HOUSING INFORMATION AND POLICIES

Residence hall student staff members sit at a check-in desk during move-in.

2021-22 Academic Year

Wednesday, August 18

First-Year Student Move-In Day

Friday, August 20-Sunday, August 22

Returning residential students move into residence halls on a selected date and time

Monday, August 23

Classes Begin

Saturday, October 9

Residence Hall Close at Noon for Fall Break

Sunday, October 17

Residence Halls Re-Open at Noon

Monday, October 18

Classes Resume

Wednesday, November 24

Residence Halls Close at Noon for Thanksgiving Break

Sunday, November 28

Residence Halls Re-Open at Noon

Friday, December 10

Reading Day

Saturday, December 11-Friday, December 17

Final Examinations (no exams Sunday, December 12)*

Saturday, December 18

Residence Halls Close at Noon**

Friday, January 7-Sunday, January 9

Residents move into residence halls on a selected date and time

Monday, January 10

Classes Begin

Monday, January 17

Martin Luther King Day (no classes)

Saturday, February 26

Residence Hall Close at Noon for Spring Break

Saturday, March 5

Residence Halls Re-Open at Noon

Monday, March 7

Classes Resume

Thursday, April 14

Residence Halls Close at Noon for Easter Recess

Monday, April 18

Residence Halls Re-Open at Noon

Tuesday, April 19

Classes Resume

Friday, April 29

Reading Day

Saturday, April 30-Friday, May 6

Final Examinations (no exams Sunday, May 1)***

Saturday, May 7

Residence Halls Close at Noon****

Friday, May 13 to Saturday, May 14

Commencement Weekend

Sunday, May 15

Residence Halls Close for the Semester - 6 p.m.

*All students are expected to depart from the halls within 24 hours after their last examination unless required to stay on campus for Winter Break activities.

**All residence halls and apartments close Saturday, December 18, at 12 p.m. for students not required to stay on campus for Winter Break activities.

*** All students are expected to depart from the halls within 24 hours after their last examination unless required to stay on campus for Commencement activities.

****All residence halls and apartments close Saturday, May 7, at 12 p.m. for students not required to stay on campus for Commencement activities.

2021-22 Room Rates

Building Room Type Semester Year
Alumni Double $4,097.00 $8,194.00
  Single $4,414.00 $8,828.00
  Triple $4,097.00 $8,194.00
       
Austin Double $4,414.00 $8,828.00
  Single $4,414.00 $8,828.00
       
Caughlin Double $4,414.00 $8,828.00
       
Corr Single $4,414.00 $8,828.00
       
Delurey Double $4,097.00 $8,194.00
  Single $4,414.00 $8,828.00
  Triple $4,097.00 $8,194.00
  Rooms 2 - 5 $3,843.00 $7,686.00
       
Fedigan Double $4,097.00 $8,194.00
  Single $4,414.00 $8,828.00
       
Good Counsel Double $4,414.00 $8,828.00
       
Katharine Double $4,414.00 $8,828.00
       
McGuire Double $4,414.00 $8,828.00
       
O'Dwyer Double $4,097.00 $8,194.00
  Triple $3,843.00 $7,686.00
       
St. Monica Double $4,414.00 $4,414.00
       
St. Mary's Double $4,097.00 $8,194.00
  Single $4,097.00 $8,194.00
  Single with Private Bath $4,414.00 $8,828.00
  Suite with Private Bath $4,097.00 $8,194.00
       
St. Rita's Single $3,843.00 $7,686.00
       
Sheehan Double $4,414.00 $8,828.00
  Triple $4,414.00 $8,828.00
       
Simpson Double $4,097.00 $8,194.00
  Quad $4,097.00 $8,194.00
  Single $4,097.00 $8,194.00
  Triple $4,097.00 $8,194.00
       
Stanford Double $4,414.00 $8,828.00
  Single $4,414.00 $8,828.00
       
Sullivan Double $4,414.00 $8,828.00
  Single $4,414.00 $8,828.00
  Triple $4,414.00 $8,828.00
       
The Commons 2 Bedroom, 2 Bath, Full Kitchen $5,478.00 $10,956.00
  4 Bedroom, 2 Bath, Full Kitchen $5,743.00 $11,486.00
  Single Room $4,681.00 $9,362.00
  2 Bedroom, 1 Bath, Kitchenette $4,946.00 $9,892.00
  3 Bedroom, 1 Bath, Kitchenette $5,078.00 $10,156.00
       
West Campus Apartments    
Klekotka, Moulden, Rudolph & Welsh 2 Bedroom, 1.5 Bath $5,212.00 $10,424.00
Farley, Gallen, Jackson & St. Clare 2 Bedroom, 2 Bath $5,478.00 $10,956.00
4 Bedroom, 2 Bath $5,478.00 $10,956.00

 

If you would like to request a room change, you must complete the online Room Change Request form found on the Housing and Dining Web Page.

