Room Selection for Fall 2021 for our current students will be held throughout the month of April. The room selection process will be completed online through the online housing module. When the system is ready, students can log on under your WINS account by selecting “Student Services”, then “Housing & Residence Life”, then select the “My Housing portal”. This will take you into the Adirondack system to select your room, where it will walk you through completing your Housing Contract, Emergency Contact information, selecting your meal plan, and selecting your room. The following dates will be set for room selection:
Thank you for your continued patience as we work through housing changes in the current pandemic conditions. West Liberty University considers your safety and security as a top priority in our decision making through this process, as always. As we progress, there may changes or updates depending on changes in circumstances related to the COVID pandemic. At this time, we plan to return to more normal operation for the fall semester, returning to double room options only in Hughes, Krise, and Bonar Halls. Students with documented accommodation needs for private rooms will be able to apply for single rooms in these buildings. Graduate students and undergraduate seniors will be permitted to sign up for private rooms, but we are not able to guarantee those spaces, as they will depend on space and availability.
If you already have a room:
If you have already signed up for an apartment, you do not need to work through this process. We will be in touch with you separately if there is any need for room changes or alterations. If you have not been assigned to an apartment, even though you applied, you will still need to complete this room selection process for a residence hall. If you are currently living in a residence hall, commuting from home, or residing off campus and plan to live on campus next year, you will need to complete this process as well.
How do you sign up?
If you have not signed up for a room, you can do so online through the My Housing Portal in your WINS account. More information will be emailed out to residential students in late March.
What is the cost difference?
The final room and board costs for the fall semester have not been approved by the state yet and are not posted. However, you can view our current room costs and differences between options on our room and board cost list for 2020-21. As a reminder, during that year, the single room cost was less in Hughes, Krise and Bonar Halls than in previous years. A final decision on this cost and the single room options we had during the COVID pandemic has not been made for the fall semester. More information will be available soon.
We will be organizing room selection so that you can select your current building the first week, and a different building the next week. If a building fills and you are unable to select your same building, you will be able to select a different building the following week. The specific selection dates for residence halls are listed below:
- April 12th: Same Room reservations
- April 13th: Same Building/Different Room reservations
- April 14th: Graduate Students, Juniors and Seniors requesting different building
- April 15th: Sophomores requesting different building
- April 16th: Freshmen requesting different building
Commuter students can select meal plan through the My Housing portal as well.
Frequently Asked Questions
- Am I required to live on campus?
- There is currently no requirement to live on campus. We strongly encourage students to live on campus for at least their first year. Approximately 80% of first year students do live on campus, and we find that increased opportunities for engagement by living on campus leads to increased retention of those students typically.
- Are there restricted freshman housing options?
- Freshman can request to live in any residential facility, except for Greek Housing where they are not affiliated. They can live with upper-class students or other first year students. There are no restrictions on the requests as to where they would like to live. Assignments are made for current students first and then for first year students based on the date we receive application and deposit.
- Am I required to have a meal plan?
- All undergraduate residential students are required to have a meal plan. Beginning in Fall 2019 all specialty housing options will be permitted to opt out of the full meal plan and select the lesser 5-meal plan.
- Graduate students are not required to have a meal plan in any residential facility.
- Exceptions are only made for approved, documented ADA accommodations.
- What appliances/items can I bring, or can I not bring?
- We have a “suggested packing list” that includes items that you may not think to bring, as well as items that you should not bring. Generally, the limitations are on fire safety concerns, such as appliances with an open heating element or open flame (i.e. Foreman grill, hot plate or candles). For the full list please see https://westliberty.edu/residence-life/files/2010/01/Packing-List-updated-5-21-2012.pdf.
- Can I bring an assistance or service animal?
- Assistance and service animals can be housed under the policy located in the student handbook at https://westliberty.edu/residence-life/studenthandbook.
- Residents are required to provide documentation from a treating physician/clinician for the assistance/service animal which can be found online at https://westliberty.edu/residence-life/files/2018/01/Housing-Accommodations-Request-Form.pdf.
- Additional documentation for vaccines and records for the pet may also be required from the veterinarian.
- How can I be guaranteed a single/private room?
- The only time that we can guarantee a private room is for ADA accommodations. Students can provide documentation from their treating physician/clinician to the Office of Housing & Student Life. The form is available online at https://westliberty.edu/residence-life/files/2018/01/Housing-Accommodations-Request-Form.pdf.