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Are you getting excited for Fall 2024?

Read our Move-In Guide and check out our Summer Orientation Presentation for everything you need to know leading up to move-in!

Move-In Guide

Orientation Resources & Presentation

Carolina Housing

Move-In Process

*Fall 2024 Move-in: August 14th - 18th*

All About Your Fall Move-In Process 

Whether you are a new or returning Tar Heel, nothing is more exciting than Move-In day! Here, you will find a quick guide to the general move-in process. Once the academic year's new Housing Assignments are released to students, check back here for all the updates including how to make a Move-In Appointment, the most current Move-In Guide, and much more! 

  • Once you receive your Housing Assignment, you will be forwarded instructions on how to make a Move-In Appointment.  Make an appointment! 
  • When you arrive on campus at your designated move-in time, check-in at your Community Office for your room key - Locations for each Residence Hall will be shared soon. 
  • You’ll be given, and asked to sign for, the keys to your room.  You must show a Photo ID (i.e. One Card, Driver's License, etc.), so don’t forget to have it handy! You’ll also need to complete a hall registration card and provide emergency contact information. Students must be registered and have settled their University student accounts before they will be issued residence keys. 
  • If you plan to ship personal belongings (or your family plans to send you packages), schedule these items to arrive on, or after, the day you are scheduled to move in. You should travel to campus with the essential items you will need during your first few days on campus. 

Read our 2024 Move-In Guide!

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Move-In Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

When can I move in?

The general 2024 move-in will be August 14th-18th. The Move-In process for all students will be by appointment ONLY. Move-In Appointments can be scheduled via the MyHousing Portal

Can I change my Move-In Appointment? 

Yes. Visit the MyHousing Portal, and select a new date to change your appointment. You can reschedule your appointment up until 24 hours before your selected/scheduled move-in time. 

Where is my Check-In Location & Key Pick-Up?

Community Residence Halls Check-In & Key Pick Up
CarmichaelCarmichael, Parker, Avery, Teague Carmichael Service Desk
CobbCobbMcClinton Service Desk
ConnorAlexander, Connor, Joyner and WinstonConnor Service Desk
CraigeCraigeCraige Service Desk
EhringhausEhringhausKoury Service Desk
Hinton JamesHinton JamesHinton James Service Desk
KenanAlderman, McIver, Kenan, Spencer, Old East, Old WestKenan Service Desk
Manning EastKoury and HortonKoury Service Desk
Manning WestCraige North and HardinMorrison Service Desk
MorrisonMorrisonMorrison Service Desk
Olde Campus Lower QuadEverett, Graham, Lewis, McClinton, StacyMcClinton Service Desk
Olde Campus Upper QuadGrimes, Mangum, Manly, Ruffin Jr. McClinton Service Desk
Ram VillageRam Village 1, 2, 3Ram 1 Service Desk
Ram VillageTaylor and Ram Village 5Taylor Office
* Taylor office will be used for check-in only during the move-in period of August 16-20th. If you are picking your key up for Taylor or Ram Village 5 outside of August 16-20th, please check your email for guidance on your check-in and key pickup location

*Service desk assignments are subject to change. If changes occur, Carolina Housing will communicate them via email to impacted students

Can I change my Assignment or Roommate?  

Yes, Residents can submit a reassignment request. Visit our Reassignment Request Website for more details. 

What's in my room?  

Each room comes with the following: 

  • Twin XL- Sized Mattress and Bedframe: Beds can be bunked or lofted. Mattresses are 80” long, 36” wide and 6” deep
  • Five-Drawer Dresser
  • Wardrobe: one per resident
  • Desk and Chair: one per resident
  • Wireless Internet: see FAQ section for more info!
  • Small Recycling Bin: One per room, large bins are outside each residential community

Built-In Furniture

If you live in Hinton James, Craige, Ehringhaus, Avery, Parker, or Teague, you will have your dresser, wardrobes, and a desk built-in to your wall (example shown to the right)

Need dimensions or more details? Visit the Your Room page under Explore the Halls

What do I need to bring?  

A list of What to Bring and What Not to Bring can be found on the Move-In Guide and on the Your Room website page. Be sure to coordinate with your roommate(s)! 

Can I bring my bike?  

Sure; you should register it for free with UNC Police to deter theft and aid in identification if your bike is ever lost or stolen. We also recommend that you purchase a quality U-lock to secure your bicycle to exterior racks which are located outside every residence hall. UNC now offers Tar Heel Bikes, a convenient and cost-effective bike sharing program. For more info, visit the Transportation & Parking: Bike Share website

Where can I do my laundry?

