If you have questions, please visit our Frequently Asked Questions.
- General Room Selection
- Theme Block Housing
- RA Room Selection
- FAQs about Room Selection
- RL&H Help Center
- Room Selection Times & Log On Schedule
- Room Selection Demo
- Greek Block Housing
- Study Abroad (STAB)
- Second Round of Housing & Dining Selection
- Room Selection Planning Checklist
- Gender Neutral Housing
- Substance Free Housing
General Room Selection
To participate in the following options, you must electronically agree to the Terms and Conditions of the Residence Hall and Dining Agreement and self select your room online. There is a three-year residency requirement.
Rising Seniors are not required to live on campus. If you have not selected housing by the end of this process, you will loose your four year housing guarantee and your status will be changed to non-resident student. You must register your off campus address by going through the Off Campus Housing Application Process.
Available Types of Rooms and Blocks List
Apartments, Independent Blocks, Single and Double Rooms
A list of available types of rooms and blocks will be posted daily April 11-15, 2016.
Online Selection Dates
Monday – Friday, April 11 – 15, 2016 8:00 a.m.- 6:00 p.m.
Selection of blocks, apartments, single, and double rooms will be made in selection time order. The earliest selection time within each group will represent that group. Rooms/apartments will not be reduced in size.
Individual assignments within rooms and apartments are determined by the room/apartment members and assigned by the student with the earliest selection time selecting the room/apartment.
- One a case-by-case basis during room selection, Residence Life and Housing staff may allow a student to delete an active assignment and select again if the student made an error or mistake in the selection process.
- Under no circumstances will a student who pulls others in during room selection be allowed to change rooms between the first round of the Housing and Dining Selection process and Room Thaw in September.
Unapproved room changes may result in a fine, return to the original assignment and loss of opportunity to move during the room thaw process.
If you choose to live in multiple occupancy rooms/apartments, you must sign up as a group and fill all beds within the room/apartment at the time of online selection.
Members of the room/apartment may have the first opportunity to fill vacancies that may occur during the year by pulling in a roommate of choice. Single vacancies in blocks will be offered to the block members in priority number order prior to going outside of the block to fill, if a written request is made within 24 hours of the vacancy occurring.
You must have all roommate’s WFU User ID and password to secure an apartment, independent block or double room.
Pre-plan with your roommate(s) where you would like to live. Visit or chat with the students who currently live in those types of rooms. Review the Guide to Community Living for information about the different buildings around campus.
Have a back-up plan should your first choice (or second or third) not be available when it is your time to choose your room. (A list of available types of rooms and blocks will be posted daily April 11-15, 2016.)
Study Abroad (STAB)
If you are studying abroad for the Fall 2016 semester and you desire campus housing for the Spring 2017 semester, you must log on to electronically self select a “Study Abroad room” and agree to the Residence Hall and Dining Agreement. If you are a senior and will be abroad, you may select a “Study Abroad/Off-Campus” room if you plan to live off-campus in Spring 2017.
In Mid-December 2016, you will then be required to electronically self select your actual Spring 2017 room and dining membership. Detailed information on this process will be available in November 2016.
Due to the three-year residency requirement, rising juniors must select a room during this process. If not selected by the end of the Study Abroad process, you will automatically be assigned to an available bed.
If you have any questions or concerns contact Residence Life & Housing at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Theme Block Housing
Online Selection Date:
Thursday, April 7, 2016, 9:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.
All students who will be living in Theme Housing must:
- Set their Pull-in Password
- Complete the Residence Hall and Dining Agreement
Provide your name and University ID number, WFU Username, Pull-in Password and preferred meal plan to the Theme Program Assistant (TPA).
Theme housing is considered on-campus housing and therefore subject to all regulations and guidelines as outlined in the Guide to Community Living, your online Residence Hall and Dining Agreement and other housing publications. Some themes may have additional requirements. Please contact the Theme Program Assistant if you are interested in Theme housing assignments.
By providing your name and University ID number, you are agreeing to live within that Theme block for the entire academic year. Students choosing to live in Theme block housing do not have the option of moving to other campus locations during the academic year. Some themes are co-educational. Please contact the TPA about the possibility of shared bathroom facilities. Current themes are not guaranteed acceptance for the following academic year.
Substance Free Housing
The Substance Free Living Community is for residents who desire, and agree to maintain a substance-free environment. This community will be on hallways, sections, or floors of various first-year buildings as demand warrants. In addition to the housing agreement, residents and their guests must abide by a Substance-Free Housing Agreement whereby they agree to these standards, including not using in or coming into the residential environment under the influence of tobacco, alcohol, or drugs.
To request Substance-Free Housing, log in to WIN>Virtual Campus>Residence Life and Housing>Substance-Free Housing.
Deadling to request Substance-Free Housing is March 28, 2016, 9:00 am.
Quiet Living Housing
The Quiet Living Community is for residents who desire, and agree to maintain, a quiet living environment. This will be an option for students who need to get up early or just want a quiet place to live. As demand warrants, this community will be on hallways, sections, or floors of various first-year buildings in which there are “Quiet Hours” between 8:00 pm and 8:00 am nightly. Residents will be able to request an extension to 24-hour quiet hours during mid-terms and other times. In addition to the housing agreement, residents and their guests must abide by a Quiet Living Agreement whereby they agree to these standards.
To request Quiet Living Housing, log in to WIN>Virtual Campus>Residence Life and Housing>Quiet Living Housing.
