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Housing and Residence Life welcomes you to WSSU!  Your residence hall is one of the main places where you can forge life-long friendships, participate in learning opportunities, engage deeply in your studies, and increase your chances for a fun and successful college experience.

Please take the following steps before submitting your housing application.

  1. Look at the accordion menu below.
  2. Click on the + for your specific student type: New First Time Freshmen, Transfer Students, Continuing Students, or Honors and Athletes.
  3. Read all of the information about application deadlines, assignment periods, and roommate selection.
  4. After reading all of the information for your specific student group click Apply Now to submit your application.

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Fall Semester Applicants

Spring Semester Applicants

All New First Time Freshmen, Transfers, and Continuing students applying for Spring housing should utilize the spring application to apply. Due to availability, New First Time Freshmen and Transfer students applying for spring housing will not be given the opportunity to select their roommate or building preference. All students will be assigned to an available bed based on their student type (New First Time Freshman, Transfer, etc.).

Winston-Salem State University has a 2-year (4 semester) residency requirement for all WSSU students that enter the university as a New First Time Freshmen (NFTF). If you are a New First Time Freshmen and do not wish to reside on campus, you must complete a Housing Exemption.

Please see the step by step directions below to complete the Spring Housing application. It is important to note, a student has not completed the application process unless they have completed the application and submitted a payment. After completing the application process, students should receive two emails. The first email will confirm the application payment. The second email will be confirmation of application submission. If the student does not receive both emails, it is possible that the student has not completed the application process in its entirety.


Summer Semester Applicants

Due to the continuing impact of the pandemic, Housing and Residence Life will be offering summer school housing only to students enrolled in in-person classes. The only exceptions are for residents living at the WSSU Flats who are returning to the same room in the fall or residents who have requested and been approved for an accommodation through the Office of Disability Services.

To request Summer School housing, you must be enrolled in in-person summer school courses for the appropriate summer term before submitting your request. Please email with the subject line “Last Name, First Name – Summer Housing Request” Once we are in receipt of your request, we will verify that you have registered for in-person summer courses and you will receive a link to the summer school housing application.

Students are initially billed for the 5-week session and then $200.00 every week thereafter. There is a non-refundable housing application fee of $50.00 due at the time of application. If a student wishes to cancel their housing, they must do so before the cancellation date. Failure to cancel by the designated date will result in a $50.00 cancellation fee.