Chapter 1 – About Us


The Office of Residence Life and Housing fosters secure, comfortable, inclusive, and engaging learning communities which prepare students to lead lives of meaning and purpose.

As members of vibrant and diverse residential learning communities, Wake Forest students will:

  • Find an authentic sense of belonging
  • Successfully navigate citizenship within diverse communities
  • Develop the skills, knowledge and perspective to maintain a healthy, balanced life
  • Exhibit responsibility for self, others, property, and the environment

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The Office of Residence Life and Housing employs a number of professional, graduate, and undergraduate staff members to oversee the University’s residential experience. With nearly 80 percent of undergraduates living on campus, the residential community is a vital part of the Wake Forest experience. While living on campus, residents are supported and assisted by an extensive and well-trained network of staff members.