NC State’s Living and Learning Villages are interest-based communities that engage students both inside and outside the classroom. Villages provide an interactive living experience where you’ll make life-long friends and immerse yourself in the NC State community. To learn more, visit one of the pages below:

  • ORANGE BLOCKS = Hall-Style Buildings
  • GREEN BLOCKS = Suite-Style Buildings
  • BLUE BLOCKS = Hotel Style Buildings
  • RED BLOCKS = Apartment Buildings

Albright Entrepreneurs Village

The Albright Entrepreneurs Village provides sophomores, juniors, seniors and graduate students across all academic disciplines the opportunity to live, socialize and work with entrepreneurial-minded students. Residents can explore and develop their entrepreneurial interests in an environment that fosters creativity.

  • Hands-on activities and community speakers
  • 24/7 access to the EI Garage prototyping space
  • Local start-up tours and networking dinners
  • Travel to various destinations each semester

Location: Wolf Ridge Apartments

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Arts Village

The Arts Village unites students from various personal and academic backgrounds who have a passion for the arts. Arts Village exposes members to theater, visual arts, crafts, music, dance and more.

  • Get tickets to Arts NC State and local arts events
  • Room with students who have a passion for the arts
  • Interact with local artists and NC State faculty/staff
  • Opportunity and outlet for personal creativity

Location: Turlington Residence Hall

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Black Male Initiative

The Black Male Initiative strives to establish a brotherhood
and develop leaders among black male students in the Avent Ferry Complex. The group works together to break through negative challenges facing black males.

  • Workshops on resume building and personal branding
  • 4-5 new members pair with a returning student
  • Trips to Atlanta's historically black colleges and universities
  • Travel to the National Black Male Retreat at Ohio State University

Location: Avent Ferry Complex

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EcoVillage is open to students from all majors interested in sustainability. This interdisciplinary experience allows students to explore their interests in environmental conservation, energy, sustainable industry and business, and agriculture through community service, field trips, social events and educational programming.

  • Programs, trips, and tours to promote a sustainable lifestyle
  • Study groups, faculty events, and resume workshops
  • Upper-class student and faculty mentors for guidance
  • Build leadership skills through community service, student programs and participation in EcoCouncil

Location: Bragaw Residence Hall

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Engineering Village

The Engineering Village is an extension to the College of Engineering’s First Year Engineering program introducing students to the field of engineering; encouraging thoughtful consideration to complex challenges facing our communities.

  • Join an engagement group led by upper-class students
  • First-hand experiences and advice from professionals
  • Join STEM Outreach through Science Olympiad & more
  • See what engineers do in the real world to better understand how the courses connect with the profession

Location: Metcalf Residence Hall

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Exploratory Studies Village

The Exploratory Studies Village is for students entering the university who are knowingly undecided about a major. A year of guided inquiry and exploration coupled with one on one sessions with their academic adviser helps move students through the career planning and decision making process.

  • Convenient to Academic Advisors & 24-hour computing lab
  • Live in NC State’s only first-year exclusive residence halls
  • Great programs and traditions such as Battle for the Beach, outdoor adventure trips, leadership retreats, the Pack Academic Workshop Series (PAWS), faculty fellows, pack study walk-in tutoring, and the Exploratory Studies year-end banquet

Location: Owen and Tucker Residence Halls

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Global Village

The Global Village is a living and learning community for those interested in living and interacting with people from differing backgrounds, experiences, countries and viewpoints.

  • Excursions within NC, New York City & Washington D.C.
  • Room with an international student & experience their culture
  • Great opportunity for students considering studying abroad
  • Enjoy events such as Cup of Culture, where residents emerge themselves by tasting authentic cuisine and learning more about the culture from a specific area and coffee talks, dialogue around controversial issues and their global impact.

Location: Alexander Residence Hall

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Honors Village

The Honors Village allows students to enhance their personal growth, foster academic excellence, get involved with the community, and have fun at many different events. The Honors Village boasts representation from every academic college and every academic year (first year through senior).

  • Dive into culture with themed dinners and tickets to local events
  • Go beyond the classroom with book discussions, dialogue-based events, study groups, guest faculty discussions, and research speed data-ing

Location: Berry, Becton and Bagwell Residence Halls

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Impact Leadership Village

The Impact Leadership Village began in 2009 as a place for students to strengthen their leadership skills to become better leaders in today’s world. We value and recognize the importance of having different backgrounds, academic focuses and perspectives to address the many issues we face today in our communities.

