Frequently Asked Questions
I still need a roommate. Where can I find one?
Please visit our Facebook Page to find other students also searching for a roommate.
How many points do I need to get a townhouse (or any other accommodation)?
There are no set amount of points needed for any given accommodation type. It varies greatly from year to year depending on various factors such as class size and demand. For the townhouses, in general, groups of rising juniors and seniors have the best chance (and it becomes more an issue of picking priority versus whether they get in or not), but we have had plenty of groups in the past who have had one or two rising sophomores as part of the group. Typically, a group of all rising sophomores (current freshmen) have very little chance of getting into a townhouse, but may have a chance at an apartment.
It is recommended that you try for you desired accommodation, but have a backup plan just in case your first preference does not work out (See also Wait List & Preference List).
Is there a Housing Deposit?
New Students pay a $200 Housing Deposit. Returning Students are not required to pay a Housing Deposit.
I really need a single. What are my chances?
That’s hard to say. In past years, there were generally singles available at the start of the Housing Selection Process, but it’s ultimately based on our demand and availability.
Can I apply to live in the townhouses or apartments if I am an individual applicant (without being part of a group)?
Yes, but these spaces are limited and will be offered first to the individuals with the most Housing Points.
I want or need to cancel my housing. Will I be penalized?
Depends if you have been given a housing assignment. Please review the Occupancy Agreement and Cancellation Policy for more information.
What are my Housing Points?
Multiply your overall cumulative GPA by 10 and then add the result to your total number of earned credit hours (See Example). An email will be sent in the beginning of February containing your individual Housing Points.
I am a new student coming to La Salle. How do I apply for housing?
New Students do not participate in the same Housing Selection Process as returning students. See the New Student Housing Application section for more information.
I may spend next year studying abroad, but I’m not sure. How should I select my room?
Participate in the Housing Selection Process and notify our office as soon as possible. Please note that Fall 2013 Participants will be deferred from proceeding in the Housing Selection Process until the end of the Fall semester. Spring 2013 participants participate in the Housing Selection process as normal, but should plan to withdraw from their housing accommodation for the Spring semester 2014. Keep in mind the penalties for late notification of cancellation.
I want to live in the residence halls. Am I required to purchase a meal plan?
For most locations, yes. See Meal plans for complete information.
I had roommate problems my first year. How should I choose new roommates?
Think about the characteristics you desired in your roommate when you were first admitted to the University. Start with the basics, i.e. studying with music, being neat, night owl, early riser, etc., and find someone who seems compatible. Before making your selection, talk openly about sleep habits, guests, study time, etc. Remember, good friends don’t always make the best roommates.
If I apply after the regular process, will my name appear in the on-line Student Directory?
Yes, the on-line Student Directory is updated on a regular basis.
Can one of our group members be a current non-resident student?
Yes, non-resident students can apply for housing by submitting a housing application on-line or in person.
I am a parent; where can I find my student’s room information and mailing address?
For new and returning students, information on how to access their assignment information will be sent in the mail during the summer (typically around mid-July). When viewing their room information online, there is a feature which allows them to easily send the room assignment and mailing address to any email address. We encourage you and your student to discuss the best way to stay in touch while he or she is at school and to talk about what personal information will be shared with parents and family.
Please Note: Housing assignments and related personal information, such as a roommate assignment, can only be released to the student. In accordance with the Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA), Administrative Services staff members cannot give housing information to any person except for the student. For more information please visit: http://www2.ed.gov/policy/gen/guid/fpco/ferpa/index.html If you have additional questions or need help getting a message to your student, please call Administrative Services at 215-951-1371. We’d be more than happy to explain the Housing Selection Process and how to best advise your student.