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Housing and Residence Life

Welcome home! The residential experience at WNE gives students an opportunity to connect with their peers in ways that build friendships and make memories that can last a lifetime. Residence Life at WNE offers options that evolve as students progress through their studies.

In their first year, students are placed primarily in traditional halls with double occupancy rooms sharing common bathrooms and social spaces. This is to help incoming first year and transfer students build their social networks and become more engaged in the campus community. 

As sophomores, students are housed in traditional or suite-style halls to continue building their social networks and to encourage a more sophisticated style of living. In suite-style halls, students live in double occupancy rooms and share a common bathroom and living area with 2-3 other rooms. This helps students learn valuable lessons about sharing space with others all the while continuing to build their social networks.   

Juniors, seniors, and graduate students share space and develop more independence by living in apartment and townhouse options. These halls offer single or double occupancy rooms that share a common bathroom, living area, and kitchen. In their final years on campus, students are living with the friends they made their first year and working together to make meals, clean their communal spaces, and navigate the challenges and joys of a fully shared apartment or townhouse. 

WNE First Year & Sophomore Residency Requirement
Studies show that living on campus can help students to feel more engaged in student life and thus can help them be more successful in the classroom. WNE requires all first year and sophomore students to live on campus for their first two years. Exceptions to this policy may be made for students living at home with a parent or legal guardian within a 50 mile radius of the University (determined by GPS). Other circumstances may qualify for exception. Learn more on our Living on Campus page and review the Residency Requirement.

Our Vision, Mission, and Values

Our Vision: Create global citizens through residential experiences

Our Mission: We provide a welcoming, supportive residential environment where students can learn and grow.

Our Values:

  • Collaboration
  • Community
  • Customer Service
  • Ethic of Care
  • Inclusion
  • Stewardship
Learn More About Residence Life


The undergraduate residential experience is all about making connections to new friends and enjoying new experiences. More than just great physical spaces for living, studying, and socializing, our residential options encourage you to immerse yourself in campus life.

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The apartment living of the graduate life experience is designed to give students the space for intensive study and access to campus resources along with the opportunity to connect socially to other members of your program and the University community at large.

The Next Level


Our vibrant community attracts people with different backgrounds, experiences, perspectives, cultures, abilities and identities. The Office of International Student and Scholars Services works with international students to help ease the transition to life on our campus. Residence Life offers a variety of gender inclusive housing options for students who identify as transgender, gender nonconforming, nonbinary, or beyond the binary in any way. Students with disabilities may request accommodations through our office of Student Accessibility Services. We pride ourselves on the dynamic composition of our student body, and this makes WNE a place where students feel at home and can be themselves.

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