Room Selection

Fall 2017 Study Abroad Room Selection Details

  • Dates: Wednesday, December 13, 2017
  • Where: WIN>Virtual Campus>Residence Life and Housing>Housing Application
  • Log in Times and Room Availablity List will be published on Tuesday, December 5, 2017
  • If you have a housing accommodation on file, someone from the Office of Residence Life and Housing will contact you prior to December 13, 2017, with your assignment.

Being pulled-in? Living in a Greek Block or Residential Engagement Community? 

  • Dates for requests: Monday, October 16 – Thursday, November 16, 2017
  • Pull-In: Visit WIN>Virtual Campus>Residence Life and Housing>Room Change>Pull-In
  • Greek Blocks: Get in touch with the housing manager for your organization to be added to the block.
  • Residential Engagement Communities: Get in touch with the liaison for the community to be added to the REC.
  • Cancellation requests due: Friday, November 17, 2017
  • Decision letters will be emailed to WFU e-mail accounts on Monday, December 4, 2017

Off-Campus Petitions

  • Dates: Monday, October 16 – Tuesday, October 31, 2017
  • Where: WIN>Virtual Campus>Residence Life and Housing>Housing Application
  • Cancellation requests due: Wednesday, November 1, 2017
  • Decision letters will be emailed to WFU e-mail accounts on Friday, November 17, 2017

Room Selection Student Portal Instructions

Download Instructions

RL&H Help Center

During Fall 2017 Study Abroad Room Selection on December 13, 2017, the Office of Residence Life and Housing will have staff available from 8:30 AM to 5 PM via phone to provide personal, one-on-one assistance for any student who would like help. For assistance please call the Office of Residence Life and Housing at 336-758-5185.


General Room Selection

To participate in the General Room Selection process, students must update profile information, electronically agree to the Housing and Dining Agreement, and self-select their room online.

Remember, the University has a six-semester residency requirement. As such, rising seniors are not required to live on campus. If a rising senior has not selected housing by the end of the General Room Selection process, they will lose the four-year housing guarantee and their status will be changed to a non-resident student. Those choosing to become non-resident students should refer to our Off-Campus Policies and Procedures page regarding off-campus address registration and other policies/processes.

Notes for General Room Selection

  • The earliest selection time within each group will represent that group.
  • Apartments/Blocks/Rooms will not be reduced in size; the way a space is listed on the availability list and/or in the selection portal is fixed.
  • Students looking to select multiple occupancy apartments/blocks/rooms must fill all beds within the apartment/block/room at the time of online selection.
  • Individual assignments within apartments/blocks/rooms should be determined collectively by the residents; however, they are assigned in the portal by the student with the earliest selection time.

 

  • On a case-by-case basis during room selection, the Office of Residence Life and Housing 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 selects for a group of residents during General Room Selection be allowed to change rooms between General Room Selection and the Fall Semester. The earliest opportunity for a room change for those students is the Room Thaw process, typically 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.
  • Members of the apartment/block/room may have the first opportunity to fill vacancies that may occur during the year by pulling in a roommate of choice.
    • If a single room becomes available within a block/suite/apartment, students currently living in that space will typically have the first opportunity to fill the single, prior to it being generally available for room changes.

 

  • Pre-plan with those you want to live with about where you would like to live. Have a backup plan should your first choice (or second or third) not be available when your selection time comes.
    • Remember an availability list is published and updated frequently during General Room Selection.
  • We encourage you to visit or chat with the students who currently live in those types of rooms.
  • Review our community pages and the Guide to Community Living for information about the different communities around campus.
  • Selection Times
    • Selection times are randomly generated based on the number of semesters you have lived in university housing.
    • The earlier your time, the sooner you are allowed to participate and the more room options you may have.
    • Students who are not guaranteed housing (including non-resident students, students beyond their 8th semester in housing, etc.) will not be issued a selection time and are not eligible to participate in the General Room Selection process.
    • If there are no spaces available at your section time, you will be able to select from available spaces during the Second Round of room selection over the summer.

  • Available Rooms/Blocks List

    A list of available rooms, including the type and occupancy of the room, and independent blocks will be posted and updated frequently during the General Room Selection process.

  • Expanded Occupancy Assignments

    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) may be converted to triple occupancy, single rooms that were previously double rooms may return to double occupancy, and designated floor lounges may be converted into student rooms.

    Housing charges will be adjusted for those students whose room occupancy changes due to an expanded occupancy situation.

Room Selection Resources

  • Room Selection Student Portal Instructions

    Detailed instructions are available for how to select housing through our Student Portal.

