Housing and Residence Life

Theme Housing Options

Here at Winston-Salem State University, students can sign up for Theme Housing. By living in Theme Housing, you’ll discover an avenue for making friends, enhancing your studies, and connecting with the campus community. These communities are the perfect place to embrace your sense of adventure, broaden your horizons, and make the most of your college years.

What it's all about

  • Blending the residential and academic experience
  • Trying new things, making new friends, and challenging yourself
  • Getting a good education, but also growing as a person
  • Connecting with peers, mentors, and campus resources
  • Interacting with professors and university staff members
  • Opportunities for shared coursework
  • Taking trips to events on and off campus

How Do I Choose?

We currently have eight unique Theme Housing Options. Coming Soon in 2014 additional Theme housing options will include: Women Wellness, Upper Class Arts, and Live to Serve. Stop back for more on these new initiatives later in 2014. Check out a brief description for each Theme Housing Option and look at some sample programs to get a feel for what each community is all about. When selecting your room during the room selection process, choose the Theme community of your interest.

Why Participate?

Your Resident Advisor and Hall Director will plan events throughout the year related to your Theme community topic. The wide range of social and educational events offered enhances the academic experience and provide opportunities for community development. Research shows students who get involved in Theme Housing are more likely to:

  • Stay in college
  • Earn a higher GPA
  • Experience a greater degree of satisfaction with their overall college experience

Your on-campus experience will be shaped by the living-learning community you choose. In your Theme Housing, you will be surrounded by students who are passionate about your interests—ensuring you will make fast friends. You will gain valuable experience and preparation to be a student leader on campus.

How to Apply

Sophomores, Juniors and Seniors will self-select during the Housing Selection Process. By selecting, you agree to participate in the additional programs made available for you. For certain Themes participation in a particular program previously is required (i.e. Upperclass Honors)

Freshmen will provide their first three preferences for Theme Housing options and the housing staff will do its best to accommodate.

For More Information

Please contact Housing and Residence Life at 336-750-3400 or email housing@wssu.edu


Winston-Salem State University

601 S. Martin Luther King Jr. Drive

Winston-Salem, NC 27110

Phone: (336) 750-2000

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