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Carolina Housing

First Year Students

Congratulations on your acceptance to UNC!

Now that you are headed to UNC, it's time to think about where you're going to live while you're here. Living on this vibrant campus immerses you completely in the Carolina experience. We at Carolina Housing work to create an inclusive on-campus housing environment that promotes personal development, citizenship, involvement, and leadership for the 8,500 students who live on campus.

First Year Experience

First Year Experience logo.

Students who have earned less than thirty (30) hours of college credit after graduating high school and are enrolled in twelve (12) or more hours at UNC are required to live in campus student housing managed by Carolina Housing. With that, the department has created a program designed to excite and enrich first-year students. Our goal for the First Year Experience is to provide you with an academically and socially supportive environment. While living on campus, you will make new friends, immerse yourself in the UNC culture, establish valuable academic connections and identify unique leadership opportunities. Our residence halls are staffed with dedicated professional and student staff members that are here to support you as you transition to Carolina. You can learn more about the First-Year Experience below.

We know you may have many questions about what to do and where you are going to live. So, please read the Steps to Apply and the FAQs below to get up-to-speed on the housing process. Those will provide a complete overview of the housing application and selection process. If you still have questions, you can contact us at or 919-962-5401.

Have questions? Check out the Frequently Asked Questions page!

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