Frequently Asked Questions
Check our answers to the most frequently asked questions about University Housing.
Who is eligible to live on campus?
All full-time NC State students may live on campus.
May I live in an on-campus apartment?
Sophomores, juniors, seniors and graduate students may live in Wolf Ridge Apartments and Wolf Village Apartments. First-year students may also live in the inner four buildings in Wolf Village Apartments. E.S. King Village Apartments serves NC State’s graduate and non-traditional undergraduate population. Western Manor Apartments are available for upper-class students, NC State faculty and staff members.
Are single occupancy rooms available?
We offer single occupancy rooms in several residence halls including Watauga, Wood and Avent Ferry. Wolf Ridge Apartments and Wolf Village Apartments have four single-person bedrooms per apartment. Single rooms are only available to returning students with a current housing assignment.
New first-year students are typically only assigned to single rooms when there is a medical need that has been approved by the Disability Resource Office. When available, the single rooms for returning students can be requested when the room change process begins.
Are first-year students required to live on campus?
Yes, all incoming first-year students (with a few exceptions) are required to live on campus.
I am a member of the LGBTQ community. What are my on-campus options?
University Housing offers many housing options that fit a variety of needs. If you have a specific concern, please email us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
How do I apply for housing?
Once accepted to NC State, you can apply for housing by completing a University Housing application in MyPack Portal.
I was just accepted to NC State. Should I still apply for housing even if I am not sure if I am going to attend the university?
Yes, we encourage you to apply as soon as possible. There is no penalty to cancel your housing agreement if you do not attend the university.
I was accepted into the Exploratory Studies program. What do I do?
Exploratory Studies program participants may opt to apply to the Exploratory Studies Village (ESV), but it is not mandatory. ESV will be housed in Tucker Hall and admission to the village is not automatic or guaranteed due to space constraints. If a student is accepted to ESV, their roommate must also be in the Exploratory Studies program.
How do I add a friend as a preferred roommate on my University Housing application?
Look for the preferred roommate block on the University Housing application. Search for your roommate and then add him/her to your application. All roommate requests must be mutual, so remind your preferred roommate to accept his/her roommate request in MyPack Portal in order to complete the process.
When do I find out where I have been assigned to live?
Room assignments are released in late June. You’ll receive an email from University Housing congratulating you on your assignment with instructions to view your assignment and roommate contact information in MyPack Portal.
Can I edit my University Housing application after it has been submitted?
You may change your University Housing application after you have submitted it. However, once you have been assigned, only University Housing staff can make changes to your assignment. You are encouraged to make all adjustments to your application by May 1 to ensure they are taken into consideration when assignments are made.
I am having trouble with the online parental approval form, what should I do?
First, check for these common issues:
- The email entered does not match the email on your University Housing application.
- Your University Housing application is incomplete.
- Our system does not allow parents to manually enter the date of birth. Please use the calendar and headings instead of the arrows to fill in the birth date.
When are the charges posted to my student account?
For billing dates and information about paying for housing charges and other fees, please visit https://cashier.ofa.ncsu.edu/.
Is laundry included?
Yes, laundry access is included in room costs. Each residence hall and apartment community offers self-serve laundry facilities.
How do I cancel my application or assignment?
Visit our Cancellations page for details about canceling your University Housing agreement.
How are random room/suite/apartment mates chosen?
University Housing assigns incoming residents requesting random roommate selection based on the answers to the lifestyle questionnaire portion in the University Housing application. We try to only assign roommates with students who match most of their questionnaire answers and who are within a one-year age range. We also try to assign incoming first-year students with other first-year students.
How do I apply for Living and Learning Villages?
Complete a University Housing application and a village application in MyPack Portal.
Can I live in a building that hosts a village without being a member?
It depends and can vary from year to year. Some of our buildings are reserved exclusively for village members, and all beds in those buildings are allocated for the village. In other communities, a village may occupy only a portion of the building. If you have specific questions, please email us at email@example.com.
How do I move to the Greek Village?
Students assigned to a residence hall, Wolf Village or Wolf Ridge Apartments may complete a room change request via MyPack Portal if you are approved to move into a university-owned fraternity or sorority house located in the Greek Village. Students living on campus do not need to cancel their residence hall, Wolf Village or Wolf Ridge agreement. Contact Fraternity and Sorority Life for more information about this process.
What should I do if something is broken in my room or apartment?
Please submit a Work Order if there are any issues with your room, apartment or shared common areas.
