How to Apply for Housing
The following information is applicable for first-year students starting at Drexel in the 2022-2023 academic year.
Applying for Drexel housing is easy. Below are detailed steps on how to complete your application.
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 Deposits 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 (Opens Monday, March 14)
To access the housing application:
- Visit DrexelOne
- Click on the Campus + Community tab
- Click on the Housing link
- Select the 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.
Step 3: Select your Roommate(s)
First-year roommate matching will take place starting Monday, June 6. Students may opt to identify a roommate or roommates ahead of first-year self-selection. This step is optional and is limited to students who completed a housing application. Roommate selection will conclude at the end of first-year self-selection.
Step 4: Select Your Residence Hall & Room
First-Year Self-Selection will take place in June 2022. Students who apply by Sunday, May 15, 2022 will receive a time ticket via their Drexel student email. Students who do not participate in Self-Selection will be given an assignment via their Drexel email by Tuesday, July 5, 2022 by Housing and Residence Life.
Housing and Residence Life
firstname.lastname@example.org | 215.895.6155
Monday – Friday | 8 a.m. – 5 p.m. ET
The Housing Application
The following information describes sections of the First-Year housing application including roommate selection and housing preferences.
Housing and Residence Life will utilize the preferences indicated here to assign a student if the student chooses not to participate in Room Self-Selection, or does not participate in Room Self-Selection and/or a Living Learning Community (LLC).
This will be an opportunity for students to express interest in a Living Learning Community (LLC).
If the student may need specialized accommodations for the academic year, they should contact Disability Resources. It is the student's responsibility to contact Disability Resources.
Select preferred roommates by searching for a specific person or searching based on the Living Style Questionnaire. This page will also list anyone who has requested the student as a roommate.
Housing and Residence Life 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 Drexel user ID.
- Browse for roommates by selecting answers to the Living Style Questionnaire.
- Browse roommates who match the Living Style Questionnaire.
First-Year students who reside in University Housing residence halls are required to select a Residential Mandatory Dining Plan for the academic year.
Room Self-Selection is an online process that gives you the opportunity to select your own room for the 2022–2023 academic year. You will be assigned a time ticket that will indicate the exact time and date you will be able to access Self-Selection.
Although Room Self-Selection is optional, we strongly encourage you to participate in this process. Students who opt not to participate in Room Self-Selection will be administratively assigned a housing slot by Housing and Residence Life the first week of July.