Faculty & Staff Housing

Western Carolina University operates a complex of 35 apartments. The complex is located on Long Branch Road. It has three 3-bedroom units, twenty-six 2-bedroom units and six 1-bedroom apartments.

Lease Agreement and Availability
The units are available to faculty and staff, with priority given to new faculty or staff who are moving to the community from other areas. A lease agreement is required and will be for the period of one year from move-in date and is renewable for one additional year at that time, for a maximum stay of two years. A termination notice of 30 days will be required of occupants at any time.

More specific information related to lease agreements may be obtained by contacting the Department of Residential Living at 828-227-7303.

Application, Deposit and Assignment
Application may be made with the Residential Living Office, 1st West Scott Hall. Ability to assign depends upon vacancies created by departure of tenants. You will be notified as to assignment, and upon acceptance of the assignment, a security deposit equal to one months rent is required.  In addition, first months rent (prorated to move-in date) is due at move-in. The deposit is refundable, less any damages, after the apartment is vacated.

Utilities are not included and it is the responsibility of the lessee to have those services in place prior to moving into the unit.  Please contact the Department of Residential Living at 828-227-7303 for more information.

Apartments are total electric.

Keys will not be issued until utility services have been established.

All 2-bedroom and 3-bedroom units include washer and dryer hookups for laundry.

The University provides a stove and refrigerator for each unit. Otherwise, the apartments are unfurnished. Installation of air conditioning units is prohibited.

The U.S. Postal Service does not provide mail delivery to any rental units. The lessee must maintain a post office box at the Cullowhee Post Office.  All tenants must provide Residential Living with a mailing address and phone number.

No pets are allowed.

Activities or loud parties which create disturbances that may annoy or discomfort other residents will not be permitted.

Shipments of personal belongings to the University prior to your arrival cannot be accepted.

Rent for any permanent employee of the University will be deducted through payroll deduction.

For more information regarding faculty/staff housing, please contact the Department of Residential Living at 828-227-7303.


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