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Baity Hill Apartment Community

Welcome to Baity Hill, the premier apartment community for graduate students and student families at UNC-Chapel Hill. Combining the distinct advantages and freedom of apartment living with the robust culture of Carolina, Baity Hill offers the best of both worlds!

As a Baity Hill resident you will enjoy the following amenities to enhance your on-campus experience!

In your apartment...

  • All utilities including electric, water/sewer, expanded cable, and
  • UNC Eduroam high-speed internet
  • All kitchen appliances including dishwasher, electric range, and refrigerator
  • Washer/dryer connections
  • 9-foot ceilings
  • Spacious private baths
  • Walk-in closets

In your community...

  • Laundry facilities in each building
  • Controlled access to each building and apartment
  • Covered parking available beneath your building•
  • Walking paths, picnic areas, community garden and playground in a park-like setting
  • Living on-campus in an apartment community built to serve your needs

Your Baity Hill management team is available to serve you Monday through Friday from 8am to 5pm. Call us today at (919) 843-8831 or email baityhill@unc.edu!

How Do I Qualify to Live at Baity Hill? 

You must be a full-time graduate student or a graduate or undergraduate student with a family to live at the Baity Hill community.   

Please note: Effective January 2016, Baity Hill no longer accepts applications for postdoctoral fellows. This decision has come with careful deliberation within our department. Our primary reason for discontinuing this program is because our leases always end in May. More often, postdoc fellowships end between December and February and/or their departments lose funding and they are forced to move. In the past, we’ve made exceptions to try to accommodate the postdoc schedule. However, what we’ve found is often times we have to turn away students in the summer and fall because we are full, then an apartment that would have been occupied by a student is now vacant for several months because a post doc has vacated prior to May. By doing this, we have not been able to provide the best service to incoming students.

What Type of Apartments Does Baity Hill Have? Are They Furnished? 

We have 1 bedroom/1 bathroom, 2 bedroom/1 bathroom roommate and 2 bedroom/2 bathroom roommate apartments in all buildings. Apartments are not furnished. We allow you to bring your own personal furniture, just as off-campus apartment communities do. Each apartment does have a dishwasher, a refrigerator and washer and dryer hookups. Each building features laundry facilities for residents without their own washer and dryer. The 1BR/1BA & 2BR/2BA apartments are usually filled quickly so you may have to choose apartment type over building location.

 

How Much Does Baity Hill Cost? What Are the Lease Terms?

Please refer to our Rates page for updated costs. 

  • Leases at Baity Hill run from June 1st (or actual “Lease Start” date) through May 31st.
  • The “Lease Start Date” is the date that your lease and rent will begin.  The Move In date is the date that you actually complete your move in appointment and keys are issued.
  • Once you have agreed to a “Lease Start” date, this is the date your lease will begin, even if you choose to move in at a later date. These dates may be the same or they may be different.
  • Monthly rent due on the first of each month and late after the 5th day of the month.
  • We offer a summer extension or summer bridge (placing a hold on an apartment by paying reduced rent for June and July) option upon request. 
  • Subleasing is not permitted.

Does Baity Hill Allow Pets? 

No pets are allowed at Baity Hill, except for fish.

When Can I Apply? How Do I Apply? 

  • Applications are accepted year-round, and apartments are leased on a first-come, first-reserved basis with preference given to undergraduate and graduate student families. The application approval process begins when we have received the completed application and the non-refundable application fee of $200.
  • You will need to submit an online application through the Housing Portal at myhousing.unc.edu.  You must have valid Onyen and PID number to submit an application. (UNC ITS ONYEN services)

When Do You Begin Assigning Apartments? 

  • We will begin assigning incoming students to available apartments for the Fall Semester after April 1 for the upcoming Fall semester. Students applying throughout the year are assigned on as applications are received and apartments are available. 
  • We will assign apartment based on an available apartment that best fits your preference(s).
  • A confirmation letter of this assignment will be sent to you via the email address on the application.  The confirmation letter will give you information regarding the specific apartment that has been assigned, lease start date, monthly rental rate and pro-rate amount, if applicable.

When You Say "All Utilities Included," What Does That Include?

Electricity, including heating and AC, water, basic cable TV service, and high speed internet access are all included in the rent. If you do choose to utilize the laundry facilities on-site, you will have to pay using your OneCard. Although covered parking is available, it is not included in the rent.

Is There Parking Available? 

Yes! Covered parking is available underneath each building at Baity Hill, however, parking is not included in the rent. Contact the UNC Department of Public Safety to apply for a parking permit. Each apartment is guaranteed one parking space per apartment for an additional cost.  Residents will need to obtain a parking permit from the Parking and Transportation Services Department. Roommates will only be given one (1) parking spot and are not eligible for additional parking spaces.

What Bus Routes Serve Baity Hill Apartment Community?

The RU “Reverse Campus Shuttle”, N, and CM routes have several stops adjacent to Baity Hill, offering convenient service almost every 15 minutes throughout the day. The U “Campus Shuttle” route is located across from the other Baity Hill stops and will run every 15 minutes throughout the day. 

Where is Baity Hill Located On Campus? How Do I Get There? 

Baity Hill Apartment Community is located on south campus near the Dean E. Smith Center. The Baity Hill office is located in the Baity House, atop the hill of Baity Hill Drive. The address is 1503 Baity Hill Drive, Chapel Hill, NC 27514.

Directions:

  • From the North:  Take US-15 501 south. After Manning Drive, turn right on Mason Farm Road. Turn right onto Baity Hill Drive. The office is atop the hill.
  • From the South:  Take US-15 501 north. Do a U-turn at Manning Drive. Turn left on Mason Farm Road. Turn left on Baity Hill Drive. The office is atop the hill. 
  • From Campus:  Take Columbia Street / Pittsboro Street south past Manning Drive. Turn left on Mason Farm Road. Turn left on Baity Hill Drive.
  • Via Campus Bus: Take the RU (“Reverse Campus Shuttle”) bus to the Family Practice parking lot off Manning Drive. Baity Hill will be on your right at the top of the stairs.
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