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Being a Good Neighbor

Being proud of your neighborhood and respectful of your neighbors

Living off-campus means joining the community of Raleigh. There are diverse residential neighborhoods around NC State that are occupied not only by fellow students, but families, professionals, and the elderly.

It’s important to recognize your responsibilities as a member of the Raleigh community and to be a strong representation of the Wolfpack community to your neighbors.

Raleigh’s nickname is the City of Oaks

Tips for Living Off-Campus

Community Living

  • Meet the people who live around you
  • Be mindful of your neighbors and aware of how much noise you are making, especially at night
  • Let your neighbors know if you are having a gathering or going out of town – good neighbors look out for one another
  • Only park in designated parking spaces


  • Roll your trash bins to the curb by 7 a.m. on trash day and remove your bin from the curb by 7 p.m. Find your assigned trash day at
  • Don’t leave bulky items at the curb; call the Raleigh Public Utilities Department at 919.996.3245 to have them removed


  • Lock your house doors and windows at all times
  • Always report suspicious activity to authorities
    • Medical Emergencies: 911
    • Mental Health Emergencies: 988 (call or chat)
    • Raleigh Police Department (RPD) Non-Emergency Line: 919.831.6311

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