Housing and Living in Winston-Salem

Graduate students at the School of Divinity make their own arrangements for housing. As the Office of Admissions and Student Services is made aware of available housing opportunities, aside from apartment complexes, individual listings will be posted on this page. This will be one of many resources available to you. We do not screen the renters or roommates, nor do we promote any of the listings that appear on this page. Please take care to inquire into each situation for yourself. A list of apartment complexes close to the Wake Forest University Reynolda campus is also provided below.

These listings are not screened prior to posting; please take care when inquiring.

Apartment for Rent – One person occupant basement apartment in house of married couple who occupy upstairs. Fully furnished, bedroom and living room are combined. Kitchen separate. Bathroom/shower separate. Off-street parking available. Pets not permitted. $500/month. For more information, contact Connie Kirkman at 336.480.1052. Photos: 1  |  2  |  3  [posted 8.28.18]
Room for Rent – Rental includes three furnished bedrooms, shared kitchen with appliances, eat-in kitchen area, dining room, living room, luxury-featured bathroom, patio, security system, wifi, gas, electric, water, washing machine, and dryer. Two-car garage and central air available. $600/month. No pets. For photos and more information, please visit this website or contact Magnolia Rentals at 336.701.2069, magnoliarental3@nullgmail.com. [posted 8.19.18]
Apartment for Rent – Wake alumni offer a standalone 800-square foot garage apartment with a 200-square foot screened porch. Two bedrooms, one bath, in a private, tranquil setting perfect for studying and respite from the hectic pace of medical/graduate school. Location is less than 12 minutes from WFU Baptist and Forsyth Hospitals and 20 minutes from the Wake main campus. Apartment has ceiling fans in all rooms and is recently renovated with new floors, fresh paint, and new heat pump. Includes attached garage bay and laundry room with washer-dryer hookups (w/d available for rent). Smoke-free property. $795 per month available immediately. Please contact Beth at 336.908-3636 to see this beautiful, one-of-a-kind apartment. Photos: 1  |  2  |  3  [posted 7.25.18]
Roommate Wanted – Patrick, an incoming graduate student in the Sustainability Masters program at Wake Forest, is seeking a roommate. He finished his undergrad at Guilford College in Greensboro a year ago and am looking for a roommate for this next year. Any of the apartment complexes around Wake are possibilities. Please contact Patrick (or 410.245.8290) if you are interested. [posted 6.8.18]
House to Share – The Foundry House is an intentional Christian community supported by Crossnore School & Children’s Home, Wake Forest University School of Divinity, United Methodist Yadkin Valley District, New Story Church, Youth in Transition, and The Missional Wisdom Foundation. The Foundry House community members will live in a residence together and engage in service at the Crossnore farm and/or in the broader Winston-Salem community. The Foundry House is open to single and married students and young adults in transition (ages 21-30), depending upon availability of housing. At full capacity, the community will have no more than 8-10 individuals. (Note: Houses are filled based on available space.) Applications can be completed any time of the year and will be considered if there is availability in the community. Thank you for your interest in living in The Foundry House intentional Christian community located on the campus of Crossnore School & Children’s Home. $400 month all inclusive. For more information contact Rev. Sarah Howell-Miller. [posted 5.31.18]
Rooms for Rent  About 15+ furnished student rooms in private houses and apartments will be available in August. All are within walking distance (about 0.3 ~ 0.5 mile) to Wake campus. Long term (12-month) rates start from $310/month per room, utilities not included. Shorter terms are available. Roommates are mostly Wake graduate students. Send inquiries to thesouthridge@nullyahoo.com for pictures, floor plans, and roommate info. Please specify the time period that you are looking for. [updated 7.3.16]
Houses to Share – Black & Gold Rentals provides comfortable and convenient housing in the Wake Forest University area. Please browse their rentals here and send inquiries/questions to taylor@nullblackandgoldrentals.com. [posted 4.6.2015]

Are you interested in posting a rental opportunity for Wake Forest School of Divinity students? Complete the online form or send a detailed listing to the Office of Admissions and Student Services at divinity@nullwfu.edu. Listings will remain active for three months unless you contact us to have it extended or removed.

The Office of Wake Forest Properties offers services and rental properties supporting the mission, vision and values of Wake Forest University, which serves as a community amongst many communities. We strive to ensure high quality rental properties, responsive customer service and professionalism while maintaining the long-term integrity of Wake Forest University in both academia and real estate.

