Upperclass Housing Selection

Housing Selection Process

In January, eligible residents will receive detailed information by email from Residence Life about their housing options for the following year and instructions about participating in the 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.If you are unsure of your classification, please feel free to check with the Office for Residence Life.

Step 1 - Students Complete the Housing Application/Contract and Select Roommates

Students will first need to confirm their intent to reside on-campus by completing the housing application and contract online at https://housing.villanova.edu. Students will be able to access, complete and submit an online housing application beginning in January.  Students will also be able to enter their preferred roommate(s) as part of the housing application process.

1 – How to Apply Video - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=obcqR_X3ZPo

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:


2 - How to Select an Apartment: