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Housing Selection for Current Residents


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 an incoming first-year or transfer student (i.e., have not yet arrived on campus) you will participate in a different process, outlined under the section Future Residents.

At Carolina Housing, October is typically the time of year when we begin the Housing Selection application process for the upcoming academic year.

What exactly is the Housing Selection Process?

The Housing Selection Process is for any student who is already taking classes at UNC and is interested in living on campus next year.

How It Works:

The application is open from Wednesday, October 12, 2022 and the priority deadline is Wednesday, November 9, 2022 at 11:59pm! Fill it out online through the My Housing Portal.

The 2023-2024 Housing Application will remain open after November 9th, however, to participate in Room Selection or Room Renewal, you must complete your application by Wednesday, November 9 at 11:59pm.

Your room selection time slot is determined by your academic class. This is the "selection" part of the process, where you actually get to pick the room you want to live in for the following year. Currently, the Room Selection process will take place from November 11th - 18th.  Please keep checking our web site and social media for updates on the date/time for room selection by academic class.

The Housing Selection Process is not the only way you can sign up to live on-campus. If you miss the deadline, don't worry!  You can still fill out a Housing application. It just means that you cannot participate in selecting your own room, because you will be assigned instead to one of the remaining available spaces at the time you apply.  What are you waiting for?! LIVE ON CAMPUS!


When does the Housing Selection for 2023-2024 application open/close?

Want to live on campus in the 2023-2024 academic year?!  Apply for Priority Housing by filling out the application any time between October 12 - November 9 at 11:59pm EST.  Visit MyHousing Portal to fill out the application.

The 2023-2024 Housing Application will remain open after November 9th at 11:59pm, however, applications submitted after the priority housing deadline, will not participate in Room Selection. 

Is living on campus affordable?  - YES!

We are happy to say that our rates compare favorably to off-campus housing.  Mainly, because we offer a 9-month lease as opposed to the 12-month off-campus leases and because our rates are all-inclusive, so no surprise bills throughout the year!  Check out the cost savings and the many more advantages to living on campus:

Rates for the next academic year are generally approved by the University in Spring semester. Know that our rates typically do not exceed a 5% increase each year. Visit our Rates page for more details.

Which Residence Halls or Apartments can I choose from?

You have so many great options to choose from!  Here is a list of all non-first year residence hall communities that you can choose from for on-campus housing for 2023-2024:

North Campus Residence Halls:  


South Campus:   

Step 1:  Review Terms & Conditions of Housing Contract & Submit

Carefully read the Housing contract's Terms & Conditions at when the application opens from October 12 - November 9, 2022 for the 2023-2024 Academic Year.

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

Application Deadlines

·        Applications for Returning Students are due by November 9, 2022 to participate in Room Selection.

·        If you don't apply during this time, don't worry!  You can still get on-campus housing, however, Carolina Housing will choose your residence based on availability.

·        To apply for Residential Learning programs, first submit a Housing Contract. Then click on "next step" drop down menu and choose the RLP Application. 

Apply at:  MyHousing Portal


Step 2:  Select Your Room

During room selection, returning students who submit an application by the priority application date will be able to choose their room for the next academic year. The Room Selection Process has two methods of choosing a room: 1. Room Renewal or 2. Room Selection Timeslots. Students will participate in ONE of these methods of selecting their room. Both of these processes happen within the housing application itself.

1. Room Renewal

 Room Renewal is for students who are assigned to upperclassmen communities for the Fall 2022 semester who want to keep their same assignment for the next year, unless the space is designated for a special program or as a staff room. Students can individually renew their space, or renew their space with a roommate group, but must do so by the November 9th priority deadline.

2. Room Selection Timeslots

Students who do not renew their spaces or are not pulled into a renewed unit will choose their room during the Room Selection Timeslots Process. In this method, students will be assigned a timeslot, (a specific date and time) during which they will open their housing application and assign themselves, and group members if applicable, to available spaces

If you submitted your Housing Contract by the priority deadline and do not renew your room, 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 Fall 2022 semester. It is based on credit hours completed and does not include your Spring 2023 credits.

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

Room Selection Dates

Room Renewals need to be completed, if applicable, by November 9th. Room Selection will be from November 11-18, 2022.  

How Can I change my room assignment (if necessary)?

A Housing Reassignment Request occurs after you have completed the Housing Selection Process. Reassignments are completed as rooms are available and are not guaranteed. Visit the Housing Reassignment Request page for more details.

What is a Lottery Pick? 

The opportunity to select your room, prior to all other students. When assigned dates and times for Room Selection, students are put into a “Lottery” to randomly assign dates and times based on their Class. Thus, the Lottery Pick is the ability to select prior to all students with assigned dates and times.

What if I don't have a roommate yet for next year?

If your're ooking for a roommate for next year, we are here to help! You have 2 options to choose from. The first is the Roommate Search Tool in the Housing application, which allows you to fill out personal criteria to help find you a match for your roommate needs. The other is GroupMe chat group created to also help you find next year's roommates or suitemates! Click here for more details.


Is Morrison Residence Hall the Class of 2026-specific building next year?

Yes!  We have identified a premium and popular building that will be for the Sophomore class only. The following building have been chosen, with a consideration of adding more buildings based on demand: Morrison Residence Hall/Community.


Read some amazing blogs written by current Sophomore Tar Heels about why they chose Morrison for the 2nd year on campus!  Check out them out at the Carolina Housing Blog .

Good luck and we can’t wait to have you back on campus next year! Live on campus! Apply today: My Housing Portal

Check Your Mailbox!

If you are a current Freshman, you will receive the Rising Sophomores Brochure.

If you are a current Sophomore or Junior, you will receive the Rising Junior/Rising Senior Postcard.

The 2023-2024 Housing Selection Mailers will be mailed directly to your home address for you to discuss with your family while home from Fall 2022 Break!

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