Residence hall room 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 at 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 typically 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

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, wardrobe units/closets, desks, Wi-Fi and Ethernet connections. We include, as part of standard university furniture, a 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 residency requirement and is committed to providing housing to students who request to live on-campus after fulfilling the residency requirement. Students are expected to fulfill the residency requirement consecutively and are required to live in campus housing their first three years unless they live with a parent or guardian at a permanent Forsyth County or contiguous county address. Students should not sign a lease for any off-campus property before fulfilling this requirement or being released in writing by the Office of Residence Life and Housing.

Room Assignments

During your first year, you will typically live in one of our communities on South Campus

You will be assigned to one of these communities at random. As such, students are not asked or able to indicate preferences. 

New students may be assigned to a single or double room based on their preferences and availability. Note that students assigned to single rooms are charged at the single rate.

Housing and Meal Plans

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

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 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

Students at Luter Residence Hall

Residence Life & Housing

Angelou Residence Hall 001
P.O. Box 7749
Winston-Salem, NC 27109