Olde Campus Upper Quad

Olde Campus Upper Quad

Learn what it’s like to be part of which Squad? Upper Quad!

With its rich history, beautiful landscaping, and close proximity to classes, Olde Campus Upper Quad – or simply, Upper Quad – is a great place to live. Upper Quad is made up of six different buildings, four of which form a quad at the corner of Cameron Avenue and Raleigh Street, and two of which flank the Old Well on Cameron Avenue.

Quick Facts

  • Community nicknames: Upper Quad, OCUQ
  • Region of campus: Northern
  • Time to walk to the Pit: 2 minutes
  • Style of buildings: Hall
  • Community office location: Mangum Hall, 1st floor lobby

Each of the halls bears significance behind its moniker, named for prestigious alumni, lawyers, political leaders, and University trustees.  Old East was the first building erected on a state university campus, followed soon after by Old West. 

But don’t let the history of this community fool you into thinking the vibe is sleepy or stagnant – there is much fun to be had!  Lay out in the quad on a sunny day, get moving and play some volleyball, or meet new friends at the weekly community program. Our OCUQ Crew cannot wait to meet all of you. You don’t want to miss Old East’s Birthday Bash – a traditional event celebrating the inception of the first university residence hall in the country, Old East, and later in the year, the OCU-BBQ, a traditional event that gets all OCUQ residents outside on the quad to kick back, enjoy the April weather and celebrate the year!

What Tar Heels are saying

“I love how beautiful the Quad gets right as the sun breaks the sky open. I love my frequent runs through the Arboretum.  I love waking up every day to the Old Well outside my window. And the icing on the cake is that I'm only two minutes from all of my classes.”

–Toyosi, Old West resident