We look forward to welcoming you to our campus residential community of over 8,500 student residents. Living on campus is one of the best ways to get connected and smooth out your transition to UNC.
We at Carolina Housing work to create an inclusive on-campus housing environment that promotes personal development, citizenship, involvement, and leadership for the students who live on campus.
Housing for transfer students is assigned on a first come, first served basis, so it's best to apply as soon as you're sure you want to live on campus.
Below you'll find information on how to apply, what to expect from the housing assignment process and more pertinent information for transfer students.
We will not assign housing to transfer students automatically. You are required to submit an application for housing if you wish to live on campus. Transfer students are assigned in the order applications are received, so it's best to apply as soon as you're sure you want to live on campus.
These frequently asked questions should help you understand more about living on campus. If you have a question not addressed here please reach out to us at firstname.lastname@example.org or 919-962-5401.
Transfer students are not required to live on campus. That said, living on campus has many benefits that transfer students will find valuable when beginning their Carolina experience.
Yes, potentially. While we cannot guarantee where you'll be assigned, we do offer private bedrooms in Ram Village apartments for transfer students, so be sure to rank that highest when selecting your housing building style preferences.
Although Granville Towers is considered a partner to UNC Housing, Granville Towers is managed by a private entity, and contracts are issued independently of Carolina Housing. It’s important to note that contracts are not transferable between UNC Housing and Granville Towers. Visit the Granville Towers website for more information.
Sure! You may request a roommate when you apply online for housing. It is important that both students list each other on their applications.
Visit our Housing Contract page and reference the "New Students: Cancellation Policies" section for information on cancellation.
First-year and transfer students who cancel after submitting an application are charged a $300 penalty up until July 31. After July 31, the cancellation penalty is 50% of the total contract value (full academic year). We do not charge students a cancellation penalty if they do not attend Carolina.
Dates for move-in change from year to year. Students attending the last Transfer Student Orientation session can arrive at 9:00 a.m. on the day before orientation to move in. Otherwise, students assigned to southern campus residence halls can move in either Friday or Saturday of opening weekend, according to their room number. Arrival times are staggered by last name. Students assigned to northern campus residence halls can move in on Saturday of opening weekend. Students assigned to Ram Village can move in any time beginning Wednesday prior to opening weekend. This website will post move-in dates prominently when they are available.
Residence halls only close over the Winter and Summer Breaks. Ram Village apartments remain open over the Winter Break as well and allows students to extend their lease over the summer for an additional fee. Visit our page Break Housing for more information.
Visit our Rates page for up-to-date information on Housing rates.
The Office of University Accounts will bill in mid-July for tuition and housing, as well as any other charges associated with the University, and payments will be due through your student account. You will not make a payment directly to the Housing office.
Students can become an RA after completing one semester on campus. The application process begins at the end of the fall semester. Check out our employment page for available positions with Carolina Housing throughout the year.
We value the comfort and safety of our residents. If there is no amicable way you can deal with differences with a roommate/roommates or if there is another valid issue with your room assignment, you can request a room change. Beginning after the second week of fall semester and continuing throughout the academic year, students can request a move through their community office. You may also submit a Housing Reassignment Request.
***Requesting a room change does not guarantee a room change.***
Visit the Your Room section of this website to get details on what you can and can not bring, what's in the room and what to do when you leave at the end of the semester.
As an international student, you have several options. All of our halls and apartments have something different to offer.
Our residence halls and Ram Village allow you to enjoy the more traditional on-campus living experience, while Baity Hill is an excellent choice if you are a graduate student or a student who will be bringing his/her family. You may also opt to live at Granville Towers, our partner in campus housing.
On-campus housing assignments are issued as space is available.
For those living on-campus: You will receive notification of your room assignment via email or letter from the Exchange or Study Abroad office. A move-in schedule is provided in your assignment email to let you know when you check in to your room. Check-in is held at the Community Office for your assigned community.
*If you are living at Baity Hill and have questions about where to go, contact them by emailing email@example.com or by calling 919-962-8190.
Please refer to the Mail and Packages FAQ to get the dates when you may start sending packages. Our package centers can not accommodate packages at certain times during the summer and winter breaks.
Refer to the What's My Address page for your exact address. In the event you get lost on campus, please contact the Department of Public Safety at 919-962-8100.