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Housing Lottery and Selection Timetables:

  • Rising Senior Lottery: November of Junior Year (Selection occurs in February)
  • Rising Juniors: Selection occurs in February of Sophomore Year
  • Rising Sophomores: Selection occurs in March of First Year


Selection and Assignment Process



  • New resident students admitted to the University via Early Decision I who submit their Admissions Deposit by Monday, January 8, 2024, will be able to access, complete and submit the online First-Year Housing Application between Monday, April 2 and Friday, May 31, 2024. 
  • New resident students admitted to the University via the Early Action, Early Decision II and Regular Decision processes will be able to access, complete and submit the online First-Year Housing Application between Monday, May 6, and Friday, May 31, 2024.
  • If you submit your admission deposit on Wednesday, April 26 or later, you will need to wait three (3) business days to be able to access the housing application.



First-year residents may not request a specific building or type of room.

  • New residents are assigned housing and roommates based on gender, enrollment in designated Learning Communities or Special Interest Housing Options and—when possible—preferences specified in a questionnaire that accompanies the Housing Application.
  • First-year residents have the option of requesting one or two preferred roommates. 
    • Students requesting to live with two preferred roommates should note that space in standard triples are limited and Residence Life may not be able to accommodate all requests.



Selection of a preferred roommate(s) is optional. This process is for students who have someone they know or have met in person with whom they would like to live.

  • Your preferred roommate(s) must have been admitted to the University as a Resident Student and have paid their Admissions Deposit.
  • Residence Life will make a reasonable effort to accommodate requests to be assigned with a particular roommate if interest in sharing a room is mutual and each resident has designated the other as a preferred roommate when completing the Housing Application.

Please note: Roommate Selection begins on May 13th and requests received after May 31, 2024 may not be honored!

  • Housing assignments for preferred roommates will be based on the earliest date of housing application submission of the two or three roommates.
  • If a student wishes to add a preferred roommate(s) after submitting their housing application, they may edit their Housing Application in the Housing Portal until May 31st.

First-year housing assignments and roommate information will be available during the last week of July. Students will receive an email to their villanova.edu address when housing assignments are available.



All housing accommodation requests must be filed directly through the Office of Disability Services. For incoming first-year students, the deadline to file for accommodations is June 15th, 2024.



Students will have the opportunity to express interest in participating in the Communitas Learning Community and apply to a theme as part of the Housing Application.


Villanova guarantees three years of housing for first-year students who are admitted to the University as resident students. Some students are guaranteed a fourth year of housing at the time of their admission through certain scholarships or programs. Rising seniors who are not guaranteed a fourth year of housing may apply for on-campus residency via a lottery process. 

Villanova University is unable to offer on-campus housing to transfer students given current demand and availability.  

The University maintains off-campus housing information, where you will find a database that may help you find a roommate and other resources.

For additional information regarding special housing accommodations, please visit the Office of Disability Services website.

For students moving off-campus, the Office for Residence Life maintains off-campus housing information, where you will find a list of apartment complexes in the area, a database that may help you find a roommate and other resources.

General Phone: (610) 519-4154

Housing Phone: (610) 519-4155

Fax: (610) 519-7303

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