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New Residential Students

The designated check-in day for first year students is Friday, August 26, 2016. All students who wish to move into the residence halls or apartments before this date must have their requests approved by Residence Life and Housing.

Returning Residential Students

We are glad you have chosen to live on campus again this year. Upperclass students will return on Saturday, August 27, 2016 (9 a.m. – 5 p.m.) or Sunday, August 28, 2016 (9 a.m. – 5 p.m.).

If extenuating circumstances require an early arrival, you must request permission, in writing, to housing@wfu.edu by Friday, August 12, 2016. No students will be allowed to check in prior to the scheduled dates unless they are involved in a campus organization or activity that has made prior arrangements. Students returning early without approval will be unable to check in to their rooms. Please review the “Early Arrivals” section below for more information, including details on fees associated with arriving early.

If you foresee arriving later that 5 p.m. on Sunday, August 28, 2016, contact Residence Life and Housing at housing@wfu.edu or 336.758.5185 to avoid possible charges.

Check-In: 5 Easy Steps

  1. Pull your vehicle into a designated unloading zone closest to your residence hall and follow the unloading procedures below.
  2. Go to the main lobby in your assigned residence hall for check-in.
    Exceptions: students living in a house on Polo Road and Martin Hall will check in at Polo Hall; students living in Student Apartments and North Campus Apartments will check in at North Campus Apartments, Building 5; students living in Huffman Hall will check in at Poteat Hall; students living in Efird Hall will check in at Taylor Hall; and students living in Piccolo Hall will check in at Palmer Hall.
  3. Introduce yourself to the hall staff and show them your room assignment.
  4. Pick up your keys, Room Condition Report, and other materials.
  5. Unload belongings at the curb and have someone move your vehicle to a parking lot so that others may unload their cars.

Parking and Unloading

When over 3,000 students check in to the residence halls in just a few days, moving can be chaotic. To make everyone’s arrival as pleasant as possible, please:

  • Observe all parking restrictions and traffic patterns; University Police will enforce these regulations. Park only on designated streets and in designated lots; do not park on the lawns since it may damage the underground sprinklers. While you are checking in, park in the designated unloading areas.
  • Quickly unload your belongings at the curb nearest to your residence hall. Once you are finished unloading, please move your vehicle to a parking lot.
  • Do not park in handicap spaces, fire lanes, service areas, driving lanes, roadways, sidewalks, on the grounds or any other area not designated for parking.
  • Check weather forecasts and plan accordingly. Bringing umbrellas and plastic for covering your belongings would be a good idea if rain is in the forecast.

Check your Room Condition Report

When you check in, you will receive a Room Condition Report (RCR) which states the condition of items in your room at the time you move in. Take a few minutes to inspect your room to see if there are any discrepancies between your RCR and the actual condition of your room. If there are discrepancies, you must notify your Resident Adviser (RA) within 48 hours to ensure that you will not be financially accountable for pre-existing damages upon your checkout.

Early Arrivals

Group Information/Individual Information

“Early Arrivals” are students who are granted special permission to move into their on-campus housing assignments before their designated check-in dates. For a variety of reasons, Wake Forest University restricts the number of students allowed to check-in early. The designated check-in day for first year students is Friday, August 26, 2016. The designated check-in days for upperclassmen are Saturday, August 27 and Sunday, August 28, 2016. All students who wish to move into the residence halls or apartments before these dates must have their requests approved by Residence Life and Housing.

Group Information

  1. Students who are associated with a specific group. For example:
    • First year students involved in pre-school academic initiatives
    • Upperclassmen associated with student organizations
    • Upperclassmen assisting with pre-orientation programs
    • Athletic teams and associated athletic groups
    • Student departmental employees
  2. Group leaders will submit the names of student participants to Residence Life and Housing by Monday, July, 25, 2016.
  3. Lists must be received by official group advisors or administrators, not individual student members.

Individual Information

  1. NO early arrivals for upperclassmen on August 26, 2016
  2. The maximum days a students may request Early Arrival is three (3) days
    • New Undergraduate Students – August 23, 2016
    • Returning Undergraduate Students – August 24, 2015
  3. Fee: $125.00 per student per night