Housing lottery information

The information on this page is intended for currently enrolled students. Incoming first-year and transfer students receive specific instructions by email before their housing processes begin.

Students who pay their $500 housing deposit by the March 15 deadline and who are in good standing with the College may participate in the housing lottery/assignment process. Students who have holds on their accounts and/or do not submit their housing deposit by March 15 may not participate in the lottery, they may be added to a list of students to be assigned housing after the lottery concludes.

Students will receive specific instructions to paritipcate in the housing lottery/assignment process through email.


Roommates play a role in a student’s success. Therefore, each student may designate their roommate preference, students may also have the option of specifying their suitemate and apartment-mate preferences. The Office of Residence Life will work to honor these requests but cannot guarantee that requested suitemate groups will be placed together.

Almost all of Wofford’s residence hall rooms are double occupancy. The Residence Life staff encourages all students to select their own roommates as an upperclassman. Students without roommates or suitemates should list their building preferences, but they will be assigned to a room or an apartment with a roommate by the Residence Life staff.

Housing Choices:

Greene, Marsh and Richardson Halls are reserved for our first-year students. Groups with four rising seniors will have priority on apartments in the Village.

The Village:

Each building in the Village contains between one and four apartments, which house four students each. Apartments located within the same house do not share any common facilities or entrances and are considered separate units within the Lottery. First preference for all Village apartments will be given to groups of four rising seniors. Please remember that seniors whose group includes an underclassman are not guaranteed to be in the Village.

Are single rooms available in the Housing Lottery?

Students wishing to apply for a single room must contact Mr. Allen Lollis (lollisja@wofford.edu) in the Office of Residence Life by March 15. All single rooms are located in Shipp and DuPré Halls and cost an additional $1,500 per year. Single rooms are not placed in the Lottery; rather they are allocated on a first-come, first-served basis. Students who are not placed in a single room and participate in the Housing Lottery without a roommate will be placed with other individual participants at the discretion of the Office of Residence Life.

What is the process for requesting housing accommodations?

The Office of Residence Life assigns housing to students approved for housing accommodations due to a disability. Students with a diagnosed disability that impacts their housing needs may request housing accommodations through the myWofford “Student” menu. For details about this process, please visit the Wellness Center’s accessibility hub. All requests for housing accommodations for returning students for Fall 2021 should be submitted and finalized by March 15. Any requests finalized after March 15 may impact or delay housing assignments and accommodations for Fall 2021. Please direct all questions to accessibilityservices@wofford.edu.

More about special housing requests can be found on the Special Housing Requets page.

Academic Status:

Students who are academically excluded from the college at the close of the academic year will automatically lose their housing assignments. If reinstated by August 15, 2021, these students will be assigned housing by the Associate Director of Residence Life on a space-available basis.

Study Abroad:

The Residence Life staff enthusiastically supports international programs. Students who are currently participating in a program and who will be living on campus during the fall semester must provide their PIN number to their roommate or suitemates to sign up for fall on campus housing. If a roommate or suitemate is unable to contact the person who is abroad, they may contact the Office of Residence Life to receive that student’s PIN number.

Students who will be participating in a study abroad program during the Fall 2021 semester should not participate in the Housing Lottery. The Office of Residence Life will receive a list of all students studying abroad prior to the Lottery, and these students will not be able to participate. These students must still pay the $500 housing deposit in order to study abroad and pre-register for classes.

Living Off Campus:

As a residential college, all students are expected to live on campus unless they are married or commuting from their permanent residence. Students who wish to apply for off-campus residency must meet with Brian Lemere, Associate Dean of Students & Director of Residence Life by Sunday, March 15. Students who are granted permission to live off-campus will not participate in the 2021 Housing Lottery.

Students not submitting their reservation deposit by March 15 will not be guaranteed housing for the fall semester. Students who are eligible for a waiver for the deposit should confirm this with a member of the Financial Aid staff.

Questions regarding the housing deposit should be directed to the Business Office.

Questions regarding the housing assignment process should be directed to Mr. Lollis at lollisja@wofford.edu.

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.