Contact Us

Mailing Address:
PO Box 7477, Winston-Salem, NC, 27109
Phone: 336.758.7161
Office Hours: 8:30am — 5:00pm
Hope Jordan, Portfolio Manager, jordanha@nullwfu.edu


Current Students’ Guide to Housing

VeryApt has assisted the School of Divinity by building a housing guide that is based off reviews and data from current students (a survey based on 30 respondents).

VeryApt Housing Guide

General Overview

Rental rates may vary from information below. We are not promoting any of the complexes or resources; please take care to inquire into each location or resource for yourself. All addresses are Winston-Salem, NC unless otherwise noted. Often apartment communities have specials; call complex for more information.

Complex Distance to WFU Unit and Rent Info Contact
Alaris Village
5003 Winster Drive
2.5 miles 1, 2, and 3 bedrooms
4981 Hunt Club Road
6.2 miles 1 and 2 bedrooms
Brannigan Village
200 Brannigan Village Drive
9.6 miles 1, 2, and 3 bedrooms
Briarleigh Park
401 Park Ridge Lane
5.3 miles 1, 2, and 3 bedrooms
Bromley Park
2113 Bromley Park Drive
6.0 miles 1 and 2 bedrooms
Brookberry Park
100 Brookberry Drive
7.5 miles 1, 2, and 3 bedrooms
Brookford Place
50 Brookford Place Court
5.6 miles 1 and 2 bedrooms
Burke Ridge Crossing
2112 Burke Meadows Road
6.8 miles 1, 2, and 3 bedrooms
Countryside Villa
5460 Countryside Drive
3.1 miles 1, 2, and 3 bedrooms
Crowne Club
200 Crowne Club Drive
5.8 miles 1, 2, and 3 bedrooms
Crowne Oaks
1000 Crowne Oaks Circle
1.7 miles 1, 2, and 3 bedrooms
Crowne Park
900 Crowne Park Drive
2.0 miles 1, 2, and 3 bedrooms
Crowne Polo
875 Crowne Forest Court
2.1 miles 1, 2, and 3 bedrooms
Deacon Place
2410 Whicker Acres Lane
 700 ft 4 bedrooms/4.5 baths
Deacon’s Station
10 Quincy Dr
0.7 miles 4 bedroom 4 ½ bathroom
$785-$825 per bedroom all inclusive
The Edge Flats
111 Edgeway Drive
3 miles 1 and 2 bedrooms
*Call for prices* (fully furnished)
Glendare Park
240 Village Crossing Lane
6.0 miles 1, 2, and 3 bedrooms
Highland Oaks
700 Walnut Forest Road
6.7 miles 1 and 2 bedrooms
Legacy Park
1805 Legacy Park Lane
6.4 miles 1 and 2 bedrooms
Plaza South
3501 Plaza Ridge Circle
9.5 miles 1 and 2 bedrooms
Pointe at Peters Creek
3750 Holmes Creek Place
9.4 miles 1 and 2 bedrooms
Providence Pointe
2309 Providence Pointe Lane
4.0 miles 1, 2, and 3 bedrooms
Regents Village
5405 Regents Village Drive
7.5 miles 1, 2, and 3 bedrooms
Salem Crest
105 Brent View Court
6.6 miles 1, 2, and 3 bedrooms
Savannah Place
400 Magnolia Branch Drive
7.1 miles 1 and 2 bedrooms
Sugar Creek
4190 Trace View Drive
1.4 miles 1, 2, and 3 bedrooms
The Corners at Crystal Lake
2700 Reynolda Road
1.5 miles 1 and 2 bedrooms
The Enclave at North Point
4260 Brownsboro Road
1.6 miles Studio, 1, 2, and 3 bedrooms
The Pines at Bethabara
511 Bethabara Hills Court
2.6 miles 1 and 2 bedrooms
starting at $600 and $875/month
*Call for current specials!
Towergate Apartments
2501 Towergate Court
3.8 miles 1 and 2 bedrooms
Trails at Bethabara
1620 Woods Road
2.3 miles 1, 2, and 3 bedrooms

Additional Resources

Note: Off-campus facilities listed with the Office of Residence Life and Housing are not screened. The University serves as an information source and does not assume responsibility for placement, lease agreements, or landlord-tenant relations.

