First Year Student Housing
Freshmen and sophomore students are required to live on campus. Freshmen status students must live in one of our four first-year residence halls. Below are the Hall Profiles for the four residence hall communities.
Co-ed by floor Women’s Halls
New Hall Atkins Hall
Brown Hall Dillard Hall
Winston-Salem State University Welcomes Transfer students who have completed credits at a two- or four-year college/university prior to the submission of an application to WSSU. To see various requirements by the university see Transfer Student Information from the admissions office.
Transfer students who seek on-campus housing need to follow housing request process as explained here.
Safety and Security
Residence Hall Security:
Each Residence Hall has a singular point of entrance that is secured with a swipe card access system. Residents only of a particular hall have access to their hall. Halls are staffed by student and professional staff as well as safety and security officer residence hall monitors. Common spaces and emergency exits are monitored by security cameras.
WSSU Police Department:
The WSSU campus has a pedestrian friendly setting that is relatively crime free. Our community numbers more than 6,000 people with hundreds of visitors coming and going each day. WSSU Police stand ready to assist the campus community in any way possible. The Police Department is a full law enforcement agency organized under North Carolina General Statute 116. Officers have full law enforcement agency status with powers identical to those of a municipal policy agency on all WSSU property and streets running through and adjacent to the University. In addition to police operations, the department also provides traffic, parking, environmental health and public safety services for the campus. Safety and security at WSSU is a team effort by faculty, staff and students. Faculty, staff and students can assist in keeping the campus safe by avoiding risky behaviors and by reporting suspicious behavior and/or situations to the Police Department. Please call us whenever you see anything suspicious, if you feel threatened, have a safety concern or simply see a need for expanded police services to meet the community needs.
WSSU Police Department is available 7 days a week, 24 hours a day at 336-750-2900 or by using any of the emergency call boxes located throughout the campus. The Police Department is located in the Old Maintenance Building on Cromartie Street.
Emergency Blue Box telephones are located throughout campus and use for those who need immediate attention.
Students should enroll in RAMAlert to receive emergency notifications via phone, text, and email.
Alcohol and Drugs
Winston-Salem State University is a zero tolerance institution concerning any illegal drugs. Students who are found responsible for possession or use of any illegal substance will be asked to leave the university for no less than one full year. Winston-Salem State University is also a alcohol free campus. Students charged with an alcohol offense will be adjudicated through the Office of Student Conduct and an appropriate sanction will be assigned.
The RamCard is the official Winston-Salem State University identification card used by all students, faculty, and staff. The RamCard is an essential part of life at WSSU. It is used for food services, bookstore and campus purchases; access to residence halls, academic buildings, the student health center, vending and library services. It is a ticket for admission to athletic events and campus activities. Students should carry their RamCard with them at all times and present it to University officials upon request.
All students who reside on campus must purchase a meal plan. For information on the various meal plans that the university offers see Campus Dish website .
As part of our efforts as a University to “Go Green” most of the official university business and notifications will go through email. All students will receive email addresses upon registering for classes. It is their responsibility to check their email regularly. For traditional mail delivery, students should get a Campus Box at the University Post Office on the first floor of the Thompson Student Center. Parents can send packages that can be picked up at our Post Office during business hours.
Once you get a campus box your address will be as follows.
Campus Box ?????
601 South Martin Luther King, Jr. Drive
Winston-Salem, NC 27110-0001
As the parking needs of the university are not adequate for all students to have vehicles on campus, no parking permits shall be issued to any freshmen living on campus unless authorized by a Disability Parking Committee or by order of the Chancellor.
Parking on the Winston-Salem State University campus is strictly controlled. Visitors must utilize available metered parking spaces located throughout campus or obtain a visitor permit from Public Safety and park in designated visitor parking spaces. Campus Maps indicate appropriate parking locations and may be obtained at campus entrances or from the office of Public Safety located in the lobby of the Anderson Center.