How to Apply for Residence Hall Housing
If you have been admitted to West Virginia University, the housing application will open in early October for spaces in Spring and/or Fall 2020. Be sure to pay your academic deposit so that you choose your space as soon as the application opens.
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 List Your Housing Preferences
You will be able to access the housing application about 48 hours after you pay the academic deposit. At that time, you can log into myhousing.wvu.edu to complete the online housing application — you will tell us your housing preferences, complete a profile that lets your roommate(s) learn more about you and pay your $225 housing deposit.
The Housing Portal opened on October 1 and admitted students with paid academic deposits began making their selections at that time. The earlier you apply, the more options available from which you may choose. For information about the assignment process, visit our FAQ page. Students may self-select their housing space until February 28, 2020 after which the Housing Assignments team will manually assign spaces. The Housing Portal has the most up-to-date information about your housing application - you may access it at any time.
Dining Plan Information
All students who reside in WVU's residence halls must choose a dining plan. Plans, created by WVU Dining with input from WVU's Student Government Association, are student-centered so you can focus on your studies without worrying about grocery shopping, cooking or kitchen clean-up. If you will be new to WVU in fall 2020, plans will be available for you to make your selection in late spring 2020. You will receive an email to let you know when you can check that item off your "to-do" list. In the meantime, visit the WVU Dining Services site to learn more about your options.
If you are a new student at WVU in spring 2020, you may select your dining plan now. Choose the link below and follow the prompts to make your selection. WVU Dining Plans for Spring 2020 New Students
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.
- Late Sping 2020 — Information about Dining Plans available for students to make their selection.
- August 14, 2020 — Honors students move into residence halls for the fall semester.
- August 15, 2020 — Residence halls open for all students to move-in for the fall semester.