Our Mission

The Mission of the Office of Residential Life is to provide a safe, secure and healthy living for students that enhance learning and development through community service, quality programming, and academic support.                

Our Goal

The goal of Residential Life is to provide a safe and comfortable environment in which students can pursue their academic endeavors and achieve their personal goals while residing in our residential facility.   This goal is achieved through comforts, conveniences and experiences that the residential hall bring.  The facilities provide comfortable and healthy living quarters that offer opportunities for cultivating lifelong friendships. 

Our Staff

The residential facilities are staffed with professional personnel whose major job is to provide the guidance necessary to help students develop high standards of conduct, social skills, and the ability to live harmoniously with others.  Detailed regulations governing residential living are found in the Student Handbook.  Students are required to comply with all rules, regulations, policies and procedures of Dillard University relating to student conduct and housing, and the provisions of this policy shall be incorporated by reference into each student's residence agreement or contract. 


Residential Life attempts tomeet the diverse needs of all students at Dillard University.  Within the programs and services provided, we attempt to find a balance between challenge and support for each individual with whom we work.  Our programming helps students:
  • Find a sense of belonging
  • Find a tutor for a class
  • Connect withfaculty members outside of the classroom
  • Explore spirituality and faith issues
  • Manage time
  • Relieve stress
  • Resolve conflict.

Scroll down to complete the appropriate form(s) based on your classification


We're excited that you want to join our residential community.  We have specific forms designated for New Students and Continuing Students.  We are currently accepting applications for the following terms:  Fall 2021 & Spring 2022. Make sure you complete the correct form based on your classification.

March 1, 2021 - New, Transfer, Re-Admit, & International Student applications become available online.

May 2021 - The application release date for Continuing Students (Currently enrolled Freshmen, Sophomores, Juniors & Seniors) will be announced soon!

  • New Students are defined as Incoming Freshmen, International, Transfer and Re-Admits.
  • Continuing Students are defined as currently enrolled Freshmen, Sophomores, Juniors and Seniors.



New, International, Transfer, Re-Admit Student Housing Application 
1. Submit your $150 New Student Enrollment Fee to secure your housing assignment.
2. To apply for Fall 2021 & Spring 2022 submit the New Student Housing Application form.*This link directs you to our "New Student" tab which is only visible to "DEPOSITED" students. See below for further information.
  • *You will have access to the housing application form at least 48 hours after payment submission once you are a "DEPOSITED" student.  After you submit your New Student Enrollment Fee you will be processed and your admissions status changes to a "DEPOSITED" student.
  • Your New Student Enrollment fee AND online Housing Application must be received before your housing assignment will be processed.
New Student Enrollment Deposit Information
Payment may be made in the form of check, money order or cashier's check payable to "Dillard University." Cash payments should be made at the Cashier's window located in Rosenwald Hall.  Check our university's website for in-person Cashier hours.  Click here to submit your credit card payment online.

Priority Housing Consideration for New Students, Transfers & Re-Admits

  • April 1st – Application Received & New Student Enrollment Fee Received
    • Housing assignment and preferences guaranteed (roommate, room type)*
      • Limited room types will be assigned on a 1st come, 1st served basis (i.e. Singles, Triples)*
      • Roommate pairings will only be guaranteed for submissions completed by both parties 
  • April 15th – Application Received & New Student Enrollment Fee Received
    • Housing preferences considered based on available occupancy (roommate, room type)*
      • Limited room types will be assigned on a 1st come, 1st served basis (i.e. Singles, Triples) 
  • May 1st – Application Received & New Student Enrollment Fee Received
    • Residents assigned to remaining available vacancies
  • December 1st – Spring Application Received & New Student Enrollment Fee Received
    • Residents assigned to remaining available vacancies


Click here to start your 2021-2022 Application!

Returning Freshmen, Sophomores, Juniors, Seniors must be enrolled for the Fall 2021 term to be assigned.