Housing Lottery and Selection Timetables:
- Rising Senior Lottery: November of Junior Year (Selection occurs in February)
- Rising Juniors: February of Sophomore Year
- Rising Sophomores: February/March of First Year
Selection and Assignment Process
ACCESS YOUR HOUSING APPLICATION
New resident students admitted to the University via Early Decision I who submit their Admissions Deposit by Monday, January 9, 2023, will be able to access, complete and submit the online First-Year Housing Application between Monday, April 3, and Friday, June 2, 2023.
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 1, and Friday, June 2, 2023.
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, two or three preferred roommates. Students requesting to live with two or three preferred roommates should note that space in standard triple and quad rooms (rooms designed to accommodate 3 or 4 students) is 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: Requests received after June 3, 2023 may not be honored!
Housing assignments for preferred roommates will be based on the earliest date of housing application submission of the two, three or four 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 June 3.
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.
HOUSING ACCOMMODATION REQUESTS
For additional information regarding special housing accommodations, please visit the Office of Disability Services website.
APPLYING TO COMMUNITAS
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.
Selected Student Handbook Policies
The Student Handbook is the official student handbook for Villanova University. We hope it will be a ready reference for information important to you during your stay at the University.