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Housing Selection Process

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The Housing Selection Process is for any student who is already taking classes at UNC and is interested in living on campus next year. If you are in incoming first-year or transfer student (i.e., have not yet arrived on campus) you will participate in a different process, outlined under Future Residents.

How does it work?

There are two primary steps that are necessary to participate in the Housing Selection Process:

Step 1: Submit your Contract

View/Submit the contract at beginning October 26.

By submitting a contract, you are agreeing to the terms and conditions found HERE. This lets us know that you want to live on campus and makes you eligible to select your own housing.

You will have the chance to claim your same room/apartment in this step.

Application Deadlines

  • Applications for Returning Students are due November 27 by midnight to participate in selection
  • To apply for a Residential Learning Program, first submit a Housing Contract. Then click on the "RLP/SIH" tab to complete the application for the Residential Learning Program. The application deadline for RLPs is November 27 by midnight.

Step 2: Select Your Room 

If you submitted your Housing Contract by the deadline, you will receive an email prior to the determined selection days indicating the date and time of your room selection window.

Your priority is determined by your academic class standing with the University Registrar as of the Spring semester. It is based on credit hours completed and does not include your Spring credits.

If your Residential Learning Program application is still pending, go ahead and select a room/apartment as a backup plan.

Room Selections Dates

  • Current Juniors/Seniors – November 29
  • Current Sophomores - November 30
  • Current First-Years - December 1

Room Refinement Period - July 2017

This is an opportunity to tweak your assignment or shuffle roommates/hallmates/suitemates based on what remains available after the above processes close. 

Changes made for the 2017-2018 Academic Year!

There have been a number of changes made for next year that should simplify the assignment process and allow for more students to room with their preferred roommates. Please click HERE for more information. 

How much will housing cost next year?

Rates for 2017-18 will not be officially approved by the University until January 2017. However, our rates typically do not exceed a 5% increase each year. To view rates from previous years, click HERE.

Housing Waitlist

Click HERE for more information about the waitlist process.


Our ultimate objective with the Housing Selection Process is for you to obtain a satisfactory housing assignment. By allowing you to select your own room or apartment based on real-time availability (much the same way you register for classes), we give you the control to select the living arrangement from the available choices that best fits your needs and preferences.

The Housing Assignments staff is happy to help answer any questions related to the Housing Selection Process.

Email us:

Call us: 919-962-5401

Stop by: SASB North, Suite 1209, Monday - Friday between 8 am - 5 pm.

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