    Download Instructions

  • Help Desk

    During General Room Selection, the Office of Residence Life and Housing will provide a help desk during all room and dining selection processes. Here staff members will be available to provide personal, one-on-one assistance for any student who would like help.

    Details about times and locations for this help desk will be posted closer to the General Room Selection process in Spring 2018.

Other Room Selection Processes

  • Study Abroad

    Fall Study Abroad

    Students studying abroad during the Fall Semester will NOT select housing during General Room Selection. Instead, students abroad for the Fall Semester will be required to select their housing for the Spring Semester online in December.

    • In Mid-December, you will be required to electronically self-select your actual spring room and meal plan.
    • An e-mail from the Office of Residence Life and Housing will be sent to your WFU e-mail account with log-on times.
      • This e-mail will contain specific instructions on self-selecting your spring room and meal plan.
    • Wake Forest University views living on campus as integral to a liberal arts education and the Wake Forest experience.  In support of that view, Wake Forest University has a six-semester residency requirement.

    Spring Study Abroad

    Students planning to study abroad during the Spring Semester should proceed with General Room Selection for the Fall Semester. During the Fall Semester, these students should notify the Office of Residence Life and Housing by visiting WIN > Virtual Campus > Residence Life and Housing > Room Change and selecting the appropriate reason.

    During the spring semester, these students will be able to participate in General Room Selection for the following fall from abroad.

  • Residential Engagement Communities

    Online Selection Date:
    2018 Dates Coming Soon

    All students who will be living in a Residential Engagement Community must:

    • Complete the Residence Hall and Dining Agreement
    • Provide your name and University ID number, WFU Username, and preferred meal plan to their group contact.

    Residential Engagement Communities (RECs) are considered on-campus housing and therefore subject to all regulations and guidelines as outlined in the Guide to Community Living, the Housing and Dining Agreement, and other housing publications. Some RECs may have additional requirements. Please contact the appropriate group contact if you are interested in Residential Engagement Communities.

    By providing your name and University ID number, you are agreeing to live within that Residential Engagement Community for the entire academic year. Students choosing to live in RECs do not have the option of moving to other campus locations during the academic year. Please note that some RECs are co-ed; contact the appropriate group contact regarding the possibility of shared bathroom facilities. Finally, note that current RECs are not guaranteed acceptance for the following academic year.

    Visit our Residential Engagement Communities page for a current list of communities and contacts.

  • Substance Free Housing

    Deadline to request Substance-Free Housing for Fall 2018 will be available soon! 

    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 communities as demand warrants.

    In addition to the Housing and Dining 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.

     

  • Quiet Living

    Deadline to request Quiet Living for Fall 2018 will be available soon! 

    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 communities 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 midterms 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.

  • Gender-Neutral Housing

    Online Selection Date:

    2018 Dates Coming Soon

    Wake Forest University provides 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 staff member in the Office of Residence Life and Housing to discuss the best way to accommodate their housing needs, based on assigned room selection log-on times. 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, the Office of 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.

    If you have questions about Gender Neutral Housing, please contact the Office of Residence Life and Housing at housing@wfu.edu or 336-758-5185.

  • RA Room Selection

    Online Selection Date:

    2018 Dates Coming Soon

    If you are going to be an RA for Fall 2018 you will participate in this online process. At your scheduled date/time you will need to log-in, update contact information, select a meal plan, and accept the Housing and Dining Agreement.

  • Greek Block Housing

    Greek Housing Roster

    Requests for Housing Blocks for 2018-2019 are due by January 15, 2018.

    Student Organization Residential Block Request Form

    All Greek members interested in living in their organization’s official housing block must:

    • Complete the Housing and Dining Agreement
    • Provide your name and University ID number, and preferred meal plan, 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.

    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.

    If Greek organizations are unable to fill all assignments within their official housing block, the Office of Residence Life and Housing will follow the procedures in the housing block allocation policies/procedures to attempt to fill the space. Presidents of Greek organizations are given copies of this policy along with their Greek Block housing roster.

     

  • Second Round of Room Selection

    There is a second round of the room selection process which occurs during the middle of the summer each year.  All students who are required to live in campus housing, but do not select during General Room Selection, are automatically placed on the list to select during the second round. Again, this is a normal part of ours 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. Students on the list for the second round will receive an email with a selection day to go online and select from what housing is available at that time.

    • During the second round of room selection, we cannot guarantee a single or a particular residence hall, but there will housing options available for everyone.
    • Students will select in the same priority order as during General Room Selection.
    • Students are not required to have a roommate to select a bed in a double room during the second round of room selection.
    • Students who fall under the residency requirement who fail to select housing and meal plan during the second round of room selection will be assigned to an available bed and the BASE meal plan.