How to apply

The information listed below is the process to apply for 2022-23 academic year housing. 

If you are interested in applying for Winter 2022 housing, you will NOT select your room.  An assignment will be made for you by the Office of Housing & Residential Life Staff.  Please contact housing@wayne.edu if you have any questions about the Winter 2022 housing application.

1. Review Housing Self-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 class standing. 

  • The priority housing application process for the 2022-23 academic year will begin Wednesday, January 5, 2022. This process is a priority application period and is only available to students currently living on campus.
  • The application for the 2022-23 for first-year students will begin on Wednesday, January 5, 2022.
  • The application for all upperclass students and those not living on campus will begin on Tuesday, February 1, 2022

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 and costs

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

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. 

5. 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. 

6. 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.

7. 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.