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Housing FAQs

Housing Information and Pricing

2019-2020 Important Dates

FALL 2019

New Student Orientation Friday, August 23;
Time: 8:00am-5:00pm
Returning Student Check-in Saturday, August 24: 9:00am - 7:00pm
Mandatory Floor Meetings (Welcome to Housing) Monday, August 26 -
Friday, August 30
Pre-Existing Danage Sheets Due Wednesday, August 18


Last Day to Submit Bed
Bunking Request (free of charge)
Friday, September 6
Last Day to Change Meal Plan Friday, September 6
Room Change Process Opens Monday, September 9
Fall Health and Safety Inspections Monday, September 23
Christmas Housing Application Available Tuesday, October 15
Residence Life Survey Opens Friday, November 1
Spring 2019 Housing Application and
Off-Campus Petitions Available
Friday, November 1
Christmas Housing Application and Residence Life Survey Closed Friday, November 15
Mandatory Floor Meetings

(Christmas Checkout Information)


Monday, December 2
Last Day to Submit Room Change Requests Form for FA2019 Friday, November 29
Residence Halls Close Friday, December 13 by 7:00pm
Residence Halls Close - Graduating
Students/Spring Room Changes
Saturday, December 14 by 12:00pm


Office Open. OSE Returns, RAs Return/RA RetreatWednesday, January 8
New Student Spring Check-in

Friday, January 10; 8:00am - 5:00pm
Returning Student Spring Check-InSaturday, January 11; Time: 9:00am-7:00pm
Pre-Existing Damage Sheets DueWednesday, January 15
Last Day to Submit Bed Bunking Request
(free of charge)
Friday, January 25
Last Day to Change Meal PlansFriday, January 24
Room Change Process OpenMonday, January 27
Summer Housing Application OpenFriday, February 14
Housing Deposit for FA2020 OpenMonday, March 2
Housing Application and Registration
Open (Housing Portal)
Monday, March 23
Off-Campus Petitions Available
(Housing Portal)
Monday, March 23
Room Selection Open (Housing Portal)Monday, March 30
*Assigned times sent to VU email
Last Day to Apply for Summer
Housing and Request Full
Summer Housing Deposit Refund
Wednesday, April 1

Last Day to Submit Room Change
Forms for SP2020

Wednesday, April 15

Mandatory Floor Meeting - Spring CheckoutsTuesday, April 21 - Friday, April 24
Last Day to Request Fall
Housing Deposit Refund
Friday, May 1
Residence Halls Close - Non-Graduating Students*Friday, May 8 by 7:00pm
Residence Halls Close - Graduating Students*Saturday, May 9 by 5:00pm

*Findings for damage/cleaning charges will be emailed to students by June 1. Cleaning deposits will be refunded no later than July 1.

Summer 2020

Summer Housing Transition (Spring Rooms to Newport Hall)Friday, May 15
Room Inspections Open (Housing Portal)Friday, May 15- Friday, May 22
Summer Housing MFMMonday, May 18
Summer Housing Kick-Off EventThursday, may 21

Summer Housing Weekly Checkouts*Every Sunday by 5:00pm
Summer Housing Weekly Chick-Ins*Every Monday from 9:00am-5:00pm in Residence Life Office
Summer Housing Checkout for Non-Residential Fall StudentsSunday, July 26 by 5:00pm
Summer Housing Transition (Newport Hall to Fall Rooms)Monday, August 3 to Friday, August 7
*Assigned time sent to student VU email
Last Day to Submit Room Change Requests Form for FA2019Friday, November 29
Residence Halls CloseFriday, December 13 by 7:00pm
Residence Halls Close - Graduating
Students/Spring Room Changes
Saturday, December 14 by 12:00pm
*If students choose to cancel summer housing prior to their date indicated on their application, a $150 early termination fee will be applied to the student’s account. The last day to change your summer housing dates is Friday, April 24.

2019-2020 Room & Board Pricing

2019-2020 Housing Pricing

Residence Hall Occupancy Semester Price
Laguna and Huntington HallTriple$2,740
Huntington HallDouble$2,895
Balboa and Newport HallDouble$3,230
Balboa and Newport HallQuad$2,900
Catalina HallTriple$3,060
Vanguard Centre ADouble$3,420
Vanguard Centre BDouble$2,920
Vanguard Centre CDouble$3,420
Vanguard Centre DQuad$3,370

2019-2020 Board Pricing

On-Campus Meal PlansSemester Price
10 meals per week with $200 Flex$1,975
12 meals per week with $175 Flex$2,180
15 meals per week with $150 Flex$2,390
19 meals per week with $100 Flex$2,600

*All students living on campus must select a meal plan

Commuter Meal PlansPrice
25 meals$235
50 meals$420

*Commuter meal plans are for VC and off-campus students only. Commuter meal plans can be purchased online at www.vanguard.edu/commutermeals or through the Office of Accounting.

Step-by-Step Application Guides


What if I want to live off-campus?

All single freshman and sophomore traditional undergraduate students under 21 years of age and required to live in on-campus housing unless they are living with their parent/legal guardian.

To apply for off-campus housing, please complete the off-campus petition. All students must complete this petition in order to be approved for off-campus housing.

What if I can't afford to live on campus, but I am required to?

For support, please contact the Office of Financial Aid at 714.966.5490 or email financialaid@vanguard.edu.

When do I get my room and room assignment information?

Students will be able to see their room assignment and roommate on August 1st on the myVU portal. You will need to use your student login information to access the portal. On August 1st, please visit myvu.vanguard.edu.

When do I move in?


Welcome Weekend for new students for the 2019-2020 academic year begins August 23, 2019. For more information regarding welcome weekend, please visit the New Student Orientation web page.


Returning students will be able to move into the Residence Halls during the following check-in times:

  • Saturday, August 24 from 9:00am - 7:00pm in the Tower's Lobby.

If students cannot make these times, they can check into the Residence Life Office on Monday, August 26 between 8:00am - 5:00pm.

What do I bring?

Checkout our packing list for what to bring and what not to bring to the Residence Halls.

If students are interested in bringing a portable AC unit to campus, they must submit an application for approval. Applications are reviewed on a first come, first serve basis. There is a $50 fee that will be applied to students accounts if they are approved to have an AC unit.

What furniture is already in my room?

All of our Residence Halls, except for Vanguard Centre are equipped with XL twin beds, desks, dressers, and desk chairs. For more information regarding each building's features and amenities, please click here.

Where do I do my laundry?

All of our Residence Halls have multiple credit/debit card opertated washers and dryers.

Is there a curfew for on-campus housing?

We do not have a curfew for on-campus housing.

What other policies do I have to follow?

All students are required to abide by our Code of Conduct. If you are living in the Residence Halls, you will also need to familiarize yourself with our housing policies. Students can find these policies in our Student Handbook, which is located on our Student Life web page.

How do I receive mail on-campus?

On-campus students can apply for a mail box here. For more information on our mail services, please visit our Mail Center web page. (note: students must log into our website using their VU credentials in order to access this information).

How to apply for a parking permit?

To apply for a parking permit, please click here. If students do not want to pay for a parking permit, they can pay for a day parking pass on-campus at one of our parking kiosks.