Fall Housing Process

This page will provide current students with a timeline of the annual Fall Housing Assignment Process and relevant information regarding housing assignments. Incoming first-year or transfer students will receive specific instructions via email before their respective housing processes begin.

2023 Timeline

March 1

Housing Agreement opens

March 15

$500 reservation deposits due

Application for Accomodations due

March 31

Deadline for Fall Housing Agreement

April 19

Deadline for finalizing roommate groups

April 25-27

Housing Lottery Round One

May 2-5

Housing Lottery Round Two

May 9

Housing Lottery closes 

May 12

Remaining Housing Assignments complete


Reservation Deposit

The reservation deposit (sometimes called the housing deposit) is your way of telling the College that you’re planning to return as a student for the following year. By paying the $500 reservation deposit, you also communicate to the Business Office and our office that you’re planning to live on campus. The reservation deposit is due annually on March 15. Questions regarding reservation deposits should be directed to the Business Office.

Housing Application

The first step in the process is completing the Housing Application which will be available on the online housing portal. Placement in the housing lottery will not be affected based on when the form is submitted, as long as it is submitted by the initial deadline. Completing the application takes less than 10 minutes and automatically registers students for the next steps of the lottery process.

Roommate Groups

Roommates play an important role in a student's success. Once you have completed your Housing Agreement, you will be able to begin building your roommate and/or suitemate groups. Students must complete the Housing Agreement before they are able to be placed in a roommate group.

A few important notes regarding roommate groups:

  • If you plan to participate in Round One of the lottery, you must create a group of four.
  • If you do not plan on participating in Round One of the lottery, you must create a group of two.
  • Only groups of four rising seniors are guaranteed housing in the Village (which includes MSBVC). Groups including one or more non-seniors are not guaranteed housing in the Village.
  • As in previous years, class status for housing is determined by the year a student began college, not by credit hours.
  • Roommate matching events will be offered over a number of days between March 31- April 18. If you need assistance in finding someone to fill your roommate group, attend these events to meet others looking for roommates.
  • For seniors wanting to enter the Village, any groups of all seniors that are less than four will be placed manually after the senior groups of four select their spaces.

The Lottery/Housing Selection

The housing selection time will be done by class status (determined by college entry cohort). Each class will have times selected for each member of their class.

Individuals will be assigned times based on their group make-up in the following order:

April 25 - 27

Lottery Round One: Seniors and juniors in a group of four. This round will only be for spaces in the Village Houses, MSBVC, Wightman and Lesesne. Any seniors in groups of less than four will be placed manually after senior selection on day one.

May 2 - 5

Lottery Round Two: Juniors and sophomores in a group of two. This round will be for all remaining upperclassmen spaces.

Housing Assignments

For any students who did not select their room in the housing lottery, our housing software system will assign groups to housing based on combined preferences, availability, and cohort. 

Wofford College reserves the right of final approval of all room and residence hall assignments. The College reserves the right to reassign a student from one room or residence hall to another at any time and for any reason.

Study Abroad

Students who are currently studying abroad and who will be living on campus during for Fall 2022 should participate in the housing process described on this page.

Students who are planning to study abroad during the fall semester may not participate in the Housing Lottery. These students must still pay the reservation deposit in order to study abroad and pre-register for classes. Students who are registered for an off-campus program on May 1 will be removed from the housing lottery, should those students decide to stay on-campus after May 1, housing will be assigned to them on a space-available basis.

Academic Status

Students must remain registered for 9 hours of academic credit to remain in campus housing. Students who are not registered for 9 credit hours prior to the start of the fall semester will be removed from housing.

Students who are academically excluded from the College at the close of the academic year will lose their housing assignments. If reinstated by August 15 these students will be assigned housing by the Office of Residence Life on a space-available basis.

Special Housing Requests

Housing Accommodations

The Office of Residence Life assigns housing to students approved for housing accommodations through the Office of Accessibility Services. Students with a diagnosed disability that impacts their housing needs may request housing accommodations through the myWofford “Student” menu. All requests for housing accommodations for returning students for the fall term are due to be finalized by March 15. Any requests finalized after March 15 may impact or delay housing assignments and accommodations for fall housing. Please direct all questions to accessibilityservices@wofford.edu.

Gender-Specific Housing

Wofford makes every effort to provide students with a safe and comfortable residential environment. Students may email reslife@wofford.edu, to discuss specific housing issues, concerns, or requests. Once assigned housing consistent with their gender identity, a student may use the corresponding hall/apartment bathroom facilities.

Student confidentiality is very important. Our staff will keep a student's disclosed gender identity private and will share it only with employees who need the information in order to perform their job duties. A transgender or gender nonconforming student may choose whether to disclose gender identity information to a roommate.

Questions? We’re here to help! 

We know there will be questions and even potential issues that arise. Our office is here to help! We will work diligently to answer any questions or concerns that arise, but please be patient. We receive a number of emails and calls during the housing assignment process and it takes time to respond. Even so, we will respond to each email, call or message as quickly as we are able.

You can email any questions to ResLife@wofford.edu or call our office at (864) 597-5100. We look forward to working with you through this new and exciting process!


Wofford College reserves the right of final approval of all room and residence hall assignments. The College reserves the right to reassign a student from one room or residence hall to another during the year.