Deadline to request Quiet Living Housing is March 28, 2016, 9:00 am.
Online Selection Date:
Thursday, April , 2016, 9:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.
Wake Forest University will provide some gender-neutral housing options for all students who choose to live in mixed sex living units. These living units may be apartments, suites, houses, or rooms in areas of residence halls with private bathrooms (toilet and shower areas).
During the process, students will be asked to complete an interest form. Students who request gender-neutral housing will then be contacted by a Residence Life and Housing staff member to discuss the best way to accommodate their housing needs, based on your assigned room selection log-on time. During the process, no student will be asked to disclose their sexual orientation, gender identity, or gender expression.
Gender-neutral housing is not intended for students in a romantic relationship. Upon placement, students agree to the room assignment for the academic year with no option for room changes. Additionally, Residence Life and Housing may consolidate students in gender-neutral housing if the students cannot pull in a roommate and no other student is requesting gender-neutral housing at the time.
Contact Kristy Eanes if you have further questions.
RA Room Selection
Online Selection Date:
Thursday, April 7, 2016, 9:00 a.m. – 9:00 p.m.
If you are going to be an RA for Fall 2016 you will participate in the online process.
Log in at your scheduled date and time and select a meal plan and complete the Residence Hall and Dining Agreement.
Greek Block Housing
Greek Housing Roster
Due Friday, March 4, 2016 by 9:00 a.m. to 104 Alumni Hall (attention Kristy Eanes)
All Greek members interested in living in their organization’s official housing block must:
- Set their Pull-in Password
- Complete the Residence Hall and Dining Agreement
Provide your name and University ID number and preferred meal plan, and Pull-in Password to the person in your organization that is responsible for coordinating Greek block housing.
By choosing to live within a Greek Block, you are agreeing to live within that Greek Block for the entire academic year. Students choosing to live in Greek Block Housing do not have the option of moving to other campus locations during the academic year.
If Greek organizations are unable to fill all assignments within their official housing block, Residence Life and Housing will follow the procedures in the Leased Lounge / Housing Block Allocation Policies and Procedures to attempt to fill the space. Presidents of Greek organizations are given copies of this policy along with their Greek Block housing roster. Only members who are resident students are allowed to live within the Greek Block. Non-resident students are not allowed to live within the block.
An Excel document to help you organize your preferences for housing and dining selection.
Second Round of Housing & Dining Selection Information
There is a second round of the housing & dining selection process which occurs during the middle of the summer every year. All rising sophomores and juniors that do not select housing during the first round of housing and dining selection process, are automatically placed on the list to select during the second round. This is a normal part of the assignments process and occurs each year.
During the summer, rooms open up across campus for a number of reasons, including when students decide to go abroad or transfer. We cannot guarantee a single or a particular residence hall, but there will housing options available for everyone.
Students on the list for the second round will receive an email with a selection day and time in July to go online and select housing from what is available at that time. Students will select in the same priority order (Juniors and then Sophomores). You will not have to have a roommate to select a bed space in a double room during this round.
Students under the three-year residency requirement will be assigned to an available bed and the BASE meal plan if they do not select a bed and a meal plan during the second round of housing and dining selection/
- Selection times are randomly generated based on your housing classification.
- The earlier your time, the sooner you are allowed to participate and the more room options you will have.
- Separate selection times are issued for each gender.
- Beginning Fall 2015, if a student’s appointment time was in the later half of the appointment times for their classification last year, they will be in the upper half and vice versa.
- If you believe your selection time is incorrect, please contact Residence Life and Housing immediately at email@example.com or 336.758.5185. Changes to your time cannot be made once room selection begins.
- Non-resident students will not be issued a selection time and are not eligible to participate in the Housing and Dining Selection Process.
- If there are no spaces available at your section time, you will be able to select from available spaces in July during the Second Round of Selection.
You Should Know
Information Sessions will be held in the South Campus Residence Halls on March 29 and 30, 2016 at 5:30 p.m., 6:15 p.m., and 7:00 p.m. both nights. Selection times will be available March 28 and you can set up your Pull-in PIN information starting March 18.
Log on Schedule
You will receive a very important email from Residence Life and Housing on March 30, 2015 communicating the following:
- Specific housing and dining selection instructions.
- Your selection time - selection times range from 04/11/2016 at 8:30 a.m. to 04/15/2016 at 4:00 p.m. The earlier your selection time, the sooner you are allowed to log on and self-select your room and dining assignments.
- Your WFU Username Pull-in and password - this is your personal authentication code in order to give another student the ability to pull you into a room/apartment. You will set this up online starting March 18, 2016.
Housing Over Assignment
Occasionally there are times when there are more students guaranteed housing than spaces available in the residence halls. In the event this does occur: double rooms that were previously triples (or rooms that can accommodate three people) will be converted to triple occupancy; single rooms that were previously double rooms will return to double occupancy; and, designated floor lounges will be converted into student rooms. Room rent charges will be adjusted for those students whose room occupancy changes due to an over-assignment situation.
RL&H Help Center
Residence Life and Housing will provide a Help Center during all room and dining selection processes to provide personal, one-on-one assistance for any student who would like help. Please view the calendar for specific days and times.
- Q&A Tables will be set up in the Pit, Benson Center and the North Campus Dining Hall.
- The RL&H Help Center is located in Luter Residence Hall Lobby for in-person help during selection.