The Office of Residence Life and Housing is excited to welcome you to The Forest, your home at Wake Forest University!

A place to hang your top hat. 

Here, you’ll find a residential experience that affords you the freedom to be exactly who you are and explore who you want to be, surrounded by the resources necessary for each student to reach their full potential.  

Here, living and learning are forever combined within a diverse community. Our residential commons model, The Forest, is intentionally designed to connect students to the resources they need to thrive at Wake Forest. 

In many ways, a deeply connected residential experience is not new to Wake Forest. Within this residential experience, we will curate an environment students can make their home – a home where living and learning are inseparable.

Living on campus is where the memories are made. This is where you belong. From all of our staff to you, welcome home!

Transferring to the Forest

Are you a transfer student?


Phone: 336.758.5185
Fax: 336.758.4686

P.O. Box 7749
Winston-Salem, NC 27109

Angelou Residence Hall 001


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  • May 1, 2024 – Housing & Dining Application available via the Housing Portal.
  • June 16, 2024– Deadline to submit Housing & Dining Application and Deacon One photo.
  • August 16/17, 2024 – Move-in for Pre-Orientation Programs (Optional)
    • Approved arrival date is dependent on the program and will be communicated by Residence Life and Housing.
    • Move-in assistance will be available from 9 a.m. to noon each day for incoming students only.
  • August 21, 2024 – Move-In for New Students
    • Suggested move-in timeframes will be available with assignments on July 31
    • Move-in assistance will be available from 8 a.m. to noon; all students must be moved in by 1 p.m.
  • December 15, 2024– Residence Halls Close For Winter Break @ 2 p.m.


  • January 11, 2025 – 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 for the Spring 2025semester will receive additional information regarding their move-in. 
  • May 08, 2025 – Residence Halls Close
    • Check-out by 2 p.m. unless approved for interim housing.

Our residence halls – see floor plans, layouts and more.
Learn about the first-year communities on South Campus.
Get connected with key resources on campus.

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 an 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

Faculty Fellows come from a diverse background of academic disciplines with something in common–they care deeply about helping students feel like they belong outside of classrooms, too. Faculty Fellows are faculty members who work in small teams with each first-year residence hall to build community; consider them expert neighbors here to help guide you around your new home.

Reach out to your Faculty Fellows if you have questions–especially academic ones! Look out for their outreach and events, and drop by. They plan on being in your hall at least once a week for in-hall programming including pop-up or planned meals or snacks, informal interactions and advising, and hall trips to on- and off-campus events.

Learn more about the Faculty Fellows Program, South Forest, and your community’s Faculty Fellows on the South Forest page.

Residence Hall Association

The Residence Hall Association (RHA) provides a student voice to the university and the Office of Residence Life and Housing. The organization serves the residential student body in three primary ways:

  • making student-requested improvements to residence halls,
  • advocating for the residential experience,
  • and building community for the Wake Forest residential student body

It is a unique group of students that work together to improve the residential aspects of student life.

For more information or to get involved with the Residence Hall Association, contact your Community Director or Graduate Hall Director.

More About Living on Campus

Important information about the various services and resources available on campus.

Campus Dining & Meal Plans

Learn more about on-campus dining
and meal plan options.

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Our Policies & Procedures

Familiarize yourself with the guidelines
for campus living.

New Student Website

Everything you need to know as you prepare to arrive at Wake Forest!