Housing FAQs

You Have Questions? We Have Answers.

  • How do I apply for housing/dining?

    All first-year students will complete a Housing and Dining Application online by logging into our Housing Portal at go.wfu.edu/housingportal. The application will be available May 13 and is due by July 1.

  • How are roommates matched?

    Our assignment software matches roommates based on answers to a number of questions. Room and roommate assignments are made without regard to race, religion, sexual orientation or national origin, and we do not assign siblings or friends as roommates. Historically, we have had a low percentage of room change requests from first-year students.

  • When will I find out who my roommate is?

    You will be notified of your room and roommate assignment in mid-to-late July via your Wake Forest email.  You will need to log into the Housing Portal at go.wfu.edu/housingportal to view your room and roommate assignments.

    When you get your roommate assignment, please reach out so that you can start getting to know one another. When you arrive on campus, you and your roommate will complete a roommate agreement that will help define expectations for how you will use the room.

  • How can I view the type of room I will be living in?

    You may learn more about our residence halls, review floor plans and view photos by visiting go.wfu.edu/f101housing.

  • What can and can’t I bring to campus?

    More info about what you can and cannot have in your room can be found online at go.wfu.edu/f101housing.

  • When can I move in?

    Residence halls open on August 21. Students participating in Pre-orientation programs, band, athletics or another approved group will receive instructions from the Office of Residence Life and Housing.

  • What are the advantages of living on campus?

    Aside from the short commute to class every morning, living in Wake Forest’s residence halls has many advantages and places you in the center of the collegiate experience. In addition to having access to a variety of spaces and programs, you will be surrounded by a trained staff of helpful and caring resident advisers and a graduate hall director. The staff work consistently to answer questions, provide support and foster secure, comfortable, inclusive and engaging learning communities.

  • Will I have access to laundry facilities?

    The Office of Residence Life and Housing is committed to providing students with the amenities necessary to make their living space a home away from home. One of those is the free laundry facilities available in each residential community. For more information on our laundry facilities, visit go.wfu.edu/f101laundry.