What size are the beds?
- All double-occupancy residence hall room mattresses are extra-long twins (36″ x 80″ x 7″)
- All apartment mattresses are extra-long full-size (53″ x 75″)
- Beds include head and foot boards
Can I loft my bed?
May I sublease my current on-campus assignment?
No. Subleasing is not permitted by University Housing. If you are approved to study abroad or internship out of the area, we will suspend your housing agreement without penalty. Some restrictions apply.
How do I appeal a charge on my account?
All fee appeals are handled through the University Cashier’s Office.
Does University Housing allow pets?
I locked myself out of my room; what do I do?
Visit your student service desk and you will receive a temporary key.
What items can I borrow from the service desks?
Building Hall Councils often purchase items such as cooking utensils, board games, gaming controllers, brooms, vacuums, etc. for residents to borrow from their service desk. When students return the borrowed item to the service desk, they will be given a sanitizing wipe and asked to wipe down the item they borrowed before leaving it at the service desk door for the community assistant (CA) to retrieve.
Can I reserve a common area in my residence hall or apartment building?
Yes. Contact the residence life coordinator of the building where the preferred space is located for more information.
What is a roommate agreement?
All students are expected to complete the University Housing roommate, suitemate or apartment-mate agreement when they move in. This agreement between roommates, suitemates or apartment-mates ensures that each individual’s rights are respected and that roommates have discussed their expectations while sharing a room.
How do I change my room?
I am studying abroad/withdrawing from the university. Will I be charged for canceling my housing?
Who is responsible for campus and fire safety?
Campus safety is a shared responsibility. University Housing partners with University Police and Campus Fire Protection to educate and inform residents about safety issues. Each residential building is equipped with state-of-the-art smoke detection and fire suppression systems that are linked to the Campus Police office.
How do I prevent mold/mildew in my space?
Check out https://go.ncsu.edu/housing-facilities for tips on how to prevent mold and mildew in residential spaces.
Does the university provide insurance for resident belongings?
NC State University does not endorse any individual insurance program but does encourage parents and students to make sure they have the protection they desire for student property.
Not all homeowner’s insurance policies cover everything students bring to school. Most will provide some coverage but have limitations on certain property. Check with your insurance agent to determine what is and what is not covered under your policy and what the deductibles are for property away from your principal residence.
For additional information regarding personal property liability, please refer to your University Housing agreement.
Are students allowed to smoke e-cigs or vapor pens inside buildings?
No. Vapor pens and e-cigs fall under the same regulations as cigarettes and other smoking tobacco products and are not allowed. Please reference this University Regulation on Smoking for more information.
Are hoverboards or handless scooters allowed?
Because of their combustible nature currently being investigated by the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission, hoverboards and handless scooters are not allowed anywhere on campus for safety concerns. However, NC State has Spin bikes and scooters for rent all around campus. Check this site for more information.
I would like to live on campus next year. How do I renew my housing?
Residents should go through the Room Selection process to renew their housing for the upcoming academic year. You will receive more information about Room Selection in January for the upcoming academic year.
How do I find my mailing address?
Mailing addresses are located in MyPack Portal under “View My Assignment.”
Do residence halls close during breaks?
Residence halls remain open during Thanksgiving and Spring Break but close during winter break. Wolf Village and Wolf Ridge remain open during Winter Break.
What should I do if I have an accessibility request?
University Housing is dedicated to providing campus living space for students with disabilities who request ADA-accessible rooms. To assist us in accommodating your housing needs, complete the University Housing application in MyPack Portal and then register with the Disability Resource Office (DRO). We make every effort to provide reasonable accommodations to students with qualified disabilities.
Once you are registered with DRO, contact the University Housing office at 919.515.2440 or send us an email. Please be specific and communicate all your needs so we can ensure a positive living experience. In addition, we can consult with you in our fully accessible office and arrange for visits to the residence halls and/or apartment communities.
For more information, visit our ADA Accommodations page.
How do I get proof of residency?
If you ever find yourself in a situation where you need to show proof of your on-campus housing assignment, we can now offer that for you directly from the housing system. Whether it is for voter registration, the DMV or any other agency that needs proof of your campus address, you can print it from the comfort of your room.
Just follow these easy steps:
- Log into MyPack Portal
- Select Campus Living
- Select the link to log into the housing system
- Select Proof of Residency from the header row
If you have any questions, email us at firstname.lastname@example.org.