Philadelphia University + Thomas Jefferson University

Housing Selection for
Current Students

Housing Selection for current students for the 2018-2019 year will officially begin on
Monday, January 8, 2018. Housing Selection ends on Friday, March 30, 2018.




Timeline for Housing Selection:

Spring Term

January - March

During Housing Selection, current on-campus residents have the opportunity to Renew, Transfer (within or between residence halls), or Terminate a current housing agreement. Students can log onto the Housing Portal as of January 8, 2018 to complete the Housing Selection process. All current students must submit an application either to renew, transfer or termination by March 30, 2018.

Full time students have first priority to remain in the same space for the following year. Roommates may be adjusted. The original resident can complete a new housing application on the Housing Portal and list the desired new roommate. The desired new roommate must submit a new housing application (if the individual will be a new resident) or a transfer form (if the individual is a current resident).

Current residents who wish to transfer to another building or room within a residence hall  must should complete a new housing application in the Housing Portal and then select the appropriate option under the “Transfer Request” section of the application. The application must be completed by March 30th to be eligible for a transfer.

Following the March 30th deadline, all students who requested to transfer will be placed into the transfer lottery to select their new apartment/room. Students will receive an email prior to the lottery with the date and timeframe they can log into the Housing Portal and select their new space. The transfer lottery will take place the first week of April.

Students who are graduating, moving off-campus or not returning to TJU should complete a Termination Application in the Housing Portal. Students residing in the Martin Residence have the option to terminate at the end of the Spring Term (May 31) or at the end of the Summer Term (June 30). All housing contracts for students living in either the Barringer or the Orlowitz Residence end on June 30th.

*Residents who are graduating have additional termination date options. Specific termination dates will be listed on the termination application.


The last business day in March is the final deadline for current residents to complete their housing application in the Housing Portal. After March 30, the housing applications on the Housing Portal will no longer be available for students to access. Any student who does not complete a renewal, transfer or termination application will automatically forfeit their $500.00 security deposit.



Current Residents, who accept their transfer assignment, will move to the alternative space at a specific pre-determined date in the month of June (or July). Residents choosing to transfer from the Martin Residence Hall to the Barringer or Orlowitz Residence Hall will be required to submit a new security deposit made payable to Philadelphia Management Company. Residents choosing to transfer from the Orlowitz or Barringer Residence Hall to the Martin Residence Hall will be required to submit a new security deposit made payable to Thomas Jefferson University.