Housing Wait List

The Office for Residence Life maintains an on-campus housing waiting list for undergraduate students who currently commute from home or who live off-campus, and who wish to live in one of the residence halls on the Villanova University campus. Students who place their name on the housing waiting list, should understand that the list is not managed on a "first-come, first-served" basis. Rather, the Office for Residence Life will consider a variety of factors in determining who should be invited to fill available vacancies in a given year. Students with unique or individual personal circumstances that they wish to have considered are invited to outline their situation in a letter and submit it to the Assistant Director for Housing Services.

Policies for the Housing Waiting List

Freshmen

Freshman commuters or freshmen living off-campus who accept an assignment to an on-campus housing vacancy should note that the assignment is only valid until the end of the academic year in which it was made, i.e., their housing status will become one of "temporary resident", making them ineligible for participation in the housing lottery for rising sophomores. Students interested in being considered for vacancies that become available during their sophomore year should request that their name be returned to the housing waiting list.

Sophomores

Sophomore commuters or sophomores living off-campus who accept an assignment to an on-campus housing vacancy will be added to the general resident population and permitted to remain in campus housing for one additional year, i.e., they will be eligible to participate in the housing lottery processes for rising juniors.

Juniors

Junior commuters or juniors living off-campus who accept an assignment to an on-campus housing vacancy should note that the assignment is only valid until the end of the academic year in which it was made, i.e., their housing status will become one of  "temporary resident". Since the University does not provide on-campus housing guarantees for students beyond their junior year, with the exception of those students with four year housing guarantees through a special program or scholarship, juniors who obtain on-campus housing through the wait list are not eligible for housing during their senior year. Students interested in being considered for vacancies that become available during their senior year should request that their name be returned to the housing waiting list.

It is important to note that while a student may have his/her name on the housing waiting list, this does not guarantee a future space on-campus. The number of spaces which become available in a given year varies and is dependent on factors such as attrition in the freshman class or the need to "triple", i.e., place three students in a double room due to a larger than anticipated number of students accepting offers of admission. In general, students who place their name on the housing waiting list should not anticipate receiving notice of available space on-campus until just prior to the start of the Spring Semester, as it is very unlikely that students from the waiting list would be offered housing for the Fall Semester.

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