Office of Residence Life

With varied living options—from traditional residence halls to apartments, both single gender and co-ed, throughout campus—and a central dining location, Southwestern offers a unique residential academic community to its students. 

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Thursday, March 5 Global Engagement Hall Tour: 7:00pm: Bishop’s Lounge

Wednesday, March 11 DLC & LC Room Tours and Housing Tutorial: 7:00pm: Bishop’s Lounge

Thursday, March 12 HB, MS & MC Room Tours and Housing Tutorial: 7:00pm: Bishop’s Lounge

March 23 - April 10 Haven, an online sexual assault prevention course, is required to be completed by all students

Wednesday, March 25 Mix & Match (Roommate Mixer): 6:30 - 7:30pm - DLC

April 6 - 13 Returning Student Housing Application Available through WebAdvisor

April 21 - 23 Online Room Selection through WebAdvisor

Returning Student Housing Selection Process

Housing assignments are done online during the month of April. An email will be sent to all students regarding the 3-step process for signing up for housing. Students must complete the Returning Student Housing Application in WebAdvisor whether they plan to live on or off campus or in a fraternity house. Sign-ups are according to the average number of hours of all those intending to sign up together and each group will choose a group leader. The group leader will be assigned a housing selection time based on the most recent high school graduation year and average amount of hours for roommate/suitemates.  Only the group leader will have access to the room selection process.

Southwestern has a 2-year housing requirement therefore all first and second year students are required to live on campus.

Returning Student Housing Options

Returning Student Housing Application - Tutorial

Returning Student Room Selection - Tutorial

Housing and Meal Plan FAQ



If you feel you have been wrongfully charged for a damage that was assessed for your room at the end of the year, you will have the option of submitting a Damage Appeal. An online appeal form will be posted to this page from June 1st - July 1st. More information HERE