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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February 26 - March 3 Applications available online (FILL OUT APPLICATION HERE)

Thursday, February 26 Informational Session for students interested in RA positions:5:00-6:00pm - Connie Ballroom                                                                                                                    

Friday, March 13 Applications due by 5:00 pm

March 23 - 27 RA Interviews

Thursday, April 2 2015-2016 Staff Notifications

Sunday, April 12 2015-2016 Staff Retreat: 4pm – 5:30pm: McCombs Ballrooms 



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