The semester cost for housing may vary from room to room. Students accepting a room change may be charged more or less, depending on their new housing assignment. Before accepting a room change, please be certain to review current room rates. Costs will be prorated in accordance with the date of the room change.

Generally, there are few vacancies available on campus to accommodate room change requests. Given this, we strongly encourage students to seek assistance from their Resident Assistants and proceed with the mediation process if the request is due to a roommate conflict.

Room change requests are processed based on the following:

  • Freshmen: Students who are involved in roommate conflicts that were not solved through mediation will be given first priority when facilitating room change requests. All other requests will be accommodated based on availability in the order in which forms are submitted
  • Sophomores, Juniors, Seniors: Based on room availability, housing selection times will be used as a guide when offering room changes. Students with extenuating circumstances or who are experiencing a roommate conflict that was not resolved through mediation may be given preference.

Residence Life will make every effort to accommodate students who cannot leave campus during break periods. Depending on the length of the break period and the demand for housing, students may either be:

  • permitted to remain in their own room, or
  • asked to consolidate into another building for reasons of safety and security.

In order to remain on campus during a break period, students must register.

All University policies and terms of the housing contract remain in effect for students who remain in residence during break periods.

Please note that Dining Halls are closed and meal plans are not active during break periods. For more information, please see Dining Services.

Fall, Thanksgiving, Spring, and Easter Breaks

Given the demand for housing, residence halls will remain open during the Fall, Thanksgiving, Spring, and Easter Breaks for those registered students with transportation concerns, involvement in specific academic programs, or participation in University-sponsored activities.

Christmas/Winter Break

For reasons of safety and security, the University closes all but a few halls during this break period. Students who must stay on campus during this break for a University-sponsored program may be required to take up temporary residence in a hall other than their own during this time.

Senior Week

Graduating seniors and sponsored students participating in Commencement activities may register to remain in residence during this break period. One dining hall will remain open for approved students during senior week.

Summer Housing 2021

Summer housing in designated residence is only available for students whose academic program requires them to be on campus (e.g., in-person class, labs, research), who are employed by the University over the summer, who are participating in a University-sponsored internship program, or who are required to be on campus for a University program.

  • To submit the housing application, you must provide the general and specific reason for your housing request.
  • Residence Life will review all summer housing requests and will approve based on the criteria above.
  • Students will receive an email confirming their eligibility to reside on campus during the summer sessions within a minimum of 10 business days.
  • Students approved to reside on campus for the summer will be assigned as individuals in Sheehan, Austin, or Corr. Students will not be assigned roommates.
  • Housing assignments are typically available 1 week prior to the start of the summer session term.

Apply for Summer Housing

The Summer Housing Application will be available the week of March 22 via the Housing and Dining website.

Students newly admitted to the University who do not have a Villanova username or password should contact the Office for Residence Life.

Summer Housing Rates

Summer Session I: Room - $990.00 | Meals - $834.00

Summer Session II: Room - $990.00 | Meals - $834.00

Summer Session III: Room - $1,980.00 | Meals - $1668.00

If you have a vacancy in your room or apartment, Residence Life plans to fill your vacancy. You do not have the option to keep your room as a single.

Residence Life will inform you by email that you have an impending vacancy in your room or apartment and you will be asked if you have anyone in mind to fill the vacancy. Generally, you will be given one week to inform Residence Life if you have a preferred roommate to fill the vacancy. However, as circumstances require, we may exercise our ability under the terms of your housing contract to fill the space in your room without consulting you about your preferences.

If you have a preferred roommate, the following MUST occur in order for Residence Life to process your request.

  • Your requested roommate must be eligible to reside on campus. You and your roommates (if applicable) must complete and submit the "Roommate Request Form" found on the Housing and Dining Web Page.
  • Your preferred roommate (if currently residing on campus) must complete and submit a "Room Change Request Form", or complete and submit a "Spring Semester Housing Application" (if currently abroad/participating in an internship program/on a Leave of Absence) both found on the Housing and Dining Web Page.

