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Student Apartments Near Western Carolina University

Walk, drive, bike, or commute by bus — however you prefer to move around, there is plenty to see and do near The Helm at Cullowhee. Our Cullowhee apartments are only a few minutes away from all the hustle and bustle of Catamount nation, awe-inspiring nature trails, and hundreds of local-favorite spots for dining, shopping, and entertainment. Whatever your tastes or lifestyle — there will always be something new for you to discover nearby! Contact us today to learn more about our brand new student housing community, immediate move-ins available!

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Local Favorite Destinations Nearby

  • Hillside Grind Coffeehouse
  • Sazon Mexican Cuisine
  • Thomas Berry Farm
  • Mad Batter Cullowhee
  • Bob’s Mini Mart
  • Java City Cafe
  • Campus Scoop Ice Cream Shop
  • The WCU Fine Art Museum
  • WCU Mountain Heritage Center
  • Full Spectrum Farms
  • Liston B. Ramsey Regional Activity Center
  • Cullowhee Community Garden

The Best WCU Housing In Town

Full of lavish features and centrally located in the heart of the city, The Helm at Cullowhee is committed to redefining what it means to live in a student apartment. Our WCU housing community provides Catamounts with everything they need to find their perfect work-life balance — while still being part of a community designed to encourage academic success and community integration.

Better Than Any Dorm

It’s every student’s goal to succeed while in college. As late-night study sessions and long bouts at the library are often considered the staples of success, the importance of where you live can’t be overlooked. On-campus dorms put you at the center of the action but can be filled with restrictions, and cheap apartments that don’t include amenities may provide some choices but ultimately lack in convenience. Combining some of the most frequently requested features into one WCU student apartment package, The Helm at Cullowhee offers the best of both worlds.

Spacious, Modern Floor Plans

From three- to five-bedroom apartments — The Helm at Cullowhee has the perfect floor plan to fit your lifestyle. Our apartments near WCU are modern in design and feature the latest in upgraded finishes. Enjoy private bedrooms and bathrooms; flat-screen TV; stainless-steel kitchen appliances; in-unit washer and dryer; walk-in closets; nightstands; bedroom furniture and many more great features available in every apartment.

Amenities For Everyone

Explore a feature-rich community with first-class amenities curated specifically for WCU students. Work on that final report in our private study rooms or print out that exam study guide in our computer lab. Stay in shape in our 24-hour fitness center, complete with stamina- and weight-training machines. Kick back with some friends in our clubhouse and soak up some sun at our pool area.

No-Hassle Student Housing

With an easy-to-complete online housing application and straight-forward co-signing process, applying to live at our WCU apartments is as simple as it gets. Live solo or sign with a group of friends, and let us find the right apartment for you. New to Cullowhee? Our roommate-matching service brings like-minded residents together, so you can stay focused on what matters most: academic success.