W Students

Freshman Residency Program

Fall 2021 Freshmen Residency Program

The W has waived the Freshman Residency requirements for the Fall 2021/Spring 2022 academic year. We would love to have you stay on campus, and we will take every precaution we can to keep you safe, but freshmen will be permitted to live off-campus if they choose.


W StudentMississippi University for Women is committed to providing students with a comprehensive educational experience. Mississippi University for Women recognizes the educational and social benefits students receive from residing on campus their first year, as compared to living off campus.

Ample research across the United States over the last 30 years has provided compelling evidence that 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, effective 2017 Fall Semester, Mississippi University for Women will require first year students to live on campus in residence halls.

A student who lives in Mississippi University for Women’s residence halls is more likely to:

  • Take full advantage of campus resources.
  • Be more involved in campus activities and educational programs.
  • Complete more credit hours per semester.
  • Achieve greater academic success.
  • Complete their studies and attain their degree.
  • Be more satisfied with the overall university experience.



W Student

New Resident Application

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.

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Kincannon Hall

Kincannon Hall

Convenient living at the heart of it all. Kincannon is home to our Freshmen residents.

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