Housing & Residential Life


The Housing Application for Fall 2022 is currently open.  

Resuming in Fall 2022, all students are required to live on campus unless they meet the exemption requirements Off Campus Requirements. Students who require an exemption due to financial reasons may fill out our financial hardship form online Financial Hardship

To request housing accommodations or medically related housing/meal plan exemptions please contact Student Disability Services (SDS) directly via email or 562.907.4825 as soon as possible to start the required paperwork. Please do not send any medical documentation/emails to the Housing office, all accommodation approvals are through SDS. SDS priority deadline is April 4.

Students who do not meet the off-campus requirements, the financial hardship criteria and are not requesting medical accommodations but wish to petition the residency policy to live off campus for the academic year 2022-2023 may contact the Director of Housing & Residential Life, Joseph Melendez via email at jmelendez@whittier.edu with your petition letter.

Priority housing deadline is April 24. All applications after the deadline will be placed on a housing waitlist and manually placed by the Housing office. Housing assignments will be sent to students’ poet email account between May 20 and May 27.

If you’re interested in residing in our themed community, Gender Inclusive Housing (GIH) please visit our Theme Community website. If you have any questions regarding GIH please contact Housing & Residential Life (HRL) via email or Office of Equity and Inclusion (OEI) via email.

We have provided a short video on how to complete the housing application. 

Online Housing Selection will take place on the following dates:

  • May 9: Seniors/Juniors
  • May 11: Rising juniors 
  • May 13: Rising sophomores
  • May 14-15: Make-up day (available all weekend)
  • May 16: Residential Life Housing Selection hold

Dates are tentative and will be confirmed via email. You will receive further instructions on how you select your building and room at a later date. More information on online housing selection is available on our website Housing Selection Information

Contacting the Office of Housing and Residential Life

Although every attempt is made to return voicemails in a timely manner, email continues to be the best way to contact the Office of Housing and Residential Life at this time.