New Student Housing Information
Welcome to Wofford! Wofford has 9 residence halls scattered about its historic and picturesque 150+ acre campus. More than 90% of Wofford students live in the on campus residence halls all 4 years of their college experience. Each residence hall houses students in a co-educational setting that helps to build the close knit community that Wofford is known for.
Have questions about our residence halls, what to bring, and what to expect? Check out the information below:
2023 New Student Housing Information
This page will provide new students with a timeline of the annual Fall Housing Assignment Process and relevant information regarding housing assignments. Please note that incoming first-year or transfer students will also receive detailed instructions via email before their respective housing processes begins.
Only incoming first-year students who met the May 1 deposit deadline and completed their housing application by June 30 will be participating in room selection.
||Freshman Deposit due
||Transfer Deposit due
||Deadline for finalizing roommate matches
||Deadline to Request Accommodations
||Housing Lottery/Room Selection
The reservation deposit (sometimes called the housing deposit) is your way of telling the college that you’re planning to enroll as a student for the following year. The reservation deposit is due annually. Questions regarding reservation deposits should be directed to the Business Office.
The first step in the process is completing the Housing Application which is 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.
Roommates play an important role in a student's success. Once you have completed your Housing Agreement, you will be able to match with a roommate if you choose to do so. Students must complete the Housing Agreement before they are able to match with a roommate.
Housing Lottery/Room Selection
Students who complete all of the above on time will be assigned a housing lottery time slot to choose their room. The lottery will run July 11-13 where students will be able to choose a room at their assigned time. If you are in a roommate pair, the roommate with the earlier time can choose your room.
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.
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.
Special Housing Requests
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 newstudents for the fall term are due to be finalized by June 30. Any requests finalized after June 30 may impact or delay housing assignments and accommodations for fall housing. Please direct all questions to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Wofford makes every effort to provide students with a safe and comfortable residential environment. Students may email email@example.com, 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.