Request To Return To Housing

The sections below explain options for students wishing to return to housing based upon a desire to:

  • Request housing after a semester has begun
  • Return to housing after re-admittance to the University
  • Return to housing as a non-resident student
  • Remain in housing as a continuing fifth-year student
  • After A Semester Has Begun

    Students wishing to seek University housing after the first day of classes may submit a request to the University. If approved, students will be charged a pro rata amount beginning on their approved move-in date.

  • Re-Admitted Students

    If you are being re-admitted to the University and are seeking on-campus residency for the coming semester, you will need to email housing@wfu.edu to begin the process. If space remains after students guaranteed housing are assigned, you will be contacted by the Office of Residence Life and Housing.

  • Non-Resident Students

    Explained below are the three housing options available to students classified as Non-Resident, thus not guaranteed housing.

    Non-Resident Waitlist for On-Campus Housing

    Non-Resident students are not guaranteed campus housing and may not participate in the General Room Selection process. To be considered for campus housing, you will need to email housing@wfu.edu to begin the process. If space is, or becomes, available after all resident students – who are guaranteed housing – are assigned, students from the Non-Resident Student Waitlist will be offered housing on a first-come, first-serve basis. Typically, it is unlikely that non-resident students will be contacted about vacancies prior to late summer or the beginning of the fall semester.

    Petition for Status Change

    As a Non-Resident Student, you may petition to have your status changed to that of Resident student. This change would then afford you guaranteed campus housing. To qualify for a status change, you must meet the following criteria set by the Board of Trustees:

    • Two full semesters at Wake Forest University (excluding summer school);
    • A minimum of a 3.0 cumulative grade point average. Concession students must have a minimum of a 2.0 cumulative grade point average; and
    • Be in good standing with the University, i.e., have no outstanding judicial or honor violations, no outstanding overdue bills, etc.

    To petition for a status change, please submit a written request to the Office of Residence Life and Housing at housing@wfu.edu.

    The deadline for your petition to be submitted in writing to the Office of Residence Life and Housing is 5 PM on the last Friday in February. All requests will be reviewed and a written response will be emailed to you within two weeks. Students who plan to petition for a status change are still encouraged to submit a request for housing to be placed on the Non-Resident Student Waitlist to ensure their best chance for campus housing in the event that their petition is denied.

    Off-Campus Housing

    All Non-Resident Students planning to live off-campus are reminded that they must register an approved off-campus address. For more please review our Off-Campus Policies and Procedures.

  • Continuing Students

    The University’s commitment to providing eight semesters of on-campus housing is for residential students in good standing who pay their tuition deposit by the published deadline each semester.

    To request housing for a fifth academic year, please reach out directly to housing@wfu.edu to discuss options.