How to Apply for Residence Hall Housing
After you have been admitted to West Virginia University, please complete the following steps to apply for residence hall housing:
Pay Your Academic Deposit
Once you've paid your academic deposit, in about 48 hours you can start the housing application process.
Review Housing Options
WVU's residence halls are great places to live. There is an on-campus residency requirement for first-time freshmen and transfer students with fewer than 29 credit hours because we know that living on-campus gives you a head start on your path to success. Check out each hall on our website, with a campus visit or a virtual tour and determine which hall will be the best for you. Be sure to check out the Living-Learning Communities - you can live in a community with people who share your interests and/or major. With a campus visit, you can experience what it's like to be a Mountaineer; schedule your visit with the Visitors Center.
Complete Your Housing Application and Select Your Room
You will be able to access the housing application about 48 hours after you pay the academic deposit. Log into myhousing.wvu.edu to complete the online housing application — you will select your hall and your space, complete a profile that lets your roommate(s) learn more about you and pay your $225 housing deposit. Learn how to select a room with a friend as your roommate or how to request an assignment change after you have submitted your housing application. The anticipated closing date for the self-selection process is Thursday, February 28, 2019 at 11:59 p.m. After that time the housing assignments team will manually manage assignments. Preferences will be considered, but assignments during this period will be based on availability.
Dining Plan Information
All students who reside in WVU's residence halls must choose a dining plan. Information about Dining Plans will be available in mid-spring 2019; to learn about WVU Dining Services, including locations, menus, nutrition and more, check out their website.
Choose Optional Services
There are several optional services to choose from to enhance your residence hall experience. Visit the optional services page to order your MicroFridge, care packages from home, linens and more.
- October 1, 2019— Housing application opened.
- Mid-Sping 2019 — Information about Dining Plans available for students to make their selection.
- August 17, 2019 — Students move into residence halls for the fall semester.