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Earlham College is committed to providing a safe and healthy working and learning environment for the students, faculty, staff and visitors on its campus. As of July 1, 2016, Earlham College is a smoke and tobacco-free campus.

Apply for Housing - New Students

GirlindormNow that you’ve found the perfect school, let us help you answer your most important question: “Where am I going to live?” Through the steps below, you will be able to complete your housing application to live on-campus, which includes ranking your living preferences, completing a roommate questionnaire, and requesting any specific people you may want as roommates. Be sure to complete each step in order, and as always, if you have questions please let us know!

New Students Enrolling Spring 2020

Step 1:  Set up access to your Earlham email account on TheHeart student portal.

When you are confirmed as a new student to Earlham College, you receive a username and password to access the Earlham College student portal website, known as “TheHeart”.  You should receive this information to your personal email account that you have provided Admissions.  Using this username and password, login to TheHeart by clicking on the link on the top-right of the Earlham College website.  This email account will be used by the Office of Residence Life to communicate with you about your housing application.

To open your email account, click on “Zimbra” underneath the “Information Services” heading.  You can then use your username and password again to login.

Step 2:  Complete the Alcohol Assessment Survey.

The next step for your housing application is to complete the alcohol assessment survey - a twenty-minute educational survey which helps prepare students for on-campus, college living. New students are required to complete this survey before they receive their housing assignment and roommate information for the fall, so take a moment to complete this online assessment! To learn more about Earlham College's alcohol awareness program, visit our Alcohol Awareness page.

Online Alcohol Assessment

Step 3:  Complete the 2019-20 New Student Housing Application.

Once you have set up your Earlham College email account and completed your alcohol assessment survey, it's time to complete your housing application.  Click on the application link below to go through the housing application.  It will take you approximately 10 minutes to complete.

2020 Spring Housing Application


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Earlham College, an independent, residential college, aspires to provide the highest-quality undergraduate education in the liberal arts and sciences, shaped by the distinctive perspectives of the Religious Society of Friends (Quakers).

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801 National Road West
Richmond, Indiana
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Earlham admits students of any race, color, national and ethnic origin, age, gender and sexual orientation to all the rights, privileges, programs, and activities generally accorded or made available to students at the school. It does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national and ethnic origin, age, gender and sexual orientation in administration of its educational policies, admissions policies, scholarship and loan programs, and athletic and other school-administered programs.