Summer Start Housing & Dining

Housing During Summer Start

Living on campus is an essential part of students’ transitions to college, and NC State requires all first-year students to live in University Housing.  As such, all first-year students participating in Summer Start are required to live on-campus during the summer as well. Exemptions from the live on requirement may be available.  Learn more about NC State’s first year requirement and possible exemptions here.

On-campus housing for Summer Start will be in the heart of campus in Owen Hall.  Mark your calendar for Summer Start housing Move-In on Wednesday, June 19, 2019 from 9:00am to 2:00pm! More information about Move-In will come in late-May.

Note: The application for summer housing will be separate from your fall semester housing request and the housing application for Summer Start will be available via MyPack Portal in May 2019.

Same-sex roommates will be assigned. Several dining facilities are located within walking distance of Owen Hall. Meal plans are available in varying levels and are listed as part of the program costs.

Participants are also provided access to all the amenities they will have in the fall semester. The Student Health Center, Carmichael Gymnasium, and the NCSU Libraries are all operational during the summer.

Interim Housing Option Post-Summer Start

For students living on campus for Summer Start, the period between Summer Session II and the Fall semester (July 31 through August 16) is not covered by their housing agreement.  To assist residents during that gap, University Housing usually offers three options for students with fall housing assignments on campus. 

The following options may be available to students; however, University Housing will not know what is available until July due to summer construction projects and camps occurring on campus during the summer.

Option 1: Check Out 

You can move out when Summer Session II.  This means removing all personal items from your Summer II housing assignment and turning in the key.  Students that are moving out should plan to check out by 12:00 noon on July 31 and move in to their Fall housing assignment beginning  Friday, August 16.

Option 2: Drop and Go

You can move your personal items into your Fall 2019 assignment but not check in and stay in your Fall 2019 assignment until Friday, August 16.  The cost for Drop and Go last summer was $50.  Please note that with this option, you will not have access to your belongings between July 31 and August 16.  Some buildings may not be able to accommodate the Drop and Go option based on summer construction/renovation projects.  More information about building readiness and move dates will be sent to students requesting Drop and Go once University Housing has a sense of demand for this option. 

Option 3: Transition Housing

You can move directly from your Summer II assignment to your Fall assignment without a gap during the transition.  The cost for transition housing last summer was $250. Please note that some buildings may not be able to accommodate the transition housing based on summer construction/renovation projects.  More information about building readiness and transition dates will be sent to student requesting transition housing once University Housing has a sense of the demand for this option.

Meal Plans for Summer

Students living on campus during Summer Start will be required to purchase a meal plan through University Dining, but students living off campus are also invited to purchase a meal plan as well.

University Dining’s three meal plan options and costs for 2019 are listed below:

  • 12 Meals Per Week + 50 Dining Dollars ($515)
  • 40 Meals During Summer Start + 50 Dining Dollars ($400)
  • Commuter/Apartment: 250 Dining Dollars Only ($250)
  • Note: The Commuter/Apartment plan is only available for students living in Wolf Village, Wolf Ridge apartments, or off-campus.

Students are able to purchase the meal plan option that best meets their needs during Summer Start. For more information on the meal plan options and tips in selecting the right meal plan, please visit the University Dining website.