Laundry facilities are located either in your residence hall or in a neighboring building in your residential community. Our brand-new laundry units are entirely free to use! For more information about laundry services, visit our Laundry & Auxiliary Services page!

How do I choose a meal plan?

Carolina Dining Services (CDS) is your on-campus dining souce! With 2 main dining halls and over 20 locations, we strive to keep our Tar Heels well fed, happy and feeling at home! Picky eater? Vegan? Pizza lover? Learn about Meal Swips, Plus Swipes, Flex, and how to eat like at Tar Heel! Visit the Carolina Dining Services website for more information!

Is there Housekeeping available to clean my room? 

You will be responsible for the cleanliness of your own room, disposing of trash and leaving all public areas in clean condition. The housekeeping staff will clean the public areas as well as the hall/suite bathrooms.

EXCEPTION: Residents of Craige North, Hardin, Koury, Horton, Morrison supersuites, and Ram Village must clean their own bathroom and provide toilet paper since housekeeping staff cannot access the suite bathroom in those buildings.

Should I get Insurance for my belongings? 

We strongly encourage you to invest in additional property insurance for your student’s belongings. UNC does not endorse any individual insurance program but does encourage parents and students to make sure they have the protection they desire for student property. You may have homeowner’s insurance; however, not all homeowner policies cover everything students bring to school. Most will provide some coverage but have limitations on certain property. You should check with your insurance agent to determine what is and what is not covered under your policy and what the deductibles are for property away from your principal residence.

What is UNC's Liability Policy? 

The University has no legal obligation to pay for loss or damage to items of personal property caused by residents or by occurrences such as flood, weather, or mechanical-related events which occur in University Housing or on its grounds prior to, during, or subsequent to the period of the housing contract.

How will I be billed for housing?

The Office of Student Accounts and University receives bills for Housing, not Carolina housing directly. Please visit University Cashier website for more details!

What are the Carolina Housing's Community Living Standards? 

The Community Living Standards are the rules and policies that you will be held accountable for as a resident of campus housing. As a legally binding adjunct to your Housing Contract, these standards ensure UNC’s residential communities are conducive to academic success. Visit the Community Living Standards website to educate yourself on expectations.

What is my Mailing Address on campus? 

The complete mailing address is required on all letters, packages and overnight deliveries sent to on-campus residents. To find your mailing address, go to the MyHousing Portal and click on “My Assignment.” Always provide friends and family with your complete mailing address

Letters, packages, and overnight deliveries are automatically routed to the Package Center zoned for each building. Residents will receive an email from Housing Package Centers when mail is available for pick-up. The email will include the pick-up location, hours of operation and the package tracking number. 

Please do not send mail or packages to arrive on campus before the Package Centers open for move-in week.

What is ResNET? 

ResNET provides reliable on-site IT support, educational programs, cutting-edge technologies, and laser printing stations – all right in your residential community, for free! Don’t wait until you arrive to configure your devices (computer, game systems, phones, etc.) for our network. Visit help.unc.edu for instructions and setup videos. 

High-speed WiFi Internet is available in all rooms and a high-speed Ethernet port is available for activation upon request. For Ethernet usage, contact ResNET. Ethernet cables are not provided.

ResNET Move-In Tips! 

Where can I get tech help?

Contact ResNET! We live in the halls and help with technology issues and questions that pop up. Visit housing.unc.edu > Fix My Tech to ask for ResNET. RCC contact information is also available on the ResNET website.

Do I need to bring a printer?

No! CCI printers are located in each community for students to use, and each student has fees allocated for printing on their account. More information about CCI printing visit the Help website.

Want to bring your own anyways? Make sure you can connect it with a USB connection. Wireless printers don’t work consistently on our network, so we recommend plugging them into your computer with a USB cord.

What are the internet options in my room?

  • Students have wireless connection in their rooms. A hard-wired ethernet internet connection is available to students upon request, contact ResNET for assistance!
  • Apartment style housing (Baity and Ram Village) will have one port active per whole apartment
  • Unable to connect? Contact ResNET for assistance!

Will Smart Home devices work?

  • What works: Amazon Alexa, Amazon FireTV, Apple TV, gaming systems, Roku
  • What won’t work: smart switches, Google Home, Google Home mini, Chromecast, Sonos
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