First-Year Housing Assignments

Housing Assignments

As an entering freshman in the fall, you will receive a Housing Assignment if:

  • you applied and were accepted to the University as a resident student for first-time undergraduate studies beginning in the fall;
  • you paid your deposit;
  • you completed your housing application. 

Completing Your Housing Application

Once you have submitted your non-refundable admission deposit, you will be able to complete your housing application and  accept the terms of your housing contract beginning May 1.  If you submit your admission deposit on April 27 or later, you will need to wait three (3) business days to be able to access the housing application.

  • Freshman residents may not request a specific building or type of room. In general, housing assignments are based on the date your admission deposit is processed. Other factors which guide your housing assignment may include: participation in a designated Learning Community, documented medical needs, and/or preferences specified in a questionnaire accompanying the housing application.
  • Students will be able to apply to a Learning Community when they complete the housing application.
  • Freshman residents are assigned roommates on the basis of gender, date of admission deposit and, where possible, academic college and preferences specified in a questionnaire accompanying the housing application.
  • Freshman housing assignments will be available at the first week of August.

Converted Triple Rooms

In order to honor the University’s three year housing guarantee, almost all incoming students reside in either a double room or a converted triple room (traditional double rooms with added furniture to accommodate three students). Students who reside in a converted triple room at the start of the semester will receive a discount of approximately $1000 - $1200 on the cost of their room per semester. A small percentage of students will reside in single rooms or rooms designed to accommodate three or four students and are not eligible for a discount.

Incoming students are assigned to converted triple rooms in reverse date of admission deposit order, beginning with the latest dates of deposit and working backwards. We anticipate that at least half of the incoming class will reside in converted triple rooms.

Students seeking a less expensive room option may also request that they be placed in a converted triple room by emailing

Residence Hall Fast Facts

  • Villanova houses approximately 4,400 undergraduate students in 26 on-campus residence halls located throughout all areas of campus - Main Campus, South Campus and West Campus.  There are 18 traditional residence halls and 8 apartment-style halls that are reserved for upper-class students.

  • Residence halls are co-educational and range in size from 30 to 520 residents. Students residing in traditional residence halls are housed in rooms and on floors/wings according to gender.  Apartment units are single-gender, but floors and wings are co-educational.