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Apply for a Residence Hall

How to Apply for Residence Hall Housing

If you have been admitted to West Virginia University, the housing application opened in early October for Fall 2020 spaces. Be sure to pay your academic deposit so that you choose your space as soon as the application opens. 

  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 Select Your Space 

    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 to complete the online housing application — you will select your space, 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 an application was made the more housing options were available from which to choose. The Housing Assignments team began manually assigning spaces on March 2, 2020 after the self-selection period closed on February 28, 2020. For information on how assignments are made after March 2, 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 on 

  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 2020, plans are now available for you to make your selection. 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.     

    WVU Dining Plans for Fall 2020     

  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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