Residence Halls

Whittier College is a residential community where the vast majority of students live in one of seven residence halls that grace the campus - Ball, Campbell, Johnson, Harris, Stauffer, Turner, and Wanberg.

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.

Some residence halls are home to theme communities. Stauffer Hall houses the First-Generation and Leadership Development theme communities, created specifically for first-year students. In addition, Harris is home to the 24-Hour Quiet, Pet Friendly, and Gender Inclusive Housing theme communities, which are open to all students.

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 Directors (ADs) and undergraduate Resident Advisors (RAs), who provide students with continuous support, assistance, and program opportunities for learning and development.

Theme Communities

Stauffer Hall

Stauffer houses approximately 210 first-year students in the First-Generation and Leadership Development theme communities.

Harris Hall 

Harris is home to 150 students and offers students panoramic views of Greater Los Angeles. Harris Hall is air conditioned, has a kitchen, and hosts Gender Inclusive Housing, Pet Friendly, and 24-Hour Quiet theme communities.  

First-Year and Upper Division Housing

Ball Hall

With a mid-century design and central location, Ball Hall is a co-educational hall that houses 90 students.

Campbell Hall 

Built in 1929, Campbell Hall serves as the home for 24 Kaplan International students.

Johnson Hall

Johnson is the closest hall to Wardman Library, other academic buildings, and is directly attached to Dezember Alumni House. Johnson houses approximately 90 students in triple occupancy rooms.

Turner Hall

The most modern residence hall at Whittier, Turner is located atop the upper campus and offers students access to panoramic views of Greater Los Angeles. Turner Hall houses approximately 180 returning students.

Wanberg Hall

Close to the Graham Athletic Center and Hartley House, Wanberg houses 90 students and is co-educational by floor. 

Off-Campus Housing

Arbor Ridge

Arbor Ridge offers students an opportunity to live off-campus while still enjoying the services provided by Housing & Residential Life. Located a mere three blocks away from campus, Arbor Ridge offers newly remodeled and spacious apartments. Whittier College Arbor Ridge spaces are considered on-campus housing.