Housing & Dining

When people say that WPU “feels like home,” we think that’s the ultimate compliment.

You’re not just a student at WPU — you’re an important contributor to the conversation occurring on our campus every day. Living on campus allows you to play an active role at WPU and to feel a greater sense of belonging. That’s why we think it’s so important for you to spend your first three years on campus!

Simply put, being a resident student enhances your entire college experience. You’ll make memories and friendships that will last a lifetime!

Residence Halls

We have five on-campus residence halls and one off-campus residence. WPU requires all first-year, sophomore, and junior students to live on campus or university-affiliated housing. On-campus parking is available to all WPU students with a parking permit.

All housing includes:

  • Double bedrooms with suite-style bathrooms
  • Single rooms available in some halls
  • Common areas
  • Free basic cable
  • Wired & wireless internet access
  • Free laundry
  • Resident Assistants are assigned to each hall to assist students
Bingham Residence Hall
  • Cottage style designated for upperclassmen & transfer students
  • Double-bedrooms with suite-style bathrooms
  • Students share adjoining living room and kitchen with cottage mates

Room Specs: Bingham Hall Double Room – 11 x 16

Finley Residence Hall
  • Designated for first-year students
  • Double rooms and suite-style bathrooms
  • Single-unit rooms are available on a first-come-first-served basis and are limited.

Room Specs: Finley Hall Double Room – 11 x 18

Village Green Apartments

Village Green Apartments provides students with a true apartment-style living experience. Located 3.4 miles from campus, Village Green residents have quick access to campus and the downtown community.

Students live in 3-bedroom units, each with a private room and bathroom. They share a living room and kitchen with their apartment mates. Village Green also offers additional amenities such as a swimming pool, full-sized basketball court, sand volleyball court, pet park, and 24-hour fitness center.

Village Green Apartments are treated as on-campus housing, so Resident Assistants are assigned to each building to assist students. A full-time WPU staff member also lives at the apartment complex.

Learn more about Village Green

Ross Residence Hall
  • Designated for first-year students
  • Double rooms and suite-style bathrooms
  • Single-unit rooms are available on a first-come-first-served basis and are limited.

Room Specs: Ross Hall Double Room – 19 x 14

Davidson Residence Hall
  • Designated for first-year students
  • Double rooms and suite-style bathrooms
  • Single-unit rooms are available on a first-come-first-served basis and are limited.

Room Specs: Davidson Hall Double Room – 19 x 14

Main Residence Hall
  • Upperclassmen and transfer students
  • Single-unit rooms available on a first-come-first-serve basis
  • Double unit rooms available
  • Community style bathroom

Room Specs: Main Hall Single Room – 12 x 19; Main Hall Double Room – 12 x 18

On-Campus Dining

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Belk Dining Hall

We are proud to offer a dining program complete with menu selections that include just about every item you can imagine. Our options feature various food stations with fresh food designed to satisfy everyone’s appetite. Ask our Dining Team about our gluten-free and vegetarian options.

Pacer Dining is committed to providing quality meals for a variety of tastes and dietary needs. If you have allergies or special nutrition needs, please ask to speak with our Chef or General Manager.

Belk Dining Hall is our primary dining space on campus. It features:

  • TVs
  • Comfortable seating and a private event room
  • Food stations
  • Daily entrees and grill items

Peace Perk

Peace Perk, which is located on the first floor of Finch Library, is a full-service coffee and espresso bar that features Starbucks Coffee, pre-made sandwiches, salads, snacks, pastries and desserts.

Campus Security

Life is better when you’re secure. That’s why your safety is one of our top priorities. Below, you’ll find some of the precautions we take as an institution to ensure that you’re always safe and sound:

  • Locked residence halls 24/7
  • WPU Emergency Notification Systems
  • Emergency Call Boxes throughout campus (inside/out)
  • Campus patrols and walking escorts across campus after dark
  • PacerAlerts – short, informative text messages sent to every subscribed student’s cell phone in case of emergencies
  • 24/7 cameras in all public areas
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Second Belk

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The second floor of Belk Dining Hall is an open space for students. There, you’ll also find offices for the Student Government Programming Association, plus pool and Ping-Pong tables.

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