New Student Housing Announcements

New Student Move-in is August 29th

The New Student Housing Intention Form is the only housing form needed for both on and off-campus consideration. Please return to the MyRedlands Housing Portal to select your Meal Plan if you have not already. 

University Policies: 

Students are responsible for reading and understanding all details of the Room and Board Contract and Code of Community Standards before continuing. Please review these thoroughly, as completing this application indicates a student will uphold all information included in the publications and below.  

 Personal Profile: (June) 

  • Students will be provided instructions at the beginning of June for how to complete their Personal Profile to support in roommate selection and assignments. This will be an opportunity for students to answer questions about their living style, as well as share a narrative about what they are looking for in roommate(s)/suitemate(s). Once a student is assigned a community, further explanation below, Residence Life and Housing (RLH) will open the Roommate Selection process for students to view the Personal Profiles that have been submitted for the other students placed in the community. For this reason, students are highly encouraged to answer all questions regarding their living habits honestly. Sometimes family members fill out the profile for their students, which can lead to mismatched placements. 

Room Rates: 

  • The cost of Room Rates varies across the many different living arrangements on campus. For example, living in an apartment or a community with air conditioning and suite bathrooms will cost more than living in a traditional residence hall without air conditioning and hall bathrooms. It is recommended that all students discuss the costs with those who may assist them financially prior to completing their housing form and selecting their meal plan; all students living on campus are required to have a meal plan.  

 Roommate Selection: (July) 

  • Students will be provided instructions for how to search for roommate(s), and suitemate(s) if applicable, within their community placement. Students will search by various criteria (i.e. athlete, study habits, cleanliness, etc.) and, should they choose, be able to request others to be their roommate(s)/suitemate(s). For those who opt not to make requests, Residence Life and Housing will complete the matching on their behalf using the Personal Profile information provided. 

 Room and Roommate Assignments: (August) 

  • Students will indicate which room size (i.e. double, triple, etc.) they would prefer, but please note the majority of students live in double or triple occupancy rooms based on availability. There are a very limited number of single and quad rooms, so most students will not be eligible for those spaces. The University reserves the right to place students in an empty space at any time, as well as cancel housing for an individual or group should this become necessary. Additionally, the University will consolidate and reassign rooms through the year to facilitate special accommodations and housing needs as necessary. Students will be provided their specific room assignment at the beginning of August, along with their roommate(s)/suitemate(s) 

 Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ):  

  • As students plan for moving to campus, including thinking about what to bring, refer to the Residence Life and Housing FAQ for answers to the most common questions. For example, we strongly encourage students to consider purchasing renter’s insurance to protect their items and there is also information about our partnership programs for refrigerators, safes, and linens, which allows these items to be ready at the University upon arrival. 

 Housing Accommodations:  

  • The University requires documentation in order to make housing or dietary accommodations for students for medical or psychological needs. If you feel you have a specific accommodation need, you will need to complete the Accommodations Packet and submit it to Academic Success and Disability Services (ASDS). They work with Residence Life and Housing to arrange accommodations to meet the needs of our students with documented disabilities. 

 Off-campus Approval:  

  • Because students learn from one another outside the classroom, living on-campus is an integral part of the Redlands experience. For this reason, all students are required to live on-campus for the duration of their undergraduate experience except in specific circumstances listed below. Off-campus approvals are granted exclusively to students who meet a common exemption. Unless a student receives official off-campus approval from Residence Life and Housing, they are responsible for room and board on campus. Under no circumstance should a student without off-campus approval make a commitment, of any kind, to live off-campus, including signing a rental or lease agreement. If off-campus approval is given, a student MUST provide the address of their off-campus residency by August 1st. 

 Common Exemptions for Off-campus: Even a student who meets one of these MUST submit the Transfer Student Housing Intention for consideration and to receive approval to live off-campus. 

  • Over 23 or under 16 years of age 
  • Living with parents or close relatives within 30 miles of campus 
  • Married or in a domestic partnership 
  • Approved as a part time student 

 May Term Community Closures:  

  • Select communities close during May Term each year to consolidate the resources and support for students. For May Term 2022, the locations to close are likely East Hall, Fairmont Hall, the Grove Apartments, Melrose Hall, and Williams Hall. Students taking a May Term course in these communities will be given comparable new assignments to relocated to for the remainder of the year. 


For questions, please contact Residence Life and Housing at