HOUSING ASSIGNMENTS

Students move into residence halls on Villanova's campus.

IMPORTANT DATES

Housing Contracts are available:

  • Rising Seniors: September/October of Junior Year
  • Rising Juniors: January/February of Sophomore Year
  • Rising Sophomores: January/February of Freshman Year
  • Incoming Students Who Submit Admissions Deposit: Early Decision I (deposit submitted by January 18–March 1 | Regular Decision – May 3

 

Selection and Assignment Process

 

ACCESS YOUR HOUSING CONTRACT

New resident students admitted to the University via Early Decision 1 who submit their Admissions Deposit by Monday, January 11, 2021, will be able to access, complete and submit the online Freshman Housing Contract between March 1 and June 4, 2021.

New resident students admitted to the University via the Early Decision 2 and Regular Decision Processes will be able to access, complete and submit the online Freshman Housing Contract between Monday, May 3 and Friday, June 4, 2021.

COMPLETE YOUR HOUSING CONTRACT

Students who submit the non-refundable admission deposit will be able to complete their housing application and accept the terms of their housing contract between May 3 and June 4 for Regular Decision Applicants and March 1 and June 4 for Early Decision 1 Applicants.

If you submit your admission deposit on April 27 or later, you will need to wait three (3) business days to be able to access the housing application.

HOUSING AND ROOMMATE ASSIGNMENTS

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

New residents are assigned housing and roommates based on gender, date Housing Contract/Application received, enrollment in designated Learning Communities or Special Interest Housing Options and—when possible—preferences specified in a questionnaire that accompanies the Housing Contract.

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 (rooms designed to accommodate 3 or 4 students), triple and quad rooms is limited and Residence Life may not be able to accommodate all requests.

Please note the following regarding roommate assignment.

  • Students do not need to request a preferred roommate.
  • Selection of a preferred roommate(s) 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, provided that interest in sharing a room is mutual and each resident has designated the other as a preferred roommate when completing the Housing Application/Contract.
  • PLEASE NOTE REQUESTS RECEIVED AFTER JUNE 4 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 need to do so via the Roommate Preference Form link, which will appear on the housing webpage after submitting the Housing Contract.

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.

If you have circumstances that may require other housing accommodations, please contact Marie Schauder to coordinate how we can best work with you.

APPLYING TO COMMUNITAS

Students will express their initial interest in participating in the COMMUNITAS Learning Community and apply to a theme as part of the Housing Contract.

IMPORTANT DATES

Rising sophomores will submit their housing contracts from Monday, February 1 through Friday, February 12, 2021 by 5 p.m.

Rising sophomore housing selection will begin on March, 16, 2021.

ELIGIBILITY

Rising Sophomores: Current first-year students who reside in the residence halls and who were admitted to the University as first-time residents during the 2020‐2021 academic year. Students who obtained housing via a waitlist (transfers and commuters) are also eligible to participate in their class appropriate housing selection process.

Judicial Status and Eligibility: As determined by the Dean of Students Office, a student’s eligibility to participate in the rising sophomore housing selection process may be affected by their disciplinary record.

PROCESS

Step 1: Complete the Housing Application/Contract and Select Roommates

Students will first need to confirm their intent to reside on-campus during their sophomore year by completing the housing application and contract online.

Students will be able to access, complete and submit an online housing application from Monday, February 1 to Friday, February 12, 2021 at 5 p.m. Students will also be able to enter their preferred roommate(s) as part of the housing application process.

Step 2: Students Receive a Housing Selection Time

Students who complete the housing application and contract will subsequently be issued a computer-generated random housing selection time. Separate selection times are generated for male and female students.

Please note: Factors such as previous housing assignment, difficulties with roommates, facilities concerns, academic standing, participation in special activities and other factors are not considered when generating selection times.

Step 3: Students Select Housing Online

Students will then be able to choose their housing assignment and roommate(s) online at their designated housing selection time. Students with earlier selection times will be able to secure housing for themselves and their roommates.

Please note: The demand to reside in certain halls, especially Sullivan and Sheehan Halls and the West Campus Apartments, often exceeds the capacity of those halls. It is possible that students with a later selection time may not secure their first or second choice of housing. It is important that students have thought about other housing options beyond their first or second choices.

RESIDENCE HALL OPTIONS FOR RISING SOPHOMORES FOR 2021-2022

The housing options available for Rising Sophomores include:

  • Alumni Hall: Single, Double and a Limited Number of Triple Rooms
  • Austin Hall: Single Rooms
  • Corr Hall: Single Rooms
  • St. Rita's Hall: Single Rooms
  • Moriarty Hall: Double Rooms
  • Sheehan Hall: Double Rooms and a Limited Number of Triple Rooms. Please note: the ground floor of Sheehan Hall has been designated for the Sophomore Service Learning Community for the 2021-2022 academic year.
  • Sullivan Hall: Double Rooms
  • St. Mary's Hall: Single Rooms and a Limited Number of Double and Triple Rooms
  • West Campus Apartments: Specific Buildings to be determined
  • Moulden Hall: 4-Person, 2-Bedroom, Full-bath apartments - Moulden Hall will be a mixed class year building and will provide housing for Honors students interested in living in community together.
  • Other residence hall space to be determined after Rising Junior Housing selection is complete.