If you do not have a preferred roommate:

  • Residence Life will offer your vacancy to someone seeking a room change.
  • You will be contacted via phone and/or email, given the name of the student seeking to fill the vacancy in your room/apartment, and will be asked to meet with the student (only applicable when classes are in session), prior to Residence Life approving the change.
  • In the majority of cases, Residence Life will work with you to find a compatible roommate. However, in cases of medical need or other urgent situations, Residence Life may assign a student to the vacancy in your room/apartment before you have had a chance to meet. If this occurs, our office will notify you that we are filling the vacancy, and provide you with the person’s name and expected move-in date.

The Office for Residence Life will maintain an on-campus housing waiting list for undergraduate students who currently commute from home, who live off-campus or who transfer into Villanova University.

It is important to note that while a student may have his/her name on the housing waiting list, this does not guarantee a space on-campus. The number of spaces that become available in a given year varies and is dependent on factors such as attrition, the number of students who choose to live off-campus or who choose to participate in study abroad programs.

Students on the housing waitlist 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 writing and submit it to the Director for Housing and Operations.

A student who accepts an assignment to an on-campus housing vacancy from the waitlist should note that future on-campus housing options will be based upon their class year admission status (e.g., not credit hours) and does not include a "three consecutive year housing guarantee", unless offered housing during their Freshman Year. Students who accept on-campus housing via the housing waiting list will be eligible to participate in their designated class housing selection process for the following year.

Returning from Study Abroad / Internships

Students who are not living on campus because they are studying abroad or participating in an internship during the fall semester will receive an email from Residence Life shortly after Fall Break with information about obtaining housing for the spring semester. Students will be directed to the Housing and Dining Webpage to complete a housing application and identify preferred roommates. Because of the number of mid-semester changes, students will not be notified of their specific housing assignment until mid/late December. Housing charges for the spring semester will not appear on the Fall bill but will be added in January.

Residence Life will guarantee a student an on-campus housing assignment upon his/her return from abroad/internships. However, Residence Life cannot guarantee a student a particular housing assignment. Residence Life will not remove a student from his/her assignment nor leave a space vacant to accommodate the needs of a returning student. Vacancies will be filled throughout the Fall and Spring Semesters. Given this, preferred roommates and/or apartment groups may or may not be placed in a housing assignment together upon return to the University.

Housing Options for New York City Internships

For your reference, the following is a list of companies that assist students with finding housing while interning in New York City. Please note that the University does not endorse any of the companies listed below:

Prevention and Educational Efforts

  • Residents are told not to bring: hot plates, toaster ovens, space heaters, any appliance with an open heating element, candles, incense, and potpourri burners.
  • All appliances and cords must be UL-approved.
  • The Department of Environmental Health & Safety provides information and safety brochures for Campus Fire Safety.
  • Floor plans, evacuation routes, evacuation assembly locations, drill procedures, and fire safety policies are reviewed by RA’s during their first floor meeting.
  • Laminated floor plans and evacuation routes are publicly posted on each floor of each residence hall.
  • The University celebrates Fire Prevention Week to promote Campus Fire Safety

Enforcement

  • Students will be fined heavily and are subject to other judicial action for any violation of Fire Safety
  • Fire/Health Safety inspections are conducted for every room three times per year. Violations are documented with a corrective action plan implemented.

Evacuation Drills

  • Evacuation drills are conducted to practice Emergency Preparedness such as escape routes & evacuation plans.
  • Unannounced drill conducted each semester, including summer session.
  • This joint effort involves Residence Life, Public Safety, Environmental Health & Safety and Facilities Management departments.

Evacuation Drill Process

  • Alarm pulled by Facilities Management;
  • Evacuation assistance and movement to the designated assembly area by Residence Life and Public Safety;
  • FMS representatives check for proper operation of alarm horns, exit and stairwell lights, fire doors, and presence of fire extinguishers;
  • Public Safety headquarters check to insure alarm relay working properly;
  • Evacuation maintained until Public Safety and Fire Department sounds "all clear";
  • FMS, Public Safety, EH&S, and Residence Life follow-up as required.

