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Division of Student Affairs

Housing & Residence Life

New Students

Living on campus is a great idea for many students.

As you’re making your decision, here’s some information you’ll need to know.





  • Where can I live?

    Take a look at housing available for you on our Residence Halls page. Be sure to check out the requirements for each building.

  • How do I let you know I would like on-campus housing?

    Once you’ve been accepted as a student, we need three things from you before we can assign you to a room. To complete your application file, you must send the following:


    1. Housing application - you can fill it out right here (link to Housing Application)
    2. Housing deposit – $250 deposit, which you can pay here (link to EZPay deposit page). These deposits are non-refundable, and the deposit is applied to your housing costs for the semester. Deposits are due by May 1st for the following fall in order to guarantee you space
    3. Meningitis vaccine – you must provide (to University Health Service) evidence that you have received a meningitis vaccine within the preceding 5 years.

    Once we have received all three of these items, we will assign you to a temporary room assignment. Your bill, posted in June, will reflect this temporary room (housing) and board (meal) charges. These may adjust when your final assignment is made.

  • How do I request a roommate or building?

    While we can never guarantee that we will be able to place you with a requested roommate, we will do our best to make it happen. If you’d like to live with a specific person, each of you must request to live with the other, and each of you must have a complete file so that we can make your assignments. If we have made assignments prior to receiving either your request or your complete application file, we will not be able to honor your roommate requests.


    We work hard to place you in the building you’d like to live in, but this is dictated by available space. We will ask you for your second and third options so that we can try to place you in one of your top choices.

  • What about my meal plan choice?

    There are 7 housing meal plans available, but your building assignment dictates which plans are available to you. The buildings on Midtown (Fairfield, Litchfield, and Newbury Halls) require you to select either the Ultimate, Platinum, or Platinum Plus plans. If you make no meal plan selection, you will automatically be assigned to the Ultimate plan.


    Centennial Hall also requires either the Ultimate, Platinum, or Platinum Plus meal plans. If you do not make a selection, the default assignment is the Platinum plan.

    Grasso and Pinney Halls allow students to select any of the 7 available meal plans – Ultimate, Platinum Plus, Platinum, Gold Plus, Gold, Blue Plus, or Blue. If you do not make a selection, the default assignment is the Blue plan.

    If you’d like information about the meal plans and what each provides, you may find it here (Housing Costs page) or here (Sodexo page).

  • I'm in a sport or SVPA student. Do I automatically get assigned to the Westside Campus?

    No, your participation in a varsity sport or acceptance into a program in the SVPA does not guarantee you placement on the Westside. Nearly all of our returning students live on the Westside, so available space is limited for new and transfer students.

  • When will I know my room assignment and roommate?

    In early to mid-July, we will email you your actual room assignment and contact information for your roommate(s). It is sent to your WCSU email account. (Not sure if you’ve set yours up? Check here for help.) (Student Introduction to Email)


    Once assignments have been made and sent out, we will be unable to make changes to the assignments until after the first two weeks of the semester. (We will make new assignments if a student withdraws from housing or the university, and you will receive a notification when a new assignment has been made.)

  • I still have questions. Where do I get answers?

    Many of your questions may be answered on our webpages, but if not, please email us at housing@wcsu.edu, or give us a call at 203-837-8531. Meanwhile, here are some other things you might be interested in:

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