Explained below are the three housing options available to students classified as Non-Resident, thus not guaranteed housing.
Non-Resident Waitlist for On-Campus Housing
Non-Resident students are not guaranteed campus housing and may not participate in the General Room Selection process. To be considered for campus housing, you must submit a request for housing. If space is, or becomes, available after all resident students – who are guaranteed housing – are assigned, students from the Non-Resident Student Waitlist will be offered housing on a first-come, first-serve basis. Typically, it is unlikely that non-resident students will be contacted about vacancies prior to late summer or the beginning of the fall semester.
Petition for Status Change
As a Non-Resident Student, you may petition to have your status changed to that of Resident student. This change would then afford you guaranteed campus housing. To qualify for a status change, you must meet the following criteria set by the Board of Trustees:
- Two full semesters at Wake Forest University (excluding summer school);
- A minimum of a 3.0 cumulative grade point average. Concession students must have a minimum of a 2.0 cumulative grade point average; and
- Be in good standing with the University, i.e., have no outstanding judicial or honor violations, no outstanding overdue bills, etc.
To petition for a status change, please submit a written request to the Office of Residence Life and Housing at firstname.lastname@example.org.
The deadline for your petition to be submitted in writing to the Office of Residence Life and Housing is 5 PM on the last Friday in February. All requests will be reviewed and a written response will be emailed to you within two weeks. Students who plan to petition for a status change are still encouraged to submit a request for housing to be placed on the Non-Resident Student Waitlist to ensure their best chance for campus housing in the event that their petition is denied.
All Non-Resident Students planning to live off-campus are reminded that they must register an approved off-campus address. For more please review our Off-Campus Policies and Procedures.