Spring Housing Information and Move-In Guide

What to Expect in Spring 2021

  • Occupancy will be in single rooms for the spring semester, and suites will be limited to a maximum of 4 residents. Apartments in Wolf Ridge and Wolf Village will be assigned based on regular occupancy.
  • North Hall, Avent Ferry Aurora and Bayview Halls, Bragaw Hall, and Gold Hall will be offline for the spring semester.
  • 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.
  • NC State will more aggressively enforce our Code of Conduct, COVID-19 Community Standards, University Housing Community Standards, and state mandates. Anyone found in violation of these standards may be removed from University Housing. 
  • Student Health Services has developed a strategy for on-campus testing. Testing will be required for all students, faculty, and staff returning to campus. Testing will be available for symptomatic individuals and close contacts through Student Health Services. Surveillance testing for asymptomatic individuals will be continued and will be determined by the rate of community transmission.

Important Dates and Times

  • Spring housing assignments will be released to all students before the end of October.
  • The cancellation policy will be in effect from November 1, 2020.
  • Incoming spring first-year students are scheduled for virtual New Student and Family Orientation on January 8, 2021.
  • Spring residents may begin moving into their assigned rooms Saturday, January 16 through Monday, January 18, 2021.
  • Winter Welcome Week January 16-23, 2021
  • First Day of Classes – Tuesday, January 19, 2021

What to Expect on Move-in Day

  • Move-in will be by appointment only; registration is required in advance. Sign up online by accessing your Housing application via MyPack Portal beginning December 8, 2020.
  • Appointments are available in 1-hour time slots between 8 a.m. – 4 p.m. each day from Saturday, January 16 – Monday, January 18.
  • Students returning from fall special circumstance housing or who are in winter break housing are also asked to sign up for a move-in appointment and stop by your buildings’ check-in station to officially complete the spring check-in process.
  • For the spring semester, students will check-in at a dedicated check-in location, corresponding to their assigned residence hall. A list of check-in locations can be found below. Only the individual resident should proceed to the check-in station. Any move-in helpers or family members should remain with their vehicle and begin the unloading process.
  • Prior to arriving at campus, all students are requested to upload proof of a COVID PCR test, taken 3-5 days in advance of arrival.  If you are unable to get a test in advance, testing will be provided on-site at each housing check-in station.

Frequently Asked Questions for Move-In

APPOINTMENTS: When and how can I sign up for a move-in appointment?

Residents with a spring housing assignment will receive an email from University Housing on December 8 with instructions for signing up for a spring move-in appointment.

Appointments are available in 1-hour time slots between 8 a.m. – 4 p.m. each day from Saturday, January 16 – Monday, January 18.  Students returning from fall special circumstance housing or who are in winter break housing are also asked to sign up for a move-in appointment and stop by your buildings’ check-in station to officially complete the spring check-in process.

  • Log into MyPack Portal and go to the Housing Portal
  • Select Manage My Housing which is located in the red navigation bar
  • Select Spring Move-in Appointments
  • Click the Save and Continue Button
  • Select your move-in appointment
  • Once you select your appointment, you will be asked to finalize it
  • Once you confirm your appointment, you will receive a confirmation email sent to your ncsu.edu email address
  • You can edit your scheduled appointment up to 24 hours before your selected appointment time.

Your check-in appointment indicates the time-frame when you should plan to arrive and complete your key pick-up and other check-in requirements; you are not expected to complete your room or apartment move-in during that time.

  • Note for University Towers residents:  Please consult with University Towers management for specific check-in information. This is a privately owned property and as such, has specific traffic, parking, and move-in information for the property.

TESTING: What is the COVID-19 testing requirement for the Spring?

All students living in residence halls, on-campus apartments, and Greek Village must submit proof of a COVID PCR test taken within three to five days prior to moving into their spring housing assignment. Find information here on how to submit your test to Student Health Services. Students who are unable to get a COVID-19 test prior to moving in will be asked to complete a test on-site upon arrival.

PACKING: How should I pack my things to make moving in easier?

