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On-Campus Housing

All freshman and sophomore students are required to live and dine on campus and must complete and submit the On-Campus Housing Application. The Housing fee must be paid no later than June 4.  

On-Campus Applications will be processed upon receipt; however, space availability is limited, so apply today! Please note that all residence halls will be closed for winter break in December and spring break in March. No housing will be provided for students during these breaks.


New and Transfer Students

All new and transfer students who plan to live on campus must complete a Housing Reservation application.  Housing applications are processed on a first-come first-served basis and upon space availability.  New and Transfer students must also pay a non-refundable Enrollment Fee of $75.  Forms will not be processed without the required fee.  Credit card payments will be accepted online or by calling the Cashier's Office at 919-546-8655 or 919-546-8678.  Please click the Housing and New Student Orientation link to complete your housing application and to learn about your next steps! 

Housing and New Student Orientation


Returning and Readmit Students

The following instructions apply to returning and readmit students who are seeking on-campus housing. You must complete the Housing Reservation application and pay the non-refundable $75 housing fee on or before June 4. Housing applications submitted after the deadline will be accepted on a first come first serve basis and upon space availability.

  • Complete the 2021-2022 FAFSA
  • Pre-register for fall classes (returning students only)
  • Make sure that all required university documents have been submitted, e.g., immunization forms, background checks, official transcripts

Housing Reservation Application



Off-Campus HOUSING

Students requesting to live off campus must complete the Off-Campus Housing application and must meet at least one of the following conditions for approval:

  • Live with a parent or legal guardian within fifty miles of campus
  • Be at least 21 years of age or older
  • Be a veteran who has served more than 180 or more consecutive days
  • Have a dependent who resides with you
  • Married

Off-Campus Housing Application



Frequently Asked Questions

Need to know what to bring or what to leave as you prepare to live on campus?
Visit the FAQs page for a list of basic questions about campus living?

Personal Property Insurance

Shaw University assumes no responsibility for the loss, damage, or theft of student property in the residence halls.  All students are encouraged to purchase their own personal property insurance from the provider of their choice. 

Smoking and Alcohol Policies

Shaw University is an alcohol and smoke-free campus.  All students and visitors must adhere to the University smoking and alcohol policies. Smoking in any form is prohibited anywhere on campus.  Students found in violation of these policies may receive a university sanction and be subject to dismissal from university housing.