Upperclass Housing Selection

Housing Selection Process

Who is Eligible to Participate?

  • Rising Sophomores - a current first-year, full-time undergraduate student living in a residence hall who was accepted to the University as a resident student.
  • Rising Juniors - a current second-year, full-time undergraduate student living in a residence hall who was accepted to the University as a resident student.
  • Guaranteed Seniors - a current third-year, full-time undergraduate student living in a residence hall who was guaranteed a 4th year of housing through a special scholarship or academic program at the time of admission to the university.
  • PLEASE NOTE: Because of the large number of guaranteed students seeking on-campus housing each year, transfer and commuting students who received on-campus housing via the wait list are not eligible to participate in the housing selection processes. These students may request a second year of on-campus housing via the wait list. 

Step 1 - Students Complete the Housing Application

In January, returning students will confirm their intent to reside on-campus by completing the housing application and contract online at https://housing.villanova.edu. Students will also be able to enter their preferred roommate(s) as part of the housing application.

1 – How to Complete the Housing Application (Step-by-Step Video) -
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RqIF7aEkyyo

2 – How to Add, Drop or Change Roommate Preferences (Video) - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uNFvu0NhCac

Step 2 - Students Receive a Housing Selection Time

Students who complete the housing application and contract will subsequently be issued a computer-generated random housing selection time. Separate selection times are generated for male and female students. 

Please note: Factors such as previous housing assignment, assignment to a converted triple room, difficulties with roommates, facilities concerns, academic standing, participation in special activities and other factors are not considered when generating selection times.  

Step 3 - Students Select Housing Online at Designated Time

In February, students will be able to choose their housing assignment and roommate(s) online at https://housing.villanova.edu at their designated housing selection time. The roommate with the earlier selection time will be able to secure housing for himself/herself and all of his/her roommates.

Please note: The demand to reside in certain halls, especially Sullivan and Sheehan Halls, often exceeds the capacity of those halls.  It is possible that students with a later selection time may not secure their first or second choice of housing. It is important that students have thought about other housing options beyond their first or second choices. 

1- How to Select Rooms in Residence Hall – Not Apartments:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nBquum8ZhU4

2 - How to Select an Apartment:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fxN9O71L5yc