2023-2024 Opening/Closing Dates

The Office of Residence Life and Housing is pleased to share the following dates related to the opening and closing of our residential communities for the 2023-2024 Academic Year. Please note these dates are subject to change.

A full 2023-2024 Academic Calendar will be made available here.

Additional dates from the department will be made available via the Dates & Deadlines section of rlh.wfu.edu as they are finalized.

Information for Academic Year 2023-24

For those who wish to make travel arrangements now for 2023-24, please see the following dates below. Note: due to the limited time between semesters, we are unable to offer extensions to closing dates and at times may be limited in our ability to honor early arrival requests. We encourage students to consider choosing flexible travel options in the unlikely event that dates change.

Fall 2023 Dates
  • Friday, August 18 or Saturday, August 19 – Pre-Orientation Move-In
    • Check-in will be available from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m
  • Wednesday, August 23 – New Student Move-In
    • Check -In will be available from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m.
    • Move-In Assistance will be available from 8 a.m. to 12 p.m.
    • Students will receive their suggested move-in windows in July 2023 with their housing assignments. 
  • Thursday, August 24, and Friday, August 25 – Orientation Activities
  • Friday, August 25, and Saturday, August 26 – Continuing Student Move-In
    • Check-in will be available from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. each day
  • Monday, August 28 – Classes Begin
  • Saturday, December 16 – Last Day of Exams
  • Sunday, December 17 – Communities close at 2 p.m. for Winter Break (unless approved for Winter Break Housing)
Spring 2024 Dates
  • January 2024
    • Sorority Recruitment (Subject to change)
      • Friday, January 12 – Move-in/return for CURRENT sorority members
      • Saturday, January 13- Move-in/return for potential new members
    • Saturday, January 13
      • 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. – Move-in for students moving on to campus for the first time this academic year
      • 9 a.m. – Communities open for all students to return
    • Wednesday, January 17 – Classes Begin
  • May 2024
    • Friday, May 10 – Last Day of Exams
    • Saturday, May 11 – Communities close @ 2 p.m. for non-seniors (unless approved for Interim Housing)
    • Monday, May 20 – Commencement
      • Communities close  @ 7 p.m. for seniors and those not approved for Interim Housing

If you have questions or concerns, please contact us at housing@wfu.edu or 336.758.5185.


2024-2025 Opening/Closing Dates

The Office of Residence Life and Housing is pleased to share the following dates related to the opening and closing of our residential communities for the 2024-2025 Academic Year. Please note these dates are subject to change.

A full 2024-2025 Academic Calendar will be made available here.

Summer 2024
  • Thursday, May 9 – Interim Housing Opens
    • Interim Housing will take place in Collins Hall
  • Tuesday, May 28 – Summer School 1 Move-In
    • Summer School Housing will be in Babcock Hall
  • Wednesday, May 29 – Summer School 1 Begins
    • Interim Housing Closes
  • Thursday, July 4 – Summer School 1 Close
    • Students moving out must be out by 2 pm
  • Monday, July 8 – Summer School 2 Move-In
  • Tuesday, July 9 – Summer School 2 Begins
  • Sunday, August 11 – Summer School 2 Close
    • Students moving out must be out by 2 pm
  • Monday, August 12 – Transition Day
    • For those students who are living on campus will transition directly to their Fall housing.
Information for Academic Year 2024-25

For those who wish to make travel arrangements now for 2024-25, please see the following dates below.

Please note that due to the limited time between semesters, we are unable to offer extensions to closing dates and, at times, may be limited in our ability to honor early arrival requests. We encourage students to consider choosing flexible travel options in the unlikely event that dates change.

Fall 2024 Dates
  • Friday, August 16 or Saturday, August 17 – Pre-Orientation Move-In
    • Students will receive their move-in instructions (including date and time frame) in mid-July after program enrollment, from Residence Life and Housing.

    • Check-in will be available from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. daily; move-in assistance will be available from 9 a.m. to noon each day for incoming students only.

  • Wednesday, August 21 – New Student Move-In
    • Check-In and Move-In Assistance will be available from 8 a.m. to 12 p.m.
    • All students must be moved in by 1 p.m.

    • Students will see their suggested move-in windows in late July 2024 when they receive their housing assignments via the Housing Portal.
  • Wednesday, August 21 through Friday, August 23 – Orientation Activities (i.e. New Deac Week)
  • Thursday, August 22 through Saturday, August 24 – Continuing Student Move-In
    • Thursday, August 22 – Check-in will be available from 12 p.m. to 4 p.m.

    • Friday, August 23 – Check-in will be available from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.

    • Saturday, August 24 – Check-in will be available from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m.

