Residence Halls

Our residence hall system is comprised of fourteen (14) buildings, each with its own special appeal. The communities within each residence hall depend greatly on the student population within the building, and amenities in the buildings vary as well. Please note that there is no smoking in any building on campus.

Albright/Benton Halls

Albright/Benton Halls

Although Albright and Benton are two separate residence halls, they are joined by a common lobby. Each of the two residence halls accommodates 200 students. Each floor houses 50 residents who share two large bathroom suites with individual showers and restroom facilities. Various programs and activities are held in the common lobby.  Additionally, there is a great outdoor area behind the building which is used for grilling, concerts and sports activities.

Hall features: Main lobby with large TV; study area in each hall; pool table; laundry room; vending machines, nearby basketball court.

Room features: Two loftable XL twin beds; two wardrobes; two desks; two desk chairs; two Ethernet ports with high speed Internet connection; one cable TV jack; horizontal blinds.

Balsam Hall

Balsam and Blue Ridge HallsBalsam Hall is home to approximately 426 men and women.  Members of the Honors College and Teaching Fellows reside in Balsam and hold many activities in the common areas of the hall.  Balsam Hall is air conditioned and consists of both private and double rooms which are arranged suite-style. Occupants of private rooms share a bath with one other private room resident, while each double room has its own bath. Residents of each floor can take advantage of a common living area and kitchen.

Hall features: Air conditioned; co-ed; private and double rooms; four floors; 24-hour visitation; seven study lounges; seven public kitchen lounge areas; laundry room; vending room.

Room features:  Private Rooms – One loftable XL twin bed; one combination moveable wardrobe/dresser; one moveable desk; one desk chair; one Ethernet port with high speed Internet connection; one cable TV jack; horizontal blinds.  Double Rooms – Two loftable XL twin beds; two moveable combination wardrobes/dressers; two moveable desks; two desk chairs; two Ethernet ports with high speed Internet connection; one cable TV jack; horizontal blinds.

Blue Ridge Hall

Blue Ridge HallBlue Ridge Hall is home to approximately 376 men and women. Blue Ridge Hall is air conditioned and consists of both private and double rooms which are arranged suite-style. Occupants of private rooms share a bath with one other private room resident, while each double room has its own bath. Residents of each floor can take advantage of a common living area and kitchen.

Hall features: Air conditioned; co-ed; private and double rooms; four floors; 24-hour visitation; seven study lounges; seven public kitchen lounge areas; laundry room; vending room.

Room features:  Private Rooms – One loftable XL twin bed; one combination moveable wardrobe/dresser; one moveable desk; one desk chair; one Ethernet port with high speed Internet connection; one cable TV jack; horizontal blinds.  Double Rooms – Two loftable XL twin beds; two moveable combination wardrobes/dressers; two moveable desks; two desk chairs; two Ethernet ports with high speed Internet connection; one cable TV jack; horizontal blinds.

Buchanan Hall

Buchanan HallHome to approximately 200 men and women, Buchanan consists of four floors housing upper class students. Thirty students reside on each of the seven wings. Each wing has a large bathroom suite. Buchanan is located on the scenic, historic hill section of campus.

Hall features: Main lobby with large TV; study lounge; piano; laundry room; vending machines; pool table; sand volleyball court nearby.

Room features: Two loftable XL twin beds; one five-drawer chest; two movable wardrobes; two desks; two desk chairs; two Ethernet ports with high speed Internet connection; one cable TV jack.

Central Drive Hall

Central Dive HallLocated across from Harrill Hall, Central Drive consists of four floors and sits uniquely terraced into the hillside landscape. Of the 300 men and women in residence, approximately 70% reside in private rooms. Arranged in suite-style configuration, each single-gender suite consists of either four private rooms or two private rooms and one double room, as well as a shared bath and living area. The common living area is furnished with a couch, loveseat, television stand, and small lamp table. Central Drive is air conditioned, has a large multipurpose room, two seminar rooms which are used for programs and other functions, and allows for 24-hour visitation with the roommate’s agreement.

Hall features:  Air conditioned; co-ed; large multipurpose room; four study lounges; laundry room; vending room; private and double rooms; suite style; 24-hour visitation

Room features:  Private rooms – One loftable XL twin bed; one moveable desk; one desk chair; one moveable dresser; one closet; one Ethernet port with high speed Internet connection; one cable TV jack; horizontal blinds.  Double rooms – Two loftable XL twin beds; two moveable dressers; two closets; two moveable desks; two desk chairs; two Ethernet ports with high speed Internet connection; one cable TV jack; horizontal blinds.

Harrill Hall

Harrill HallOriginally built in 1971, Harrill Hall underwent a major renovation during the 2011-2012 school year. This renovation established modern suites of rooms for 354 men and women, with one bath shared between every two rooms and a sink located in each room. Kitchenettes and living and gathering spaces were created on each floor, as well as a 6,000-square-foot addition featuring an upscale meeting venue.

Of special note, the renovation afforded an energy efficient building with such features as a geothermal heating and air-conditioning system that harnesses the earth’s energy by transferring heat absorbed by the earth via geothermal wells to heat the building, heat water for showers and power the air-conditioning system. Additionally, a basketball court behind the building is available for student use.

Hall features: Co-ed (single-gender by suite); main lobby with large TV; study lounge, suite-style arrangement; laundry room; vending machines; pool table.

Room features: Two loftable XL twin beds; two moveable combination wardrobes/dressers; two moveable desks; two desk chairs; two Ethernet ports with high speed Internet connection; one cable TV jack; horizontal blinds.