To be certain that your belongings make it to your room safely, please follow these guidelines when packing:

  • Check out our suggested packing list, make a copy for yourself, and use it to help you plan your packing.
  • Pack everything in suitcases or plastic storage bins.  Loose items are more likely to get lost and create more trips back and forth. In the event of inclement weather, your belongings will be much safer in a box than on their own!
  • Label boxes and bins with your last name, building, and room number.
  • Size matters!  Remember that, in some cases, you may need to use stairs to move your belongings. You will likely want to avoid bulky or heavy items.
  • Be informed!  Make sure that you have read the Community Standards and know what is and is not allowed in your room.  This will save time and effort for everyone.
  • We also recommend you bring a small cart to assist with move-in and a tarp or some type of large covering with you to help protect belongings during the move-in process in case of inclement weather.

GETTING HERE: What directions should I use to reach my residence hall on Move-in Day?

We advise residents not to use their GPS directions in most cases when planning their route to campus. Below are recommended approaches to campus for each residential community. Linked maps indicate suggested routes to access each building:

  • West Campus (Lee or Sullivan) — Approach campus via Gorman Street, turning eastbound onto Sullivan Drive. Residents in Lee should proceed to the Lee parking lot, near Fountain Dining Hall. Residents of Sullivan should turn left onto Varsity Drive, passing the Doak Baseball Stadium, and proceeding eastbound to either the Sullivan lot or continuing on to the North Bragaw lot.
  • Central Campus (Tucker, Owen, Turlington, or Alexander) — Approach campus via Western Boulevard, entering campus northbound on Morrill Drive. A traffic control officer will greet you at the intersection of Morrill and Cates Avenue, providing additional instructions.
  • Central Campus (Bowen, Metcalf, or Carroll) — Approach campus via Western Boulevard, entering campus northbound on Morrill Drive. A traffic control officer will greet you at the intersection of Morrill and Cates Avenue, providing additional instructions. Alternately, approach campus via Western Boulevard, turning northbound onto Dan Allen Drive and proceeding to the traffic light at Thurman Drive, and turning right into the parking lot at Pullen and Harris Halls.
  • East Campus (Becton, Bagwell, Berry, Syme, Welch, or Watauga) — Residents of the Quad should approach campus via Western Boulevard to Pullen Road, turning left onto Dunn Avenue. Residents of the Triad and and Watauga are encouraged to approach campus via Pullen Road, turning onto Stinson Drive and continuing through the “B” parking lot between Syme and SAS Halls, parking along Baver Driver.  Parking is also available on Pullen Road adjacent to Gold and Welch Halls.
  • Wolf Village and ES King Village — Approach campus via Gorman Street, turning either onto Wolf Village Way (for Wolf Village) or onto Jackson or Ligon Streets (for ES King).
  • Wolf Ridge at Centennial — Approach Centennial Campus via Centennial Parkway, turning onto Blair Drive, then turning left onto Entrepreneur Drive. Wolf Ridge unloading areas are adjacent to Plaza and Innovation Halls.

Google Maps with Recommended Routes for Move-In

PARKING: Where do I park to check-in and unload?

Plan to park in an unloading zone near your residence hall during your scheduled move in time period; then move to a long-term parking area afterwards. Residents are allowed a maximum of 1 hour to unload their vehicles.  Please plan to move your vehicle as soon as you’ve unloaded to allow space for others to park and unload near their building.

East Campus, West Campus and Apartments residents may park temporarily in Resident (RE, RW, etc.) spaces for unloading near their halls.  On Central Campus, spaces will be reserved for short-term unloading along Cates Avenue between Morrill and Dan Allen Drive and in the Student Services Lot, on Thurman Drive adjacent to Pullen and Harris Halls.  Once unloaded, please move your vehicle to a dedicated long-term parking area or to visitor parking areas in the Dan Allen Deck, Coliseum Deck, or West Deck.

CHECKING IN: Where should I go to check-in when I arrive on campus?

For the spring semester, students will check in at a dedicated check-in location, corresponding to their assigned residence hall. A list of check-in locations can be found below. Only the individual resident should proceed to the check-in station. Any move-in helpers or family members should remain with their vehicle and begin the unloading process.

How many people can I bring with me to move in?

You may bring a maximum of two (2) people with you to assist with move-in. We encourage everyone to limit the number of helpers to the lowest number possible. Please note that only you and your two move-in helpers are allowed in elevators at a time during move-in weekend.