With the opening of our new residential complex - The Commons - Residence Life WILL maintain a waitlist for transfer, commuting or non-guaranteed senior students for the 2020-2021 academic year.
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.
Question about the Waiting List, email us.