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.

  • Wake Forest Properties

    WFU offers many rental property options for rent that are within easy walking distance of the divinity school. These properties are typically houses where students will have their own private bedroom, but will share common spaces (kitchen, living area) and bathrooms with other graduate students in the home. The terms of these properties tend to be more flexible to align with the school year. Additionally, rent is paid easily each month through your student account. We strongly recommend students who have committed to attending WFU to contact WFU Properties as soon as possible to reserve their room as these properties tend to fill up quickly.

    For more information go to https://properties.wfu.edu/graduate-housing/

    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@wfu.edu


  • Off-Campus Housing List

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

    House for Rent – Located between Wake Forest Baptist Health and Novant, this 3 bedroom, 2 bathroom provides comfort and relaxation in popular Ardmore! Plenty of space to social distance inside, on the back deck, or in the yard.  Minutes from downtown, Wake Forest University, coffee shops, and more!  Refrigerator/ Stove/ Dishwasher/ Microwave/ Washer & Dryer Forced Warm Air/ Natural Gas. Central Cooling. Rent listed at $1300. For details, visit https://baldwinproperties.appfolio.com/listings/detail/02878e42-9b15-4385-861a-b2e2acb1b5ff or email jgooge@baldwinco.com.
    House for Rent – Great opportunity for social distancing in this 3 bedroom, 1.5 bathroom brick ranch in Ardmore. Hardwoods, back deck, and finished game room adjacent to basement in this peaceful cul-de-sac. Refrigerator/ Stove/ Dishwasher/ Microwave/ Washer & Dryer. Located between Novant Health and Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center, it is minutes from Wake Forest University, Forsyth Tech, Winston Salem State University, and downtown Winston Salem. Rent rate listed at $1400 a month. Email jgooge@baldwinco.com for more details.
    Apartment for Rent – 2 bed, 1 bath, 1,400 sq ft upstairs unit of a fully renovated 1920 duplex in the West End Historic District. $1,300 rent per month includes water, high-speed internet, and washer/dryer. Newly refinished hardwood floors throughout, brand new stove, refrigerator, dishwasher, disposal and granite countertops in kitchen. New tile in bathroom and all walls newly repainted. Central air and heating, private entrance, and access to private storage shed. Beautifully renovated historic living space with lots of natural light and preserved details; a convenient drive to WFU, and easy walking distance to downtown dining and entertainment. Located at 621 N. Spring St. No dogs please, 1 month security deposit. hessamedin@gmail.com for more details.
    2 rooms for Rent – Two rooms available for rent in Ardmore home in Winston Salem. Beautifully furnished living room, refinished hardwood floors and brand new kitchen. Two car garage or on street parking – it’s your choice. Tons of storage and a backyard. Brand new washer and dryer. $600 per month (per room) – does not include utilities. Ten minutes away from WFU and downtown. Flexible lease options – long or short term. Pets not allowed. Please call or text 954-513-0445 for video tour.
    House for Rent –Updated 3 bed / 2 bath house located on quiet street. Close to Wake Forest University. Large closets in all bedrooms, master bedroom includes walk-in closet and en suite bathroom. Not furnished. Washer and Dryer included. Nice deck perfect for grilling and entertaining. Off street parking and one car garage. Pets allowed – $250 per pet non refundable. Call (336) 469-2970 for more details.


    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@wfu.edu. Listings will remain active for three months unless you contact us to have it extended or removed.

  • Communities and Apartments Near Campus, Additional Resources

    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’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
    $1400-$1700 (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 $725/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

    • apartmentlist.comWith over 1.8 million listings nationwide, apartmentlist.com is a free resource to help you find housing. 
    • Apartment Guide: Apartment Guide is the most trusted rental resource that connects apartment consumers to their ideal place to live. With an unmatched search capability, amplified by constantly refined tools and industry insights, Apartment Guide provides consumers with a clear and simple guide to apartment living through content-rich apartment listings in a user-friendly format with Internet, mobile and social media solutions.
    • Inmyarea: When you call cable and internet companies to set up home services, the person that answers the phone is generally a sales agent. That person may or may not try and talk you into a contract or a feature that is not right for you. That is where our resource comes in. On our site, students can search for ALL the providers in their area — comparing exactly what companies, speeds, and prices are available.
    • Rent.comRent.com is the only free rental site that helps you find an affordable apartment and gives you tips on how to move. 
    • Very-Apt: We know what makes an apartment truly feel like home is unique for each person and that’s why our focus is on bringing you personalized recommendations based on timely, relevant, and real user reviews. We’ll be there every step of the way to help you find your perfect apartment.
    • ZillowThe largest and most popular real estate network, vetted and utilized by thousands of companies and universities. Zillow’s family of resources will help connect you with verified landlords and property management companies.
  • WFU Residence Life and Housing Off-Campus 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.

  • Graduate Hall Directors (GHD)

    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@wfu.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 the city’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 Festival screening 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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