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For many of you, this will be the first time you've ever lived away from home and we want to make the housing process as effortless as possible.

Table Outlining Housing Types and Resources
Freshman Campus Housing

If you're an incoming freshman it all starts with the 2022-2023 Housing Application. Freshman housing is NOT assigned on a first-come, first-serve basis. Learn more about the process and get started today! The deadline to submit your application - and - to make any special housing requests is May 31.

Learn more about New Student Room Selection

Transfer Campus Housing

While social class of 2026 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 2022-2023 Housing Application.

In order to participate in Transfer Student Room Selection you must complete an application by May 31. If you apply after May 31 Residence Life will assign housing assignments. Once assigned you will receive an email from our office, so it is important to check your university email often.

Priority Housing Accommodations

If you require any housing-related accommodations due to a diagnosed disability, you must register with Student Accessibility Services. All requests and documentation for this type of housing accommodation must be submitted by June 1, 2022. Once Student Accessibility Services has received your completed registration and documentation information, you will be scheduled for their next available intake appointment. They will process requests submitted after the deadline as soon as possible, but approvals may be delayed due to housing availability and other factors. SAS will notify Residence Life if your accommodation is approved.

Residence Life is committed to offering gender inclusive housing options to ensure inclusive communities. Residence Life offers two options of housing preferences based on gender:

  • Single-Gender Housing – having roommates/suitemates/apartment-mates who have the same sex listed in Banner
  • Gender Inclusive Housing – having roommates/suitemates/apartment-mates of any gender or gender expression/identity.
Two Year Live on Requirement

Students enrolled full time are required to live in on-campus housing during their first two (2) years following their high school graduation. 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.

Want to know more about housing?

If you are not required to live on campus, the Williamsburg Off-Campus Housing Website is a good resource.

Everything else you need to know can be found on the Residence Life website!