General Information

Living on campus can be one of the most memorable experiences a student can have during college and it is our desire at Hope to provide students with a Christ-centered community that is built on the importance of faith, service, and learning.

Residency Requirement

Living within the campus community is an important aspect of a student’s personal development and education. Research continues to demonstrate that students who live on campus benefit in a number of ways. In fact, students who live on campus beyond their freshman year:

  • Are more likely to persist and graduate
  • Gain more interpersonal contacts with faculty and peers
  • Experience greater personal growth and development
  • Have higher academic engagement and grade point average
  • Have higher social-interpersonal engagement
  • Participate more in out-of-class activities
  • Have more positive and inclusive attitudes and openness to diversity
  • Find more satisfaction with their undergraduate experience

For these reasons, all full-time students 21 years of age or younger are required to live on campus unless they are married, a veteran, or residing with parents. Students must reach the age of 22 prior to the beginning of the semester to reside off campus. Please consult the Student Handbook for detailed information concerning the Residency Requirement and other housing policies.

Housing Options

The HIU campus consists of two living areas: Alpha and Omega. Alpha is reserved for male residents while Omega is reserved for female residents. Each area has its own lobby with a lounge connecting the two buildings. Alpha and Omega are only a few steps away from classes, chapel, library, cafeteria, and student center.


A standard Alpha and Omega room is a Quad, set up for four residents with its own private bathroom and balcony.

Double and Single rooms are available but limited.

Rooms include:
  • Bunkable twin beds with mattress
  • Desk with chairs
  • Closets/Wardrobes
  • High Speed Wi-Fi
  • Central air and heat
  • Swimming Pool
  • Lambda Lounge (communal area)
  • Satellite TV in lobbies
  • Quarter-Operated Laundry Facilities
  • Quarter Machine (One located in each dorm lobby)

University furniture may not be removed from the rooms. Furthermore, lobby furniture should not be taken out of the lobby and into personal rooms. For a complete list of policies and procedures, please consult the HIU student Handbook.

Room and Board Fees (Per Semester)

Quad $2,825/semester View Layout
Quad (Non-HIU) $4,425/semester  
Double $3,475/semester View Layout
Single $4,425/semester View Layout
Residence hall deposit $300  

Meal Plan Options

All HIU Students living in the Residence Halls are required to be on a Meal Plan. Exceptions to being on a Meal Plan are considered on a case-by-case basis and need to meet the criteria of extraneous circumstances, which will be verified by the Vice President for Student Affairs. For more information about meal accommodations, please email [email protected].

Everyday Commons All Access: 21 meals/week + 200 Flex Dollars $3,375/semester
Weekday Commons All Access: 15 meals/week + 200 Flex Dollars $3,225/semester
160 Meal Block: 160 meals/semester + 350 Flex Dollars $2,625/semester
Commuter Only Plans:  
80 BLOCK: 80 meals/semester + 150 Flex Dollars $1,090/semester
60 BLOCK: 60 meals/semester + 50 Flex Dollars $820/semester
30 BLOCK: 30 meals/semester + 50 Flex Dollars $475/semester
Parking $350/year


Living Off-Campus

All students desiring to live off campus must fill out an Off-Campus Approval Form. To live off-campus, students must meet the following criteria:

  • Student will be living with their parents or guardians.
  • Student will be at least 22 years of age.
  • Student is married.
  • Student is the parent/legal guardian caring for a dependent child.
  • Served in the military

Petitions to live off-campus must be approved by the Current Resident Directors. Submission of the Off Campus Approval Form does not constitute approval.

Summer Housing

HIU does provide summer housing for students who have previously lived in the residence halls. A separate “Summer Housing Contract” needs to be submitted and approved prior to the start of summer.

Non-HIU Student Housing (Dorm Only)

HIU does offer LIMITED housing for students attending a local college/university. Students interested in living at HIU are required to fill out a "Non-HIU Housing Contract" with a "Pastoral Reference."

HIU is Christ centered community, and we require all our students, residents, and guests to uphold the policies and items listed in the HIU Student Handbook and HIU Housing Guide. Due to limited spacing, our Housing team will not begin processing Non-HIU applications until the first week of July. At this time, you will be notified via email if our team is able to extend housing for the academic year or if we are currently full and will add you to a waitlist.

Non-HIU residents are required to pay for the semester up front, please contact the Student Accounts office for further questions (upon acceptance you will be emailed by a financial aid advisor with your ""Fee Schedule"" form for the academic year/semester. Dorm only residents are more than welcome to participate in all on campus events. HIU wants to welcome you into the community, and make you feel like every other resident who lives on campus.

Both the Pastoral Reference Form and the Non-HIU Community Standards Agreement can be found in the Non-HIU Housing Contract.

Should you have any questions about the contracts or residing on campus, please feel free to email us in the Housing Office or call (714) 879-3901 ext. 2581.