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 application 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

  • are assigned to a specific Harris community or Arbor Ridge housing
  • have a business hold

All outstanding balances must be cleared prior to Spring Break or early April in order 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.

2019 Online Housing Selection Dates

Online Housing Selection is only available 8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. during the following dates:

March 26: Seniors/Juniors
March 28: Rising juniors 
April 2: Rising sophomores
April 5-7: Make-up day (available all weekend)
April 8: Res Life Housing Selection hold

Dates are tentative and will be confirmed via email. Questions regarding the Housing Selection process may be directed to Housing & Residential Life via email at or Housing Coordinator Tina Corral via phone at 562.907.4293.

2019 Arbor Ridge Housing Selection Process

The Arbor Ridge Apartments are part of Whittier College housing and are subject to all campus policies. Students interested in living at Arbor Ridge should take note of the following application schedule. Applications are available online and will only be accepted after the information session. Attendance at an information session is required.

January 30: Information Session #1

6:00 p.m., Office of Student Engagement conference room

February 4: Information Session #2

12:15 p.m., Office of Student Engagement conference room

February 22: Application Closes at 12 p.m.

Students must also complete the 2019-2020 Housing Application via their housing portal.

March 1: Decisions emailed

All applicants, including those not accepted into Arbor Ridge housing, will be notified via Poets email account.

March 6: Agreements and non-refundable fees due

Students who do not meet this deadline may have their space revoked and offered to another student.

Living Off Campus

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