Division of Student Engagement and Success
Mr. Demetrius M. Smith
Associate Vice President/Dean of Students
Wilberforce University is a residential institution providing a variety of living communities. Living communities are opportunities for students to live in residence halls and engage in unique learning and living opportunities that support the academic mission of the institution. The building of community is facilitated by a staff of residence hall directors, resident assistants, and visitation monitors.
We welcome you to the Wilberforce University Living and Learning Community!
Students have several options for living and learning at Wilberforce University. Students live in such residences as Henderson Hall and the Living Learning Community (LLC) or in our temporary off-campus housing (due to current residence hall renovations). Students live in suite-style living, and have access to lobby areas, Internet access, and on-site laundry facilities. To request housing accommodations, please submit your Residence Life Housing Contract by July 1 for the Fall semester, December 15 for the Spring Semester, and May 1 for Summer semester (if applicable), to ensure housing. Other requests will be accommodated as housing is available.
Living in the Residence Halls
Living together in community is a unique opportunity. We recognize students come to Wilberforce with many different experiences and expectations. To create common ground for all students residing in the residence hall, students are expected to embrace and abide by guidelines for living in the residence halls. Students can find the guidelines in the Welcome to the Neighborhood Guide.
Students are responsible for their items and living space in university-sponsored housing. We encourage students to purchase renter’s insurance to cover items that may be lost or stolen. We also reserve the right to remove students from University-sponsored housing upon the discretion of University staff, violations of the code of conduct, residence hall policies, and/or safety concerns. Students who are removed will be provided with 24-hour notice to vacate the premises and will continue to be charged for housing and any fines they have incurred. Students must adhere to expectations set forth by the Honor Code and Student Code of Conduct.
Choosing to Live Off Campus
Wilberforce University is a residential campus. We believe that students are best served when they are able to learn and live together. We require students to live on campus. However, students may request an exemption from living on campus. Students requesting an exemption from living on campus must meet specific criteria. If a student meets the criteria for off-campus housing, they must submit housing-exemption-information to the Office of Residence Life.
Residence Life Online Forms: