Online Campus Housing Selection for Returning Students


Understanding Housing Selection

Housing Selection is the process by which students pick their room for the following academic year. A series of information sessions are held each spring to familiarize returning students with the process. Incoming first-year and transfer students can find more information about housing selection on the Admitted Students page. 

Participating in Online Housing Selection

Students may access their housing form via the Housing Portal. Students are strongly encouraged to attend one of the advertised spring housing selection informational sessions. 

Rooms are available in Ball, Harris, Johnson, Turner, and Wanberg residence halls. Students may not participate in Housing Selection if they have a business hold. All outstanding balances must be cleared prior to Spring Break or early April to participate in Online Housing Selection. The student must obtain a release from the Business Office once the hold has been cleared. Please note that resolved holds may take up to 24 hours to be reflected on your account.

Fall 2024 Online Housing Selection Dates

  • March 20: Deadline to submit accommodation request to SAS
  • March 22: Priority housing selection deadline
  • April 9–10: Students emailed their timeslot/lottery number
  • April 16: Senior/Junior status (>74 credits) Selection Date
  • April 17: Rising Juniors status (44-73 credits) Selection Date
  • April 18: Rising Sophomores status (< 44 credits) Selection Date
  • April 19–21: Make-up weekend (open to all students for last-minute selections)
  • April 22: (or later) Students who do not have an approved exception, and are required to participate in housing, will be charged a double room rate with a 10-meal plan
  • April 29–30: Housing assignments will be sent to students’ poet email account

Dates are tentative and will be confirmed via email. Questions regarding the Housing Selection process may be directed to Housing & Residential Life via email or at 562.907.4233

Living Off Campus

Please see Whittier's policies for students who wish to live off campus