Increasing the available on-campus living options by almost 300-beds, UNC Asheville’s first apartment-style housing, The Woods, opened in Fall 2018. Designed to foster community, the six buildings feature four-, five- and six-bed configurations, with laundry rooms on site and full kitchens in each apartment. Located adjacent to Brown Hall, students living in the new residence halls are less than a 10-minute walk to their classes. The sixth building, Chestnut Hall, is located closest to University Heights and includes the Donna and David Bailey Welcome Center, a fitness room and an apartment for the community director.
Project planning for the new residence hall included a feasibility study, student survey, and campus meetings.
Construction of apartment-style housing at UNC Asheville began in Spring 2017. The residence halls opened in Fall 2018, and the additional community building was completed in Fall 2019.