IMPORTANT DATES

Rising Junior Housing Contracts are available from Monday, November 2 through Monday, November 16, 2020.  Current sophomores who wish to live on campus for the 2021–2022 academic year must submit a Housing Contract to be eligible to select an on-campus housing assignment.

Rising Juniors will select housing in February. Students will receive an email from the Office for Residence Life outlining specific dates for the housing selection the week of January 25, 2021.

ELIGIBILITY
Rising Juniors: Current second-year students who reside in the residence halls and who were admitted to the University as first-time residents during the 2019‐2020 academic year. Students who obtained housing via a waitlist (transfers and commuters) are eligible to participate in their class year-appropriate housing selection process.

Judicial Status and Eligibility: As determined by the Dean of Students Office, a student’s eligibility to participate in the housing selection process may be affected by their disciplinary record.

PROCESS
Step 1: Complete the Housing Contract and Select Roommates
Students will first need to confirm their intent to reside on-campus during their junior year by completing the housing contract online.

Students will be able to access, complete and submit an online housing application available via the Housing and Dining Web Page from November 2-November 16, 2020. Students will also be able to enter their preferred roommate(s) as part of the housing application process.

Step 2: Students Receive Housing Selection Time
Students who complete the housing contract will subsequently be issued a computer-generated random housing selection time. Separate selection times are generated for male and female students.

Please note: Factors such as previous housing assignment, assignment to a converted triple room, difficulties with roommates, academic standing, participation in special activities and other factors are not considered when generating selection times.

Step 3: Students Select Housing Online
Students will then be able to choose their housing assignment and roommate(s) online at their designated housing selection time. Students with earlier selection times will be able to secure housing for themselves and their roommates.

Please note: The demand to reside in certain halls, especially The Commons and the West Campus Apartments, often exceeds the capacity of those halls. It is possible that students with a later selection time may not secure their first or second choice of housing. It is important that students have thought about other housing options beyond their first or second choices.

RESIDENCE HALL OPTIONS FOR RISING JUNIORS 2021-2022

  • St. Mary's Hall: Single Rooms and a Limited Number of Double and Triple Rooms
  • Farley, Jackson and St. Clare Halls: 2 Bedroom, 2 Bath, Full Kitchen Apartments and a Limited Number of 4 Bedroom, 2 Bath, Kitchenette Apartments
  • Gallen Hall: 2 Bedroom, 2 Bath, Full Kitchen Apartments and a Limited Number of 4 Bedroom, 2 Bath, Kitchenette Apartments – Gallen will be a junior and sophomore building and will be utilized as one of our Special Interest buildings. Theme to be announced in January.
  • Klekotka Hall: 2 Bedroom, 1.5 Bath, Full Kitchen Apartments
  • Moulden Hall: 4 Person, 2 Bedroom, Full Bath Apartments - Moulden Hall will be a mixed class year building and will provide housing for Honors students interested in living in community together.
  • The Commons: 4 person, 2 Bedroom, 1 Bath, Kitchenette Units and Clustered Single Rooms - Students living in the Clusters - 6 - 8 rooms - share a Semi-Private Bath

IMPORTANT DATES

Tuesday, September 28 through Friday, October 8, 2021: Senior Housing Contract Available via the Housing and Dining website.

ELIGIBILITY
While a fourth year of housing is only guaranteed to students who were admitted to the University under a special scholarship or program guaranteeing a fourth year of housing, rising seniors who live on campus during their junior year are eligible to participate in the Senior Housing Lottery.

The number of seniors selected to secure on-campus housing through the lottery process is based on:

  • The total number of students who submit the Senior Housing Contract;
  • the number of guaranteed seniors who commit to on-campus housing,
  • and total number of freshmen, sophomores and juniors we are obligated to house.

PROCESS FOR GUARANTEED SENIORS
Complete the Housing Contract and Select Roommates
Tuesday, September 28 through Friday, October 8, 2021: Senior Housing Contract Available via the Housing and Dining website.

Friday, October 8, 2021: Senior Housing Contract due by 5 p.m. Contracts will not be accepted after this deadline.

All seniors (guaranteed and non-guaranteed) must submit a Senior Housing Contract to be eligible for on-campus housing.

