New Residents

Welcome to The W! Each year we welcome around 550 students to the on-campus community.

Whether you are a first-time freshman or a transfer student, we look forward to seeing you during the summer orientation sessions and when you move into your residence hall in August.

The W recognizes the educational and social benefits students receive from residing on campus their first year, as compared to living off campus. Students who live in university-provided housing perform better academically, and enjoy a higher degree of satisfaction with their college experience, than students who live off-campus or commute. In recognition of the value of the living-learning experience associated with on-campus living, The W requires first year students to live on campus in residence halls.

Freshman Residency Program

All students must complete their housing contract to be assigned a space. Assignments for incoming students and transfers are made in the order we recieve your completed contract, so the earlier your contract is submitted, the earlier you are assigned in the process.

Applying to live on campus is an easy and efficient online process tailored for the student.

Step-by-Step instructions are as follows:


Applying for Housing

  • Click on "Apply for Housing" and select the "Activate Account" button.
  • Using your email address and Student ID#, create your account.
  • You will be sent an email with a password reset link.
  • Once you have reset your password, log back into the housing portal to being your application:


  • Once you are logged in to the housing application system, complete the housing application online.

    Step 1: Start your application

    1. Login into eRezLife account > Click "Housing overview" in the left menu bar.
    2. Click the green "Apply now" button to start your housing application.
    3. You will be automatically redirected to your housing profile page.

    Step 2: Fill out your housing profile

    1. Under the "My housing profile" section, complete your housing profile.
    2. Mandatory fields are marked with a red asterisk '*' symbol. 
    3. Click the "save" button to save your profile. 

    Step 3: Fill out your profile questions

    1. Under the "My housing profile questions" section, complete subsections/questions for you housing profile.
    2. Mandatory fields are marked with a red asterisk '*' symbol. 
    3. Click the "save" button to save your profile. 

    Step 4: Complete questions on the application

    1. Depending on your school's set up, you maybe asked to rank your residence building preference. Choose where you would most like to live from the list of available residences, and rank your selections accordingly from most to least preferred.
    2. Click "continue to: Application form" to continue with your application process.
    3. Complete questions on the application form. Mandatory fields are marked with a red asterisk "*" symbol.
    4. Click "continue to: Confirm application" once you have completed your application form. 
    5. Carefully read the contract on the confirmation page. Check off the disclaimers to indicate that you understand and agree with all statements. Please note that statements and residence deposit method may vary. Please confirm with your school regarding deposit methods.
    6. Click "submit application" to complete your application process. Your application confirmation will be displayed, and an email copy of your receipt ID will be sent to your email address on file.

    Step 5: Pick your roommate group

    1. Click the "create new roommate group" link. This link is only available after you have submitted your housing application.
    2. Enter a "group name" and enter the email address(es) of your roommate(s). 
    3. Please note that you are only allowed a maximum of 2 roommate. You must know their email address exactly as listed in their eRezLife application. 
    4. Click "save" to create your roommate group. 
    5. Your roommate group will be listed. Click the group name to make any edits (such as change group name or remove/add roommate members). Click "delete" to remove the roommate group entirely. 
  • Once you have filled out the Housing Application, the Department of Housing and Residence Life will receive it via the online system.
  • There is not a deposit required with the application. There will be a $50 non-refundable processing fee applied to the student MUW Banner account once the semester begins.
  • Once you have completed your online Housing Application, you have set the housing process in motion.

Note:  By signing the housing contract for Fall 2020, student acknowledges that a $50.00 non-refundable housing processing fee will be directly applied to the student account once the semester begins.


It's that simple! A few things to remember:

  • Keep in mind that we cannot guarantee single rooms and any single rooms that are available will be given to students on a priority basis (medical needs followed by senior status down). View Room Assignment Information
  • Make sure you read the housing contract thoroughly. Within the online application process will be asked to review the Terms & Agreements and acknowledge that you agree to the terms. View Terms & Agreements
  • Housing Contracts entered into for the Fall semester, is a nine month contract (August to May).
  • Once you have received your housing assignment, if you would like to cancel your assignment please contact the Office of Housing & Residence Life at (662) 329-7127. Housing applications must be canceled prior to June 1st of the upcoming academic year in order to avoid a cancellation fee. If housing application is canceled after June 1st, the student will incur a cancellation fee of $150.00. Once classes begin in the fall semester, the contract can not be canceled. View Cancellation Request Information

For any questions, please contact the office at (662) 329-7127 or send an email to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..