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Residential Living

University Life at its Fullest

Students spending time, hanging out together in the common area of a Residence Hall


While college is first an academic experience, it’s also a social experience since you’re making a new home and meeting new people—and Western Carolina University's residential communities are a great place to start.

We provide clean, safe, and healthy living environments that enhance and support the educational mission, goals, and creed of the WCU.

We strive to create living and learning communities where students feel valued as individuals and where diversity and fellowship with others can be celebrated. While maintaining a high level of quality service, we also encourage and provide opportunities for personal growth and development of character, leadership, honesty, respect, and pride.

Campus life is greatly enhanced by the comforts, conveniences, and experiences that living in a residence hall provides. Studies of college and university students across the country have shown that students who live on campus have higher graduation rates, higher GPAs, and report a greater satisfaction with their collegiate experience.                                                   

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About Residential Living

A Supportive Community

Students from "the Ripple Effect" learning community performing community service in the Cullowhee Community Garden


Living in the residence halls is an integral part of your college career. On-campus living provides students greater opportunities to become involved with the university, to meet and develop relationships with a greater variety of people, and to participate in a living experience that is unique to university life.

Take advantage of the various activities offered to students both in the residence halls and around campus. Explore our residential communities.


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