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May Commencement 2017

Lottery submissions for May 5 and May 6 of 2017 have been closed at this time.  Please allow 72 hours for us to process the initial room assignments from the lottery drawings. If we are able to accommodate your request, you will receive a phone call from our team requesting additional information, including a valid credit card and deposit to guarantee the room(s). If you have not received a room you will receive an e-mail noting that you have been placed on the waiting list.

A non-refundable deposit of $100 will be charged upon confirmation for each room reserved. This deposit will be collected as a cancellation fee at any time the reservation is cancelled after booking. The remaining balance on any reservations will be due and charged 30 days prior to arrival, at which time the reservation cannot be changed or cancelled. Please use caution when submitting multiple requests for a single family to avoid cancellation fees imposed on duplicate bookings.

If you are selected in the lottery and receive a call from our team to confirm rooms, we request that you return the call within 24 hours to guarantee the room. After that time, your request will go on the waitlist and we will move on to another guest.

In order to expedite the process, we request that calls for a “status check” not be made prior to Monday, May 16, 2016.

Once the hotel is fully committed, all remaining requests will be placed on our waitlist, which is managed throughout the year.  All guests being placed on the waitlist will receive an email notification from our team confirming that status.

If you have not submitted an application for the lottery and are interested in being added to the waitlist for room reservations for May Commencement 2017, please send your request to

Rooms are not intended for resale or transfer without proper notification to and approval from the hotel. If you are making a reservation on someone’s behalf, please include contact details of the person staying in the room. Penn State hotels may cancel any booking that is transferred or resold inappropriately, including the sale of a room above booked value, and any deposits will be forfeited.

Dining for the Spring 2017 Commencement Weekend will begin at 5pm on Friday, May 5, 2017 and continue until 9pm on Sunday, May 7, 2017. To book dining reservations or for other questions, please email .

Questions? Contact us:

Phone: 1-800-233-7505 or 814-863-5050