The Graduate Hall Director (GHD) is responsible for the general supervision and management of a residence hall community which houses 200-350 undergraduate students. The GHD assistantship is a 10-month, live-in position. The GHD employment period is July 30 until May 31. Attendance at a two week Graduate Hall Director training beginning July 30 is expected.  Graduate Hall Directors will also be expected to attend the 10 day Resident Adviser training during the month of August.  Specific job responsibilities and expectations include:

Position Description and Scope


  1. Conduct weekly staff meetings with RAs.
  2. Conduct individual one-on-one meetings with RAs every 2 weeks.
  3. Provide ongoing training, recognition, and staff development opportunities.
  4. Schedule RA staff for building coverage, including breaks, closings, post-exams, and graduation.
  5. Hold staff members accountable for actions by routinely evaluating job performance.
  6. Share concerns appropriately by avoiding direct confrontation in staff meetings: supporting in public, confronting in private.
  7. Participate in GHD and RA selection and evaluation processes.
  8. Role model appropriate behavior to ensure you do not lose credibility, effectiveness or your job.
  9. Pursue only professional relationships with student staff and residents.
  10. Keep your RLC informed of all situations.
  11. May help to advise students who are members of the Resident Student Association.


  1. Oversee budgets for residence hall programming and staff development.
  2. Hold scheduled regular office hours – 6 per week in residence hall staff office.
  3. Coordinate resident check-in/check-out processes, building openings/closings, and room changes.
  4. Complete paperwork (RL&H reports, monthly reports, expense vouchers) in a timely manner.
  5. Check voicemail, e-mail, and office mailbox daily.
  6. Attend all departmental training; prior to the start of the year, mid-year, and throughout the year.
  7. Assume “on-duty” responsibilities with other staff on a rotating basis.
  8. Attend all staff meetings and individual meetings with RLC.
  9. Assume administrative tasks as assigned by Central Office Staff.
  10. Safeguard keys. Loss of staff keys may result in loss of employment & personal financial obligation.

Hall Programming

  1. Direct, support, and participate in RA programming efforts.
  2. Work with RAs to assess student needs and develop programming goals to meet identified needs.
  3. Spend at least 20 hours per week in the residence hall being available to students for problem solving, referral services, mediation, conflict resolution and advising.
  4. Be visible, accessible and available in your area by:
    • spending informal time with residents in your building,
    • being available on weekends – plan to be away no more than one weekend per month.

Policy Enforcement

  1. Uphold & enforce University and Departmental policies; including any violations of the Conduct or Honor Code.
  2. Clearly communicate University and Departmental policy to staff and students.
  3. Assist RAs with confrontation of students violating policies.
  4. Forward RL&H reports to the RLC for review in a timely manner (within 24 hours).

Building Management

  1. Assume responsibility for monitoring the condition of facilities.
  2. Coordinate & schedule lounge use.
  3. Maintain relationships with housekeeping and facilities staff to ensure your building is well kept.
  4. Tour residence hall(s) on a regular basis to identify maintenance issues.
  5. Initiate work orders for repairs.
  6. Inspect the building during hall openings and closings and throughout year.


  1. Embrace staff unity and a sense of teamwork.
  2. Prioritize academics and your GHD job; all other commitments are secondary.
  3. Communicate openly and honestly.
  4. Demonstrate confidentiality.
  5. Follow up on issues in a timely manner.
  6. Be on time & prepared.
  7. Use professional judgment in regards to alcohol consumption in accordance with University policy – there will be no alcohol consumption during staff functions or on duty.

Learning Outcomes

Graduate Hall Directors working in Residence Life & Housing will:

  1. Test and improve leadership abilities by building effective relationships with staff members and colleagues.
  2. Develop administrative and time-management skills by balancing a variety of responsibilities.
  3. Practice appropriate and effective interpersonal communication skills in a variety of professional settings.
  4. Develop and practice supervisory skills by managing a staff of high achieving undergraduate Resident Advisers.
  5. Practice giving and receiving feedback in a professional setting.
  6. Practice budget management skills through responsible use of university funds.
  7. Experience the opportunity to serve as a mentor and role model for college students.
  8. Gain a sound understanding of effective crisis management protocol and response.
  9. Engage in a network of supportive staff members who are committed to the holistic development of students.
  10. Acquire an awareness of student affairs practice and higher education administration as a paraprofessional in an active student life office.


  1. $7,350 stipend
  2. Unfurnished one bedroom efficiency-style University apartment
  3. Faculty/staff parking permit
  4. Food dollars for on-campus dining
  5. Utilities & cable TV
  6. Hard-wired and wireless internet connection
  7. Free laundry machines available on-site

Graduate Assistant Compensation Comparison


  1. Bachelor’s degree
  2. Enrollment in full-time graduate coursework at Wake Forest University
  3. The following graduate programs are not eligible for employment:
    • Master Teacher Fellows
    • Management
    • MALS
    • 1st year Law
    • 1st year MBA
    • Medical School Programs


  1. Letter of interest
  2. GHD application available here.
  3. Graduate School application or enrollment statement.
  4. Current resume
  5. Name, address, phone, e-mail of three references

For assistance with the online application process, please reference our step-by-step guide.

