WCSU Covid-19 Information Fall 2021

Division of Student Affairs

Housing & Residence Life


Looking for the Housing Application?

We've got a new system for housing!  Please select the WCSU HOUSING PORTAL button (top row, left below).  It will direct you to our new online system (The Housing Director, by Adirondack Solutions), where you can complete your application once you have paid your housing deposit.

Video - Completing Your Application

Here's a video to help you as you complete your Current Student application:

Housing Application Hints

In order to live on campus, every potential resident must complete and submit a Housing Application by the appropriate due date (May 1st is the last date to submit an application for guaranteed fall housing).  You may fill out our application only after being accepted to the University and having paid your Housing Deposit by clicking the WCSU Housing Portal button above. Applications will be accepted after that date, and acted upon as space is available. Please remember that although we do our best to honor your requests and preferences for living habits,  buildings, and roommates,  we may not be able to accommodate them, and they are never guaranteed.

If a space becomes available in a room, suite, or apartment at any time, the Housing & Residence Life office retains the right to assign and refill that space.

In order to be released from the year-long housing contract, students must complete the Housing Contact Cancellation Request form.  This must be completed prior to the start of the semester for which the student is requesting to be released from the contract.

**Requesting a release from your contract in order to move off-campus is not generally considered a reason to be granted a release without substantial information and evidence of financial hardship.**

Students who request cancellation after the first day of classes, if they are approved for cancellation, will receive a pro-rated refund for their meal plan.  However, there is no refund for housing costs when a student cancels housing after the start of classes.

If you have a maintenance need, please fill out the form found by clicking the button above.  It will ask for a description of the maintenance need.  Please be as clear as possible (e.g., "The electrical outlet under the left bed as you enter the room has been making a constant buzzing sound, and is not working.")  Be sure to list 3 times that your room will be available for maintenance to come to assess/repair the issue without you or your roommates present (to prevent interactions and germ spreading).  Maintenance is available (except in emergency situations) between 7 AM and 3 PM, Monday - Friday.)

For EMERGENCY Maintenance , please go immediately to your building's Info Desk, or if after hours, to an RA on duty, to report the emergency. Then submit a work order as a follow-up. Make sure to tell the desk staff this is an emergency situation!

When you have completed the form, click the SUBMIT  button.  The form will be sent to the RD, who will forward the request to Maintenance, and  you'll receive a copy to the email that you entered..

Guests under the age of 18 may be permitted to spend the night with a sibling or friend by providing a completed parental permission form, which must be submitted to the Housing & Residence Life office no later than 24 hours before the overnight.

If you are providing permission for a child to visit for the weekend, please be sure that you have completed and submitted the form by noon on Friday.  Forms that come in after that time cannot be guaranteed to be delivered, and the guests will be refused at the Information Desks. 

If your student athlete is coming for a recruiting visit, DO NOT complete this form for the overnight stay.  Instead, speak to your coach about completing a Student Athlete Visit Permission Form.  

Students who require housing accommodations must fill out the application and present appropriate documentation.

For complete instructions on special housing accommodations, please see this Guidelines and Instructions form .

General Forms

The department collects a “Missing Persons Confidential Contact Form at check in from all residents.  If you wish to change your confidential contact, you must complete this form and bring it to the Housing & Residence Life offices in Newbury Hall.  Your old form will be removed from our files and shredded, and the new contact information will be updated as indicated on your form.

This book offers information about University regulations, students rights and judicial procedures. This is a must read for every student on campus.

The H&RL Guide covers a wide variety of topics that affect life on campus, ranging from residence hall staff and student leadership opportunities to roommate conflict resolution and visitation policies.

This form is currently inactive.

Generally, if you believe you need to return to campus earlier than your scheduled move-in time, you may request an early move-in. A form is provided when early arrivals are permitted.  When that is the case, complete the form (link to the instructions and form in the button above), and you will hear back via your WCSU email.

This form is currently inactive.

Students who currently live on campus and who are returning for the spring may opt to stay for Intersession.  Pinney and Centennial Halls will be the only halls open, and students are responsible to finding their own space to stay if they do not currently live in those halls.  There is no meal plan in effect, and limited food service is available during the break (Monday-Friday, 8 am – 2 pm in the Daily Grind, usually).