The residence halls and preferred housing at Wilmington College are living-learning environments that promote individual growth and development, as well as provide rich community living experiences.

The Director of Housing and Residence Life oversees the entire housing operation and works with professional staff, support staff, and student staff and supervises educational programming and social activities in the halls. Assistant Resident Directors are upper class students who supervise the operation of a single residence hall. Resident assistants are students who supervise a single unit within a residence hall. Wilmington College does not discriminate in the assignment of residential housing on the basis of age, race, color, religion, national or ethnic origin, gender, sexual orientation, or disability. Students who transfer to Wilmington College may be able to secure residential housing on a space available basis. The College reserves the right to assign residential housing space to all students on the basis of the type of space available.

All full-time regular students are required to live in the residence halls and participate in the College meal plan. Exemptions to these requirements may be granted by the Director of Housing and Residence Life for the following reasons:

  1. Student will commute from the home of his/her parents/guardians, which is within 30 miles of the city of Wilmington.
  2. Student is legally married.
  3. Student will be 23 years of age by the first day of classes Fall Semester.
  4. Student is a member of a fraternity or sorority and will be living in that fraternity's/sorority's designated house.
  5. Student will be studying abroad.
  6. Student will graduate in December of the academic year.

Students considering residing off-campus should consult with the Student One Stop Center before making a final decision. A change in the student’s housing status can cause a financial aid reduction in WC Institutional aid funds (grants, scholarships, and awards) of up to $6,500.

New student room assignments are made in the order that completed housing applications are received, unless special housing arrangements are requested.

All returning students who request on-campus housing must pay a non-refundable room reservation deposit and be registered for fall classes by the deadline (this day is announced and publicized in the Spring semester). This room reservation deposit will be the final step in securing on-campus housing and will confirm fall semester room assignments. Students who do not pay the deposit by the deadline will not be guaranteed preferred housing assignments. Failure to pay the deposit or register on time results in the student's placement in an available space. These students may have no choice in their placement.

Rooms are furnished with beds, mattresses, bureaus, closets, desks, and desk chairs. Other furnishings are supplied by the student, as space permits. Lofts and room dividers are not permitted. Each resident is responsible for his or her room and agrees to accept responsibility for any damage to the room and furniture by signing a housing agreement.

For more information about rules, regulations, services, and facilities pertaining to the residence halls and alternative housing, please refer to the Student Handbook.