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, 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 the 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.  Self-selection has closed for the 2019-20 Academic Year. All applications submitted after July 5, 2019 will be assigned based on your application preferences and room-type availability. Assignments are typically made within 2-3 business days of a completed application and paid the non-refundable application fee. Please check back on the homepage of the Self-Service Portal to see your assignment and roommates if applicable.

Continue to the self-service portal to apply


Please Note: If you have opted into a living-learning community (Honors, Warrior Business, CFPCA, etc) or The Thompson, you will be assigned a room in that community. A representative from that community will reach out to you to place you into that community. Please do not continue with the self-selection process. If you choose to change your room or pick a room in self-selection, it will remove your assignment from the community.