• What's Included In My Room?

    Each Residence Hall page details what will be in your room upon arrival, as well as approximate room dimensions. However, note that the measurements for the items listed are general in order to help you get a sense of your space. Each room is unique and varies in dimensions, sometimes greatly.

    Tip: Winston-Salem has many popular retail stores for outfitting your room. Our office suggests you wait until seeing your space before purchasing everything you think you might need.

    Select your hall below for more complete details.

    South Campus


    North Campus

    Road Houses

  • What to Bring/What Not to Bring

    Items to Bring to Campus

    Printable List (pdf)

    UL-approved power strips (with a circuit breaker) Stapler, pens, pencils
    Soap, toiletries, shower bucket Stationery, stamps
    Towels, washcloths Memo board for door
    Bathrobe, slippers Camera
    Hair dryer Detergent (HE approved), iron, laundry bag, clothes hangers
    Twin sheets (Extra Long), blankets Alarm clock
    Bedspread Television, with coaxial cable (HDTV or receiver optional)
    Pillow and pillowcases Flashlight
    Trashcan Coffee Maker
    Desk lamp

    Prohibited Items

    Bed lofts Hot plates or electric skillets
    Fans with cooling systems Crockpots; waffle or crepe pans
    Humidifiers or Misters of any kind Electric/space heaters
    Extension cords Any coil appliances
    Plug-in air fresheners Kerosene lamps or appliances
    Multi-plug adapters Waterbeds
    Halogen lamps Pets and animals
    Candles (including those that are decorative) Black lights
    Fireworks or weapons (including paintball guns) Additional air conditioners
    Foam mattress toppers Non UL-approved lighting
    Microwaves Wireless computer access points
    (the University will provide connectivity)
    Toasters or toaster ovens Candle warmers
    Electric grills or George Foreman grills Cinder blocks
  • Early/Late Arrivals

    “Early Arrivals” are students who are granted special permission to move into their on-campus housing assignments before their designated check-in dates. For a variety of reasons, Wake Forest University restricts the number of students allowed to check-in early.

    The designated check-in day for new students is Wednesday, August 22, 2018. The designated check-in days for returning students are Friday, August 24-Sunday, August 26. All students who wish to move into the residence halls or apartments before these dates must be involved in a campus organization or activity that has made prior arrangements and/or have their requests approved by Residence Life and Housing.

    Early Arrival as Part of a Specific Group Association


    • New undergraduate students involved in pre-school academic initiatives
    • Returning undergraduate students associated with student organizations
    • Returning undergraduate students assisting with pre-orientation programs
    • Athletic teams and associated athletic groups
    • Student departmental employees


    1. Group leaders will submit the names of student participants to Residence Life and Housing by July 20, 2018. 
    2. Lists must be submitted by official group advisors or administrators, NOT individual student members.
    3. Early arrivals may check in from 9 a.m. to 8 p.m. on their pre-approved day. Students arriving outside of these times should contact Residence Life and Housing at for instructions for check-in.

    Individual Early Arrivals

    • NO early arrivals for upperclassmen on August 22, 2018.
    • The maximum number of days a student may request an Early Arrival for extenuating circumstances is three (3) days
      • New Undergraduate Students – ONLY as a part of a campus organization or activity
      • Returning Undergraduate Students – August 21, 2018
    • Fee: $125.00 per student per night
    • Early arrivals may check-in from 9 a.m. to 8 p.m. on their pre-approved day. Students arriving outside of these times should contact Residence Life and Housing at for instructions for check-in.

    Late Arrivals

    If you foresee arriving later than 5  p.m. on Sunday, August 26, 2018, please contact Residence Life and Housing at or 336.758.5185 for instructions and to avoid possible charges

  • Parking and Unloading

    With over 3,000 students returning to campus in just a few days, moving can be chaotic. To make everyone’s arrival as pleasant as possible, please:

    • Observe all parking restrictions and traffic patterns; University Police will enforce these regulations. Park only on designated streets and in designated lots; do not park on the lawns since it may damage the underground sprinklers. While you are checking in, park in the designated unloading areas with flashers on.
    • Quickly unload your belongings at the curb nearest to your residence hall. Once you are finished unloading, please move your vehicle to a parking lot.
    • Do not park in handicap spaces, fire lanes, service areas, driving lanes, roadways, sidewalks, on the grounds or any other area not designated for parking.
    • Check weather forecasts and plan accordingly. Bringing umbrellas and plastic for covering your belongings would be a good idea if rain is in the forecast.
  • Check-In Steps
    1. Pull your vehicle into a designated unloading zone closest to your residence hall and follow the unloading procedures below.
    2. Go to the main lobby in your assigned residence hall for check-in* (review exceptions below).
    3. Introduce yourself to the hall staff and show them your room assignment.
    4. Pick up your keys and other materials.
    5. Unload belongings at the curb and have someone move your vehicle to a parking lot so that others may unload their cars.


    • Students living in a house on Polo Road and Martin Hall will check in at Polo Hall
    • Students living in Student Apartments and North Campus Apartments will check in at North Campus Apartments, Building # 5
    • Students living in Huffman Hall will check in at Poteat Hall
    • Students living in Efird Hall will check in at Taylor Hall
    • Students living in Piccolo Hall will check in at Palmer Hall


  • Check your Room Condition Report

    When you check in, you will receive a Room Condition Report (RCR) which states the condition of items in your room at the time you move in. Take a few minutes to inspect your room to see if there are any discrepancies between your RCR and the actual condition of your room. If there are discrepancies, you must notify your Resident Adviser (RA) within 48 hours to ensure that you will not be financially accountable for pre-existing damages upon your check-out.

Welcome Home

Move-In Dates for Fall 2018

New Residential Students
August 22, 2018
8 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Move-in assistance available from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m.

Returning Students
Friday, August 24 – Sunday, August 26
Check-in between 9 a.m. and 5 p.m. on Friday and Saturday, or between 12 p.m. and 5 p.m. on Sunday