  • Engage in practical application of leadership to real-world issues
  • Organize and participate in service opportunities
  • Strengthen personal & professional leadership skills
  • Visit multiple destinations including leadership retreats in NC, Philadelphia or Washington, D.C.

Location: Bowen Residence Hall

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Native Space

Students living in the Native Space community will demonstrate growth and learning along three focal points of the living experience: culture, academics and community engagement. Residents will find a deeper awareness of Native American history and drive cultural awareness through participation in Native American Heritage Month and the annual NC State Pow Wow.

  • A deeper awareness of Native American history & culture
  • Academic and professional development workshops
  • Build strong, mutually supportive relationships with fellow Native students
  • Foster mentoring relationships with staff, faculty and alumni committed to serving Native American students

Location: Wood Residence Hall

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SAY Village

The Students Advocating for Youth (SAY) Village is a community for first-year students in any academic discipline who have a passion for working with youth. Students develop one-on-one mentoring relationships with local elementary school students and learn what it means to be a youth advocate.

  • Engage in meaningful advocacy discussions with faculty
  • We host game nights, lip sync battles, dances, and dinners
  • Travel to DC for a Youth Advocacy conference
  • Mentor a local elementary student, visiting them weekly at school as well as on trips to the State Fair and Krispy Kreme

Location: Syme Residence Hall

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Scholars Village

The Scholars Village is a collaborative partnership between the University Scholars Program and University Housing. Membership in this village is one of the most important components of the University Scholars Program. Life in the Village centers around a wide range of social, cultural and educational activities, all designed to help students become informed citizens, ethical leaders and active contributors to our campus and community.

  • Engage with important contemporary issues through discussion and debate
  • Social events like our welcome dinner and end of year picnic
  • Explore Raleigh’s outdoor and green spaces on hikes & paddles
  • Cultural and outdoor exploration trips abroad
  • Impact the community through hands on service projects

Location: Sullivan Residence Hall

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S.T.A.T.E. Village

The Second Year Transitions and Transfer Experience (S.T.A.T.E.) Village provides second year and transfer students with opportunities to make the most of their NC State experience by focusing on the six core pillars essential to student success: Academic Success, Career Development, Community and Global Engagement, Diversity, Leadership and Life Skills.

  • One of two upper-class only Village experiences
  • Free trips to places like SkyZone & Durham Bulls
  • Attend faculty dinners, Crucial Conversations, Chocolate Festival, student leadership conferences and more.

Location: Wolf Village Apartments

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Wellness Village

Wood Wellness Village is open to all NC State students committed to living a balanced lifestyle. The village encourages developing and maintaining their personal overall wellness through coursework, small programs, mentorships and high impact events. Signature events include trips, FitBit challenges, and wellness workshops. Campus partners include Counseling Center, Student Health Services, University Dining, University Recreation, College of Natural Resources, and Health and Exercise Studies.

  • Presentations by partners, skill-based workshopsand local tours
  • Social activities like skating, trampoline parks, dinners & more
  • Community service with campus and local food banks and animal shelters

Location: Wood Residence Hall

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WISE Village

The Women In Science and Engineering (WISE) Village is a living and learning community created for female first-year and sophomore students majoring in science, technology, engineering and mathematics. Membership in WISE provides a powerful networking opportunity with other goal-oriented women as you pursue your STEM major.

  • 3 floors in Lee Hall with 2 private lounges & a computer lab
  • Early Fall move-in for the Summer Bridge program
  • Provides academic support through tutoring and mentoring
  • Social events including WISE Wednesdays & Women’s Speaker Series

Location: Lee Residence Hall

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WOW Village

The Women of Welch (WOW) Village enhances women’s leadership opportunities outside the classroom through empowerment, leadership development, self-awareness and diversity/social justice. WOW creates a holistic community that fosters individual women’s growth and development while challenging members to act as citizens of a global community.

  • Enjoy the comfort of a close-knit community nestled in the only all-female residence hall on campus.
  • Have fun at social community building events and attend shows, plays and dinner with faculty
  • Travel to D.C. and NYC to celebrate culture and explore networking opportunities

Location: Welch Residence Hall

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