First Year Students: Timeline

February – May

  • You may submit your Housing Application at as soon as you have accepted your offer of admission.
  • The Housing Application becomes the Housing Contract upon submission, and cancellation penalties are effective immediately.

May 15

  • Priority Deadline to apply for housing.

May – August

  • You may still submit a Housing Application through the end of summer, but your application will be processed after the students who met the priority deadline.



  • Residence halls open; you may move in according to the date/time listed in the "Moving to UNC" brochure. Move-in times are issued by last name and room number.
  • Cancelling the Housing Contract after the residence halls officially open may result in pro-rated room rent charges and one-half of the semester’s rent.