How to apply

1. Review Housing Self-Selection Timelines

The Office of Housing & Residential Life will utilize your preferences submitted in the housing application to make a room assignment for you. You will be notified via your Wayne State email account when you have been assigned.

There may be an opportunity for a limited open room change period later in the summer. We will share more information to your WSU email as it becomes available. 

2. Verify your WSU tech account & email account

The official communication method with students and staff is your Wayne State University email account. In order to be updated about the important university and housing information, ensure that you set up and check this email account daily.

3. Review Housing License Agreement Terms

When you apply for housing, you are signing a legally binding contract with Wayne State University. It is important that you review all the information, dates, deadlines, and policies outlined in the license agreement you sign. 

  • Under 18 Students: If a student signs the housing license agreement terms in the housing application while still under the age of 18, the student's listed parent/guardian will also need to review, agree to, and sign the license agreement. A housing application is not complete until the student's parent/guardian completes their portion. 

4. Review different housing options

There are a variety of different types of housing that a student can choose from depending upon their class standing, age, and housing needs. 

5. Review costs

It is important that a student reviews the different rates related to each housing location and room type. There are a variety of cost options for students to choose from. Costs are listed for the academic year (August-May) and by semester. All housing and dining costs are billed by semester. 

6. Review Living Learning Community Options

Living Learning Communities provide students a unique opportunity to connect with academic staff both in the classroom and with their housing community. Some communities are restricted to students within specific colleges. 

7. Review Meal Plan Options

Depending upon a student's class standing and housing location in which they select to live, different meal plans may be required. There are a variety of options to meet student's dining needs.

8. Continue to Housing Self-Service Portal to Apply

In order to complete the housing application, a $125 Non-Refundable Application Fee Payment is required. After payment is made, the student will receive an email receipt confirmation to their Wayne State email account. 

If you applied for the fall semester and canceled your application, DO NOT COMPLETE THE PAYMENT.  Please stop before making payment and email housing@wayne.edu asking for your application to be reinstated for the Winter 2021 semester.