Coronavirus FAQ

All students 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 wish to live in University Housing for the spring semester?

  • Occupancy for spring 2021 will be in all single rooms.
  • Suites will be limited to a maximum of 4 residents, all single occupancy. 
  • Apartments in Wolf Village and Wolf Ridge will be assigned based on regular occupancy.
  • Fall 2020 room assignments are not guaranteed for the spring semester.  As space permits, however, we will try to assign returning students into the same building.

If I indicated my intent to return for spring housing, is the assignment made for me for spring binding? 

University Housing will be using the intent to return to make spring housing assignments.  Students were able to cancel spring housing until November 1, 2020 without penalty.  Starting November 1, the spring cancellation policy is in effect. 

Can I request a specific assignment, roommate, apartment-mate or suitemate?

Unfortunately, University Housing will not be able to guarantee specific assignments and requests for the spring semester.  Our first priority will be assigning students to single rooms, then trying to get roommates/suitemates near one another, if possible (and apartment-mates together, if possible).  Space limitations make it difficult to guarantee requests.  Suite/Apartment mate requests must be mutual to be considered. 

I cancelled my housing assignment/application for the 2020-2021 school year.  Can I still live on campus for spring 2021? 

If you cancelled your housing agreement before moving in for the Fall semester, you will need to submit a new housing application for the spring.  The spring-only housing application opens on October 5 through the Campus Living tile on MyPack Portal.

I was approved to live off campus in the fall, can I live on campus in the spring?  

Anyone who did not live on campus in the fall but would like housing in the spring can apply for housing when the spring only housing application opens on  Oct. 5.



Students who receive an assignment for spring housing will be able to cancel housing until November 1, 2020 without penalty.  Starting November 1, the spring cancellation policy will be in effect.

If a student moves in for spring housing and then decides to cancel their assignment and move out, the 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 more aggressively 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 at all times (indoors and outdoors), unless you are in your bedroom area; washing your hands and wiping down high-touch surfaces in your room frequently; maintaining physical distancing; and not hosting gatherings in your room that violate the occupancy regulations found in University Housing’s Community Standards.

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



Spring 2021 move-in is tentatively scheduled Jan. 16 – Jan. 18, by appointment only.  Students will be required to sign up for a move-in time slot in advance, with registration beginning in early December.  Time slots each day will be in 1-hour blocks, with a limited number of residents arriving during each block. 

This process will be in effect for all new incoming students, returning students, and graduate students living in residence halls and apartment communities. Students should regularly check their NC State email accounts for updates from University Housing and visit our Spring Move-In Guide page for the most current information about the Move-In process. Additional information will be available as we get closer to January move-in.



Living Learning Villages in the Spring

Living Learning Villages will have reduced housing options in the spring. Students already accepted to a Village in the fall, but not assigned to a Village space for the spring, will still have the opportunity to participate in Village programs and activities.  Living Learning Villages will not be accepting new applications for the spring semester.

Programming in the Residential Communities 

Programming and community gatherings will be happening in the residence halls and around campus, according to Community Standards and the Governor’s Executive Order(s) regarding gatherings.  There will be a mix of in-person small group activity and virtual programming.  The goal is to provide a mix of activities, with the primary task focused on safety of residents and staff.



What happens if I, or one of my suitemates, is confirmed to have COVID-19?

Isolation and quarantine instructions will be provided at the direction of NC State’s Student Health Services. If required to quarantine or isolate, residents are encouraged to return home if at all possible. If a resident is unable to return home, University Housing has temporary housing for residents who test positive for COVID-19 and for residents who have been exposed to the COVID-19 virus who need to be in quarantine, as recommended by Student Health Services and other health authorities. If someone in your suite or apartment tests positive or is being tested/presumed positive, you MAY be directed to quarantine. More can be found on our Isolation  and Quarantine Housing Information page.



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 increased housekeeping services in all residential spaces daily, the presence of hand sanitizer stations in entry areas, limitations on elevator capacity, one-way staircases where appropriate, and limited occupancy in residential common areas like lounges and laundry rooms.



I need somewhere to stay on campus this Fall (or over Winter Break) even though residence halls have closed.  Are there any options for me?

University Housing is operating at a reduced capacity for a limited number of residents who have special circumstances and require housing on-campus for the remainder of the Fall semester and for those who need to remain on campus over the extended Winter Break.  If you moved off campus but now believe that your circumstances have changed and you need on-campus accommodations, please email for additional information.