General Housing Information

Residence Hall Fast Facts

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

• Freshman residence halls are co-educational and range in size from 50 to 520 residents.

Freshman students may be housed in halls on all areas of campus. Most first-year students are normally housed in double or converted triple rooms in Caughlin, Good Counsel, Katharine, McGuire, Moriarty, O’Dwyer, St. Monica, and Stanford Halls. When housing demand exceeds space in traditional freshman halls, students may also be housed, in Delurey, Fedigan, St. Mary’s or Simpson Halls.

Common Housing Questions

Room Dimensions
Rooms vary in size and configuration depending on the specific hall.  Follow this link for more information about a specific residence hall.

Air Conditioning
Alumni Hall, Fedigan Hall, Sullivan Hall, Sheehan Hall, South Campus Residence Halls and West Campus Residence Halls are equipped with air conditioning.  Austin, Corr, Delurey, Moriarty, O'Dwyer, St. Rita's and Simpson Halls do not have air conditioning. For fire safety reasons, students may not bring individual room or window air conditioners to the residence halls. Fans are permitted and encouraged.

The residence halls have standard twin size mattresses measuring 36" by 76" by 7". Students should purchase standard twin-sized sheets.

Residence Life has a limited supply of "extra-long" or 36" by 80" by 7" mattresses, which are available upon request and based on need. Click here for information on how to request an extra-long mattress.  Requests should be limited to those over 6' 2" in height.  These mattresses require extra long sheets.

Laundry facilities are located in all residence halls, except Austin and St. Rita's Halls (residents of Austin and St. Rita's Halls have access to laundry in nearby Alumni and Corr Halls). Each load (wash and dry) costs $1.00.  Students use their Wildcard to pay for laundry - No need to bring quarters!  VLaundry allows students to view the current status of every laundry facility on campus, reserve specific machines, and find out when the machines in your building will be available.

Cars on Campus
Freshman residents and Sophomore residents are not eligible for on-campus parking privileges. All inquiries about parking should be directed to the Department of Public Safety, Parking Division, (610) 519-6990.

Facilities Concerns
If there is a facilities or maintenance concern in the residence halls, students can follow this link to submit a service request directly to Facilities Management.  In the event of a facilities emergency, such as flooding, electrical concerns or lack of heat, students should call:

Monday-Friday, 8:00 am-3:00 pm: Facilities Management Office, 610-519-4420
All other times: Public Safety at 610-519-6979

Residence Hall Resources
Students with problems or questions often turn to their Resident Assistants (RA) for help.  Resident Assistants are students who live in the residence halls and have been specially trained to provide appropriate assistance to other residents.  Also, Residence Life staff members are available to help you by providing information, advice, counsel, referral or assistance in emergencies.  For help with any other problems that may arise, visit the Student Life web site and check out the many other support services Villanova offers the community.

Cable TV

Each residence hall room on campus has a cable television jack, which provides 29 basic cable channels. Your room should also be equipped with a digital adapter that is required to access 50 additional cable television channels. The adapter should be in a drawer of one of the desks in the room. If you do not have an adapter in your room, you can pick one up, free of charge, in the TechZone. The cost for this basic cable television service is included in the room charge. Students will need to provide their own coaxial cable cord to connect the jack to their television. 

Resident students will have the option to purchase premium cable packages that include HD, pay-per view and premium cable channels directly from Comcast. Students who opt for this upgraded package will contract directly with Comcast and will be responsible for all payments and return of an upgraded cable box.

If you are having difficultly activating your cable service in your room, please contact Comcast directly at 1-855-638-2855 to activate your cable box. If you have an issue with your cable or data jack, please email UNIT User Support at or call the UNIT Help Desk at 610-519-7777.

Learning Communities
Application and admisssion to residential learning communities are overseen by the Office for Student Life. Applications will be available on May 1 in conjunction with the University Housing Contract available at