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Student Housing

Woodbury University provides student housing options that fit a variety of budgets and living preferences, including two on-campus residence halls – North Hall and South Hall – on the Burbank campus.

North Hall

North Hall

North Hall is a three-story, air-conditioned student residence hall separated into 11 community sections. Each section houses up to 15 students, who share a community kitchen and bathroom. North Hall also has a common central lounge, drink and snack machines, and laundry facilities.


South Hall

South Hall

South Hall is a traditional single-story, coed student residence built around a courtyard in the center of the campus. Rooms are not air-conditioned but are equipped with ceiling fans. Separate community bathrooms are conveniently located in the male and female hallways. South Hall is equipped with laundry facilities, drink and snack machines, and a common kitchen. South Hall is also home to the Fitness Center.



Why should you live on campus?

Create your home away from home while you complete your degree. Research shows that students who live on campus have higher GPAs and are more likely to graduate. On-campus housing means that students are just steps away from everything that they need, including:

  • Classes and studios
  • Woody’s Café
  • University library
  • Computer labs
  • Staff and faculty offices
  • Academic support services
  • Associated Students of Woodbury University events and programming
  • Basketball courts
  • Fitness center
  • Pool

Applying for Housing

Here’s what you need to know to apply for housing at Woodbury.

  • All students are required to complete the online housing application using the appropriate links below. [NOTE: The new housing application will go live on February 10, 2020, at 8:00 am]
  • Please complete the entire application, providing as much information as possible.
  • New Student Applicants: Upon completion of the application, you will need to submit your $50.00 housing application fee via PayPal. This is a non-refundable application fee.
  • Returning Student Applicants: Submit your housing application.
  • Returning students must be registered for fall classes.
  • Your application for admission must be submitted before your housing application.
  • If assigned to housing, you will be notified via email where you will be asked the $250 prepayment to secure your space. You must respond within 72 hours, otherwise, you may no longer be guaranteed a space.

New Student Housing Application

Returning Student Housing Application

  • The priority deadline ends on February 24th at 5:00pm or when applications reach capacity.
  • New students will begin to be assigned in late April 2020. You will receive an email notification from Residence Life when an assignment has been made.

Housing assignment will be made based on the following priority:

New Students 

  • Out-of-state freshman
  • International freshman
  • In-state freshman students beyond a 20-mile radius
  • Transfer students beyond a 20-mile radius
  • All other new students, based on when applications/pre-payment was received

Returning Students 

  • Due to the limited amount of bed spaces, returning student applications received during the priority period will be assigned with a lottery system. The lottery system will randomly assign all students who submitted an application with a number. Room assignments will be made based on smallest to largest lottery number until spaces are filled. The priority housing deadline ends February 24 at 5:00pm. Lottery numbers will be based on the
    number of bed spaces available.
  • Returning students who havemissed the housing lottery priority deadline will be placed on the wait list by order of application received.


Click the button below to learn more about our housing contract policies.

Housing Contract Policies

Frequently Asked Questions

Here are answers to some frequently asked questions about housing at Woodbury.

Housing assignments are sent out to students in late April.

Visit our off-campus housing page for information and resources on local housing.

For additional help searching for off campus housing options and/ or roommates, email offcampushousing@woodbury.edu

If you are interested in remaining on a waitlist for Fall 2020, email housing@woodbury.edu

You may also wish to contact your financial aid counselor to see if you can receive a revised financial aid package.

All furniture is provided by Woodbury and may not be removed from the room. If you have questions regarding what items to bring to campus, meal plans, or more, please contact housing@woodbury.edu

Some suggested items to bring with you
  • Non-Halogen Lamp
  • Dry Erase Board
  • Toiletries
  • Laundry Supplies (check specifics for your assigned residence hall here)
  • Hangers
  • Bed Linens and Pillows
  • Towels / Washcloths
  • Personal Items
  • Hand Vacuum
  • First Aid Supplies / Medications
  • Stationary Supplies
  • Alarm Clock
  • Coffee Mug / Cups
  • Heavy Duty Extension Cord (UL approved not rated less than 125 volts / 15 amps)
  • Wastebasket
  • Refrigerator (maximum of 3 cubic feet, 1.5 amps max, only one permitted per room)
  • Cell Phone
    The following items are supplied in all residence hall rooms
  • Bed frame/mattress
  • Desk
  • Desk chair
  • Dresser
  • Closet or wardrobe
    Please note that all furniture provided must remain in the room. Storage is not available for bed frames, mattresses, etc.

    Items to leave at home (because they are prohibited in the residence halls)
  • Candles, incense, and oil burners
  • Electrical appliances with heating elements or high energy consumption, such as hot plates, electric coffee pots, immersion heaters, popcorn poppers, crock pots, electrical heaters, electric frying pans, electric woks, stoves, toaster ovens, air conditioners, torchiere style halogen lamps, ultra-violet sun lamps or any other appliance which uses over 800 watts of electricity (with the exception of hair dryers), and/or any appliance that does not meet current UL specifications.
  • Refrigerators over 3 cubic feet (with the exception of micro-fridges).
  • Extension cords longer than 10 feet
  • Any type of upholstered furniture not provided by the University which do not meet Fire Code CAL 133 or CAL 117 are prohibited. Each piece must be suitably labeled and written notice of compliance is required.
  • Pets, other than fish, are prohibited. Fish must be kept in aquariums 20 gallons or smaller.

All housing accommodation requests are approved through the Disability Services office. Please contact them at studentaffairs-odas@woodbury.edu 

A tuberculosis test done within six months of moving on campus is required.

 In addition the following immunizations are required

o   Meningococcal (1 dose on or after 16th birthday for first-year college students up through 21 years of age)

o   Tetanus (1 dose every 10 years)

o   Varicella (2 dose)

o   Polio (4 dose)

o   Measles (2 dose)

o   Mumps (2 dose)

o   Rubella (1 dose)

o   Hepatitis A (2 dose)

  • Hepatitis B (3 dose)

All the records must be submitted to Woodbury University Student Health Center’s Patient Portal at https://woodbury.medicatconnect.com(After attending SOAR and after obtaining a username and password.)

For new students

Spring 2020:

Residence halls are open on Saturday, January 4 to new incoming residents.

Residence halls are open on Saturday, January 11 to all students.


Fall 2020:

Early Move-In:
Saturday, August 15, 2020 after 12:00pm *Early arrival fee of $545 will apply*

Regular Move-In:
Saturday, August 22, 2020 after 9:00am


For Returning Students

Spring 2021:

Regular Move-In:
Saturday, January 9, 2021 after 9:00am for ALL students