of Off-Campus Living website for more housing options and for detailed information about the rental process. 

Dining Options

ELP students have a variety of dining options available to them. Some students eat on campus in dining halls that feature a variety of foods and a constantly changing menu. For more information, see the Penn Dining website.

Most students buy their meals at restaurants and at the many food trucks that are located all over campus or cook meals in their rooms or apartments. There is a large supermarket near campus. Philadelphia also has many ethnic grocery stores that carry imported food items.

Please note that while the ELP makes every effort to ensure that housing is available to students, students are responsible for securing their own housing.