University Housing

Living on campus is an essential part of the Wolfpack experience: that’s why students are required to live in University Housing their first year.

When you live on campus, you’ll be at the heart of the Wolfpack nation, making it easy to be a part of all that NC State has to offer. Whether you’re looking for the close-knit community of a village or the diverse social opportunity of a traditional residence hall, we have the housing option that’s right for you. With a selection of 20 residence halls and four on-campus apartment communities, you'll enjoy the once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to live in the heart of NC State.

Get Started with University Housing

Incoming First-Year Students

  1. Apply for housing:  As long as you are fairly certain you will attend NC State, you should complete your housing and village applications immediately upon receiving your acceptance letter. If you decide not to attend NC State, you can cancel your housing application without penalties. Space is assigned in the order in which applications are received. If you have a preferred building or roommate already in mind, an early application will help you get them.
  2. Choose a place to live:  You have a lot of options to choose from, ranging from residence halls to our Wolf Village Apartments. Find the ones that you like best.

Incoming Transfer Students

Due to the first-year live-on requirement that began in 2017, space is very limited for upper-class students. There are options available, however. NC State has two Living and Learning Villages that reserve space for transfer students.

  1. Located in Wolf Village Apartments on the main campus, the Second-year Transitions And Transfer Experience (S.T.A.T.E.) Village connects students to a variety of campus resources and programming meant to navigate their years following their freshman experience.
  2. Located in Wolf Ridge Apartments on Centennial Campus, Albright Entrepreneurs Village residents live and work with entrepreneurial-minded peers of all disciplines to explore and develop their ideas in an environment that inspires creativity and innovation.

Undergraduate students must be enrolled in at least 12 credit hours to be eligible to live on campus during the fall and spring terms. Students who must drop below these minimum requirements should contact University Housing to request an exception. Summer session housing is also available.

For more information about living on campus, visit:

University Housing
Monday - Friday |  8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
1112 Pullen Hall
201 Dan Allen Drive
Raleigh, NC 27695-7315 [directions]

Email:  housing@ncsu.edu
Phone:  919.515.2440
Web:  housing.ncsu.edu

Living and Learning Villages

NC State’s Living and Learning Villages are interested-based living communities that engage students both inside and outside the classroom. Villages provide an unparalleled living experience where you’ll make life-long friends and immerse yourself in the NC State community. There is currently no additional cost to join a village.

Albright Entrepreneurs Village - Live in Wolf Ridge Apartments

The Albright Entrepreneurs Village provides sophomores, juniors, seniors and graduate students across all academic disciplines the opportunity to live, socialize and work with entrepreneurial-minded students. Residents can explore and develop their entrepreneurial interests in an environment that fosters creativity.

Arts Village - Live in Turlington Hall

Creative, vibrant and colorful only begin to describe the experiences you’ll have as you explore theater, visual arts, crafts, music, dance and more.

Black Male Initiative  - Live in Avent Ferry Complex

BMI strives to establish a brotherhood and develop leaders among black male students. By promoting academic success, personal growth, professional development, and self-responsibility, the group breaks through negative stereotypes and combats challenges facing African-American males in today’s society.

EcoVillage - Live in Bragaw Hall

EcoVillage is a first-year student program that welcomes students from all majors, creating both a multi-disciplinary and an interdisciplinary educational experience that prepares students for lifelong sustainable leadership, engagement, advocacy, and discovery. 

Engineering Village - Live in Metcalf Hall

The Engineering Village is an extension to the College of Engineering’s First-Year Engineering program introducing students to the field of engineering; encouraging thoughtful consideration to complex challenges facing our communities.

Exploratory Studies Village - Live in Tucker or Owen Hall

The Exploratory Studies Village is for students entering the university who are knowingly undecided about a major. A year of guided inquiry and exploration coupled with one-on-one sessions with their academic advisor helps move students through the career planning and decision-making process.

Global Village - Live in Alexander Hall

Global Village is a living and learning community for those interested in living and interacting with people from differing backgrounds, experiences, countries, and viewpoints.

Honors and Scholars Village - Live in Berry, Becton or Bagwell Hall

Honors Village and Scholars Village merged in 2017 to become Honors and Scholars Village. The most noticeable change being that Scholars Village residents will be relocating from Sullivan Hall to east campus beginning Fall 2018. Students from both the University Honors Program (UHP) and the University Scholars Program (USP) will now live together in the Honors Commons. The move will provide village residents with the opportunity to live and learn in a vibrant, socially and intellectually stimulating environment that fosters mindful interaction.

Impact Leadership Village - Live in Bowen Hall

ILV provides experiential learning for students who have a passion for leadership and service. Students are given the opportunity to engage in practical application of leadership to real-world issues and explore leadership development through one on one sessions with professionals. ILV enhances students’ college experience and prepares leaders to make their personal IMPACT on the state, nation, and the world.

Native Space - Live in Wood Hall

Students living in the Native Space community will demonstrate growth and learning along three focal points of the living experience: culture, academics and community engagement. Residents will find a deeper awareness of Native American history and drive cultural awareness through participation in Native American Heritage Month and the annual NC State Pow Wow.

Students Advocating for Youth - Live in Syme Hall

SAY Village is a community for first-year students in any academic discipline who have a passion for working with youth. Students develop one-on-one mentoring relationships with local elementary school students and learn what it means to be a youth advocate.

S.T.A.T.E. Village - Live in Wolf Village Apartments

Provides second-year and transfer students with opportunities to make the most of their NC State experience by focusing on the six core pillars essential to student success: academic success, career development, community and global engagement, diversity, leadership, and life skills.

Wellness Village - Live in Wood Hall

Encourages and promotes the development and maintenance of a healthy body, mind, and spirit through a wide array of wellness programs and events. Students have the opportunity to experience personal growth while learning about the seven dimensions of wellness. 

Women in Science and Engineering - Live in Lee Hall

WISE Village was created for female freshman and sophomore students majoring in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics. Membership in WISE provides a powerful networking opportunity with other goal-oriented women as you pursue your STEM major. 

Women Of Welch Village - Live in Welch Hall

WOW Village enhances women's leadership outside the classroom through empowerment, leadership development, self-awareness and diversity/social justice. WOW creates a holistic community that fosters individual women's growth and development while challenging residents to act as citizens of a global community.