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Apply for a Residence Hall

How to Apply for Housing

After you have been admitted to West Virginia University, please complete the following steps to apply for housing:

  1. Pay Your Academic Deposit

    Payment is due by December 1 if you need housing for the spring semester and by May 1 for students starting in the fall semester.

    Pay Your Academic Deposit

  2. Review Housing Options

    Each residence hall is a great place to live. Check out each hall and determine which hall will be the best for you. Start by reviewing the details of each hall. You can also plan a tour with the Visitors Center.

    Select Your Housing

  3. Complete Your Housing Application

    Wait at least 48 hours after you pay the academic deposit and log on to to complete the online housing application and submit the $225 housing deposit.

    Complete Your Housing Application

  4. Select Your Roommate

    You are able to select your own roommate! Simply complete your online profile at . Once you do that, search profiles of other students to find the perfect roommate.

    Select Your Roommate

  5. Select Your Room

    You are also able to select your own room. Once you know what hall you want to live in (see step 2), you can log into to see available spaces and select your room.

    Select Your Room

  6. Select Your Meal Plan

    There are several options to choose from. Log onto to select your plan. Plans will be available January 1, 2018 for the fall semester.

    Select Your Meal Plan

  7. Choose Optional Services

    There are several optional services to choose from. Visit the optional services page to order your MicroFridge, care packages from home, linens and more. 

    Optional Services

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