All single, first-year students are required to live in University housing. In addition, transfer students with fewer than 29 transferable credit hours are also required to live on campus. Exceptions to this include:

  • Students who live at home with parents within a 50-mile radius of WVU
  • Students who are married
  • Students who have children


Those students 24 or older, graduate, and married students, and both faculty and staff seeking housing can find accommodations at University Apartments.

Visit the Off-Campus Housing Office for more information on off-campus housing.

If you have questions about your housing eligibility, click here to contact us!


Claiming to be living with a sibling or other relative does not qualify you as a commuter.

In order to be considered a commuter:

  • Your permanent address (at the time of admission to WVU) must be within a 50-mile radius of Morgantown with your parent(s)/guardian.
  • The address you are claiming must be in the same county as the High School from which you are graduating.

When completing the application on-line, if you are eligible to commute, a commuting option will appear on your application. Simply check that box and submit your application. It is important that we have you listed as a commuter in our system to avoid sending you mail which does not apply to you.