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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You must check-out within 24 hours of your last final

If you are going to be here for May Term, you are approved to stay in your current space until your summer space is ready (May 16-17)

When you check out with your RA (you will need to sign-up for a time via the sign-up sheet that will be posted on their door), it is expected that your room be in the same condition it was in when you moved in (ex. food should not be left in the fridge, items should not be left behind, etc.)

Any student requesting to stay late must email Magen Smith ( by Monday, May 4th. Please note that not all requests will be accepted.



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