Housing & Dining

North Carolina A&T and Greensboro, NC are great places to live and learn, with a variety of housing options.

Housing

The Department of Housing and Residence Life desires to stimulate and challenge residents to fulfill their educational goals and ambitions through quality educational, social and cultural programs, which promote community within its residence halls.

Our goal is to build a foundation of service, scholarship, and leadership as undergraduate students of the University embrace their campus living experience.

Living and Learning Communities

The Department of Housing and Residence Life strives to promote educational excellence in the Residential Community and increase the retention of North Carolina A&T students. Through strong collaborations with Academic Affairs and Student Affairs, the Aggie Living and Learning Communities enable residents to experience a more educationally enriched community, which supports students’ academic and career aspirations. Moreover, the Department of Housing and Residence Life recognizes the importance of life skills for the employability of our students.  Thus, these communities focus on a Residential Curriculum that guides students toward competencies in critical thinking and reasoning skills, social and civic responsibility, character, ethics, and communication.

A living-learning community consists of students who live in a specially-themed residence hall (or an intentionally clustered portion of the hall), and who participate in academically and intellectually engaging learning activities designed specifically for them. LLCs help students create a strong link between their lives in the residence hall and learning experiences in the classroom.  They also provide an environment that is conducive to building a strong, cohesive peer support system that serves students well throughout their academic and professional careers. Students who reside in an LLC enjoy all the same amenities as other residents, yet benefit from a unique living experience.  Some examples of current LLCs include, but are not limited to, The Honors Program, Project M.A.R.C.H. (Male Aggies Resolved to Change History), and the STEM program.  See the Department of Housing and Residence Life  for further information about these communities.

Dining

Meal plans are required for students living on-campus and there are meal packages for students living off-campus.  See the Dining website for the wide variety of meal plans offered to students.

There are numerous dining opportunities on campus and the number of vendors offering dining options on campus continues to grow.  Current popular options include:

  • Simply To Go - 1st floor Williams DINING HALL
  • Aggie Sit-In - Memorial Student Union
  • Chick-fil-A®
  • Blimpie®
  • McAlister’s Deli
  • Aggie Wings
  • Boss Webster’s - 1st Floor Williams DINING HALL
  • Starbucks Coffee
  • Pizza Hut Express
  • Power Blendz
  • CafÉ a la Cart - 2nd floor Craig Hall & GROUND Floor McNair hall (main engineering building)

Getting to Places

Campus Transportation

As a courtesy, the University’s Parking Services offers a Campus Shuttle Service. The Aggie Shuttle is on-campus transportation available for students, faculty/staff and visitors. The Aggie Shuttle operates Monday thru Friday from 7:30 a.m. to 5:45 p.m. The shuttle schedule is set for arrival every 20 minutes at designated sites (Aggie shelters, main buildings, etc.) around campus for pick-up and drop-off.

To obtain a copy of the Campus Shuttle Schedule visit the Department of Public Safety’s website or their office on-campus at 406 Laurel Street.

Public/City

As an international student or scholar you may need transportation to and from the University campus or to travel the City of Greensboro. Public transportation is service that can be used by anyone for a fare/fee. Refer to the following information, for public transportation:

Taxi Service
Daniel-Keck Taxi, 111 South Booker Street
(336) 275-6337 or (336) 272-7411
Blue-Bird Taxi, 817 Summit Avenue
(336) 272-5112
United Yellow Taxi, 501 Gorrell Street
(336) 273-9421 or (336) 273-9422

 

Bus Service

Greensboro Transit Authority (GTA) – (336) 669-7999
The GTA provides transportation to the campus and city routes throughout the City. To obtain route schedules and the cost of fares you must contact GTA.

H.E.A.T.

For A&T undergraduate students with AggieOneCards, their campus ID is now good for free rides on the Higher Education Area Transit (HEAT) and Greensboro Transportation Authority (GTA) bus systems. HEAT brings A&T into collaboration with six other area colleges and universities. HEAT operates six routes and the route that serves A&T provides service to the J. Douglas Galyon Depot, where connections can be made to the 14 GTA routes that provide passenger service to all of Greensboro.

Faculty, staff and the general public can also take advantage of the HEAT stop at Market and Laurel. One-way cash fare is $1.10.

Greyhound/Trailways Bus Line – (336) 272-8950, 234-A East Washington Street

The Greyhound Bus Line provides transportation to other cities and states. For city/state travel schedule and cost of fares contact Greyhound Bus Line. Note: Make sure to inquire about the route stops made to and from your destination point. Request the estimated arrival time to your destination.

Train Service

Amtrak Train, 2603 Oakland Avenue, (336) 855-3382 or toll-free 1-800-872-7245
Train service may vary in destination routes to city/state. The cost of fare from one train station to the other will also vary.

Airport, (336) 665-5600

The local airport for Greensboro, NC is Piedmont Triad International Airport/High Point-Greensboro. (Average taxi fare to/from airport to NCA&TSU campus is approximately $25.00).

Baggage

The University has NO provisions for storing baggage before your arrival. If you choose to have your baggage sent in advance, be sure to make arrangements to have it held by the shipping agency for pick-up by you upon arrival.