What We Do

University Housing helps NC State students find their community—not just a place to live, but a network of people to learn and grow with. We offer a range of on-campus housing opportunities:

We also provide support for housing-related issues, helping students with resources like assistance with ADA accommodations, roommate agreements, service animals and emotional support animals.

To support student success, we also provide academic, career, and counseling resources.

We help parents and families navigate housing options at NC State, providing information about important deadlines, housing costs and answers to frequently asked questions.

Facts About University Housing


University Housing has a long history at NC State University. We’ve housed students through many eras and decades. From the late 1800s until now, students have lived on campus at NC State.


  • $4.9 million invested each year in student staff leadership development and opportunities
  • 331 resident advisors (RAs), community assistant coordinators (CACs), administrative coordinators (ACs) and resident mentors (RMs)
  • 241 hourly student workers, including community assistants (CAs) at our student service desks, housing ambassadors, and facilities and marketing interns
  • 20 graduate assistants and resident directors (RDs)
  • More than 130 full-time staff
  • One of the largest student employers on campus


  • 20 residence halls with three different styles of living
    • 10 traditional hall-style buildings
    • 8 suite-style buildings
    • 2 converted hotels (hotel-style buildings)
  • 4 on-campus apartment communities
    • Wolf Ridge Apartments
    • Wolf Village Apartments
    • Western Manor Apartments
    • E.S. King Village Apartments
  • 1 off-campus apartment community at Morehead City
  • Residential facilities include seven computer labs with 127 workstations.
  • We rank in the top 25 percent of national residence hall buildings for energy savings, which makes us eligible for Energy Star certification.
  • All residence hall rooms, Wolf Village Apartments, Wolf Ridge Apartments, and E.S. King Village Apartments are equipped with sprinkler and state-of-the-art fire suppression systems and high-speed wireless internet connections.


  • 15 Living and Learning Villages, with new programs in progress
  • Students living on campus earn higher GPAs than students living off campus.
  • Residents participated in more than 2,300 programs in our halls and on campus last year.


  • We house 23 percent of transfer students each year.
  • We house 6 percent of graduate students each year.
  • 65 percent of new freshmen participate in a village each year.
  • Our on-campus community of more than 9,000 residents is:
    • 56 percent first-year students
    • 18 percent sophomores
    • 12 percent juniors
    • 8 percent seniors
    • 5 percent transfer and other students
    • 1 percent graduate students