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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 Monday, October 11 and the priority deadline is Monday, November 8 at 11:59pm! Fill it out online through the My Housing Portal.

The 2022-2023 Housing Application will remain open after November 8th, however, to participate in Room Selection, you must complete your application by Monday, November 8 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 10 - 17.  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 '22-'23 application open/close?

Want to live on campus in the 2022-2023 academic year?!  Apply for Priority Housing by filling out the application any time between October 11 - November 8 at 11:59pm.  Visit MyHousing Portal to fill out the application.

The 2022-2023 Housing Application will remain open after November 8th at 11:59pm, however, applications submitted after the priority housing deadline, will not participate in Room Selection. 

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

Carefully read the Housing contract's Terms & Conditions at when the application opens from October 11 - November 8, 2021 for the 2022-2023 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 8, 2021 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

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 Fall 2021 semester. It is based on credit hours completed and does not include your Spring 2022 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 November 10-17, 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 Spring semester. Know that our rates typically do not exceed a 5% increase each year. Visit our Rates page for more details.

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.

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 2022-2023:

North Campus:    Connor Community   Kenan Community    Old Campus Upper Quad Community

Mid-Campus:       Carmichael & Parker Community

South Campus:   Morrison Residence Hall/Community (Sophomores - Class of 2025 - ONLY) Manning West Community (Hardin only)     Ram Village Community

What is the Discover More Program?

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. 

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 2025-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.

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

Carolina Housing

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