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Housing Costs & Considerations

Residence Life & Housing provides facilities, programs, and services that support the academic mission of the University, encourage community responsibility, and prepare undergraduate students for life beyond Wake Forest University. Please thoroughly review the following information for important details related to student rates and requirements for your housing needs.

Housing Rates for 2017-2018
  1. Housing Rates for 2017 – 2018
  • Single rooms and all apartments = $ 5,367 per semester
    Includes all residence hall singles, all Polo and Martin rooms, and all apartments (including apartment doubles)
  • Double rooms = $ 4,506 per semester
  • Triple rooms = $ 4,003 per semester
    Includes all residence halls (excluding all apartments)

To participate in room selection, you must pay your $500 tuition deposit. This deposit is not a housing deposit; however, it (along with any outstanding housing-related bills) must be paid to prevent loss of any housing assignment selected during the Room and Dining Selection process.

Loss of the assignment for failure to pay your deposit does not release you from your 2017 – 2018 Residence Hall and Dining Agreement.

Dining Rates for 2017-2018

Meal Plan

Food Dollars

*Cost per Semester


All Access

$ 400

$ 3,171

Available to everyone (Includes 10 Guest Meals)

Black 225 Block

$ 400

$ 2,690

Available to everyone (Including Freshmen)

Base 175 Block

$ 400

$ 2,457

Freshman Minimum (Available to everyone)

Gold 130 Block

$ 800

$ 2,333

Available to all upperclass and off campus students

Screamin’ 100 Block

$ 450

$ 1,622

Minimum for Quad, Palmer/Piccolo, Dogwood & Magnolia. Also Available to Apartments, Houses and off campus only

Apartment Plan 50 Block

$ 300

$    902

Minimum for all Apartments (Including Martin & Polo) Road Houses.  Also, available to off campus students

Commuter 30 Block

$ 200

$    573

Available to Off Campus Students Only.  Off Campus students may select any meal plan.

1.  Sales tax is charged on meals at time of plan selections

2.  Sales tax will be charged on transactions at point of purchase using food dollars.

*+ 6.75% North Carolina state sales tax

Housing and Dining Contract for 2017-2018

Cancellation Policy

Student wishing to be released from their Residence Hall and Dining Agreement must petition to be released, in writing, through the Office of Residence Life and Housing located in Angelou Hall 001.  Petitions are not automatically granted and are reviewed on a cases-by-case basis.  All students that are approved to be released from housing (not including those students leaving to study abroad, participating in internships, or leaving school for medical/personal reasons) will automatically be re-classified as “non-resident students” and forfeit their right to guaranteed housing.

Residence Life and Housing is sensitive to the fact that some students may need to seek release from their Agreement for hardship.  To ensure that the release policy is responsive to these students, Residence Life and Housing expects to review petitions based upon compelling individual reasons such as, but not limited to the following: death or grave illness of an immediate family member, physical or emotional disorders that prevent continued residence, or sudden and irreplaceable loss of funding sources.  Finally, I understand that the University reserves the right to terminate this agreement at any time when the University determines in its discretion that it is reasonably necessary and appropriate to do so.

Terms and Conditions of Campus Housing

A.  University Obligations

  1. The University will provide the room assigned from the day the student is officially notified to report, except during the stated recesses of the College, until 24 hours after the students after the student’s final academic examinations for the spring semester or after termination of student status.  A senior who will be graduating may delay vacating the room until 7 p.m. on commencement day.
  2. In the event of mechanical difficulty (air conditioning, heat, hot water and other equipment) or interruptions of electrical power or water service, the University will make reasonable efforts to restore service.  However, there shall be no abatement in residence hall charges because of such failure.

B.  Student Obligations – The student will:

  1. Use the room as his or her residence during the applicable academic year in accordance with this Agreement.
  2. Exercise reasonable care in the use of the room and the facilities of the residence halls, and know and abide by all regulations pertaining to the residence halls of the University, whether such regulations are now in effect or not.
  3. Hold harmless the University from any suit, action at low, or other claim whatsoever resulting from or arising out of any injury to the student’s person or property while a resident of a residence hall under this Agreement.
  4. Pay to the University the cost of replacement or repair for any breakage or damage to the room, its fixtures or appurtenances and a pro rata share for damages to community-used property when the identity of the persons responsible cannot be reasonably determined.
  5. Pay charges for both semesters in a timely manner in the amounts prescribed by the schedule of payments issued by Wake Forest University for the type of room assigned.

