Where Will I Live?

Residence life at Wake Forest

The residential experience at Wake Forest

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. 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.

Incoming students can find additional information about living on campus on the residence life and housing website.

Residency Requirement and Guarantee

Wake Forest has a six-semester (three-year) residency requirement and is one of the few universities in the country that guarantees housing to students in good standing for eight semesters.

Applying for Housing and Meal Plans

All first-year students will complete a Housing and Dining Application during the summer via our Housing Portal. As a new student, your room will be assigned based on your responses to the Housing and Dining Application. New students may be assigned to a single or double based on their preferences and availability.

First-Year Residence Halls

During your first year, you will live either in a residence hall on the Quad or in one of the seven communities on South Campus:

As a new student, your room will be assigned based on your responses to the Housing and Dining Application. New students may be assigned to a single, double or triple room based on their preferences and availability. Note that students assigned to single rooms are charged at the single rate. All students are eligible to request a room change in September based on space availability.

Additional Information

  • Housing Accommodations

    In support of students with disabilities, the Office of Residence Life and Housing has a wide variety of housing and dining options on campus, which can accommodate the vast majority of needs.

  • Gender Neutral Housing

    The Office of Residence Life and Housing is excited to provide gender-neutral housing options for all students who choose to live in mixed-gender rooms/suites.

    For incoming students, this will be rooms/suites clustered together in an area of a residence hall with private bathrooms (toilet and shower areas).

  • What’s Provided by RL&H

    Each residence hall room includes an extra-long twin bed (36″ by 80″), a dresser, a desk and a desk chair. All rooms have window blinds and a closet or wardrobe unit. Each room also has a MicroFridge® appliance (combination microwave/refrigerator-freezer unit), so there is no need to buy or rent a refrigerator.

    You will receive a personal recycling tote on Move-in Day that will be yours to keep. The on campus housing package includes access to traditional and streaming cable TV. Laundry is free of charge and available in each community.

  • Community Staffing

    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 (RAs), a Graduate Hall Director (GHD), and a master’s-level, live-in Community Director (CD). The staff work consistently to answer questions and provide support.

  • Community Development

    Floor meetings, intentional connections, and community events provide avenues for continued learning and opportunities to meet with fellow new Deacs. Getting to know those living in your community will help Wake feel like home!

  • Get Involved

    Students will also have the opportunity to run as a first-year student representative for their community as a part of our Residence Hall Association, which works to build community “for the residents by the residents.”

  • Stay Connected to RLH

    Have any other questions? Reach out to us at 336.758.5185 or at housing@wfu.edu.  Follow us on Instagram, Twitter, and Facebook @wfurlh, and follow #WFU25 starting this summer!

RLH Resources

Access the Housing Portal »

Office Information

Mailing Address

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

Campus Location

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