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.


Let’s talk residence halls.

During your first year at Wake Forest, you will live in a residence hall on South Campus. We call this South Forest.

Can you tell me more about South Forest?

Angelou Hall  Bostwick Hall  Bostwick Hall  Collins Hall  Johnson Hall  Luter Hall  South Hall

Seven first-year residence halls make up South Forest. Let’s learn a little more about each one.

Am I going to have to walk a lot?

Wake Forest is simple to navigate, making your short walks to class enjoyable ones. We have two Quads at the heart of campus, which you will pass through on your way to class, to grab a bite to eat at Zick’s, or to meet a professor for office hours.

Use the campus map below to get a better sense of where some of the most common places you’ll be spending your time are located.

Points of interest include first-year residence halls, dining facilities, and academic and administrative buildings. View our complete interactive campus map at map.wfu.edu.

A look at your home away from home

In general, residence halls are coeducational by floor, suite, and/or wing. All rooms are equipped with beds, closets, desks, cable television connections, Wi-Fi and Ethernet connections. We include, as part of standard university furniture, a micro-fridge combination microwave-refrigerator/freezer unit. The use of laundry facilities located in every residence hall is also free to residential students.

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Things you need to know

Residency Requirement and Senior Intent

Wake Forest has a six-semester (three-year) residency requirement and maintains a commitment to providing eight semesters of on-campus housing for residential students in good standing who pay their tuition deposit by the published deadline each semester.

Room Assignments

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.

Housing and Meal Plans

All first-year students will complete a Housing and Dining Application during the summer via our Housing Portal. This application is available in early May each year.

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.

What’s Provided by RLH?

Each residence hall room includes:

  • Extra-long twin bed (36″ by 80″)
  • Dresser
  • Desk and chair
  • Window blinds
  • Closet or wardrobe unit
  • MicroFridge® appliance (combination microwave/refrigerator-freezer unit)
  • Recycling tote
  • The on-campus housing package includes access to traditional and streaming cable TV.
  • Laundry is free and available in each community.

What if I still have questions?

We’ve provided some additional info below. If you would like more information, or have questions, please contact our RL&H team. Here’s how to do that.

Tulips bloom outside South Residence Halls

Additional Information

  • Housing Accomodations

    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-Inclusive Housing

    The Office of Residence Life and Housing is excited to provide gender-inclusive housing options for all students who choose to live in mixed-gender rooms/suites. For incoming students, these will be rooms/suites clustered together in an area of a residence hall with private bathrooms (toilet and shower areas).

  • 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.”

Wake Forest President Susan R. Wente meets the residence life staff in South Residence

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