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Rising Sophomores Housing Selection

This following information will assist you in securing on‐campus housing for the 2020‐2021 academic year. Rising Sophomores will submit their housing applications from Monday, January 13 - Friday, January 24 by 5 pm. Rising Sophomore Housing Selection will begin on March, 23, 2020.  Please feel free to contact our office with questions by phone at 610‐519‐4155, by email to Marie Schauder or Residence Life via email.


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 2019‐2020 academic year.  Students who obtained housing via a wait list (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 his/ her disciplinary record.


In March, current freshman residents will receive detailed information by email from Residence Life about their housing options for junior/senior year and instructions about participating in the housing selection 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 January 13 to Friday, January 24 at 5 pm.  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, 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. 


The housing options available for Rising Sophomores include:

  • Alumni Hall - Designated for Sophomore Service Learning Community for 2020-21 Academic Year
  • 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
  • Sullivan hall - Double Rooms
  • St. Mary's Hall - Single Rooms and a Limited Number of Double and Triple Rooms
  • Rudolph Hall - 4 Person, 2 Bedroom, Full Bath Apartments.
  • Welsh Hall - 4 Person, 2 Bedroom, Full Bath 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 community together.


Login here to access the "Roommate Finder Binder" online form.