Changes During The Semester

Room changes during the academic semesters are overseen by the Community Director for your area of campus. Changes are based on availability and must be approved by the Community Director for your area of campus.

  • Students requesting a change due to a disability-related accommodation, should follow the process outlined on our Accommodations page and will be contacted by our Assignments team after their request has been reviewed.
  • Students requesting a change due to roommate concerns/conflict will need to work through a mediation process with their Community Director prior to requesting a room change.

Changes Between the Fall and Spring Semester

Spring room changes will be offered and/or approved on a rolling basis based on space availability. Any approved moves must take place at the end of the semester, before exams begin. 

Spring 2022 Room Change Timeline

October 15, 2021: Spring 2022 Housing Process Opens

  • To submit a Room Change Request, please visit the housing portal at go.wfu.edu/housingportal.
  • Pull In Requests
    • If you have a current vacancy for Fall 2021 you may pull in any student
    • If your roommate is departing for Spring 2022 then you may only pull in students returning for Spring 2022

November 1, 2021: Spring 2022 Housing Process Closes

November 12, 2021:  Notifications sent for approved moves, releases, etc.

November 29, 2021 – December 5, 2021: Students complete approved moves.

Important Notes

  • Students will be notified of changes if approved via email.
  • If approved, you must make arrangements with your community staff to coordinate the change.
  • If approved to move, you MUST complete your move by December 5, 2021. 
  • Cancellation of your Room Change Request must be made in writing to the Office of Residence Life and Housing at housing@nullwfu.edu.
  • If you have a roommate, please be courteous and notify them immediately of your intention to change rooms.
  • Any student who currently has a vacancy in their room or has a roommate that has requested a move should request a pull in or anticipate being assigned a new roommate by the Office of Residence Life and Housing for the Spring semester.
  • For students wishing to pull in a specific roommate, the student with a vacancy in their current room should complete a Room Change Request.
  • Singles are very limited.  If you have a roommate situation that you consider untenable it is strongly encouraged that you select either single or double.
  • If your request is approved, you MUST move. You will not have the option to decline your new assignment.
  • Block Housing and Residential Engagement Communities

    To request a room change to or within Block Housing and Residential Engagement Communities, the contact for your group must complete an updated roster and submit that to the Office of Residence Life and Housing. Assignments within Block Housing and Residential Engagement Communities are for the academic year.

    • Students may be allowed to move within their designated housing blocks; however, students not permitted to move out of their housing block.
    • Finally, students who change rooms into a housing block are assigned to that space for the remainder of the academic year.
  • "Pulling In"

    In the event of a vacancy in their room, the remaining resident may pull in a new roommate of choice rather than having a new roommate assigned via Housing Selection or by the Office Residence Life and Housing.

    To pull in a new roommate, the current resident must complete the pull in section of the Room Change Request form. 

    • Students with a current vacancy during the Fall 2021 semester, may pull in current residential students or students returning for the Spring 2022 semester. 
    • Students who have a roommate departing for the Spring 2022 semester, may only pull in students returning for the Spring 2022 semester. They may NOT pull in current residential students as the move would not be able to be completed before the fall exam period.
  • Study Abroad

    Fall Study Abroad

    Students studying abroad during the Fall Semester will NOT select housing during Housing 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 email from the Office of Residence Life and Housing will be sent to your WFU email account with log-on times.
      • This email 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. 
      • Students with less than six-semesters of housing credit should not make any plans to live off-campus unless they have been released in writing from the residency requirement by the Office of Residence Life and Housing.

    Spring Study Abroad

    Students planning to study abroad during the Spring Semester should proceed with Housing  Selection for the Fall Semester. During the Fall Semester, the Office of Residence Life and Housing will work with Global Programs and Studies to identify these students and cancel their spring housing. 

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

  • Moving Off-Campus

    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. Students with less than six semesters of housing credit should not make any plans to live off-campus unless they have been released in writing from the residency requirement by the Office of Residence Life and Housing.

    Students may be released from the University’s residency requirement in one of two ways:

    1. Students may enter the Off-Campus Lottery. This indicates a desire to live off-campus prior to fulfilling the residency requirement. As the Office of Residence Life and Housing finalizes the number of students able to live off-campus, they will use a random selection process to release the appropriate number of students.
    2. In support of students with disabilities, the Office of Residence Life and Housing has a wide variety of housing and dining options on-campus which can accommodate the vast majority of disability needs. Students who need to request a disability-related accommodation should visit rlh.wfu.edu/accommodations to begin the request process.

      Please note that a release from the University’s six-semester on-campus housing requirement is generally not considered a reasonable accommodation. Students seeking an accommodation to live off-campus should explain in their request (and in providers supporting documentation) how living off-campus meets their needs in ways the University cannot in either on-campus or in University-sponsored housing (Crowne Apartments and/or Deacon Station).

    For more information, please visit our Off-Campus Policies and Procedures page.

  • Leaving the University

    Any student currently assigned to campus housing who is leaving Wake Forest University for any reason (i.e. continuous enrollment, withdrawal, transfer) must notify our office at housing@wfu.edu.

As always, feel free to contact the Office of Residence Life and Housing at housing@nullwfu.edu or 336-758-5185 with any questions or to further discuss your situation.