Freshman Housing Application

Due May 31

Your freshman housing process starts here.

In 8 easy steps of The Freshman Housing Application, which includes the Freshman Roommate Questionnaire, you can share your housing and roommate preferences, create a roommate profile, search for a roommate and accept your housing contract all in one simple streamlined process.  

If you are under 18

A Housing Agreement (under 18) step will automatically display which will require you to provide a name and email address for at least one parent/guardian so they can also review the terms and conditions for housing. A link will be sent to the email address you provide that will be active for 14 days. The name your parent/guardian enters on the contract MUST match the name you enter.


You can use the optional roommate search option to create a search profile which will allow you to search other student profiles, send messages to possible matches and create a roommate group if you find a good match - all without revealing who you are until you are ready. If you already have a roommate in mind you can simply enter their unique screen name that they will need to provide you and a roommate request will be sent to them. The roommate request must be accepted for the roommate group to be finalized.

If you don’t have a roommate in mind, we use the Freshman Roommate Questionnaire to help match you with a roommate(s).

Most of you will live in a standard double occupancy room, but Residence Life also assigns some freshmen to singles, triples and quads. Remember that the housing preferences you provide in the survey are only preferences and not guarantees. If you don't receive your preference, it's possible more people made that particular request than there were spaces available. Notification of your housing and roommate assignments are sent in mid-July, along with other information that will assist you in your transition to William & Mary.

Step 1: Complete the Freshman Housing Application.
  • Access the Freshman Housing Application by logging into the student housing system using your WMuserid and password. You can find this link below - or - from the Residence Life website by selecting the "Freshman Housing" box.
  • Select the Application tab, then select Academic Year 17-18.

Just be sure to log out when you are finished.

Freshman Housing Application

Additional Information

Should you need to provide us with additional information not covered by application or if you have any difficulty completing the application, please email those comments to [[living]] by May 31, 2017 and include your full name, student number and the specific concern or request.

More housing questions?

Everything you need to know (and more) can be found on the Residence Life website.