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Steps To Living in Potomac Place

For New Students

Shepherd University believes living on-campus is an important piece of the educational experience. Therefore, all Shepherd University students are required to live on-campus. There are a set of residency requirement exceptions listed here.

  1. Activate Your Shepherd Account
    • For instructions of initial account setup, visit
    • Click on “Student Email Account”
    • Note: There is a 24-hour account activation period
  2. Complete Housing Application
    • Step 1: Go to and select “Good Living Portal” on the left navigation menu.
    • Step 2: Log into the Good Living Portal using your username and password.
    • Step 3: Read the resident agreement and electronically sign to accept the terms and click to submit.
    • Step 4: Complete the application and answer questions about your preferred housing type, meal plans, and living style.
    • Step 5: Click to submit your application.
    • Note: Your application is not considered complete until your $100 damage deposit is paid.
  3. Pay $100 Damage Deposit
    • Please note that the $100 damage deposit is not the $100 enrollment deposit that may have paid as an “enrollment deposit” to be admitted to Shepherd University.
    • The damage deposit must be on file before room assignments can be made. To make the payment:
      • Via mail:
        • Make checks or money orders payable to “Shepherd University”
        • Mail to Residence Life, PO Box 5000, Shepherdstown, WV 25443
      • Via phone:
        • Debit or credit card payment can be processed
        • Call the the Business Office at 304-876-5284
      • In Person
        • Please visit Business Office (Room 212) on the second floor of Ikenberry Hall
        • Please call the Business Office ahead of time with any questions at 304-876-5284

For Returning Students

  1. Complete a Resident Agreement and Housing Request Form through our Good Living Portal.
  2. Submit the application and contact Residence Life with any questions.
  3. Participate in room selection and move-in! (Please note: Returning students are not guaranteed any space)

Good Living Portal

If You Have Any Questions, Contact:

Residence Life Office
Miller Hall, Lower Level
Office Hours: 8 a.m.-4:30 p.m. (Monday-Friday)


More information about Potomac Place Rooms!

Room Drawings*

Two Person Suite with Single Person Bedrooms**

Room Dimensions:

8 feet and 6 inches width

12 and 3 inches depth

Four Person Suite with Two Person Bedrooms***

Room Dimensions:

13 feet width

16 and 9 inch width

*Please note that several rooms in Potomac Place may vary from the above drawings due to building structure and shape.

**Please note that two person single person bedroom suites will be given to those with ADA accommodations first and then Residence Life will determine how we can determine the remainder of the single rooms. These are also the only single rooms that are available in Potomac Place.

***Please note that two person bedrooms cannot be bought out as singles.

Room Specifications

Double-occupancy room

Single-occupancy room

Furniture Measurements

Regular-height bed

Loft-height bed