Apply for a Village

This information is for newly-admitted freshmen and transfer students for the Fall 2019 academic year, study abroad, and co-op students returning to University Housing for Fall 2019 enrollment.

Joining a Living and Learning Village at NC State is very easy. There is no additional charge to participate in a Living and Learning Village. Explore the Village options to find your community.

Submit a University Housing/Village Application

  • The University Housing/Village application opens February 21, 2019.
  • Villages fill on a first come, first served basis, so apply early!
  • Students may apply to multiple villages by indicating their preference order on the application.
  • If your preferred village has space and approves your application, you will be part of the village.  You can change your preferences at any time.
  • You may complete a University Housing/Village application before committing to NC State. There is no fee to apply and if you decide not to attend NC State, there is no fee to cancel.
  • Villages approve applicants on a rolling basis; however, you will not be assigned to a village space until after Advanced Enrollment Deposits (AED)are paid on May 1st.  Villages communicate with students once the village application is reviewed to let them know their status. Communications are sent on a rolling basis. If a student receives an approval message from a village, it means the student is guaranteed a space provided the Advanced Enrollment Deposit is paid.
  • Housing assignments are released in mid-June.

WATCH THIS VIDEO:  How to complete the Housing and Village Application

Preferred Roommates

Villages are extremely popular. To meet demand and maximize the impact of the village curriculum, all preferred roommates must also apply and be accepted to the village. 

  • Albright Entrepreneurship Village
    • Accepts preferred roommates who are not members of the Village.
  • Exploratory Studies Village
    • Both students must be part of the Exploratory Studies Village to be paired roommates.
    • Students accepted to the Exploratory Studies program must live in Tucker, Owen or Bowen (4th 5th, and 6th floors). Students accepted into Exploratory Studies Village can receive an exemption from living in Tucker, Owen or Bowen Halls–if and only if–they are accepted into another village.

Linked Courses

Important to note, linked courses are required unless you receive an exemption from the village.

Frequently Asked Questions


Village application opens with the University Housing application on February 21, 2019

Village applications close based on space availability, but typically around April 15, 2019

As long as both students have applied and are approved/accepted to participate in a village, they can be preferred roommates.

Yes. The Housing/Village application has a process that assists in the process of pairing roommates based on a list of preference questions that you answer when completing the University Housing application.

Village application opens with the University Housing application on February 21, 2019

Village staff review all applicants in the order in which they were received. As soon as a decision is made, the village staff will email the student to let them know. Assignments are not final until after the Advance Enrollment Deposit has been paid to the University Cashier’s Office.

Students approved for a village will receive a housing assignment in mid-June.

You can always change or remove your village preferences by navigating to the Housing/Village application and removing the check in the box that asks if you want to participate in a village at the bottom of the “Student Profile” screen.

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