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New Student Housing

Residence Life is excited to welcome you to William & Mary for the 2021-22 Academic Year! We know that choosing your housing accommodations for the upcoming year is an important piece of your W&M experience and we would like to invite you to consider living in W&M campus housing. Please start your exploration of Living on Campus.

New Student Categories
New First Year Students

If you're an incoming freshman it all starts with the 2021-2022 Housing Application. Freshman housing is NOT assigned on a first-come, first-serve basis. Learn more about your potential housing preference options by visiting our Freshman Halls online!

The 2021-2022 Housing Application will open May 1, 2021 for New Freshman! The deadline to submit your application - and - to make any special housing requests is May 31.

New Freshman Housing Assignments will be released the week of July 5, 2021. 

New Transfer Students

While social class of 2024 and 2025 transfer students fall under the two-year residency requirement, ALL transfers are welcome to live on campus! We recommend that transfer students apply as soon as possible by completing the 2021-2022 Housing application

Learn more about your potential housing preference options by visiting our Upperlevel Halls online!

The 2021-2022 Housing Application will open May 1, 2021 for New Transfers! The deadline to submit your application - and - to make any special housing requests is May 31.

We encourage you to live with us! Living in campus housing is the best way to connect to the W&M community. 

New Transfer Housing Assignments will be released the week of July 5, 2021. 

New Graduate Students

The 2021-2022 Housing Application will open May 1, 2021 for New  Graduates! The deadline to submit your application - and - to make any special housing requests is May 31. 

Learn more about your potential housing preference options by visiting our Graduate Complex Apartments online! 

We encourage you to live with us! Living in campus housing is the best way to connect to the W&M community. 

Graduate Student assignments will be released beginning the of May 10, 2021.

Two Year Live On Requirement

Students in their freshman and sophomore year are required to live on campus, regardless of distance from their permanent address. The program will explore additional academic, social, and cultural living and learning communities for students in the third and fourth semesters at W&M. Learn more about this requirement now.

Before we can officially make a W&M housing assignment, students are required to review and accept the terms and conditions of the housing contract. Please note: you are committing to pay for housing for the 2021-22 Academic Year when you sign the Residence Life Housing contract - before you obtain a room assignment. Please review the contract carefully, including the cancellation policies. There are also steps in the Housing Portal to note your housing preferences.

Please also note that most W&M students live in double occupancy rooms and that singles are limited. Students seeking medically indicated singles should contact Student Accessibility Services at (757) 221-2510 as soon as possible. Once assigned to a room you will be able to submit a room change request.

Below you will find the steps you should follow to complete the acceptance of the housing contract.

  1. Log into the housing system using your W&M username and password: Housing Portal. If you are unsure of your W&M username and password, please contact the W&M Information Technology office for assistance: 757.221.4357 or [[support]].
  2. Select "2021-2022 Academic Housing Application" from the list in the left side menu.
  3. Make sure that you read the housing contract and review the terms and conditions prior to signing.
  4. Enter your student ID at the bottom of the contract.
  5. Click "I Agree to the Terms and Conditions". This is your electronic signature indicating you reviewed the terms and conditions for housing.

New Students – It may take up to 3 business days after your admissions deposit is posted for the Housing Portal to allow you to log in and complete the necessary steps.

Please email any questions or other inquiries to the Residence Life office at myroom@wm.edu. We look forward to working with you!