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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. And, just as nothing has been “typical” this year, we expect to open the Housing Selection for academic year 2021-22 in the spring.

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 Wed. January 13 and closes on Mon. February 8 at 5pm! Fill it out online through the MyHousing Portal . 

To participate in  Room Selection, you must complete your application by Monday, Feb. 8 at 5pm.

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 Feb. 9-18, 2021.  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 '21-'22 application open/close?

Want to live on campus in the 2021-2022 academic year?!  Apply for Priority Housing by filling out the application any time between Jan. 13 - Feb. 8 at 5pm.  Visit MyHousing Portal to fill out the application.

How is Priority Housing different for '21-'22 academic year?

Priority Housing will be a little different this year. These opportunities will only be effective for Housing Selection ‘21-’22:

  • Students assigned to a Single Room from July 1, 2020 into Fall 2020 semester, will have priority to choose another Single Room. Students will have a special window for room selection and will be emailed specifics as the date approaches.
  • Students assigned to Ram Village from July 1, 2020 into Fall 2020 semester, will have priority to choose another room in Ram Village. Students will have a special window for room selection and will be emailed specifics as the date approaches.

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

Carefully read the Housing contract's Terms & Conditions at when the application opens from Jan. 13 to Feb. 8, 2021 for the 2021-2022 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 Feb. 8, 2021 to participate in Housing 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 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.

Apply at:  MyHousing Portal


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 Fall credits.

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

Room Selections Dates

Room Selection will be from Feb. 9-18, 2021. 

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 January. Know that our rates typically do not exceed a 5% increase each year. There will be no rate increase for the 2021-2022 academic year.  Visit our Rates page for more details.

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

The room refinement period occurs usually in July prior to the fall semester. This is an opportunity to tweak your assignment or shuffle roommates/hallmates/suitemates based on what remains available after the above processes close. You can make these changes in the Housing Portal.

Note: The room refinement period is different than a Housing Reassignment Request. The Housing Reassignment Request is detailed below.

What is a Housing Reassignment Request?

A Housing Reassignment Request occurs after you have completed the Housing Selection Process, made any changes during the room refinement period, moved into your room and have decided you want to be reassigned to another room/residence hall. Visit the Housing Reassignment Request page for more details.

Which communities/buildings 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 2021-2022:

North Campus:    Connor Community   Kenan Community    Old Campus Upper Quad Community (Old East & Old West only)

Mid-Campus:       Carmichael Community    Parker Community 

South Campus:   Morrison Residence Hall/Community (Sophomores - Class of 2024 - ONLY)Manning West Community (Hardin only)     Ram Village Community

What is the Discover More Program and how will it be modified for rising Sophomores (Class of 2024)?

Discover More is a residential program that focuses on aiding upper-division student’s development in the areas of academic commitment, career exploration, personal enrichment and social responsibility. The program is designed to meet these goals by focusing on small and large-scale programs that expose students to resources on-campus. 

Looking forward to a modified Discover More program, reimagined and customized specifically for this year’s rising sophomore class, which offers the chance to rediscover all the opportunities for immersion into the Carolina Community.  Our aim is to connect students to academic majors through programs and resources, offer upper-division RAs for a stronger connection, and focus on Wellness programs.

Is Morrison Residence Hall the Class of 2024-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.

McIver Residence Hall has been assigned priority for Honors Carolina students. Students accepted into the University's premier academic program have the opportunity to live and learn together, as students who select this community will be housed in McIver Residence Hall and paired with an Honors Carolina Roommate.

Can you help me find a roommate?

If you are looking for a roommate, 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 a set of 4 GroupMe chat groups created to also help you find your next roommates or suitemates!  See below:

If you don’t have a GroupMe account already, it’s easy to get one!

  1. Download GroupMe on your phone. This is a free app. 
  2. Create an account using your UNC email account.
  3. Once your account is created click the 3 stacked lines at the top left corner of your screen .
  4. Click on “Campus Connect” and verify your UNC email address – once verified you should be able to see all UNC groups on GroupMe. 
  5. Join any of the four ’21-’22 Roommate Finder groups that we have created for you:

Important Note:  kindly note that joining the GroupMe chat group does not automatically make you roommates.  You will have to create a “Roommate Group” in your Housing Application and follow the directions as stated. 

Good luck and we can’t wait to have you back on campus next year!

Carolina Housing

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