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 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.

2023 Online Housing Selection Dates

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


  • April 4-5: Themed Communities
  • April 10: Seniors/Juniors
  • April 12: Rising juniors
  • April 14: Rising sophomores
  • April 15-16: Make-up day (available all weekend)
  • April 17: Residential 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 via phone at 562.907.4233

Living Off Campus

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