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Noble Residence Hall


Noble Hall is built on the site where several businesses were damaged in a fire in November of 2013.  It was intentionally built as a mixed use facility to provide a new home to business like those that were displaced due to the fire.  It is named in honor of the "Noble Nine" - the trustees of Cullowhee High School, chartered in 1891.  The Noble Nine supported Western Carolina University's founder, Robert Lee Madison, in the development of the "Cullowhee Idea."

Opened:  August 2016
Who Lives Here:
 All classifications of students - Freshmen, Sophmore, Junior, Senior, Graduate.
Number of residents:  419
Number of floors:  5
Elevator:  Yes
Airconditioned:  Yes
Room Types:  Double occupancy rooms with en suite bathrooms, private rooms adjoined by a bathroom and private rooms with private bathrooms.
Bathrooms: Located within the room or suite.
Gender:  Single gender rooms/suites with men and women living on the same floor.
Laundry rooms:  two on 3rd floor.
Kitchens: 2nd and 4th floor (two per floor).
Study Lounges:  every floor.
Location on campus:  Central / Uppercampus
Parking:  Harrill-Benton Lot (Lot 63A), .3 mile walk; Harrill South Lot (Lot 62), .4 mile walk.  (Provided for informational purposes only.  On-campus parking requires the purchase of a permit and eligibility to park in various lots is determined by the type of permit for which a student is eligible.  In addition, purchase of a permit does not guarantee parking in any particular parking spot or lot.)
Notable features:  

  • First floor is home to businesses including Brown Hall Convenience Store, Chili's restaurant, Innovation Brewing, and a Subway Sandwhich Shop.
  • Located around the corner (.2 mile walk) from Brown Hall - home to The Lodge at Brown Hall, 1889 Bistro, Blue Ridge Burger and Starbucks at Brown Hall.
  • Located up the hill (.2 mile walk) from Courtyard Dining Hall - home to BellaSui, Catamount Cafe, Chick-fil-A, Freshens, Moe's Southwestern Grill, Panda Express, Papa John's, Starbucks @ Courtyard, and Which Wich Superior Sandwhiches.

Double rooms in Noble Hall have an en suite bathroom for the students residing in that room.  The sink is located in the room.  Note that there are two sets of furniture in the double room - one set for each resident.

Approximately 12' x 23'
Approximately 276 square feet

Room Amenities
Bathroom sink and mirror in the room
Ethernet Port (2 per room)
Movable furniture
Window Blinds

XL Loftable bed (2 per room)
XL Twin Mattress (2 per room)
Desk (2 per room)
Desk Chair (2 per room)
Wardrobe with two drawers (2 per room)

Private rooms in Noble Hall adjoin a second private room via the bathroom.  Students in private rooms share a toilet and shower with the student in the adjoining private room.  A sink is located in the room.  There are a limited number of private rooms with private bathrooms in Noble Hall.

Approximately 12' x 16'
Approximately 192 square feet

Room Amenities
Bathroom sink and mirror in the room
Ethernet Port
Movable furniture
Window Blinds

XL Loftable bed
XL Twin Mattress
Desk Chair
Wardrobe with two drawers

All residence halls at Western Carolina University feature the following amenities:

  • Wireless internet access throughout the building
  • Exterior door access controlled by Cat Card (student ID)
  • Non-smoking building with 50 foot non-smoking perimeter 
  • Resident Assistant staff
  • Professional staff on call 24 hours a day

Harrill Residents socializing in their room with two beds in view.


A view of Harrill Residence Hall from Central Drive


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