Students can apply for housing in groups of 1, 2, 3 or 4. A group is formed based on the number of preferred roommates they list on their housing contract.

Rising seniors guaranteed a fourth year of housing may list seniors not guaranteed housing as preferred roommates, but will only be able to select them as roommates if the preferred roommates submit a housing contract and their randomly assigned lottery number guarantees them a space in the housing selection process.

Seniors guaranteed a fourth year of housing and who submit a housing contract will automatically receive a housing selection time on Tuesday, October 26.

Housing selection will take place from Thursday, October 28 through Tuesday, November 2, 2021.

PROCESS FOR NON-GUARANTEED SENIORS

Housing Lottery Process
Rising seniors interested in participating in the lottery process will need to submit their housing contract by Friday, October 8 by 5 p.m.

Students can enter the Lottery in groups of 1, 2, 3 or 4. A group is formed based on the number of preferred roommates they list on their housing contract. Each group will receive one lottery number which will determine the group’s eligibility to secure on-campus housing.

Rising seniors participating in the lottery must solidify roommate preferences prior to submitting their housing contract. Students wishing to update roommate preferences after submitting their housing contract and before October 8 should contact the Office for Residence Life at residencelife@villanova.edu.

Non-guaranteed seniors may list seniors guaranteed housing as preferred roommates, but will only be able to select them as roommates if the preferred roommates submit a housing contract and list them as preferred roommates and your group receives a lottery number that allows you to select housing.

Seniors not guaranteed a fourth year of housing who submit a housing contract will receive a lottery number to determine their eligibility for on-campus housing on Tuesday, October 19.

Students whose lottery numbers do not allow them to participate in the housing selection process will automatically be placed on the Senior Housing Wait List (see Senior Housing Waiting List below for more information).

Students who receive a lottery number guaranteeing them a space in the housing selection process will receive a housing selection time on Tuesday, October 26 via the Housing and Dining website.

Housing selection will take place from Thursday, October 28 through Tuesday, November 2, 2021.

Students eligible to select housing during the housing selection process may change roommate preferences until they select housing. You may only select a roommate who is eligible to participate in the housing selection process either through their housing guarantee or through the lottery process.

Rising Seniors are given first priority for selecting housing.

Seniors may not request Rising Juniors as preferred roommates during the Senior Housing Selection Process.

If vacancies remain in apartments/suites after all seniors eligible to select housing have done so, seniors with preferred roommates in the rising junior class may request their preferred rising junior roommates be added to the open space in their housing assignment by contacting the Office for Residence Life.

SENIOR HOUSING WAITING LIST
As has been the case since the opening of The Commons, the Office for Residence Life is committed to providing an on-campus housing option for as many Rising Seniors as possible. To do so for the coming year, we are taking the following steps:

  • Residence Life will review the number of rising seniors assigned a housing selection time who did not select housing at the end of the fall semester.
  • Rising seniors who are able to be accommodated off the waiting list will be contacted prior to rising junior housing selection which takes place in February and will be offered on-campus housing.
  • Residence Life will continue to monitor the waiting list throughout the course of the spring semester and summer. As on-campus housing space becomes available either through cancellations or through RA placements, we will reach out to those students on the Rising Senior Waiting List accordingly.

If you secure off-campus housing between now and the beginning of the spring semester and no longer wish to be considered for on-campus housing, please email us so we can remove you from the waiting list.

Villanova University is unable to guarantee housing to transfer students, but will maintain a housing wait list for transfers who submit an Admissions Deposit. Residence Life will utilize the date students submit their Admissions Deposit as a guide for offering students on-campus housing.

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.

Students with a diagnosed medical condition that may significantly impact residential living must submit the Request for Special Housing Accommodations form found on the Housing and Dining website and provide a Diagnostician Report that addresses all areas outlined below to the Office for Residence Life and the Office of Disability Services. Once both are received, the student will meet with a member of the Office of Disability Services staff. 

Following this meeting, the documentation and request will be reviewed by the Office of Disability Services and the Office for Residence Life in consultation with the following departments as deemed necessary: University Counseling Services, Learning Support Services and/or the Student Health Center.

Additional guidelines for the Documentation of Disabilities can be found here.

Required Diagnostician Information

The letter from the diagnostician should include the following information and be submitted on business letterhead:

  • Your name, signature, professional credentials, license number, and contact information.
  • A diagnostic statement including the date of the most recent evaluation.
  •  The current impact of (or limitations imposed by) the condition(s).
  • The expected duration, stability, or progression of the condition(s).
  • Treatments, medications, devices, or services currently prescribed or used to minimize the impact of the condition(s).
  • A detailed description of the recommended housing accommodation.
  • A clear connection between the impact of the condition and the recommended housing accommodation.
  • A statement of the level of need (or consequence of not receiving) the recommended housing request.

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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