All first-year students will complete a Housing and Dining Application online by logging into Housing Portal. The application will be available May 3 and is due by June 4.
Welcome Home #WFU25!
The Office of Residence Life and Housing is excited to welcome you to your home here at Wake Forest University.
Here you’ll find a residential experience where you can thrive socially and intellectually alongside your peers within a secure, comfortable, inclusive and engaging learning community.
Living on campus is where the memories are made.
This is where you belong.
Incoming Student FAQ
- May 3, 2021 – Housing & Dining Application available via the Housing Portal.
- June 4, 2021 – Deadline to submit Housing & Dining Application and Deacon OneCard photo
- August 18-20, 2021 – Move-In for New Students
- We anticipate a multi-day move-in process for our incoming students. Students will be able to schedule their move-in appointment in July (after they receive their housing assignment).
- Students participating in pre-orientation programs will receive additional information regarding their move-in.
- December 12, 2021 – Residence Halls Close For Winter Break @ 2 p.m.
- January 8-9, 2022 – Residence Halls Open For Spring Semester @ 9 a.m.
- Students participating in sorority recruitment will receive additional information regarding their move-in.
- Students moving onto campus for the first time in the Spring 2022 semester will receive additional information regarding their move-in.
- May 7, 2022 – Residence Halls Close
- Check-out by 2 p.m. unless approved for interim housing
Resident Advisers (RAs)
Undergraduate student leaders responsible for building community and connecting students. RAs plan initiatives for not only their smaller communities but also for the overall residential community they serve. Our South Campus communities have between seven and 11 RAs, based on the community. Look for a welcome email from your RA in August!
Graduate Hall Director (GHD)
A live-in graduate student who assists professional and student staff in the general management of a residential community, which houses 200–300 undergraduate students. Graduate Hall Directors focus on the specific staff and community development needs of the residence halls they are assigned to.
Community Director (CD)
A full-time master’s-level, live-in professional who manages a residential community and supervises RAs and GHDs. CDs work with their staff to foster inclusive community through co-curricular initiatives, mentorship and faculty engagement. Additionally, CDs work to ensure that students understand and abide by University policy, and provide general assistance to students with residential concerns.
Faculty Fellows are a group of faculty members assigned to your residence hall who will plan community-building events, and be available for informal interaction and advising.
The Faculty Fellows Program was created to build community and increase faculty-student engagement, especially outside of the classroom, providing engaging discussions and activities within and beyond our residence halls.
Learn more about the Faculty Fellows Program, South Forest, and your community’s Faculty Fellows on the South Forest page.
Life @ Home