NOTE: information on this site was for the Class of 2024. Information for the Class of 2025 (who will start Wake Forest in August 2021) will be available later this spring.

Move-In Guide

Moving into your residence hall or apartment is an exciting time for both new and returning students. Staff from the Office of Residence Life and Housing are here to help. We’ll do our very best to make the move-in process easy so you can settle into your new home as quickly as possible.

Check-In Information

To check-in, you will need:

  • Your check-in barcode, which is emailed to your email address, and
  • Your student ID or another photo ID if you don’t have your student ID
  • Incoming Students
  • Returning Students

    Be sure to print your move-in parking pass before heading to campus!

    1. Pull your vehicle into a designated unloading zone closest to your community and follow the unloading procedures below.
    2. Go to the check-in location for your community, listed below.
    3. Introduce yourself to the hall staff and show them your check-in QR code.
    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.

    Check-In Locations


    • Davis Hall – Check-in will take place in the community lounge (104).
    • Kitchin Hall – Check-in will take place in the community lounge (102).
    • Poteat/Huffman Halls – Check-in will take place in the Poteat community lounge (119).
    • Taylor Hall – Check-in will take place in the Taylor community lounge (101).

    North Campus

    • Dogwood Hall – Check-in will take place in the community’s main lobby.
    • Magnolia Hall – Check-in will take place in the community’s main lobby.
    • Polo and Martin Halls, Road Houses – Check-in will take place in the Polo Hall lobby.
    • North Campus Apartments and Student Apartments – Check-in will take place in the community lounge located in NCA Building 5 (5002).
    • Deacon Place – Check-in will take place at the community clubhouse.

    Lost Deacon OneCard

    If you have lost your Deacon OneCard over the summer, please come to the Deacon OneCard Office in Angelou Hall. Our offices will be open on from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Friday, August 23 and Saturday, August 24 and from 12 p.m. to 5 p.m. on Sunday, August 25.

    Late Arrival

    If you foresee arriving later than 5 p.m. on Sunday, August 25, 2019, please contact Residence Life and Housing at or 336.758.5185 for instructions and to avoid possible charges.

    Frequently Asked Questions

  • 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

    The following list offers suggestions about items students may want to consider bringing or should avoid bringing to campus. For more information and/or to review all of our policies, please refer to our Guide to Community Living.

    Items to Consider


    • Cleaning Supplies (i.e. Swiffer, Small Vacuum, Cleaning Wipes)
    • Coffee Maker (Keurig/Single-Serving only)
    • Dish Set
    • First Aid Kit
    • Memo Board for Door
    • Posters/Room Decorations
    • Raincoat/Umbrella
    • Shower Shoes/Caddy
    • Storage Bins/Closet Organizers
    • Toiletries
    • Towels/Washcloths
    • Trash Can


    • Alarm Clock
    • Desk Lamp
    • Flashlight
    • Hair Dryer
    • Small Fan
    • Television (Streaming service available for use on TVs, laptops and mobile devices)
    • UL-approved Power Strips (with a Circuit Breaker)


    • Clothes Hangers
    • Detergent (HE Approved)
    • Dryer Sheets/Fabric Softner
    • Iron/Ironing Board
    • Laundry Basket/Bag


    • Bedspread
    • Blankets
    • Pillow/Pillowcases
    • Twin Sheets (XL)


    • Calendar
    • Office Supplies (Pens/Pencils, Notebooks, Stapler, Folders)
    • Stationary/Stamps

    Items To Leave At Home

    • Air Conditioners
    • Bed Lofts
    • Black Lights
    • Candles (Including decorative or warmers)
    • Cinder Blocks
    • Coil Appliances
    • Crockpots, Waffle Iron and Crepe Pans
    • Electric/George Foreman Grills
    • Electric/Space Heaters
    • Extension Cords
    • Fans with Cooling Systems
    • Fireworks/Weapons (including Paintball Guns)
    • Flammables
    • Foam Mattress Toppers
    • Halogen Lamps
    • Hot Plates/Electric Skillets
    • Humidifiers/Misters (Including Diffusers)
    • Microwaves
    • Multi-Plug Adapters
    • Non UL-Approved Lighting
    • Pets and Animals (only exception are fish in 10 gal or less tank)
    • Plug-In Air Fresheners
    • Toasters/Toaster Ovens
    • Waterbeds
    • Wireless computer access points or network routers

    Printable List

  • Parking and Unloading

    With thousands of 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.
    • Plan accordingly to move your items.  Availability of hand trucks on campus will be limited.
  • Check your Room Condition Report

    In the days after check-in, you will receive an email asking you to check your 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.