How to Apply for University Housing
Update as of Monday, April 30, 2018
The 2018/19 housing application for returning/transfer students for Drexel Residence Halls is closed.
Students who wish to cancel a 2018/19 active housing application may submit a request via firstname.lastname@example.org. As a courtesy, University Housing is waiving 2018/19 cancellation fees for students that submit a Request for Release Form [PDF] by Thursday, May 31, 2018.
As a reminder, Second Year (sophomore) students must choose one of the following housing options:
- University-Affiliated Housing (operated by American Campus Communities), or
- A Drexel fraternity or sorority house (invitation from the organization required)
If you have questions, contact University Housing at email@example.com or 215.895.6155 Monday – Friday, between 8 a.m. – 5 p.m. ET.
Submitting an application is a two-step process:
Step 1: Submit the $200 Housing Deposit
To submit the deposit:
- Visit DrexelOne
- Click on the Billing + Financial Aid tab
- Click on the eBills link
- Select the eDeposits tab
- Select the term for which you are applying for housing
- Follow prompts to submit your payment
NOTE: It may take up to 24-hours after a deposit is submitted for the housing application to become available. The housing application may be accessed via DrexelOne, by clicking on the Housing link.
Step 2: Complete the Housing Application
To access the housing application:
- Visit DrexelOne
- Click on the Campus + Community tab
- Click on the Housing link
- Select the link for your desired housing application
Complete all steps in the housing application and click "submit" on the last page. You will receive a confirmation email once your completed application is submitted, sent to your official Drexel email account.
Housing Application Detailed Steps Overview
The following is a detailed overview of each step in the housing application:
Read information provided by University Housing regarding the relevant academic year.
Complete a short survey which will be available to potential roommates and be used if University Housing assigns you.
Select the academic terms for which the student plans to live on campus.
Use this page to indicate any housing preferences. University Housing will utilize the preferences indicated here to assign the student to a space if the student chooses to not participate in Online Room Self-Selection or you are not eligible to do so. Please note that students are indicating preferences only. All preferences are subject to availability at time of selection or assignment.
Gender-Inclusive Housing enhances the residential experience by allowing students to live with other students with whom they feel comfortable regardless of gender identity. This is an optional housing opportunity.
Special Services or Accommodations
Indicate if the student plans to contact the Office of Disability Resources with regards to special accommodations for the academic year. It is the student's responsibility to contact the Office of Disability Resources. University Housing or Office of Disability Resources will NOT automatically contact a student based on the information presented on this screen.
University Housing requires all students to have a local Emergency Contact on file. Use this page to provide that information. On this page, information from your DrexelOne account is also provided, but cannot be updated. To update a permanent address or your official Emergency Contact, log into DrexelOne.
This page will highlight important portions of the housing contract.
Electronically sign the Individual Housing Agreement. If a student is under the age of 18 at the time the housing contract is completed, a parent or legal guardian will need to contact the Office of University Housing to receive a parent pin number.
The student must complete the confirmation step to submit the application. This step will review applicable policies. Once the confirmation step is completed, the student will receive an email confirmation to their Drexel University email account.
Preferred Roommate Selection
Select any preferred roommates by searching for a specific person or searching based on the Roommate Survey. This page will also list anyone who has requested the student as a roommate. On this page, the student can also create a roommate profile which will be searchable by other students.
University Housing will utilize the Living Style Questionnaire to assign students who choose not to participate in, or are not eligible for, Online Room Self-Selection. Please note that students are indicating preferences only. All preferences are subject to availability at time of selection or assignment. Students have several options when searching for roommates.
- Search for a specific student using their Last Name and their Web Screen Name (which is defined by the student on the housing application).
- Browse for roommates by selecting answers to the Living Style Questionnaire.
- Browse roommates who match the Living Style Questionnaire.