Housing Processes for Returning Students

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Mid-Year Housing Application Process

This process is for students not living on campus in Fall 2023 seeking to apply to live on campus for Spring and/or Interim 2024. Applications will be available on the housing portal. Students will be placed based on availability. We will begin placements as early as mid-December, but placements may fluctuate based on campus availability. If a space is not able to be identified for you by mid-December, you will receive an update that space is not yet available with ongoing updates.

October 1 Application Opens
October 31 Application Closes
December 20 Initial placement or waitlist information communicated by this date

Fall 2024 Housing Lottery

Below is information and a timeline for current students 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.


March 1 Housing Agreement opens
March 15 $500 reservation deposits due; Application for Accomodations due
March 29 Deadline for Fall Housing Agreement and Confirmed Roommate Groups
April 10 Housing Lottery begins
April 26 Housing Lottery ends
May 14 Remaining Housing Assignments complete


Reservation Deposit

All returning students should pay their reservation deposit. The reservation deposit is due annually by 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 submit the Housing Application before they are able to select their roommate group.

A few important notes regarding roommate groups:

  • 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. If you need assistance in finding someone to fill your roommate group, attend these events to meet others looking for roommates.
  • All students in the group must confirm each other as selected roommates.

The Lottery/Housing Selection

Individuals will be assigned times to select their space base on availability. More information will be communicated to students via email as we near the application period.

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 studying abroad in spring 2024 and who will be living on campus during fall 2024 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.

Summer 2024 Housing Information

Below is the tentative Summer 2024 Housing Application Timeline. Check your email for more information as we near summer.

March 29 Application Opens for Summer Sessions I and II
May 1 Applications Close
May 17 Assignments Communicated (Tentative)
June 2 Summer I Move-In
TBD Summer I Move-Out
TBD Summer II Move-In
TBD Summer II Move-Out

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 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.