 C. Refund Policy

  1. The University will refund a portion of the student’s payment upon withdrawal from the University according to the University Tuition and Fees Refund Policy, Schedule of Adjustments for Withdrawal or Continuous Enrollment Start Date, for the following reasons: a) the student graduates;  b) official withdrawal from the university; c) the student is granted continuous enrollment status
  2. If it is determined by the University that the student’s health renders group living hazardous, then this Agreement shall terminate upon notice to the student.  The University will make a pro rata refund of the housing fee paid. 
  3. If the student is suspended from the University or removed from University housing as a result of disciplinary proceeding, the student is not entitled to a refund.
  4. If a student, who his currently enrolled in the University, breaches the Housing Agreement by not occupying an assigned room or by vacating the room prior to the end of the spring term as specified in A.1., the student is obligated to pay charges for both semesters.  If no additional unoccupied space will result from the breach, then the Office of Residence Life and Housing may grant approval to make pro rata charges for the room.

D. General Conditions

  1. The University reserves all rights in connection with the assignment or reassignment of rooms.  The University further reserves the right to close the residence hall and to terminate agreements at any time when the University determines in its discretion that it is reasonably necessary and appropriate to do so.  Additionally, any student whose actions are found by the University or its designated agent to be detrimental to the welfare of a student living group, or in violation of University rules and regulations set forth in the current Student Handbook or Residence Life and Housing publications, may be required to withdraw from the housing assigned without further University obligation.
  2. if a student is assigned a room for the next academic year and is academically ineligible to continue at the end of the first summer session immediately preceding, the room assignment will be cancelled.  If the student attends the second summer session and is permitted to return in the fall, the student may request placement on a wait list, but housing is not guaranteed.
  3. In the event this Agreement is used for assignments after the fall semester has begun, it will be effective for the remainder of the academic year.
  4. The University is not responsible for the loss or damage to items of personal property of the student in the residence halls, luggage rooms, or on its grounds before, during or subsequent to the period of the Agreement.
  5. The student grants permission for the entry and inspection of the assigned room by any authorized University personnel or agent according to policies in the current Student Code of Conduct or Residence Life and Housing publications.  Said purposes include, but are not limited to, completion of work requests or the repair and/or maintenance of the facility, inspection for fire and safety violations, and to enforce University policies and regulations including, but not limited to, alcohol and drug violations.
Substance Free Community Housing Terms & Conditions 2017-2018

Substance Free Community Housing Agreement

I understand that I will be assigned to a healthy living community housing area for students during the 2017-2018 academic year at Wake Forest University.  I also understand and agree that by accepting such an assignment, that I will abide by the following conditions:

  1. I will, at no time while physically present on my hall, consume alcoholic beverages, tobacco products, illegal drugs, prescriptions drugs which are not prescribed to me, or other related unhealthy substances.
  2. I will, at no time, allow my guests to possess and/or consume any of the substances described above while present on my hall or in my room, and that I will be responsible for the conduct of my guests at all times while they are present.
  3. I will not return to my hall or room after having consumed alcoholic beverages or other substances to the point at which I am intoxicated or my judgment is impacted in any way.
  4. I will make a good faith effort to regularly participate in the ongoing educational programs which are offered on my hall to develop and maintain a healthy lifestyle and promote student wellness on campus.
  5. I understand that any violations of the above stated regulations will result in one or more of the following penalties as  a violation of my housing contract, depending on the seriousness of the violation, in addition to any other university, judicial sanction which is appropriate for that offense:
    • A written warning which includes probationary status with regard to my continued presence on the healthy living community hall, a violation which will result in the loss of all university housing for the remainder of my undergraduate study at Wake Forest University.
    • Removal from the healthy living community hall with room reassignment to be determined by Residence Life and Housing.
    • Loss of all university housing for the remainder of the academic year, or, loss of all university housing for the remainder of my undergraduate study at Wake Forest University.