Applying for W&M Housing
Students Studying Abroad during Spring Semester or for the Academic Year
Students who plan to live on campus when they return for the fall semester must pay a Room Reservation Deposit to be eligible for a space during the spring Room Selection Process. The deposit is non-refundable, and must be paid by the established February deadline. Deposits are accepted starting November and must be paid by check at the Cashier's Window in Blow Hall. Students are highly encouraged to pay before they leave campus for the semester break.
Students who are unable to attend the Room Selection Lottery must also arrange for someone to serve as their proxy. Proxy forms must be on file in the Residence Life office before the day of room selection.
More details on the Room Reservation Deposit, the Room Selection Process, and Proxies can be found on the Office of Residence Life's website, under Housing Options for Students Studying Away for the Spring Semester or for the Academic Year.
Students Studying Abroad during Fall Semester
Students who are studying away during the fall semester should contact the Residence Life Office in early November to discuss housing arrangements for the spring semester. Room Reservation deposits are not required for the spring semester. For details, please refer to the Residence Life website, under Housing for Students Studying Away for the Fall Semester.
Housing for Students with Special Needs
Students with a documented medical need will have to present appropriate medical documentation; if approved, students are guaranteed a space in the residence halls. More details on this process can be found on the Office of Residence Life's website, under Housing for Students with Special Needs.
Special Interest Housing
Living in international-themed housing when you return enables you to continue cultural immersion once back on campus, live with international students and other students interested in the same culture, and secure housing before the lottery process.
If you are interested in living in special interest housing, such as Reves Hall, one of the 8 Language Houses (Arabic, Chinese, French, German, Japanese, Italian, Russian and Spanish), Africa House, Mosaic House, etc. when you return to campus, applications are usually due around the end of January. See Special Interest Housing under the Office of Residence Life website for timelines and details.
Students studying abroad may store their belongings on campus, following certain restrictions. Please read more on the Office of Residence Life website, under Storage Information.