Theme House Application Instructions

Rising sophomores ('26) and juniors ('25) are encouraged to apply to live in W&L theme housing. Students are welcome to apply to more than one house. If you choose to do so, you will be asked to rank your preferences. Please be sure to complete the questions corresponding with the house(s) of interest to you. If you are requesting a roommate, be sure your requested roommate also completes an application listing you as their requested roommate. The theme house application opens February 1 and closes February 28th, 2023. Students who wish to live in theme housing must sign the fall 2023 housing agreement AND submit a completed theme house application (see instructions below) by no later than February 28th, 2023. 

Once closed, all applications are shared with the appropriate house advisers who will make housing assignment decisions for the 2023-2024 academic year. Room preferences will be noted, however we cannot guarantee preferences will be granted. Theme house assignments will be announced on or before March 6th, 2023. Decisions to accept or decline an offer to live in a theme house must be emailed to by March 13th, 2023. Once students confirm their theme house assignment, they will be excluded from the upper-division housing selection process in May.

Theme housing is not assigned on a first come, first served basis. Placements will be appropriately made once all applications are reviewed by Residence Life & partners. Students assigned to a theme or fraternity/sorority house are not eligible to participate in the upper-division housing lottery & selection process. Students traveling abroad for fall term are excluded from the theme house and upper-division selection processes. A separate application process takes place for fall term study abroad students to select winter and spring 2024 housing.

1. Using your W&L credentials, login to eRezLife:

2. Review and electronically sign the “RETURNING STUDENTS – Fall 2023 Housing Agreement” 

3. Select Forms from the left menu bar.

4. Select Theme Housing Application to open the form.  ***Be sure to rank your preferences if you are applying to more than one theme house and complete the questionnaire(s) to the corresponding theme house.**

5. To stop midway through/fill out the application over multiple sessions, select “save” then exit. *** If you are requesting a roommate, be sure they also complete a Theme House Application and list you as their requested roommate.

6. Select "submit" once your application is complete.

February 28th, 2023 at 11:59pm ET

·    Theme house placements will be announced via W&L email on or before March 6th, 2023.

·    Decisions to accept or decline an offer to live in a theme house must be emailed to by March 13th, 2023. After this date, offers will be null/void and applicants will be required to participate in upper-division housing selection. Once a theme house offer is "accepted" you will be assigned and may not participate in the upper-division lottery/selection process.

We expect all theme houses to be filled to capacity giving preference first to rising Juniors and rising Sophomores. Should you not receive a room assignment in a theme house, you will need to register for the Upper-Division Housing Lottery by April 3, 2023. Rising seniors (c/o '24) may complete the theme house application, but will only be assigned on or after May 12, 2023 once all sophomores and juniors are assigned.

Questions?  Email Chris Reid at