Your online application including resume, cover letter, Graduate School application or enrollment statement, and references must be received by 5 p.m. on the published deadline. All Application materials must be uploaded online.  If you have any questions please contact:

Lauren Rust, Assistant Director of Residence Education

For additional information: 336.758.5185, housing@nullwfu.edu

The GHD assistantship is a 10-month commitment. Reappointment is not guaranteed, but is based upon an exemplary performance record and the successful completion of all interviews and applications required for returning staff. The Graduate Hall Directors performance is under continuous evaluation so as to maintain the highest standards. Failure to meet any of the responsibilities or expectations listed in this assistantship agreement may result in personnel sanctions which could include, but not be limited to, verbal or written warnings, withholding of partial or full pay, probation or possible termination.

Winston-Salem, North Carolina

Winston On The Weekends

This series, produced by Wake Forest University’s Wrought Iron Productions, a graduate-student run production company, explores all that there is to do and see in Winston-Salem, North Carolina – the City of Arts and Innovation!

“Twin City”

Winston-Salem is called the “Twin City” for its dual heritage.Salem is the oldest of the “Twin City” being established in 1766 by the Moravian Church. In 1849, the Salem community sold land north of Salem to the newly formed Forsyth County for a county seat. In 1852, the county seat was named Winston. In 1913, Winston and Salem formally became Winston-Salem.

“City of Arts and Innovation”

Winston-Salem is called the “City of the Arts and Innovation” for its dedication to fine arts and theater and technological research.  Hollywood has taken note of Winston-Salem filming movies such as “Leatherheads” starring George Clooney, “You Are Here” starring Owen Wilson and “The Ultimate Life” a sequel to “The Ultimate Gift”.

Nourish Your Spirit

There are an estimated 250 churches in Winston-Salem and the immediate area.  The churches are denominationally diverse offering different styles of worship and size.

Countless Opportunities

Winston-Salem has one of the highest number of Non-Profit Organizations per capita in North Carolina. This means you can take advantage of a wide array of opportunities to serve the community. Urban, rural, and suburban ministries, social service agencies, hospitals, prisons, schools, community gardens, and food banks — all within a 20 minute drive from campus. Neighboring Greensboro also adds a rich urban area to the mix. It is hard to imagine a form of ministry and religious leadership that you could not explore here.

Our Part of the State

Wake Forest’s hometown is located in North Carolina’s Piedmont Triad, one of the state’s most vital metropolitan areas. Winston-Salem is a culturally rich, midsize city with a population of 235,000 and a long-standing tradition of building resources in the arts, medicine, education and commerce. Religiously diverse, Winston-Salem and its surrounding areas provide a wealth of opportunities for growth in a small, livable community that is just hours from the Blue Ridge Mountains.

Immerse Yourself in One of the Nation’s Best Downtowns

Located about three miles from the main campus, downtown Winston-Salem is a thriving area that includes galleries and shops; indoor and outdoor performance spaces and museums; a greenway that traverses the Old Salem district; hotels, restaurants and sidewalk cafes.  In 2012, Livability.com and Forbes magazine ranked Winston-Salem No. 2 on their list of the nation’s best downtowns. Winston-Salem offers an active nightlife and fine dining with more than 75 restaurants, clubs, and bars.

Take It All In: From the Mountains to the Coast

From the campus, access to the ski areas of North Carolina’s Blue Ridge Mountains is a two-hour drive, and travel to the North Carolina and South Carolina beaches takes about four hours. A number of county and state parks are short distances from campus.

Hot Now

Krispy Kreme was born here! In 1937, Vernon Rudolph bought a secret yeast-raised doughnut recipe from a New Orleans French chef, rented a building in what is now historic Old Salem in Winston-Salem, NC, and began selling Krispy Kreme doughnuts to local grocery stores.

Things to Do

  • Stroll through Reynolda Village and Gardens, adjacent to the campus, and visit the latest exhibition at Reynolda House Museum of American Art.
  • Cycle, run, boat or picnic at Salem Lake, on thecity’s eastern edge, or Tanglewood Park just west of the city.
  • Have dinner with your friends at a sidewalk cafe downtown and walk to a River Run Film Festivalscreening at the Stevens Center.
  • Enjoy a Friday night gallery hop in the Trade Street Arts District.
  • Attend a Winston-Salem Symphony concert.
  • Tour the Old Salem Historic District and sample traditional Moravian pastries from the Winkler Bakery.

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