  • Monday, August 26 – Classes Begin
  • Saturday, December 14 – Last Day of Exams
  • Sunday, December 15 – Communities close at 2 p.m. for Winter Break (unless approved for Winter Break Housing)
Spring 2025 Dates
  • January 2025
    • Tuesday, January 7 – Sorority Recruitment
      • 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. – Actives (i.e., current sisters) Move-In
      • 1:30 p.m. to 4 p.m. – Potential New Members (i.e., students going through sorority recruitment) Move-In
    • Friday, January 10
      • 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. – Move-in for students moving on to campus for the first time this academic year
    • Saturday, January 11
      • 9 a.m. – Communities open for all students to return
    • Monday, January 13 – Classes Begin
  • May 2025
    • Wednesday, May 7 – Last Day of Exams
    • Thursday, May 8  – Communities close @ 2 p.m. for non-seniors (unless approved for Interim Housing)
    • Monday, May 19 – Commencement
    • Tuesday, May 20-
      • Communities close @ 12 p.m. for seniors and those not approved for Interim Housing

If you have questions or concerns, please contact us at housing@wfu.edu or 336.758.5185.


January 2024 Parent and Family Newsletter

First and foremost, from all of us here in Residence Life and Housing, Happy New Year! We hope January is off to a fantastic start for you and your Deac. This month, we’re highlighting the 2024 Spring semester with important dates and info for students to pencil into their calendars, including Housing Selection for the 24-25 academic year. 

The housing application opens on January 22 for current students. It’s the first step students will take in the housing selection process. They’ll update their student profile, contact and emergency info, privacy preferences, etc. It’s important that students complete this information as soon as possible, as they’ll need this step completed to continue in the housing selection process, and completing this step ahead of time allows students to think proactively about the next steps. 

The application offers the opportunity for students to start thinking early about their living plans for next year according to their class year and, therefore, residency requirements. For rising sophomores, this is a chance to start thinking early about creating roommate groups and exploring spaces they may want to live in. Rising juniors who may want to move off-campus ahead of fulfilling the University’s residency requirement can enter the Off-campus Lottery as part of the application. Rising seniors who wish to remain in on-campus housing next year can use the application to inform our office of their intent to stay versus move off-campus. Please note that while we encourage students to plan ahead, students planning to move off-campus before senior year should not sign leases and/or finalize plans until lottery outcomes have been released on February 23. 

Please encourage your students to think thoughtfully about their housing selection process and consider their plans for the upcoming school year. Whether it’s updating a disability-related accommodation request or exploring off-campus housing options for the first time, we want to ensure students feel confident in their housing decisions and are prepared to meet deadlines when they arise. Our office is here to help plan and answer any questions that may occur as each student thinks through their options.

You can find an abbreviated timeline for the 24-25 Housing Selection process below. We’ll be sharing more information with students in the coming months!

  •  January 2024
    • January 22
      • Details released regarding Theme Housing and Student Organization block processes 
      • 2024-25 Academic Year Housing Application Opens, including the Off-Campus Lottery and Senior Intent
  • February 2024
    • February 12
      • Residential Engagement Community applications and block requests are due.
      • Deadline for entering Off-Campus Lottery; outcomes will be communicated by February 23
      • Deadline for seniors to express interest in living on campus
    • February 28
      • Deadline to submit disability-related accommodation requests and supporting documents  
  • March 2024 
    • March 25-28: Housing Selection for the 2024-25 Academic Year
      • March 25-Selection for Seniors 
      • March 26- Selection for Juniors 
      • March 27-Selection Pause 
      • March 28- Selection for Sophomores 

For a full breakdown of all important dates and steps in the process, visit 24-25 Housing Selection for Current Students. Note: this page will be updated as needed throughout the Spring semester with important information and updates for housing selection. 

While we encourage preparation for next year’s housing, we also encourage students to be mindful of their current on-campus housing assignments. If students have questions or concerns regarding their current assignment as they return to campus (issues with a new or returning roommate, newfound concerns, etc.), we encourage them to contact their community directors for guidance and utilize the resources available to them.

Lastly, though it may feel far off now, we’ve included our closing dates below for your reference as you plan any necessary travel.

  • Friday, May 10- Last Day of Exams 
  • Saturday, May 11: Residential communities close @ 2 p.m. for those not involved with commencement (unless approved for Interim Housing)
  • Monday, May 20: Commencement- Residential communities close at 7 p.m. for all students except those approved for continued Interim Housing. 

Opening and closing dates for the 2024-2025 Academic Year are also live! We encourage students to consider these dates as they prepare travel arrangements and, where possible to choose flexible travel options. 

