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Off-Campus Housing

As a WSSU student, we want to provide you with the information you need to make an informed decision about housing. Since housing availability is not guaranteed for transfer students or upperclassmen, we encourage you to consider your options, timelines, and plans as early in the process as possible. 

In the event that you need to secure off-campus housing, this guide contains useful tips and resources that will help you plan out your apartment search, understand your rental agreement (the lease), and familiarize yourself with your rights and responsibilities as a renter. Finding a place to call your own may seem a little daunting, but we’re here to help you navigate the process.

Apply for university housing at Winston-Salem State University

Housing and Residence Life
Thompson Center Room 301
Winston-Salem, NC 27110

In the event that housing is not available for you or you are placed on a wait list for assignment, we encourage you to explore the following as alternative plans, allowing you to attend WSSU and experience our nationally-recognized academics and campus culture while living nearby. 

Rental Process

If you’re new to renting, the process usually includes the following (though not in all cases).  Please consider all factors when looking at rental properties.

  • Application
  • Necessary Fees: May include security deposit, pet deposit, or other costs
  • Proof of Income: Expect to produce some proof of income or employment to show how you will pay rent; if your parent(s) or guardian is assisting financially, they may need to do the same.
  • Credit or Background Check: If you do not have much or any credit history, you will likely need a cosigner.  Your cosigner will need to be prepared to complete this as well.
  • Signing the Lease