Housing Costs & Considerations

The Office of Residence Life and 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 2018-2019

    Housing Rates for 2018 – 2019

    • Single rooms and ALL apartment rooms = $5,528 per semester
      Includes all residence hall singles, all Polo and Martin rooms, and all apartments (including apartment doubles)
    • Double rooms = $4,641 per semester
      Excluding apartment doubles – see above
    • Triple rooms = $4123 per semester

    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 Residence Hall and Dining Agreement.

  • Dining Rates for 2018-2019

    For information on meal plans for the 2018-2019 academic year, please visit the Deacon Dining website.

  • Housing and Dining Agreement for 2018-2019

    A. University Obligations

    1. The University will provide the assigned room from the day the student is officially notified to report by Wake Forest College, until 24 hours after the student’s final academic examination for 10 Guide to Community Living
      the spring semester or after termination of student status, except during stated recesses of the College. A graduating senior 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/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 will be enacted in the future.
    3. hold harmless the University from any suit, action at law, 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 commonly-used property when the identity of 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 as 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 payments upon withdrawal from the University according to the University Tuition and Fees Refund Policy, Schedule of Adjustments for Withdrawal or Continuous Enrollment for the following reasons:
        1. the student graduates;
        2. official withdrawal from the University;
        3. the student is granted continuous enrollment status.

        Any withdrawal for reasons above terminates the student’s rights under this agreement.

      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 a disciplinary proceeding, the student is not entitled to a refund.
      4. If a student, who is currently enrolled in the College, breaches the Housing and Dining Agreement by not occupying the assigned room or by vacating the room prior to the end of the spring term as specified in section 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 in advance to charge only pro rata charges for the room.

    D. General Conditions

    1. The University reserves all rights in connection with the assignment and reassignment of rooms. 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 as set forth in the current Student Code of Conduct and Judicial 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 canceled. If the student attends the second summer session and is permitted to return in the fall, the student may request placement on a waiting list, but housing is not guaranteed.
    3. If a student’s relationship with the University and/or Office of Residence Life and Housing is severed as part of a judicial sanction, policy violation, or other incident, that student will not be eligible to participate in any phase of the housing assignments process until the University has granted readmit student status and that he or she is otherwise in good standing with the University.
    4. 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.
    5. The University is not responsible for the loss or damage to items of personal property of the student in residence halls or on its grounds before, during, or subsequent to the period of the agreement.
    6. 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 Handbook 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

    Release from Housing and Dining Agreement

    All students residing in campus housing must electronically sign
    the Housing and Dining Agreement. This is a binding agreement between the University and the student for campus housing and meals during the entire academic year. Any student wishing to be released from the Housing and Dining Agreement must submit a written appeal to the Office of Residence Life and Housing via the online housing portal. Appeals are not automatically granted and are reviewed on a case-by-case basis. All students who are approved to be released from housing will automatically be reclassified as non-resident students and forfeit their right to eight semesters of guaranteed on-campus housing.

    Students who are scheduled to graduate in December must still be
    released from their Housing and Dining Agreement. All petitions for release are due during the spring room change period (dates posted in the fall) to avoid housing charges from accruing on the student’s account. Students should contact the Office of Residence Life and Housing if they have any questions regarding the Housing and Dining Agreement. All students who are approved to be released from their Housing and Dining Agreement and remain registered at the Reynolda Campus
    must register their address with the Office of Residence Life and Housing.

  • 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.