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 Tucker Hall.  Mark your calendar for Summer Start housing Move-In on Wednesday, June 20, 2018 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. The housing application for Summer Start is now available via MyPack Portal.

Same-sex roommates will be assigned. Several dining facilities are located within walking distance of Tucker 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 (August 1 through August 17) is not covered by their housing agreement.  To assist residents during that gap, University Housing offers three options for students with Fall 2018 housing assignments on campus. 

Please review the following options, then fill out this survey by 5:00 pm on Friday, July 20, to indicate which option you would like to use.

Option 1: Check Out 

You can move out when Summer Session II ends on August 1.  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 August 1 and move in to their Fall housing assignment beginning  Friday, August 17.

Option 2: Drop and Go

You can move your personal items into your Fall 2018 assignment but not check in and stay in your Fall 2018 assignment until Friday, August 17.  The cost for Drop and Go is $50.  Please note that with this option, you will not have access to your belongings between August 1 and August 17.  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 is $250.  With this option, you will remain in your current Summer II assignment until Sunday, August 5 from 1:00-4:00 pm, at which time you will move in to your Fall assignment.  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.

During summer sessions, University Dining offers three options at various price points for meal plans:

  • 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.

Click here to sign up for a summer meal plan.