Housing & Residential Life

At its core, Whittier College is a strong and vibrant residential community, comprised of scholars, athletes, artists, performers, volunteers, and leaders, hailing from both this country and abroad.

Living in Whittier's residential campus community, students will find their pursuit of knowledge enhanced, their range of cultural and social opportunities expanded, and will learn more about themselves and others than ever imagined. In the residence halls, lifelong friendships take root, and the experience can engender a whole new definition of "family" and "home."

Office of Housing & Residential Life Vision Statement 

By embracing their unbounded potential, the Office of Housing & Residential Life will support students as they become influential members within a dynamic global community.

Office of Housing & Residential Life Mission Statement

The Office of Housing & Residential Life is committed to intentionally enhancing the dynamic Whittier College student experience. A team-oriented philosophy is integral as we collaboratively explore solutions to the challenges facing our campus and community. Our student-focused approach consists of a high level of responsiveness to support the health and safety of our community. We foster a welcoming, safe environment where all engage in meaningful conversations and develop lasting relationships.

Fall 2016 Move-In Information

Sunday, September 4, 2016
Move-in for new students (first-year and transfer)

Report to North Lawn between 8:00 a.m. and 11:00 a.m. to check in for Orientation and receive instructions for residence hall check-in. More information about Orientation for first-year and transfer students is available through the Orientation website.

Monday, September 5, 2016
Move-in for returning students

Report to your assigned residence hall between 12:00 p.m. and 4:00 p.m.


For specific questions regarding your assigned building, please contact your respective professional staff member
Stauffer, Johnson, and Arbor Ridge: Joe Melendez
Turner and Ball: Felirose Tamparong
Wanberg, Harris, and Campbell: Tea Bogue


For general questions and inquiries: residentiallife@whittier.edu