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Honors Village

Who We Are

The Honors Village is a dynamic living and learning community that enhances the intellectual exploration and personal development of its residents. The Honors Village offers students a wide range of educational opportunities that ease the transition to honors in college and help students make connections with their peers, NC State, and the world around them.

There is no additional cost on top of a student’s general Housing expenses to participate in a village at NC State, but you get so much more from your on-campus housing and University Honors Program experiences by living in the Honors Village!

The Village offers support staff in the form of a full-time director with research and faculty experience, a graduate assistant, student peer mentors, and a faculty Scholar-in-Residence living in Bagwell Hall. The Honors Village is not simply a place where you live, but a space where students, faculty, and staff co-create a transformational learning experience and a community that shares similar values and priorities. Each semester Honors Villagers can participate in a variety of activities and initiatives that complements the University Honors Program, promotes exploration, and builds community.

If you have any questions, contact Dr. O’Leary, Director of the Honors Village at For general information on the NC State Housing process and timelines, including Village applications, visit:

Note: Students are encouraged to apply to the Honors Village as soon as they are accepted at NC State, and can apply even before being accepted into the University Honors Program.

Village Benefits: What You Get

Students have a lot of options for on-campus housing at NC State. We strongly encourage you to join the Honors Village community to have the most immersive Honors Program experience! Here are just a few reasons why we think you should apply to live in the Honors Village:

> Participate in a community that revolves around student-centered engagement and diversity of perspectives and majors while earning High Impact Experience credit (credit towards the UHP requirements)  

> Attend your interdisciplinary Honors seminars without leaving the residence halls

> Close proximity to the University Honors program staff and advisors

> Explore research almost as soon as you arrive on campus with the Village-only Springboard into Research Course, Fall Symposium, and Rooted in Raleigh, an early-arrival research and exploration boot camp for a cohort of new villagers

> Meet other Honors students and get prepared for classes with our annual Kickstart! move-in weekend events

> Priority registration for UHP trips to places like New York, Paris, Seattle, and more

> Unique-to-the-Village signature events like the 20 hour MetaSkill Challenge, Scholar-in-Residence-led creative writing group, and Village-only trips to D.C. and Atlanta

> Access to classroom spaces, a computer lab, outdoor volleyball court, and many other indoor and outdoor study and community spaces


Each year, the Honors Village selects a faculty member to serve as the Scholar-in-Residence (SIR) to connect students and faculty more closely outside the classroom. The SIR serves as a role model for village students as they develop as young professionals and researchers while also adding additional expertise in their area of scholarship.

For the 2022-2023 academic year, the Scholar-in-Residence is Chelsea Krieg, a Lecturer and Creative Writing Academic Advisor in the English Department. Chelsea received an undergraduate degree in English from the University of Mary Washington in Virginia and an MFA in poetry from NC State. Go Pack! Her teaching interests are in composition (predominately first-year writing) and creative writing, and she loves working with students at all levels of writing craft. Before she began her career as an educator, she worked as a technical writer in the medical industry, a field in which she regularly freelances. Her poetry often examines her personal connections to motherhood and caregiving as well as engages her interests in the environment and natural world.

Village Peer Mentors

Honors Village Mentors support the village and University Honors Program by serving as academic role models, peer mentors, and facilitating village-wide activities and opportunities. All mentors work with Honors Forum, program and support first-year and returning students living in the community, and connect their peers with resources across campus. Mentors establish relationships with their individual “Village Cluster,” as well build community across the Village, in partnership with Honors Program staff, and also with Honors Quad Housing staff and area council members.

Village Mentors create and implement programming that connects the classroom to the campus and beyond. These programs include the HV 20 Hour MetaSkill Challenge, Fall Symposium, “Around Us” film series, Breakout! (a monthly puzzle and problem-solving challenge), and other regular and special events.

To find out more about this position, including position responsibilities and hiring timelines, as well as other employment opportunities, please visit