Every residence hall room and apartment on campus will be entered for residence hall staff to check the general health and safety of the living spaces.  This will include checking for electrical hazards, fire safety issues, general cleanliness, and other policy violations such as alcohol, drugs, and weapons.

  • Students do not have to be present in their room during inspections.
  • It is important that all students keep their keys and student ID’s with them at all times during this week.  Residence Life and Housing staff will always close and lock doors as we finish inspections. 
  • Staff from the Office of Residence Life and Housing will communicate via email with students who have failed inspections.
  • During our early Fall process, students will have 72 hours to permanently address the violation, failure to do so before re-inspection may result in charges, additional charges, and/or referral to the University’s student conduct process. During all other processes, violations will be addressed with the appropriate charge and/or referral upon first documentation.
  •  Please note, specific violations of the Guide to Community Living and any violations of the WFU Student Code of Conduct will be documented and result in an immediate response.
  • Some examples of unhealthy environments are:
    • Excessive trash/trash not being removed from a room
    • Excessive dirty, wet or unlaundered clothes present in a room
  • Some examples of safety violations are:
    • Unapproved bed loft
    • Unapproved extension cords
    • Candles and/or other flammable items
    • Items hanging from the ceiling and/or fire safety equipment (i.e. sprinkler head)
    • Blocked or covered fire safety equipment (i.e. smoke detector or strobe light)


Specific questions can be addressed to your hall staff or Office of Residence Life and Housing at or 336.758.5185.

  • Fall Break Closing Checklist

    Residents who will be away for all or any significant portion of the break should follow the steps listed below:

    • Remove and discard perishable items.
    • Remove all trash and recyclables.
    • Take all valuables (i.e., computers, books, money, medications, clothing, etc.) that may be needed during the break.  This will also be a precaution against theft or damage.
    • Close and lock all windows, room and apartment doors.  Keys and identification card should not be left in a resident’s room.
    • Remove any items that may be blocking or have been placed on or near the air conditioner/heater unit.
    • Fan coil units are to be set on 70° and low.
    • Personal property should be moved off the floor.  This could avoid loss or damage if there is an unforeseen facility issue.
    • Store all food in closed containers.  Remove perishables.
    • Turn off lights and lock room door.
  • Entry and Room Inspection Policy

    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(see the Guide to Community Living, p. 11).

    Residence Life and Housing and/or Facilities and Campus Services may enter assigned rooms at reasonable hours for the following purposes: inspection, maintenance, or for reasons of health and safety.
    Residence hall rooms may be entered and/or searched by authorized University officials in the following cases:

    1. In emergencies where life or property appear to be in danger,
    2. To investigate suspected violations of local, state, federal, or University policy where reasonable cause has been established.

    Authorized University officials include but are not limited to: Residence Life and Housing staff, University Police, and other campus officials. (Guide to Community Living, p. 23).