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FAQ

Q: Can my WSU student have their significant other stay overnight?       

A: Students are permitted to have up to one overnight guest at a time, up to five times per month. We ask that students discuss having someone spend the night with their roommate(s) prior to them arriving. Students must sign in their guest and remain with them at all times until they escort them out of the building. They are responsible for all actions of their guests while in campus housing. Parents are encouraged to have a conversation with their student prior to moving in about any concerns they have with their student signing in their significant other as an overnight guest.

Q: What if my WSU student finds they do not get along with their assigned roommate?

A: Even students who request their roommate can sometimes find that they aren't the best person to live with. Resident Advisors are available on each floor in our buildings to assist students with mediating roommate conflicts they may have. We also have an Open Room Change Period available during both the fall and winter semesters that students can participate in to move to a different type of room, building or even floor.

Q: What if my WSU student does not get the type of room they wanted?

A: Students can opt to be placed on a Room Type Waitlist, which is available until fall/winter move-in dates. We do our best to accommodate room changes prior to the start of the semester when the space becomes available. After move-in, students can still participate in our Open Room Change Period. The Open Room Change Period begins roughly three weeks after the fall and winter semesters begin. As always we always encourage students to apply early to live on campus each year, as many of our most desired room types can go quickly.

Q: Does my WSU student have to move out of their residence hall or apartment space for holidays or university break periods?

A: No, all of our Residence Halls and Apartment Buildings are open during holiday breaks including Thanksgiving, Winter and Spring breaks. During summer break, however, the Residence Halls will close but the Furnished and Unfurnished Apartments will remain open. Note that summer housing may have different rates than during the fall and winter semesters and in order to obtain summer housing you must fill out an application on our website.

Q: Is a meal plan required for someone to live on campus?

A: All students living in our Atchison, Ghafari and Towers Residential Suites Residence Halls are required to have a meal plan to live on campus. Students living in the Thompson Home Residence Hall are not required to have a meal plan, however it is strongly encouraged that students consider buying optional meal plans. First-year freshmen have four meal plan options; Warrior Pass 50, 250, 400 or the Weekly 15 plan. Any student living in an apartment building (DeRoy, Chatsworth and University Towers) are not required to have a meal plan, however may choose to purchase an independent meal plan.

Q: What is the difference between the four Freshmen meal plan options?

A: Warrior Pass meal plans are also know as unlimited plans. No matter which of the three Warrior Pass plans you have, you will get unlimited access to the dining halls every day for the entire semester. The difference between the plans, however, is how many Warrior Dollars come with each plan. Warrior Dollars are loaded onto a student's OneCard and can be used at any of the Dining Services retail dining locations on campus, such as, Panda Express, Taco Bell, Starbucks, Freshii and more. The three Warrior Passes come with 50, 250, and 400 Warrior Dollars, respectively. Meanwhile, the Weekly 15 meal plan gives students 15 swipes at the dining hall for each week of the semester and it also comes with 100 Warrior Dollars for the semester. For more information about meal plans, check out WSU Dining Services at wayne.campusdish.com