Residence Hall FAQ
Cars and Parking
Charges and Billing
Dining Options and Dining Plans
Guests and Visitation
Move in / Move Out
Detailed Residence Hall Information
Room & Roommate Selection / Changes
Work Orders and Maintenance
How do I get an application?
Once you have paid your academic deposit, you can complete the housing application and pay the $225 housing deposit online through the housing portal at MyHousing.wvu.edu.
When are housing deposits due?
There is no deadline for the $225.00 deposit on housing. However, spaces are available
for selection on a first-come, first-served basis, so it’s important to complete
the application and pay your housing deposit early. As a reminder, this
is an on-line process accessed through the
MyHousing Portal. The housing contract is a legally binding document, committing
you to live in campus housing for the entire academic year. Deposit money is credited
toward your fall term housing fees.
Will I get my deposit back if I do not attend WVU?
If you are not planning on attending WVU, we will refund $125.00 of the housing deposit if we receive your written notification of intent to cancel your contract by May 1 for the fall term or December 1 for the spring term. After this date, deposits are nonrefundable regardless of when you pay the deposit. Application/contracts can be cancelled ONLY if you are not attending WVU. You must notify us via your MIX account with an email to WVU-Assign@mail.wvu.edu, or you may use the online cancellation system at http://cancel.wvu.edu/
Can I sign a housing contract for one semester?
No, unless you are beginning in the spring term. Otherwise, the housing contract
is binding for the entire academic year.
Why do I get an error when I try to apply for housing?
If you haven’t paid your academic deposit you will not be able to start the housing application. About forty-eight hours after paying your academic deposit you can complete the housing application and pay the $225 housing deposit online through the housing portal at MyHousing.wvu.edu. If you have any questions about housing or the application/deposit process, please contact the WVU Housing Assignments Office at firstname.lastname@example.org or (304) 293-2811.
Should I bring my car to campus?
Parking on the WVU campus is difficult at best. Due to the limited number of parking
spaces available, we strongly advise you to leave your car at home. Don't worry,
WVU and Morgantown have some great options to get you where you need to go.
Check out the links below!
Information on Parking at WVU
What are certain charges on my account?
What are the room rates?
There are a variety of room options and rates to choose from. Review the links below
for complete details.
What dining plans are available?
There are several dining plan options for students to choose from. For the the complete
list of dining options review the link below.
How do I sign up and or change a dining plan?Choose a Dining Plan
Is the dining plan included in the cost of the room?
Because there are different dining options at different rates, the cost of the dining plan
is not included in the cost of the room.
Are students living in residence halls required to have a meal plan?
Yes, all students living in WVU residence halls are required to have a dining plan.
Is there a visitation policy?
To help keep our residence hall communities safe, focused on student success and ensure the rights of all community members are respected, there is a guest
and visitation policy. To view this and all residence hall policies, visit the
How do I register an overnight guest?
Overnight guests may be registered at the residence hall front desk and must be accompanied
by their host at all times. All guests must show a valid federal,
state, or school photo ID to stay in our residence halls. There may be times when
the residence halls are closed to guests due to special events and activities.
Information about the Move In and Move Out Processes
What to bring? What to leave at home?What to Bring/What to Leave
Can I live off-campus?
Are there exemptions from living on-campus?
There are a few exemptions that must have prior approval. For more information
about this process, visit the link below.
Which residence hall is best?
Each hall has its own individual characteristics and there are a variety of things
to consider when selecting the best place to meet your needs. We strongly recommend
that you visit our campus to look around and see the halls. We also encourage
you to explore the residence halls online and review the amenities, cost and
locations that would best meet your needs.
Residence Hall Detailed Information
How many people share my bathroom?
There are different bathroom arrangements depending on which hall that you live in.
Community Style Bathrooms - This is a large bathroom on the floor that multiple students share. These bathrooms are cleaned and maintained daily by custodial staff.
Suite Style Bathrooms - One bathroom is connected to two or more bedrooms. Typically four residents share this space. Residents are expected to maintain the cleanliness of their bathroom, but custodian staff will clean and check them once every three weeks. The university provides toilet paper to students.
- Pod Style Bathrooms - There are multiple pod bathrooms on the floor that are shared by everyone on the floor. Each bathroom is for a single occupant at a time but it becomes available for anyone when unoccupied. Each bathroom contains a sink, shower, changing area and toilet. Oakland Hall is the only residence hall with this bathroom configuration.
Roommate selection – how does it work? How do I know who my roommate is? How can I contact my roommate
How can I change rooms during the school year?
I have someone who wants to live with me, but I already have a roommate. What
can I do?
The Office of Housing and Residence Life makes every effort to accommodate special needs. We work with the Office of Accessibility Services to provide assistance and/or accommodations. Students who are covered under the Americans with Disabilities Act should contact Accessibility Services, which coordinates services across many different departments.
For disability-related housing needs, please forward documentation and a statement of need to the The Office of Accessibility Services, B20 Stewart Hall, Morgantown, WV 26506. For questions, call 304-293-6700.
The earlier that we are aware of your needs the more successful we will be in accommodating you. Please remember to indicate need on the housing application/contract in the space provided, but do not send the documentation with the application/contract.
Do I have to live in a residence hall?Transfer students with fewer than 24 transferable credit hours are required to live on campus .
Do the University Apartments count as a residence hall?
University Apartments do not satisfy the criteria of the the first-year live-on requirement. Transfer students with fewer than 24 transferable credit hours are not eligible to live in University Apartments (or any apartment community in the Morgantown area).
What tutoring services are available?
What about refrigerators and microwaves?
What's the weather like in Morgantown?
Can I bring a window AC unit / portable AC unit?
What items can I bring and not bring to the residence hall when I move in?
Can I loft and/or bunk my beds?
Is housing provided over holiday breaks?
Housing during official WVU holiday breaks (Thanksgiving, between fall and spring semesters, and spring break) is available in select halls. Additional information and registration is typically available in mid-October.
How do I apply to be a Resident Assistant?RA Application Process