On-Campus Housing for International Undergraduate Students

As a first year international undergraduate student, you get to live on campus! There are many advantages to living on campus during your first year, such as greater proximity to academic and wellness resources, student organizations and activities, dining halls, and more!  We recognize that the concept of living on-campus or living in a campus community may be unfamiliar to new international students. This webpage includes some common terms used for campus living as well as information that will assist you in choosing on campus housing that best fits your needs.  Please keep in mind  that you should submit your housing application as soon as possible as housing assignments are made on a first come, first served basis. Instructions can be found on University Housing’s website.

There are some important things to consider when choosing the housing option that is best for you:

  • Type of Residence (Residence Hall or Apartment)
  • Preferred Number of Roommates
  • Location (proximity to classes, campus events, resource offices, and bus stops)
  • Programs Offered (such as Living Learning Villages)
  • Break Housing during Holidays and University Closings

Type of Residence

There are three options for the type of living arrangement or community at NC State:

  • Residence Halls: Residence halls are fully furnished student housing buildings owned by the university. NC State has 20 residence halls located throughout campus with an array of amenities and floor plans. More details about each of the different residence halls can be found on University Housing’s website. Rooms in residence halls are shared (you will have a roommate of the same sex). Halls come in a variety of different living arrangements.  You will need to decide which of these living arrangements is preferable to you.
  • Living and Learning Villages: Living and Learning Villages are close-knit communities built around common interests that engage students both inside and outside the classroom. There are 16 different villages with different themes, ranging from personal wellness to global learning.  Depending on where the village is located, the living arrangements could be either hall-style, suite-style, hotel-style, or apartment-style. Most Villages are located in residence halls.  Note: The S.T.A.T.E Village located in the Wolf Village Apartments is reserved for second year or transfer students only.  Read more about Living and Learning Villages on University Housing’s website.
  • Apartments: On-campus apartments are available at Wolf Village. Each apartment is fully furnished with four individual bedrooms and a shared kitchen/living room. Read more about Wolf Village Apartments here.

Here are some points to consider when making your decision on where to live your first year:

Living Environment and Location on Campus

Type of Residence Housing
Location Optional Living & Learning Villages  School
Residence Hall – Hall-Style:
All rooms are open to an interior hallway. Halls can be either co-ed or all male/female.
Alexander Hall
Bagwell Hall
Becton Hall
Berry Hall
Gold Hall
Owen Hall
Syme Hall
Tucker Hall
Turlington Hall
Welch Hall
Residence halls are spread throughout campus. Many are close to the Talley Student Union or dining halls. Arts Village (Turlington)
Exploratory Studies Village
(Owen & Tucker)
Global Village (Alexander)
Honors Village (Berry, Becton,
& Bagwell)
SAY Village (Syme)
WOW Village (Welch)
Residence Hall – Suite-Style:
A suite of four rooms lies off an interior hallway. Suites are either all male or all female and you will share a bedroom with a roommate and a bathroom with your suite.
Bowen Hall
Bragaw Hall
Carroll Hall
Lee Hall
Metcalf Hall
Sullivan Hall
Watauga Hall
Wood Hall
Residence halls are spread throughout campus. Many are close to the Talley Student Union or dining halls. Eco Village (Bragaw)
Engineering Village (Metcalf)
Impact Leadership Village (Bowen)
Native Space Village (Wood)
Scholars Village (Sullivan)
Wellness Village (Wood)
WISE Village (Lee)
Residence Hall – Hotel-Style:
All rooms open up to the outside. In this residence hall style, you will probably share a bedroom and bathroom with a roommate.
Avent Ferry
North Hall
Residence halls are spread throughout campus. Many are close to the Talley Student Union or dining halls. Black Male Initiative Village
(Avent Ferry Complex)
Apartments: Offer more privacy, as residents have their own bedroom. Each apartment has four bedrooms and a shared full kitchen/living room. Although students have access to kitchens, first-year students are required to purchase a campus meal plan. Wolf Village
Wolf Village is located at the corner of Western Boulevard and Gorman Street. The apartment complex is farther away from the center of campus, but it is located on a bus route.   S.T.A.T.E. Village
(Wolf Village)



Many residence halls and apartments will require you to have a roommate.  University Housing will find a roommate for you using a roommate questionnaire. 

Break Housing

At NC State, residence halls close for certain university breaks when classes are not in session.  Official 2018-2019 residence hall closure dates have not yet been published by University Housing.  Please check back for more details once those dates are made available.  Apartment style facilities will not close during break periods.

Students living in residence halls will need to make arrangements for a place to stay during the listed school breaks.  Some students choose to travel home during breaks. Other students stay with friends or family members, participate in campus-organized trips, travel independently, or rent guests rooms on campus.   Please note that availability for campus break housing is not guaranteed and there is an additional estimated cost of $26-28/night for use of break housing. Break housing is not provided in the student’s original assigned room, but in a different guest room/building. 

Submit your Housing Application now!

University Housing is currently accepting housing applications for the Fall 2018 semester.  It is recommended that you submit your application as soon as possible so that you are given preference for your top housing choices.  You can apply for housing before you pay your enrollment deposit, so apply for housing today!

Please note: If you want to live in a Living & Learning Village, you will need to submit a Village application after submitting your housing application.

Housing application information can be found on the University Housing website.