First-Year Housing Assignments

* 2020-2021 Housing Information.pdf
Please download the PDF above for important information for first time residents regarding housing processes and guarantees. This information is also available online with your admission materials.


Receiving a Housing Assignment

As a first-year student entering in the fall, you will receive a Housing Assignment if:

  • you applied and were accepted to the University as a resident student for first-time undergraduate studies beginning in the fall
  • you paid your deposit
  • you completed your housing contract.

Housing Contract Availability

New resident students admitted to the University via Early Decision who submit their Admissions Deposit by Tuesday, January 7, 2020 will be able to access, complete and submit an online Housing Contract via the Housing & Dining Web Page the Freshman Housing Contract between February 28 and June 4, 2020.

New resident students admitted to the University via the Early Action and Regular Decision Processes will be able to access, complete and submit an online Housing Contract via the Housing & Dining Web Page. The Freshman Housing Contract will be available to between Monday, May 4 and Thursday, June 4, 2020.

Completing Your Housing Contract

Students who submit the non-refundable admission deposit, will be able to complete their housing application and accept the terms of your housing contract between May 4 and June 4 at for Regular Decision Applicants and February 28 - June 4 for Early Decision Applicants. If you submit your admission deposit on April 28 or later, you will need to wait three (3) business days to be able to access the housing application.

Housing 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
  • If you have circumstances that may require other housing accommodations, please contact Marie Schauder to coordinate how we can best work with you.
  • First-year housing assignments and roommate information will be available via the Housing & Dining Web Page during the last week of July.  Students will receive an email to their address when housing assignments are available.

Roommate Assignments

First-year residents are assigned roommates on the basis of gender, date Housing Contract received enrollment in designated Learning Communities or Special Interest Housing Options and on the responses submitted in the questionnaire section of 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.  

Standard Triple and Quad Room Assignments:    

Selecting one preferred roommate does not exclude you from being assigned to a triple or quad room. Roommate pairs assigned to a standard triple or quad room will be assigned together with a third or fourth random roommate.

Requesting Preferred Roommates
As submission of the Housing Application/Contract is time sensitive, students who are interested in requesting a preferred roommates and who are still making final roommate arrangments should:
  • Submit their housing application/contract without adding their roommate(s) to the application.
  • 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.
  • To request housing with a preferred roommate(s), students will need:
    • the correct spelling of their preferred roommates’ last names; and
    • their preferred roommates' Villanova University User IDs.

Applying to COMMUNITAS

Students will be able to apply to COMMUNITAS themes via the Housing & Dinging Web Page.  

  • Students will express their initial interest in participating in COMMUNITAS as part of the housing contract.

Residence Hall Fast Facts

  • First- year residents may housed in halls on all areas of campus. First-year residents are housed in double, triple, quad or single rooms in residence halls on South Campus, Main Campus and West Campus.  
  • Villanova houses approximately 5,400 undergraduate students in 32 on-campus residence halls located throughout all areas of campus - Main Campus, South Campus, The Commons and West Campus.  There are 18 traditional residence halls and 14 apartment/suite-style halls that are reserved for upper-class students.

  • Residence halls are co-educational and range in size from 30 to 520 residents. Students residing in traditional residence halls are housed in rooms and on floors/wings according to gender.  Apartment units are single-gender, but floors and wings are co-educational.