2020-21 Housing Selection for current students (’21-’23)

The following message was sent to current students by Residence Life and Housing.


Subject: 2019-20 Housing Selection: APPLY


Good Afternoon –

We hope your week is off to a great start!

Beginning today, you will be able to access the Housing Application for the 2020-21 Academic Year at go.wfu.edu/housingportal.

In general, this process will include

  1. A review/update of the following: your information, contacts – including your emergency contact, missing person contact, and parent/guardian – as well as your information privacy preferences.
  2. Express your intent to live on or off campus, and if necessary complete the petition to be released from the residency requirement.
  3. Answer roommmate matching questions and allergen information which can be used in searching for possible roommates.
  4. Review any current disability-related housing accommodations.
  5. Apply for any Specialty Housing (Quiet Living, Substance Free, or Gender Neutral) by Friday, March 6.

Once your complete your application, you can begin forming your roommate groups. As a reminder, group size must match the number of beds in the space you’re trying to select.


Feb. 10: Housing Application Available

Feb. 24: Selection Times Available

Mar. 6: Specialty Housing Request Due (Substance Free, Gender Neutral, Quiet Living)

Mar. 20: Room Availability List Posted

Mar. 23-24: Rising Senior and Junior Housing Selection

Mar. 26-27: Rising Sophomore Housing Selection


Q: How are selection times determined?

A: Students are given credit for each semester they live on campus. Study abroad and transfer housing are included; summer sessions and semesters awy from the University are not included. Based on the number of semesters in housing a student has, they are randomly assigned times for housing selection. Other factors such as GPA, etc. do not influence selection times.

Q: I’ll be a senior and I want to live off campus?

A: Students who are eligible to live off campus, will arrive at a housing intent page and can then choose to select on or off campus. If selecting off campus they will be directed into a process for address registration, etc.

Q: If I’ve previously petitioned and been released, do I have to petition again?

A: No, if you’ve been released from the University’s residency requirement you will not be expected to participate in housing selection. You will however need to complete our off campus registration process.

As always, our Assignments team within the Office of Residence Life and Housing is here to answer your questions about the Housing Selection process. Feel free to contact us at housing@nullwfu.edu or 336-758-5185.


Kristy Eanes, Coordinator of Assignments

Anna Strejc, Coordinator of Assignments and Off-Campus Housing

Zach Blackmon, Ph.D., MBA, Associate Director of Operations



To contact the Office of Family Engagement, please visit our contact page.

If Your Student Has a Problem

One of the best ways parents/families can help their students is to let them solve their own problems. Use the Stop, Drop, and Roll method when your student contacts you with a problem.  The flyer also lists contact information for serious concerns where family intervention might be appropriate.

Orientation 2019 slide shows

Select slide shows and handouts from Orientation sessions are available online.