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Apply for a Residence Hall

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:

  1. Pay Your Academic Deposit

    Once you've paid your academic deposit, in about 48 hours you can start the housing application process. 

    Pay Your Academic Deposit

  2. 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

    Review Housing Options

  3. 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. Log into 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. For information about the assignment process, visit our FAQ page. The Housing Portal has the most up-to-date information about your housing application - you may access it at any time. 

    Complete Your Housing Application

  4. 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. Visit the WVU Dining Services site to learn more and choose your plan.            

    WVU Dining Services Residential Dining Plans 

  5. 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. 

    Optional Services

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