How to apply

  1. Review Housing Application Timeline: . The application for the Fall 2019 - Winter 2020 academic year is currently available to all students.   
  2. Set up 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 important university and housing information, ensure that you set up and check this email account daily.
  3. 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.  Please review the different housing options.
  4. Review costs: It is important that a student reviews the different costs related to each housing location and room type.  There is a variety of different 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. 
  5. Review 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 information, dates, deadlines, and policies outlined in the license agreement you sign. 
    1. Reminder - If under 18 information your parent/guardian will need to review, agree to, and sign the license agreement.  Your housing application is not complete until your parent/guardian completes their portion. 
  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 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. Apply & Make $125 Non-Refundable Application Fee Payment: After you make payment, you will receive an email receipt confirmation. 
  9. Review Assignment/Room Selection Timelines:  We want students to be engaged in their room assignment and selection process.  Please review the timelines related to your student status and the location in which you selected to live. 

Continue to the self-service portal to apply

  • Incoming Freshmen Self-Selection Timeline

    Self-Selection Periods

    Steps to take

    Period Open

    Application

    Apply for campus housing

    Review and Sign your license agreement.

    Submit your non-refundable $125 application fee.

    Your completed application date and time will determine your room selection time. Earliest application dates will receive the earliest room self-selection date/time.

    Begins February 1st, 2019

    Room Self-Selection

    Select your room

    You will receive a self-selection date and time in your WSU Email before May 6th.

    You will be able to select their building, room type and room number during your assigned selection time or any time after.

    If you would like to live with another student, please reach-out to the other individual and discuss what room-type and room to pick. Each person must select the same room to be roommates.

    Begins May 6th and closes on May 14th

    Open Room Change

    Make changes to your room type or room selection

    During this period, you can change your room selection once per day.

    You must have an existing assignment in-order to change your assignment.

    Be sure to review the costs of each room-type before confirming the room change as rates vary by building and room-type

    Begins May 15th  and closes in mid-July.

     

  • Upperclass, Graduate and Transfer Students Self-Selection Timeline

    Self-Selection Periods

    Steps to Take

    Period Open

    Application

    Apply for campus housing

    Review and Sign your license agreement.

    Submit your non-refundable $125 application fee.

    Your completed application date and time will determine your room selection time. Earliest application dates will receive the earliest room self-selection date/time.

     

     

    Priority period begins February 1st, 2019.

     

     

    Roommate Grouping

    Select your roommates

    After completing your application and submitting your non-refundable $125 application fee, you will be eligible to create a roommate group. This allows the person with the earliest application date and time to select a room and bring members of the roommate group into the room assignment.

    All roommates must select or approve each-other as roommates in the Self-Selection Portal.

    Please discuss your room type and room number preference with your roommates during this time.

     

    Begins upon the submission of your completed housing application until Friday, March 15th, 2019.

    Room Self-Selection

    Select your room

    You will receive a self-selection date and time in your WSU Email before May 6th.

    You will be able to select their building, room type and room number during their assigned selection time or any time after.

    Roommate Groups: The person with the earliest application date and time will be your Roommate Group Captain. They will be able to select a room and bring members of the roommate group into the room assignment. Please discuss your room type and room number preference with your roommates prior to the selection date and time

     

    Begins Wednesday March 20th, 2019 and closes on March 31st, 2019.

    Open Room Change

    Make changes to your room type or room selection

    During this period, you can change your room selection once per day.

    You must have an existing assignment in-order to change your assignment.

    Be sure to review the costs of each room-type before confirming the room change as rates vary by building and room-type

    Begins April 1st, 2019  and closes in mid-July.

     

  • Returning Resident Priority Self-Selection Timeline

    Please note: You must have an active Winter 2019 campus housing assignment in order to be eligible for this priority application.

    Self-Selection Periods

    Steps to Take

    Period Open

    Application

    Apply for campus housing

    Review and Sign your license agreement.

    Submit your non-refundable $125 application fee.

    Your completed application date and time will determine your room selection time. Earliest application dates will receive the earliest room self-selection date/time.

     

    Priority period begins January 15th, 2019 until January 31st.

    Please note: Applications must be submitted by midnight on January 31st to ensure your same room or room-type for the 2019-20 academic year. Applications filed after January 31st will follow the Upperclass and Transfer Students Self-Selection Timeline

     

    Roommate Grouping

    Select your roommates

    After completing your application and submitting your non-refundable $125 application fee, you will be eligible to create a roommate group. This allows the person with the earliest application date and time to select a room and bring members of the roommate group into the room assignment.

    All roommates must select or approve each-other as roommates in the Self-Selection Portal.

    Please discuss your room type and room number preference with your roommates during this time.

     

    Begins upon the submission of your completed housing application until Friday, March 15th, 2019.

    Room Self-Selection

    Select your room

    You will receive a self-selection date and time in your WSU Email before March 30th.

    You will be able to select their building, room type and room number during their assigned selection time or any time after.

    Roommate Groups: The person with the earliest application date and time will be your Roommate Group Captain. They will be able to select a room and bring members of the roommate group into the room assignment. Please discuss your room type and room number preference with your roommates prior to the selection date and time

     

     

    Begins Wednesday March 20th, 2019 and closes on March 31st, 2019.

    Open Room Change

    Make changes to your room type or room selection

    During this period, you can change your room selection once per day.

    You must have an existing assignment in-order to change your assignment.

    Be sure to review the costs of each room-type before confirming the room change as rates vary by building and room-type

    Begins April 1st, 2019  and closes in mid-July.

     

  • Unfurnished / University Tower Apartments Timeline

    The University Towers will be the only unfurnished apartment option for WSU housing beginning in fall semester.  The application for all students wanting to live in University Towers for the 2019-20 academic year can be completed beginning February 1st. Students will not be participating in the self-selection process and assignments will begin in early February.

    Returning Unfurnished Apartment Residents

    Current unfurnished apartment residents who wish to complete a new license agreement for the 2019-20 academic year that would like to stay in their same unit, if available, must complete the license agreement during the Priority Application Period from January 15th until January 31st.  License agreements completed after January 31st will not be eligible to continue living in their same unit beyond April 30th, 2019.