2024-2025 Selection Process Overview


Rising Sophomores and Juniors complete an online housing application during the Fall semester. 

  • Rising Juniors will complete the housing application between October 16th-November 3rd, 2023. 
  • Rising Sophomores will complete the housing application in January 2024. 
  • Note- Students who do not submit a housing application during the aforementioned time period(s) will be assumed to be opting into off-campus housing and therefore forfeiting their 3-year guaranteed on-campus housing. 



Students who complete the housing application will be randomly assigned a housing selection time.

  • Rising Juniors will receive their selection times in February. 
  • Rising Sophomores will receive their selection times in March. 


Students will choose their housing assignment online at their designated selection time during February/March.

  • All phases of the process will be completed via the Housing Portal



Housing Selection
Step-by-Step Process

Please contact the Office for Residence Life if you have any questions during the Housing Selection process.

Phone: 610-519-4154
Email: residencelife@villanova.edu
In-Person: Stanford Hall, Ground Floor

1. Go to www.housing.villanova.edu and login.  

2. Click on the “Housing Application” link.

  • Do not complete a housing application if you plan to move off-campus. If you choose to move off-campus after selecting on-campus housing, please contact The Office for Residence Life. 
  • Click "apply" or "continue" for the 2024-2025 Academic Year. 

3. Enter your personal details when prompted. Click "Save & Continue."

4. Indicate whether you are seeking housing accommodations and/or an emotional support animal. 

  • Students seeking housing accommodations must be registered with the Office of Disability Services. This registration will need to be renewed on a yearly basis. 

5. Fill out the "Lifestyle Questionnaire" and proceed to "Housing Agreement."

6. Read the "Housing Agreement," enter your full 8-digit student ID, and click "I Agree."

  • After clicking "I Agree," you will see the "Housing Agreement Signed" page. Click "Save & Continue." 

Students who fail to complete the process outlined above, will NOT be eligible for On-Campus Housing. 

  • Roommate and Meal Plan selection pages will open in January 2024. 

Computer-generated, random selection times will be available during the months of February and March at www.housing.villanova.edu. Separate selection times are generated for male and female students.

Factors such as previous housing assignment, assignment to a converted triple room, roommate concerns, academic standing, facilities concerns, participation in special activities, or other factors are not considered when generating selection times.

1.      Beginning in mid-to-late February for rising juniors, and in mid-to-late March for rising sophomores, students will be able to choose their housing assignment at their designated housing selection time at www.housing.villanova.edu.

2.      Please click the “Select Room” link. This link will not be live until your designated selection time. The student with the earliest selection time will be able to select housing for roommates.

3.      Confirm your roommate(s) by checking the box.

4.      Select a residence hall from the drop-down list.

5.      Select the type of room that you would like to live in from the drop-down list, then click “Search”.

6.      A list of available rooms will appear that meet your criteria for your gender and will accommodate the size of your group. If there are no rooms available that meet your criteria, please select another building to generate a new list of options.

7.      Select your room from the list of available rooms. If no available rooms can accommodate your group, you have the option to:

  • Search for a new room with your roommate. Please be sure to check the box identifying your roommate again.
  • Deselect a roommate and secure housing as a smaller group.
  • Deselect a roommate and secure housing as an individual.

Your deselected roommates can still secure their own housing at their selection times. Roommate groups, especially those with later selection times, should discuss this possibility before selecting housing.

8.      A page will appear with the room that you selected. Please click “Select This Room” to confirm your selection. A confirmation page will appear identifying your housing assignment.

IMPORTANT: Please click on your room to confirm your roommate has also been assigned to the room. A page with your housing and roommate information should appear.

9.      Your “My Housing” homepage and your roommate’s “My Housing” homepage will now list your new room assignment. Students may update their housing assignments until the end of the housing selection process on February 25 (rising juniors) and March 25 (rising sophomores). If you wish to make changes after making your initial selection or if your roommate’s information is not confirmed, please contact the Office for Residence Life.

Students can only occupy one housing assignment at a time. If you select a new room, your old room will revert back to the available pool and could be selected by another student.



Frequently Asked Questions

Yes. Each student must submit their own individual application. The application verifies each individual person’s intent to live on campus and their agreement to the Terms and Conditions. On that application, you will each be able to list your preferred roommates. Each person in the group must list each of the other members to confirm their roommate preferences. If you each do not confirm one another, you will not be able to add your roommates to a housing assignment.

