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Apply for a Residence Hall

If you have been admitted to West Virginia University, the housing application will be available in early October. Be sure to pay your academic deposit so that you may select your space as soon as the application opens.
  1. Pay Your Academic Deposit

    About 48 hours after you've paid your academic deposit, 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 a first-year live on requirement for first-time freshmen and transfer students with fewer than 24 credit hours because we know that living on-campus gives you a head start on your path to success. Check out each hall 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 Review Room and Dining Plan Rates

  3. Complete Your Housing Application

    You will be able to access the housing application within 48 hours after you pay the academic deposit. At that time, you can log into to complete the online housing application — you will select your space during the self-selection period (see below), complete a profile that lets your roommate(s) learn more about you and pay your $225 housing deposit.

    The Housing Portal opens on October 2, 2023 and admitted students with paid academic deposits begin making their selections at that time. The earlier an application is made, the more housing options available. The Housing Assignments team will begin manually assigning spaces on March 1, 2024 after the self-selection period closes on February 29, 2024.

    For information on how assignments are made after March 1, 2024, please review the Assignments Process FAQs. 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 at

  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. If you will be new to WVU in fall 2024, plans will be available for you to make your selection in early spring 2024. 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.

  5. Choose Optional Services

    There are several optional services available to enhance your residence hall experience. Visit the optional services page to order your MicroFridge, care packages from home, linens and more.

    See Optional Services

More Resources


How do I check my room and roommate assignment? How do I request special accommodations? 

Housing FAQ Assignments Process FAQ

Important Dates

  • October 2- Housing application opens and room selection begins for admitted students who have paid the academic deposit. 
  • End of February - self selection closes and students are then assigned housing based on their housing application. 
  • The housing deposit is partially refundable if you cancel your attendance by July 1.

Need Help?

Please contact the Housing Assignments Office at or 304-293-2811.

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