Philadelphia University + Thomas Jefferson University

Application Process

As of October 1st, the Office of Housing and Residence Life will accepting housing applications for the 2019-2020 academic year. Students should submit a housing application using the TJU Housing Portal. To officially complete your application, please make sure to type in all of the required information and click “save and continue.”

Roommates: First year, incoming students who wish to be paired with a future roommate can opt to be included in the roommate selection process. Students can create a web profile on the Housing Portal for other students to view and also view other students looking for roommates. Once you have found someone you are interested in living with, request them as a roommate. If the potential roommate is interested they will accept you. 

PLEASE NOTE: Male and Female students can request to live together in Barringer or Orlowitz (see Co-educational Housing Policy). Students requesting to live with their spouse (non-Jefferson) must submit proof of marriage to the OHRL office. 

Timeline for Housing Selection Process

Please submit an application at your earliest convenience to be considered for on-campus housing once you receive your campus key. Applications are processed on a first-come, first-serve basis... the earlier you apply means the earlier you will be able to select your housing. 

Applications should be submitted by May 31 to be guaranteed housing. 


May 1 & July 1 Move Ins: Housing applications will be available through the Housing Portal for those students who need accommodations during the Spring Semester for their programs. These students will select housing on Thursday April 4th, 2019. These spaces are limited based on availability in the buildings. 

July 20th & August 17th Arrivals: Housing applications will be available through the Housing Portal for those students who plan to matriculate the following academic year. Applications will continue to be accepted throughout the year until Housing has reached full capacity. After completing the application, students will receive an email in the spring with a timeslot to select their apartment/room.

First year students are guaranteed on campus housing if: a) applications are submitted by May 31, and b) official acceptance to TJU for a fall or pre-fall term is received by May 31. 



Week of April 1, 2019: Students requesting Housing May 1 & July 1, will select Housing. 

Week of April 16, 2019: New students arriving in July/August/September will receive an email to their Jefferson email address with a timeslot for the housing lottery. Students will then be able to select their apartment/room during their allotted timeslot.

Week of  Aprl 22, 2019: New students arriving in July/August/September can log into the Housing Portal during their allotted timeslot to select their apartment/room.


Finalizing your Housing

After selecting an apartment/room and roommate (if applicable) during your allotted timeslot, students will then need to complete the following items in the Housing Portal to officially finalize their housing.

  • Select a move-in date (based off the start date of your program)
  • Sign housing contract
  • Sign lead based paint disclosure
  • Upload proof of renter’s insurance

All residents will need to submit a $500 nonrefundable security deposit via the Housing Portal once the application is complete.

Students planning to live in Barringer or Orlwitz will also be required to pay their prorated first month’s rent. To do this, students should plan to mail a check to the Housing Office within five (5) business days after completing the application. The first month's rent check should be made out to "PMC Property Group." Both the deposit and first month's rent must be paid in order to fully reserve their apartment or room.

Please note: the security deposit is non-refundable if you breach the terms of the contract.