On-campus living provides you with opportunities to enhance your classroom experiences and develop new networks of friends. The people you meet in your residence hall could easily become your future business partners, colleagues, or friends for life.
Through life in the residence hall, you can learn to appreciate the value of differences and foster a deep respect for learning. Living in a residence hall can help you reach your full potential as an individual and as an engaged member of society.
Below you'll find some helpful information while living on campus:
To view your housing information, please sign into the Residential Living Portal.
While living on-campus in a Residence Hall all of your mail will be delivered to the Student Mail Center located on the second floor of the University Center. Mail is delivered to each resident's mailbox before the end of the day.
Your new address will be:
Western Carolina University
245 Memorial Dr.
Cullowhee, NC 28723
If you have questions or a problem with your mail, you can speak to someone in person at the Student Mail Center Monday-Friday 10:30am-5pm or call 828.227.3241 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Please note: If any part of your address is wrong, your mail will take longer to reach you. Students will receive email notifications to their Catamount email for any packages received at the Student Mail Center. Students are responsible for checking their Catamount email account regularly.
Most students who live in our residence halls will have a roommate. Sharing a room with another person is similar to any other relationship; to be successful it requires openness, flexibility, and respect. Right from the beginning, it is very important to communicate openly with your roommate.
Learning to live with another person, to acknowledge and respect each others differences, and to allow one another the space to grow are some of the most valuable parts of the residential experience.
Your enjoyment of campus life will depend, to a great extent, on the thoughtful consideration you demonstrate for your roommate and your neighbors.
Prior to move in, talk to your roommate:
As a new student, we highly recommend that you and your roommate complete a Roommate Agreement form soon after your arrival to campus. We encourage all residents to take this seriously, as it lays the foundations and groundwork for boundaries within your living space. It also assists you in discussing concepts that you may not have thought about prior to coming to college and sharing a room.
Basic responsibilities and rights of students living on campus: