Residence Hall FAQ
Cars and Parking
Charges and Billing
Dining and Meal Plans
Guests and Visitation
Move in / Move Out
Room & Roommate Selection / Changes
Work Orders and Maintenance
How do I get an application?
Once you have paid your academic deposit, you can complete the housing application and pay the $225 housing deposit online through the housing portal at MyHousing.wvu.edu.
If you have any questions about housing or the application/deposit process, please contact the WVU Housing Assignments Office at email@example.com or (304) 293-2811.
When are housing deposits due?
There is no deadline for the $225.00 deposit on housing. However, assignments are
made on a first-come, first-served basis, so it’s important to complete/return
the application/contract and deposit early. As a reminder, this can be done on-line
through the MyHousing portal. The housing application/contract is a legally
binding contract committing you to live in campus housing for the entire academic
year. Deposit money is credited toward
your fall term tuition and fees.
Will I get my deposit back if I do not attend WVU?
If you are not planning on attending WVU, we will refund $125.00 of the housing deposit if we receive your written notification of intent to cancel your contract by May 1 (December 1 for the spring term). After this date, deposits are nonrefundable regardless of when you pay the deposit. Application/contracts can be cancelled if you are not attending WVU by notifying us via your MIX account to WVU-Assign@mail.wvu.edu or use the online cancellation system at https://webapps.sa.wvu.edu/Cancellation/.
Can I sign a housing contract for one semester?
No, unless you are beginning in the spring term. Otherwise, the housing contract
is binding for the entire academic year.
Why do I get an error when I try to apply for housing?
If you haven’t paid your academic deposit you will not be able to start the housing application. 48 hours after paying your academic deposit you can complete the housing application and pay the $225 housing deposit online through the housing portal at MyHousing.wvu.edu. If you have any questions about housing or the application/deposit process, please contact the WVU Housing Assignments Office at firstname.lastname@example.org or (304) 293-2811.
Should I bring my car to campus?
Parking on the WVU campus is difficult at best. Due to the limited number of parking
spaces available, we strongly advise you to leave your car at home. Don't worry
WVU and Morgantown have some great options to get you where you need to go.
Check out the links below!
Information on Parking at WVU
What are certain charges on my account?
What are the room rates?
There are a variety of room options and rates to choose from. Review the links
below for complete details.
What meal plans are available?
There are several dining plan options for students to choose from. For the the complete
list of dining options review the link below.
How do I sign up and or change a meal plan?
Students can sign up and or change a meal plan by logging into
mymountaineercard.wvu.edu. Need to make changes to your meal plan? Check out
Dining Service's website for more information.
Select a Meal Plan
Is the meal plan included in the cost of the room?
Because there are different dining options at different rates, the cost of the meal
plan is not included in the cost of the room.
Are residence hall students required to have a meal plan?
Yes, all residence hall students are required to have a meal plan.
Is there a visitation policy?
To help keep our residence hall communities safe and peaceful and to also respect
the rights of community members, there is a guest and visitation policy. To view
this and all residence hall policies, visit the link below.
How do I register an overnight guest?
Overnight guests can be registered at the front desk of the residence hall that is
being visited. All guests must have a federal, state, or school photo
ID to stay in our residence halls.
Information about the Move In and Move Out Processes.Moving In
Information about what to bring and what to leave at home.What to Bring/What to Leave
Can I live off-campus?
Are there exemptions from living on campus?
There are a few exemptions that must have prior approval. For more information
about this process, visit the link below.
Which residence hall is the nicest?
Each hall has its own individual characteristics and there are a variety of things
to consider when selecting the best place to meet your needs. We strongly recommend
that you visit our campus to look around and see the halls. We also encourage
you to explore the residence halls online and review the amenities, cost, and
locations that would best meet your needs.
List of Residence Halls
How many people share my bathroom?
There are different bathroom arrangements depending on which hall that you live in.
Community Style Bathrooms- This is a large bathroom on the floor that multiple students share. These bathrooms are cleaned and maintained daily by custodial staff.
Suite Style Bathrooms- One bathroom is connected to two or more bedrooms. Typically four residents share this space. Residents are expected to maintain the cleanliness of their bathroom, but custodian staff will clean and check them once every three weeks. The university does provide toilet paper to students.
- Pod Style Bathrooms- There are multiple pod bathrooms on the floor that are shared by everyone on the floor. Each bathroom is for a single occupant at a time but it becomes available for anyone when unoccupied. Each bathroom contains a sink, shower, changing area, and toilet. Oakland Hall is the only residence hall with this bathroom configuration.
Roommate selection – how does it work?
How do I know who my roommate is and how do I contact them?
How can I change rooms during the school year?
I have someone who wants to live with me, but I already have a roommate. Can
you swap my current roommate with the person I want to live with?
The Office of Housing and Residence Life makes every effort to accommodate special needs. We work with the Office of Accessibility Services to provide assistance and/or accommodations. Students who are covered under the Americans with Disabilities Act should contact Accessibility Services, which coordinates services across many different departments.
For disability-related housing needs, please forward documentation and a statement of need to the “The Office of Accessibility Services, 1085 Van Voorhis Road, PO Box 6423, Morgantown, WV 26506-6423. For questions, call 304-293-6700.
The earlier that we are aware of your needs the more successful we will be in accommodating you. Please remember to indicate need on the housing application/contract in the space provided, but do not send the documentation with the application/contract.
Do I have to live in the residence hall?Transfer students with fewer than 29 transferable credit hours are required to live on campus .
On Campus Requirement and Exceptions
Do the University Apartments count as a residence hall?
University Apartments are not part of the residence hall system. Transfer students
with fewer than 29 transferable credit hours are not eligible to live in University
On Campus Requirement and Exceptions
Can you assign me to live with another transfer student (instead of a freshman)?
What tutoring services are available?
What about refrigerators?
What's the weather like in Morgantown?
Can I bring a window AC unit / portable AC unit?
What items can I bring and not bring to the residence hall when I move in?
Can I loft and / or bunk my beds?
Is housing provided over holiday breaks?
The residence halls will be closed for Thanksgiving Break, Winter Break, and Spring Break. During these times, students are not permitted in the residence halls. More information about these closing dates/times can be found here. The University does have a limited amount of spaces set aside for Holiday Break Housing. Students will not be able to stay or have access to their Residence Hall room while in Holiday Break Housing and there will be an additional fee for this service. This housing option is for the entire break period and is not intended for one or two nights stays. For more information about Holiday Break Housing, please contact the University Apartments Office at 304-293-5840.
How do I apply to be an Resident Assistant?RA Application Process