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.

Housing Information for the 2020-21 Academic School Year

Whittier College has made adjustments to its housing offerings for the 2020-21 that may supersede the information found here. Please visit the College's Moving Forward section for the most updated information.

Housing at Whittier

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 communities. Others are set aside for upperclassman or first and second year students such as our Themed 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, each residence hall is conveniently located close to campus resources such as the Counseling Center, Graham Athletics Center, and Wardman Library.

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.  

General 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 Athletics 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.