Nearly 5,700 students descended upon NC State for the annual Move-In weekend August 16-19. Of those students, more than 3,200 moved to campus for the first time as freshmen. University Housing, Greek Life and other campus organizations helped students from across North Carolina and around the country move into 20 residence halls and four on-campus apartments.
With the threat of rain looming throughout the weekend, many families moved their students into their on-campus homes early on Friday, Aug. 16, while the clouds were still at bay. The cooler temperatures provided a comfortable weekend, a sharp contrast to past move-ins marked by the sweltering, triple-digit August heat. More than 75 percent of this year’s freshman class chose to live in a residence hall. Many upper-class students also returned to campus for their second, third, fourth or fifth year of on-campus living. Of the 9,300 residential spaces available to students, 96 percent of spaces are currently occupied.
Many students moving to NC State will participate in a Living and Learning Village this year. University Housing has 13 villages for students to choose from, including three new villages: Wood Wellness Village, EcoVillage and Engineering Village. This year, more than 29 percent of students living on campus are participating in a village community. During the past 10 years, more than 15,100 students have resided in a Living and Learning Village.
“I knew I wanted to join a Village,” said Kevin Martin, a freshman from Wake Forest, N.C. “I really liked the description of the Wellness Village, so I joined this one.” Annie Holmquist, a freshman from Oregon joined the Wood Wellness Village because, “I’m really into wellness, nutrition and working out. I wanted to join a community that would support me.”
As students, parents and other family members lugged bags of clothes and trunks of trinkets, they shared a mix of emotions. The anxious anticipation of the upcoming semester was palpable as boxes were unloaded and beds lofted. “I’m a bit nervous about it all,” said Katie Tulis, a freshman from Garner, N.C. “I’m also excited to be here.”
Students still looking for a place to live this year may still apply to live on campus. Submit a Housing Application through MyPack Portal. Applications are processed on a first-come, first-served basis, so apply as soon as possible. Still have questions? Check out our FAQs. Assignments staff members are also available at the Housing office, 1112 Pullen Hall, from 8:00 am - 5 pm (Monday - Friday). Students may also call (919) 515-2440 or email University Housing with questions.