New Housing Applicants

Application Process

On March 1, 2024 the Center City housing application for the 2024-2025 academic year will be available. Students should submit a housing application using the Jefferson 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. 

PLEASE NOTE: All genders can request to live together in Barringer or Orlowitz. Students requesting to live with their spouse (non-Jefferson) must submit proof of marriage to the Office of Residential Life - Center City Campus 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.

*If you need assistance with your campus key and password set up, please contact IS&T at 215-503-7975.

*If you already have your campus key and password and are having issues logging into the portal, please contact the Office of Residential Life at


May 5th Move-in: Housing applications will be available through the Housing Portal for those students who need accommodations during the Spring Semester for their programs. These spaces are limited based on availability in the buildings. 

July 21st & August 18th Move-ins: 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 a confirmation email with move-in details. 

Finalizing Your Housing

After selecting an apartment/room and roommate (if applicable), 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)
  • Pay security deposit (for Barringer and Orlowitz only)
  • Sign housing contract
  • Purchase renter’s insurance

All Barringer and Orlowitz residents will need to submit a $250 security deposit via the Housing Portal once the application is complete.

Students planning to live in Barringer or Orlowitz will also be required to pay their prorated first month’s rent. To do this, students should plan to mail a check to the Office of Residential Life 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.