Madison Hall

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On the hill in the historic area of campus, Madison Hall houses graduate students.  Each air-conditioned room accommodates one or two students with a private bath.  

Hall features:  Air conditioned; co-ed; four floors; main lobby with large TV; laundry room; vending machines; 24-hour visitation permitted with roommate agreement; 24-hour quiet hall.

Room features:  Two loftable XL twin beds; two moveable dressers; two closets; two desks; two desk chairs; in double rooms. One queen bed; one moveable dresser; one closet; one desk and one chair in private rooms. Ethernet ports with high speed Internet connection; one cable TV jack; horizontal blinds in all rooms.

Noble Hall

Noble HallThe newest building on campus is centrally located on one of the most active corners on campus.

Hall features: Air conditioned; co-ed; private and double rooms; five floors; large multipurpose room; study lounges; laundry room; vending room.

Room features:  Private Rooms – One loftable XL twin bed; one combination moveable wardrobe/dresser; one moveable desk; one desk chair; one Ethernet port with high speed Internet connection; one cable TV jack; horizontal blinds.  Double Rooms – Two loftable XL twin beds; two moveable combination wardrobes/dressers; two moveable desks; two desk chairs; two Ethernet ports with high speed Internet connection; one cable TV jack; horizontal blinds. Most rooms have a private bath or share with only one other suite mate.

Norton Road Hall

Norton Road HallHome to approximately 290 men and women, Norton Road Hall is air conditioned and consists of both private and double rooms which are arranged suite-style. Occupants of private rooms share a bath with one other private room resident, while each double room has its own bath. Residents of each wing can take advantage of a common living area and kitchen.

Hall features: Air conditioned; co-ed; private and double rooms; four floors; 24-hour visitation; large multipurpose room; eight study lounges; eight public kitchen lounge areas; laundry room; vending room.

Room features:  Private Rooms – One loftable XL twin bed; one combination moveable wardrobe/dresser; one moveable desk; one desk chair; one Ethernet port with high speed Internet connection; one cable TV jack; horizontal blinds.  Double Rooms – Two loftable XL twin beds; two moveable combination wardrobes/dressers; two moveable desks; two desk chairs; two Ethernet ports with high speed Internet connection; one cable TV jack; horizontal blinds.

Reynolds Hall

Reynolds HallPerched atop the hill in the historic area of campus, Reynolds Hall is home to approximately 280 men and women.  Each air-conditioned room accommodates two students who share a bath with the same gender room next door.  A popular sand volleyball pit is nearby. 

Hall features:  Air conditioned; co-ed; three floors; main lobby with large TV; suite-style bathrooms; study lounge; pool table; laundry room; vending machines; sand volleyball court nearby; 24-hour visitation permitted with roommate agreement.

Room features:  Two loftable XL twin beds; two moveable dressers; two closets; two desks; two desk chairs; one wall-mounted sink; one wall-mounted mirror; two Ethernet ports with high speed Internet connection; one cable TV jack; horizontal blinds.

Robertson Hall

Robertson HallRobertson Hall is comprised of furnished double rooms and serves only undergraduate men and women.   Each room houses two students and provides a private bath and kitchenette. Laundry facilities are located on ground floor with a popular volleyball court located across the drive at Reynolds Hall.

Hall features: Apartments; 24-hour visitation; three floors; laundry room; vending machines.

Double Efficiency features:  Two loftable XL twin beds; set of drawers and shelves; walk-through closet with moveable dresser; kitchen with stove and full-size refrigerator; small dining table with two chairs; one desk and desk chair; love seat and chair; bathroom with full-size tub/shower combination; Ethernet port with high speed internet connection.

Scott Hall

Scott HallHome to Western Carolina PEAKS and capable of accommodating 700 freshman men and women, Scott Hall is the largest residence hall on campus. Each of its nine floors is equipped with four large bathroom suites, a study, and a kitchenette. 

Hall features: Co-ed; main lobby with large TV; four large community baths on each floor (2 per wing) with individual showers; study lounge; pool table; laundry room; vending machines.

Room features: Two loftable XL twin beds; two built-in closets; one fixed dresser; two desks; two desk chairs; one wall-mounted mirror; two Ethernet ports with high speed Internet connection; one cable TV jack; horizontal blinds.

Walker Hall

Walker HallHome to Western Carolina PEAKS and accommodating approximately 400 men and women, Walker Hall is one of three nine-floor high-rise residence halls on campus. Students enjoy suite-style living, where four double rooms of the same gender share a bath. Walker is located near the main entrance to campus, adjacent to Scott Hall.

Hall features: Co-ed (single-gender by suite); main lobby with large TV; study lounge, suite-style arrangement; laundry room; vending machines.

Room features: Two bunkable twin beds; two desks; two desk chairs; two closets; two wall-mounted mirrors; two Ethernet ports with high speed Internet connection; one cable TV jack; horizontal blinds.

The Village

The VillageHome to WCU’s residential Greek organizations and themed communities, the Village accommodates approximately 250 men and women. Comprised of six buildings, the Village is arranged into several single-gender “houses”, as well as a few co-ed "houses."  Rooms are double occupancy and each has a private bath and is air conditioned. The Commons Building has meeting rooms as well as vending and laundry facilities for use by Village residents. Volleyball and basketball courts are available for recreational activities.

Hall features: Co-ed; air conditioned; full kitchens with all appliances; common living space with cable TV in each house; Commons Building with meeting space, laundry, and vending facilities; 24-hour visitation.

Room features: Two loftable XL twin beds; two moveable dressers; two moveable wardrobes; two moveable desks; two desk chairs; two Ethernet ports with high speed Internet connection; two cable TV jacks; horizontal blinds.

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