On-campus Housing Options

Housing contracts are offered to transfer students in order of request date and determined based on the availability of housing. While we attempt to provide housing to transfer students each year, we cannot guarantee or offer on-campus housing to this group until the first-year class has been assigned. Once you have signed up, your student status will be checked and you will receive a receipt in an email from our office acknowledging your entry onto the waiting list. Students must be enrolled at the university before a contract may be offered. Housing contract offers are made starting in mid-May after the first-year class admission process is complete.

To add your name to the Wait List, please go to the StarRez Portal, log in with your PID/password and 2-factor authentication, then select Housing and Dining Contracts and then Housing Application Process as the active term.  Follow on-screen instructions.

Off-campus Housing Options

If you would like assistance with finding off-campus housing, you may wish to contact the Off-Campus Housing Office, located in 121 Squires Student Center, 540-231-3466. This office is an excellent resource for off-campus housing information, as well as a great way to meet other individuals looking to share off-campus living spaces.

Dining Options

All on-campus residents are required to purchase a Major Flex dining plan. Additionally, about 9,500 off-campus students choose to have a dining plan each year.


To be eligible for a housing contract, a student must be admitted by the university, pay the matriculation fee, and be enrolled as a full-time student for the academic year.

Questions concerning transfer student housing should be directed to the assignments staff at 540-231-6481 or housing@vt.edu.