Have questions? Send us an email at housing@wfu.edu or give us a call at 336-758-5185 during business hours.

We are so excited to have our Deacs back in community and look forward to all the Spring semester has to offer! 


February 2024 Parent and Family Updates

Spring is (hopefully) just around the corner here on campus, and so is Housing Selection!

In this month’s newsletter, we’re covering reminders for Housing Selection next month, RA offers for the 2024-2025 Academic Year, and Spring Break reminders! 

HOUSING SELECTION

Looking ahead, please make sure your rising sophomores, juniors, and seniors have completed their housing application (available to them via their @wfu.edu credentials on the housing portal at go.wfu.edu/housingportal) and are beginning to plan for housing selection. In completing their housing application (Step 1), they are then able to form roommate groups (Step 2). This is an important piece of the housing selection process. Encourage your students to be thoughtful in their roommate selection, diligent with their group communications, and mindful of housing expectations. This makes for a much smoother experience during housing selection (Step 3). 

Selection will take place March 25-28. Encourage your students to explore our housing selection webpage which includes resources to help them understand the housing selection process. We also highly encourage students to attend one of our Housing Selection Information Sessions (starting the last week of February) to learn more about the process with our Residence Life and Housing staff. We’ve included those dates below for your reference: 

  • Information Session: Tuesday, February 20, 2024 / 5-6 PM / Johnson Hall Parlor 
  • Information Session: Wednesday, February 21, 2024 / 5-6 PM / Angelou Hall Parlor
  • Information Session: Thursday, February 22, 2024/ 5-6 PM / South Hall Parlor 
  • Table Session: Tuesday, March 5, 2024 / 11-12 PM / Benson, Outside the Food Court (Stop by and ask any questions you have!)

RA SELECTION

Students who participated in the RA recruitment cycle for the 2024-2025 school year will receive communications regarding offers by the end of February. With a record number of exceptional applicants this year, we could not be more excited about the student leadership that will be present in our communities next year. 

While we recognize and appreciate your support for your student, please understand that we cannot talk about employment decisions with anyone other than the applicant. If you’d like to understand more about the selection process, please visit our student employment webpage

 

SPRING BREAK

As Spring Break approaches (March 9-17), we encourage a visit to our Breaks and Inspections webpage which includes resources/tips for students leaving campus for the break. We hope everyone enjoys a restful break as we inch toward mid-terms!


Finally, if your student is returning for the 2024-2025 school year, we’re linking our Opening and Closing Dates here. Please reference these dates as you plan your travel for the upcoming year.

Have any questions? We’re available during the week at 336-758-5185 and via email at housing@wfu.edu.


May 2024 Parent/Family Newsletter

As one chapter closes for the Class of 2024, another opens for our continuing and incoming students. This month, we celebrate our graduating Deacs and turn our attention to key dates for those returning and those coming home to Wake Forest for the first time. 

We want to take the time to congratulate the Class of 2024! For those of you with a student graduating, please know that you and your Deac will always have a home away from home here on campus. 

Of impressive members of the Class of 2024, we want to give special thanks and congratulations to our graduating RA’s and Graduate Staff. We are deeply grateful for their commitment to our communities and the residential experience of our students.


Incoming Students (Class of 2028)

For those of you with incoming students, please note that the Housing and Dining Application, as well as their photo for their Deacon OneCard ID, are all due on June 14th.

The Housing and Dining Application can be accessed via the Housing Portal. (Please note that only your student can access this link, via their ‘@wfu.edu’ email address). Students who would like to request a disability-related accommodation should visit our housing and dining accommodations page. Incoming students must submit requests and supporting documentation by July 1. 

Please feel free to continue to reference the Incoming Student page on our website for any questions you may have and to begin planning your move this fall. 

Summer Housing

For those with students moving back to campus, check-in for Summer Session 1 housing will be on Tuesday, May 28, from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. in our offices in Angelou Hall. 

Those interested in returning to campus housing for Summer Session 2 should keep in mind the upcoming dates and deadlines for housing selection:

  • May 29, 2024– Summer Session 1 only and full Summer application and selection closes 
  • June 19, 2024 – Summer Session 2 Only selection opens
  • July 4, 2024 – Summer Session 1 Check-out by 2 p.m.
  • July 8, 204 – Summer Session 2 check-in from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.
  • July 9, 2024 – Summer Session 2 Only selection and application close

You and your student can find more information on our summer housing website.


We hope that you have a fantastic summer and take time to rest and recharge alongside your student.

Please remind your students to stay tuned for communications from our office to their ‘@wfu.edu’ email address.

As always, Go Deacs!