Whittier College is a residential community where the vast majority of students live in one of eight residence halls that grace the campus - Ball, Campbell, Johnson, Harris, Stauffer, Turner, Wanberg, and Wardman. Some large and some small, each hall has an individual architectural style and interior décor, and each year, develops a personality unique to its inhabitants.
A few of our residence halls are homes to themed-living communities, where students with a common interest share a floor and plan activities together. Others are set aside for upperclassman or first and second year students, such as our Living Learning Communities, where freshmen live together based upon shared coursework.
Each hall contains common lounge areas, with cable television, fireplaces, internet access, and basic cooking facilities. Additionally, certain residence halls are located immediately next to such campus resources as computer labs, the library, the fitness center, or Faculty Master’s Houses (houses where faculty members live and host cultural and educational events).
Residence halls are staffed by full-time area coordinators (ACs) and undergraduate resident advisors (RAs), who provide students with continuous support, assistance, and program opportunities for learning and development.
First Year Experience/Living Learning Communities
Johnson Hall - The closest hall to the Wardman Library and near other academic buildings, Johnson houses 90 students, and is directly attached to a Faculty Master’s house. Johnson houses first-year students in living learning communities.
Stauffer Hall - Stauffer houses approximately 210 students. Stauffer houses first-year students in living learning communities.
Harris Hall - Near the Athletic Center, Harris is home to 150 students, and has wide panoramic views of LA. Harris Hall also has air conditioning and a full kitchen. Harris Hall hosts Special Interest Housing groups, which are selected the year prior to move in.
Wanberg Hall - Close to the Athletic Center and a Faculty Master’s house, Wanberg houses 90 students and is co-educational by floor. If you're interested in gardening & sustainable living, this is the hall for you.
Wardman Hall - Quiet and intimate, Wardman Hall is co-educational and home to 26 students. This dignified hall also houses the Whittier Scholars Program and classrooms.
Upper Division Housing
Ball Hall - With a mid-century design and central location, this co-educational hall houses around 90 students.
Campbell Hall - Built in 1929, Campbell Hall serves as the International Kaplan-Aspect home for 24 students.
Turner Hall - The newest residence hall at Whittier, Turner is located atop the upper campus and rooms have panoramic views of Los Angeles. Near the Athletic Center, Turner Hall houses about 180 upperclassmen.
Arbor Ridge - Located in the foothillls of Friendly Hills, on a quiet cul-de-sac setting, Arbor Ridge offers newly remodeled, truly spacious homes for off-campus students.