HOUSING INFORMATION AND POLICIES
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SPRING 2021 HOUSING CALENDAR
Friday, January 22–Sunday, January 24
Students move into residence halls on selected date and time
Monday, January 25
Thursday, April 1
Easter Recess Begins after Last Class
Monday, April 5
Tuesday, May 4
Wednesday, May 5-Tuesday, May 11
Final Examinations (no exams Sunday, May 6)
Wednesday, May 12
Residence Halls Close at Noon
Friday, May 14 to Saturday, May 15
Sunday, May 16
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.
**All residence halls and apartments close Wednesday, May 12 at Noon for students not required to stay on campus for Commencement activities.
|Single with Private Bath||$8,592.00||$4,296.00|
|Suite with Private Bath||$8,592.00||$4,296.00|
|West Campus Apartments||2 Bedroom, 1.5 Bath, Full Kitchen||$10,146.00||$5,073.00|
|2 Bedroom, 2 Bath, Full Kitchen||$10,662.00||$5,331.00|
|4 Bedroom, 2 Bath, Kitchentte||$10,662.00||$5,331.00|
|The Commons||2 Bedroom, 2 Bath, Full Kitchen||$10,662.00||$5,331.00|
|4 Bedroom, 2 Bath, Full Kitchen||$11,178.00||$5,073.00|
|2 Bedroom, 1 Bath, Kitchenette||$9,628.00||$4,814.00|
|3 Bedroom, 1 Bath, Kitchenette||$9,884.00||$4,942.00|
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
- Upperclass Students: 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.
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.
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 in designated residence halls is available for students taking summer school classes, conducting University-sponsored research, participating in the undergraduate SBI program and participating in summer internship programs.
Temporary housing accommodations may be available at a prorated housing rate for students who are attending summer school/SBI and their off-campus lease does not begin until June 1. Students interested in this option must complete a Summer Housing Application and indicate the reason they are requesting temporary housing on the application form.
APPLY FOR SUMMER HOUSING
The Summer Housing Application will be available beginning the week of March 16.
Non-Villanova students or students newly admitted to the University who do not have a Villanova Username and Password should contact the Office for Residence Life at email@example.com or 610-519-4155.
Students can request a preferred roommate on their Housing Application. Requests will be accommodated based on mutual preference and housing availability.
Housing assignments are typically available 1 week prior to the start of the Summer Session the student is attending.
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 which 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 wait 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 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 wait list 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 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 at 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
- 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 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 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.
- 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.
- Annunciator panel at main entrance identifies location of tripped detector or pull box.
- Strobe light at top of each building alerts fire department to 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 alarm when triggered.
- All hallways 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:
- Activate the building alarm. (Pull the alarm on your way out of the building if the alarm horn is not already suspended.)
- 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.
- 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.)
- 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.
- Place towels or clothing, preferably wet under the door to keep smoke out.
- 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.
- Stay low; breathe fresh air near the ground.
- Stay calm and await help.
- If the door is cool, crouch low and open door slowly. Close door quickly if smoke or fire is present.
- If it is clear, exit via nearest stairwell. Stay low if smoke conditions exist. Report to your designated evacuation area.
- If you encounter heavy smoke in a stairwell, go back and use an alternate route.
- 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.
- Never use elevators! Elevators will stop during a fire.
- Follow the evacuation plan established for this building.
- Do not re-enter this building until instructed by Public Safety and/or
- Tampering with or misuse of fire safety equipment is illegal. Violators are subject to appropriate sanctions and prosecution.
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.
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.