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Essential Tips for Carolina Housing Assignments

By: Jordan Cady, with Matt Bertram

Welcome to Carolina Housing! Whether you’re a transfer student, an incoming first-year, or a returning student, understanding the housing assignment process is crucial for a smooth experience. My name is Jordan Cady, the Assistant Director for Assignments with Carolina Housing, and I’m here to guide you through the key points you need to know.

Priority Deadlines

One of the most important things to keep in mind is your priority deadlines. Carolina Housing runs various housing processes throughout the year, including returning room selection, first-year assignments, summer housing, and sometimes even winter break housing. Each of these processes comes with its own priority deadline.

First-year students: The priority deadline is typically in May.

Returning students: The priority deadline for the next academic year usually falls between October and November.

Make sure you know your specific deadline to maximize your chances of securing your preferred housing.

Communication Through UNC Email

We communicate all housing-related information via your UNC email. This includes move-in and move-out details, opportunities for room reassignment, and closure notices. It’s essential to regularly check your UNC email to stay informed and avoid missing important updates. While we do offer a newsletter for parents, all official communications are directed to your UNC email.

Understanding Your Housing Contract

Every housing application concludes with signing a housing contract. This contract includes critical information such as:

Bill proration

Cancellation penalties

Rights and responsibilities of both you and Carolina Housing

Reviewing the contract thoroughly before signing is a good practice to ensure you understand all terms and conditions.

Resources and Support

Our processes vary depending on whether you’re a first-year student applying in the summer or a returning student applying in the fall. For detailed information tailored to your specific situation, explore our website, call us, or stop by our office. The assignments team is dedicated to making your housing experience as easy and comfortable as possible. We’re here to help with any questions regarding billing, room changes, room contents, and move-in procedures.

We’re excited to have you with us and look forward to meeting you. Welcome back or welcome to Carolina Housing!

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