Yes. After your application is submitted, the Roommate Preference Form will populate under the application on the Housing and Dining website. You can use that link to adjust your roommate preferences up until the time you select an assignment. Once you select an assignment, you cannot change your roommate preferences.

Housing selection times are randomly generated. Every student who is eligible for housing and has submitted an application is placed into the computer and our housing system randomly generates the housing selection time.

Preference is not given to students based on previous selection times, previous housing placements, previous roommate conflicts, course registration times, proximity to academic classes or extra-curricular activities, or athletic practice schedules.

No. Each student receives their own individual housing selection time. The roommate with the earliest housing selection time will be able to select a housing assignment for the group.

In the selection portal, you will be able to click on the names of all confirmed roommates before proceeding to the vacancies page.

  • If your roommate does not appear on that page, that means they are unconfirmed and either did not submit their application or did not list you as a roommate.

Yes. Rising juniors and rising sophomores can request one another as roommates. In this scenario, students must make sure they have all added one another as a preferred roommate. The rising junior will be able to add the rising sophomore into their assignment at their housing selection time. Once that sophomore is assigned, they will NOT receive a selection time when the rest of the sophomore class does.

No. Students are not required to have a preferred roommate. If you go into the housing selection process solo, you can select any of the vacant spaces available in an apartment, suite, or traditional double or triple room knowing that you will most likely have a random roommate.

Residence Life may look to consolidate rooms or apartments in order to open space for full groups to select.

You can also look to select a space in one of the buildings that have single occupancy rooms if you would prefer to not have a random roommate.

Yes. However, you are not able to request that the remaining spaces stay vacant in the room. It is important to know that another student can place themselves in the open spaces, or Residence Life will look to assign someone who is either a transfer student or a student seeking a room change.

The first themed option is for Honors students. These students will be housed in 2-bedroom suites within The Commons.

  • Honors students selecting to live in The Commons will NOT receive a housing selection time. Residence Life will place you and your roommates into an assignment within The Commons.
  • You are able to select up to 1 non-honors roommate, but preference will be given to honors students.

The second option is the Sophomore Service Learning Community (SLC).  Students interested in SLC will need to apply on their website. SLC will be housed in 2-bedroom suites within The Commons. 

  • Every suite must have at least 2 SLC students. Priority will be given to roommate groups with the highest number of SLC students. 
  • You are able to select up to 1 non-SLC roommate. Our ability to accommodate that request is contingent upon the number of SLC students choosing to live in community.

Honors students and SLC students do not have to live in community. Participating in the communities is optional. Learning community housing is based on availability, if you are not approved via this process, you will need to select a housiing assignment during your designated housing selection time. 

Yes. Students are able to change their housing selection from the time when they chose their assignment up until when housing selection closes. Students will need to contact the Office for Residence Life in order to be released from their fall assignment. 

Once Residence Life releases you from your fall assignment, we cannot hold that spot for you. The resident requesting to be released from their assignment and their preferred roommates will be removed and the resident must go through the portal again to select a housing option. Residence Life does not have the capability to see what assignment options are available.

Residence Life will open the Room Change Request Form for juniors and sophomores after the conclusion of Housing Selection. Students will have the opportunity to submit a room change request to be put on the waiting list for a different room

  • Submitting a request does not guarantee a room change. Room changes are granted based upon availability, and we use your housing selection times to determine the order in which we offer room changes.
  • Residence Life typically does not begin offering room changes until May/June and over the summer.

Yes. All students interested in on-campus housing should submit a housing application regardless of their study abroad plans.

If you indicate that you are studying abroad in Fall 2024, you will not select a housing assignment.

  • Students abroad in the fall semester will receive communication from Residence Life in October asking to confirm their return plans for the spring.

If you indicate that you are studying abroad in the spring, you will select an assignment for fall.

  • Students will receive communication in October asking them to cancel their spring housing if they are going abroad in the spring.
  • 2-bedroom and 4-bedroom apartments on West Campus and The Commons 
  • 2-bedroom suites in the Commons 
  • Single rooms in The Commons, St. Mary, Austin, Corr, Alumni
  • Double/Triples: Sheehan, Sullivan, Alumni, Austin*

*Juniors will be able to select first in February, and sophomores will select in March

All accommodations must be filed through the Office of Disability Services and/or Learning Support Services by December 15th, 2023. More information can be found on the ODS Accommodations, Guidelines, and Policies page