Move-In

  • 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

    Quad

    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
  • New Residential Students Check-In

    Check-in for new students or students returning from abroad will be on Saturday, January 12 from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. or from noon to 5 p.m. on Sunday, January 13. You will proceed directly to your assigned residence hall to check-in.

    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.
    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.

    Exceptions:

    • 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
  • Returning Residential Students

    For students continuing from the Fall 2018 Semester, you are free to return to campus beginning at 9 a.m. on Saturday, January 12. Please touch base with your Resident Adviser or another community staff member simply to let them know you have returned to campus for the Spring Semester.

    If you lose your key or Deacon OneCard over break, please contact our office at housing@wfu.edu or 336.758.5185. For a new card, please come to the Deacon OneCard Office in Angelou Hall. Our offices will be open on Saturday, January 12 from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. and from noon to 5 p.m. on Sunday, January 13.

    If you foresee arriving later than 5 p.m. on Sunday, January 13, 2019, please contact Residence Life and Housing at housing@wfu.edu or 336.758.5185 for instructions and to avoid possible charges.

  • 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.

Welcome Home Crest

Move-In Dates for Spring 2019

New Residential Students
Saturday, January 12, 2019
9 a.m. to 5 p.m. or
Sunday, January 13, 2019
Noon to 5 p.m.

Returning Students
Saturday, January 12, 2019
Free to return to campus beginning at 9 a.m.