Equipment

  • Comprehensive alarm system installed in every building.
  • FMS checks & tests fire alarm systems, smoke detectors, sprinkler systems, and fire extinguishers.
  • Buildings zoned with sensitive smoke detectors that sound alarm for smoke or fumes.
  • Alarms sound in building and also sent to Public Safety department manned 24/7.
  • The Annunciator panel at the main entrance identifies the location of tripped detector or pull box.
  • The strobe light at top of each building alerts the fire department to the correct building.
  • Sprinklers are an important part of the fire protection system. All residential living areas are equipped with sprinkler systems in student rooms and common areas.
  • All Villanova halls are equipped with fast-acting smoke detectors that sound fire alarms when triggered.
  • All hallways are equipped with fire extinguishers; all apartment kitchens have extinguishers.
  • Doors and interior walls are one-hour fire-rated, i.e., would take a fire one hour to burn through these items and reach a corridor.

Emergency Evacuation Procedures

Before a fire:

  • Students should know the location and route for their first and second means of egress
  • Students should keep fire doors closed.
  • Students should know the location of all fire extinguishers in their area.
    (Note: Do not attempt to extinguish a fire unless you have been trained or the fire is between you and the exit.)

Whether you sense a fire or the building fire alarm system is activated, put the evacuation procedures in action.

Never ignore a fire alarm!

When a fire alarm sounds, you must evacuate the building. In the event of a fire alarm or if a student suspects a fire:

  1. Activate the building alarm. (Pull the alarm on your way out of the building if the alarm horn is not already suspended.)
  2. Call Public Safety (610) 519-4444 …give as much information as possible. Your first action should be to grab your room keys and proceed to the nearest exit. Be sure to alert any other occupants in the room.
  3. Evacuate from the building quickly and quietly. (If the hallway is clear of smoke, walk to the nearest fire exit and evacuate the building. Close your door behind you. Leave the fire fighting to the professionals.)
    1. Feel the door from top to bottom: if it is hot, do not open. Keep calm. If trapped in a room, do the following if possible.
      1. Place towels or clothing, preferably wet under the door to keep smoke out.
      2. Clear the window of blinds, attract attention. If you have a phone available contact Public Safety at (610) 519-4444 and tell the dispatcher that you are trapped, give your name and room number.
      3. Stay low; breathe fresh air near the ground.
      4. Stay calm and await help.
    2. If the door is cool, crouch low and open the door slowly. Close the door quickly if smoke or fire is present.
    3. If it is clear, exit via the nearest stairwell. Stay low if smoke conditions exist. Report to your designated evacuation area.
    4. If you encounter heavy smoke in a stairwell, go back and use an alternate route.
  4. Never use elevators! Elevators will stop during a fire.
  5. Follow the evacuation plan established for this building.
  6. Do not re-enter this building until instructed by Public Safety and/or
    Fire Department.
  7. Tampering with or misuse of fire safety equipment is illegal. Violators are subject to appropriate sanctions and prosecution.

A report of suspected mold may be made using the Facilities Request form, or by calling (610) 519-4420, from 8 a.m.–3 p.m. During other hours, please call Public Safety at (610) 519-6979, which will contact Facilities personnel for an in-person response.

Below is additional information related to reports of suspected mold:

  • Any time the University receives a report of suspected mold in a residence hall, there is a swift and coordinated response from Villanova’s Offices of Environmental Health and Safety, Facilities Management, and Residence Life.
  • When the report references an air conditioning unit, our Maintenance Department immediately cleans it appropriately, whether we believe there is mold or not.
  • When the reported concern is unrelated to an air conditioning unit, the room is first evaluated by trained staff from our Environmental Health and Safety Team who use the Dampness and Mold Assessment Tool created by the National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health—a branch of the CDC.

When mold is identified, we work quickly to address the situation by:

  • Cleaning and disinfecting affected areas.
  • Assessing and ensuring proper air circulation.
  • Having maintenance staff check the HVAC unit to make sure it’s working optimally.
  • Providing a dehumidifier (delivered within 24 hours) in instances where the humidity levels are found to be elevated.
  • As a note: The air conditioning and ventilation in the residence hall rooms are not interconnected. Each room has an individual air conditioning unit. So, an issue in one room is not symptomatic of a larger issue within the entire residence hall.

General Phone: (610) 519-4154

Housing Phone: (610) 519-4155

Fax: (610) 519-7303

Campus Resources
We want to provide the best experience possible for our students and community members. Below are helpful resources and tools to assist you during your time at Villanova.

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Dining Services

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Department of Public Safety

Parents and Families

International Student Services

Office of Disability Services


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.

Residence Life Policies