Guide to Carolina Housing Partnership Spaces
By: Tamara Royster, Summer 2022 Marketing Intern
Carolina Housing has partnered with several different groups around campus to build spaces to support students. Whether you want to game with friends, unleash your creative potential, or find resources to make healthy food at home, there’s a place for you to do it!
Carolina Gaming Arena
The Carolina Gaming Arena is on the ground floor of Craige Hall and has 36 high-end PC stations as well as over 10 gaming consoles. Students can also bring one guest if they want to play with a friend who is not a UNC Student. You can reserve time to use the PC Stations or consoles at carolinagaming.unc.edu
Morrison Art Studio
The Morrison Art Studio can be found on the bottom floor of Morrison Residence Hall. All of the art supplies there are free to use! They have a selection of water based paints, tools and canvases for you to use! You can also use your own supplies after getting permission from a staff member. Just watch the quick video orientation on their website and you’re all set! You can find out more about the Morrison Art Studio at their website. artseverywhere.unc.edu/morrisonartstudio/
Hardin Advisory Hub
The Hardin Hub for Career and Academic Advising allows students on South Campus to easily meet with a Career or Academic Advisor. They are open Monday to Friday from 8am to 5pm during the Academic Year. You can also meet with an advisor during their virtual drop-in hours. Just look for the yellow umbrellas and signs on the first floor of Hardin Residence Hall.
Carolina Cupboard is an on-campus food pantry that provides food and toiletries at no cost to students in need. The staff is super nice and don’t mind helping you get whatever you need! There’s even a recipe book that uses many ingredients you can find at the Carolina Cupboard. They are located in the basement of Avery Residence Hall and can be accessed through the side doors. You can find out more and make an appointment at carolinacupboard.web.unc.edu
You may have passed by some of the BeAM makerspaces on campus, but did you know that there is one in one of the residence halls? The BeAM@Carmichael makerspace is located on the first floor of Carmichael Residence Hall. Anyone who wishes to use the makerspace has to go through the BeAM 101 training. You also have to go through training if you wish to use the 3D Printer, Electronics Tools, Embroidery Machine, Serger and Coverstitch, Sewing Machine or Vinyl Cutter. It is absolutely worth it to get a chance to use these tools. They also provide free materials, but make sure you double check their website for specifics on what they provide. beam.unc.edu/
Edible Campus UNC is a program of the North Carolina Botanical Garden. They create working landscapes across UNC-Chapel Hill to facilitate campus engagement in topics of food and agriculture sustainability. There are satellite beds all over campus, including at some of our Residence Halls. You can find them at Stacy, Graham, and Hardin! There is also a cookbook that was made in association with Carolina Cupboard and APPLES Service-Learning on how to make affordable and healthy seasonal foods on campus. You can find the cookbook and more information about Edible Campus at their website: ncbg.unc.edu/outreach/edible-campus-unc/
That was a lot to cover, but I’m glad that Carolina Housing provides so many resources and opportunities for students. I already have ideas for things I want to try at some of the partnership spaces. I have heard of people using the BeAM@Carmichael makerspace and Morrison Art Studio to make their own Halloween costumes! I would also like to play a game of Mario Party with some of my friends at the Carolina Gaming Arena and try making a homecooked meal with the food provided by Carolina Cupboard and Edible Campus. Whenever I need help with career or advising questions, then I can stop by the Hardin Hub! Which partnership space is your favorite? I would love to see what other students like to do!