Coronavirus FAQ


All residents are encouraged to monitor their NC State email accounts regularly for instructions and updates from University Housing and other campus departments.

The latest updates regarding university-wide operations can be found at


What can I expect if I am living in University Housing for the Fall 2021 semester?

  • Occupancy for Fall 2021 will be at standard levels, including two individuals in double-occupancy rooms and suites at full capacity.
  • Apartments in Wolf Village and Wolf Ridge will be assigned based on regular occupancy.

Will I be able to request a room/roommate change for the Fall semester?

Please visit our Room Changes page for additional information about the current room change process.

My roommate has disclosed that they have a different vaccination status than I do.  What options do I have, if I am not comfortable living with my assigned roommate?

With regard to room change requests related to vaccination status, we would first encourage residents to talk with their roommate about expectations on how the room will be used, guests, lifestyle choices, pandemic guidelines, etc. If residents desire a change in room assignment due to vaccination status, they will be encouraged to find alternate roommate(s). The University cannot require proof of vaccination, per UNC System guidance, nor would the University Housing staff be privy to medical information, thereby making it difficult to arrange room changes based on vaccination status.



What precautions are being taken in the residence halls?

Safety is a shared responsibility between all residential community members following CDC guidelines for cleaning, social distancing, and good hand-hygiene. University Housing, and our campus partners in the Facilities Division, are committed to creating and maintaining an environment that is as safe as possible for all residents. 

Precautions include housekeeping services in all residential spaces and the presence of hand sanitizer stations in entry areas.

Do I have to be tested if I am living on campus?

All residents who have not submitted their vaccination record to Student Health Services are required to be tested weekly for COVID-19 (with a PCR test).  Vaccinated residents are still encouraged to get tested regularly.  Information about free on-campus testing can be found on the Protect the Pack website.



More information, including FAQs specific to the Isolation and Quarantine process, can be found on our Isolation and Quarantine Housing Information page.



If a student moves in for the Fall semester and then decides to cancel their assignment and move out, the standard University Housing cancellation policy will be in effect. 



While living on campus, you can expect increased university-wide community standards adherence and enforcement. University Housing staff, in partnership with the Office of Student Conduct, will be enforcing violations of the NC State community standards and state mandates in order to keep our community safe and well. 

This means every member of the Pack will be responsible for following these standards, holding your peers accountable, and working cooperatively with staff and others who may approach you to comply if they see violations.  It is the responsibility of each and every one of us to protect the Pack, and doing so means wearing your mask as outlined by the most recent University guidance; washing your hands and wiping down high-touch surfaces in your room frequently; and maintaining physical distancing.

Violations of these policies and guidelines may result in immediate removal from University Housing.



Programming and community gatherings will be happening in our residential communities and around campus, according to current NC State Community Standards.  There will be a mix of in-person small group activities, hybrid experiences, and virtual programming.  The goal is to provide a variety of enriching programs and activities, with the primary task focused on safety of residents and staff.