We understand that as you adjust to living on campus there are certain resources needed to help you navigate through your experience. The links on the left were created to assist you in adjusting to living in the residence halls. You will find information on laundry services, cable television, how to submit a work order, closing and checkout procedures, and much more. If you have further questions, please contact your Resident Advisor, Hall Director, or the office of Housing and Residence Life so we clarify any information for you.
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. There are four residence hall communities for Freshman: Atkins Hall, Brown Hall, Moore Hall and Martin-Schexnider 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. Transfer students who seek on-campus housing need to follow the housing request process on the Living on Campus page under the subheading "APPLY FOR ON-CAMPUS HOUSING". To see various requirements by the university see Transfer Student Information from the admissions office.
Below are a few tips to ensure shared respect among students in your hall and optimal working conditions of our laundry facilities.
High Efficiency(HE) detergents in all washers located in all residence halls.
- Prep your garments by freeing pants pockets of items. Leaving items in your pockets could
possibledestroy your clothes or the machines.
- Mind your laundry etiquette. Remember, you share the facilities with other students so try not to forget your clothes in the washing machine or dryer.
- Do NOT overload the machines. Overloading the washers and dryers can cause damage to your clothing and the machines. Separate you loads in manageable piles.
- Report any issues by submitting a Laundry Service Request or notifying your Hall Director or Resident Advisor.
The Division of Student Affairs (Student Life) supports and enhances the academic mission of the university by engaging students in innovative co-curricular programs, services, and activities that promote holistic student development and growth.
The Office of Student Conduct strives to promote ethical conduct through personal responsibility, encourages civility and integrity and a sense of community amongst WSSU students.
The Department of Interpersonal Violence Prevention (IVP) is dedicated to creating a safe and non-threatening environment for students on the campus of WSSU.
The Wellness Center promotes healthy living in the students of Winston-Salem State University, while also providing consultation and education on healthy living to the faculty and staff of the university campus.
Career Development Services (CDS) works with students during all phases of the career development process. Career Development Services offers a full range of resources and services to assist you in developing the necessary strategies and skills which will distinguish you as a professional.
University Student Activities & Engagement serves as a guide and resource for Winston-Salem State University Students in creating a rewarding college experience that connects students to their institution and provides them with numerous opportunities to get involved and develop their leadership skills.
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.
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 ground 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. Parents and students are encouraged to visit the parking regulations.
The "Roommate(s) and Apartment Mate(s) Bill of Rights"
Each student choosing to live on campus has the right to:
- Sleep undisturbed by your roommate(s) or their guest(s).
- Read and study free from undue interference in your room.
- Free access to your room or apartment without pressure from your roommate(s).
- Be free from fear of intimidation, physical and/or emotional harm.
- Live in a clean room or apartment.
- Expect that roommates of apartment mates will respect your personal belongings.
- Host guests when they will not disturb your roommate's or apartment mates' opportunity to sleep or study.
- Expect reasonable cooperation in the use of the residence hall or apartment facilities and a commitment to honor agreed upon procedures.
- Redress of grievances when they arise.
As a resident student, you are entitled to many rights while living in our facilities. Four of the most important are:
- The right to academic pursuit (read and study) free from undue interference or harassment (irrespective of quiet hours): One of the basic purposes of the University is the dissemination and application of knowledge. Unreasonable noise and other distractions inhibit the exercise of this right. The University will consider behavior that attempts to force a roommate to move out of the room or apartment as sufficient grounds for reassigning the offending residents and/or referral for disciplinary action.
- The right to sleep, the right to one’s personal belongings, the right to free access in an environment in which you can live: Optimum physical conditions are essential as they support, reinforce and provide for positive conditions in which to learn and live.
- The right for redress of grievance: If the academic and residential communities are to function in the most educationally profitable manner, the right to initiate actions and referrals or impartial and fair adjudication of grievances is held paramount. Administrative or judicial avenues of appeal are available to all students.
- The right to enjoy yourself: Since students spend the majority of their time in the residence hall on enjoyment pursuits, they should be able to do them in the safest and friendliest environment. Students should not have to be concerned about those making the environment unfriendly, nor should students engage in activities that inhibit or abuses this right.
Upon choosing to live in the residence halls and apartments, you agree to abide by a certain set of expectations necessary for the safe, smooth operation of the halls and/or apartments, and crucial to the development of an environment conducive to learning. Yet beyond these individual expectations, you also accept a certain degree of responsibility for your community. Specifically, you are asked to voice your objections when others infringe on your rights, to work with staff and other residents to establish the necessary norms and standards for living together, and to assist staff in their efforts to hold residents accountable to those norms and standards they create and accept.