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Norton Residence Hall


Norton Road Hall opened in 2005.  It is named after the road it is located on, WCU Norton Road.  The road is named WCU Norton Road to distinguish itself from Norton Road located in Cashiers, North Carolina.

Opened: 2005
Who Lives Here:
  All classifications of students - Freshmen, Sophomore, Junior, Senior, Graduate.
Number of residents:  290
Number of floors:  4
Elevator:  Yes
Airconditioned:  Yes
Room Types:  Double occupancy rooms with en suite bathrooms and private rooms adjoined by a bathroom.
Bathrooms: Located within the room or suite. 
Gender:  Single gender rooms/suites with men and women living on the same floor.
Laundry room:  first floor.
Kitchens: every floor.
Study Lounges:  every floor.
Location on campus:  Lower campus
Parking:  Norton Lot (Lot 27A) immediately adjacent to the building; Lots 27B, 27C and 27C adjacent as well.  (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:  

  • Multipurpose room on the first floor.
  • Swinging benches on the back patio.
  • Grills and picnic tables on the back patio.
  • Disc Golf Course nearby.
  • Located .4 miles 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 Norton Road 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 14' x 17'
Approximately 238 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 three drawers (2 per room)

Private rooms in Norton Road 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.

Approximately 9'6" x 14'6"
Approximately 126 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 three 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

A view of Norton Residence Hall in Fall with three diverse students walking


Two female students in their room in Norton Hall.


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