NC State Reducing Campus Housing
Although NC State hoped and strived to keep residence halls open and safe to best serve our students in the fall semester, the rapid spread and increasing rate of positive COVID-19 cases among the campus community made our situation untenable.
Therefore, NC State students who occupy university housing are instructed to schedule a time to move out of on-campus residences, unless an exception is granted. We made this decision with the health and safety of our students, faculty and staff as our top priority.
To help ensure physical distancing, move-out will occur over an 11-day period, by appointment, beginning Thursday, Aug. 27, and ending Sunday, Sept. 6. University Housing has provided more specific information here. Residents of Greek Village will be provided separate information from the Office of Fraternity and Sorority Life.
Students will receive prorated refunds for unused portions of housing and dining for the fall semester. Students currently in on-campus quarantine or isolation must be cleared by Student Health Services before moving out.
Current residents can apply for waivers to remain in on-campus housing for a number of reasons, but our goal is to reduce the on-campus population significantly.
Campus will remain open, and facilities such as NC State University Libraries, Talley Student Union and limited Dining options will be open to support the campus community. Student Health Services, the Counseling Center, and Wellness and Recreation will continue to provide services, some on-site and others online. Check websites for specific hours and operational information.
The university will also continue with its testing and contact tracing program and will isolate and quarantine individuals who either test positive or who have come into contact with someone who has tested positive.
We’re hopeful that by reducing our on-campus population, we can keep our community safe and slow the spread of this relentless virus. The vital work of the university will continue — to educate, to conduct groundbreaking research and to contribute to our world in meaningful ways.
This information is subject to change. Last updated: Aug. 26, 2020.
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