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.
A few of our residence halls are homes to themed-living communities. Others are set aside for upperclassman or first and second year students such as our Living-Learning Communities, where first-years live together based upon similar academic, social and personal interests.
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 Community Advisors (CAs), who provide students with continuous support, assistance, and program opportunities for learning and development.
First Year Experience/Living Learning Communities
Stauffer houses approximately 210 first-year students in the Arts & Entertainment and Science & Technology living-learning communities.
Near the Graham Athletic Center, Harris is home to 150 students, and has wide 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 communities.
First-Year and Upper Division Housing
With a mid-century design and central location, Ball Hall is a co-educational hall that houses 90 students.
Built in 1929, Campbell Hall serves as the home for 24 Kaplan International students.
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.
The most modern residence hall at Whittier, Turner is located atop the upper campus and rooms have panoramic views of Greater Los Angeles. Near the Graham Athletic Center, Turner Hall houses about 180 upperclassmen.
Close to the Graham Athletic Center and Hartley House, Wanberg houses 90 students and is co-educational by floor.
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.