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Application Process

1. Complete housing application

Application may be downloaded here or requested from the Office of Residence Life at (601) 318-6102

Please indicate on application which dorm you would prefer.

2. Pay housing deposit

This fee for the amount of $150 is required to confirm your room reservation.

The Residence Life Office can accept cash or check, but a credit card payment must be completed in the business office. In this special case, please notify the Residence Life Office that you have done so. Your application will not be processed until the housing prepayment fee is received.

3. Mail to the following address

William Carey University
Office of Residence Life and Housing
498 Tuscan Ave., WCU Box 12
Hattiesburg, MS 39401

You may send the application and the prepayment fee along with the admissions packet, if you so choose. You can also choose to come to the office to pay in person. Each student under the age of 21 and whose permanent residence is over 50 miles away is required to live on campus. To apply to live off campus, you must submit the Application to Live Off Campus. Students who are disabled should inform the housing director, in addition to the director of Student Support Services at (601) 318-6211

Notification of room assignment

All students will be sent a letter notifying them of their room assignments by July 15. This letter will include the building, room, and roommate, and there will also be a print out of important information pertaining to housing.

Cancelling the housing assignment

If you decide not to attend WCU or will not require housing, please contact the Residence Life Office as soon as possible. If you have already made a housing deposit, you will need to fill out the Housing Deposit/Refund Request form.

Send this form to:

William Carey University
Office of Residence Life and Housing
498 Tuscan Ave., WCU Box 12
Hattiesburg, MS 39401