What is Coastal Quarters?
Located approximately a half-mile from NC State’s Center for Marine Sciences and Technology (CMAST) in Morehead City, Coastal Quarters is a 13-unit, 12,000 sq. ft. apartment complex operated by NC State University Housing. Reservations and operations are coordinated via the Conference and Guest Services Office, with assistance from a local property management company.
There are 9 two-bedroom townhome-style units with the kitchen, washer/dryer, living room, and ½ bath on the first floor, and two bedrooms with attached bathrooms and closet spaces on the second floor. An additional 4 one-bedroom units are reserved for long-term faculty/staff use and to support individuals with ADA accommodations.
Housing at the coast (1) provides cost-effective lodging on a short-term basis, which allows students to gain valuable educational and hands-on research experiences at the coast, (2) allows faculty to better use CMAST as a teaching and research tool, and (3) creates a living and learning environment at CMAST where visiting faculty, staff and students bring new energy to and exchange ideas with CMAST programs.
During 2016 and 2017, the apartments were renovated by University Housing Facilities to bring them up to state building code, such as adding a fire alarm and sprinkler system linked to monitoring by NC State, as well as updates to the units such as new appliances where necessary. All units have WiFi internet, and adequate parking is available.