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Transfer & International Students

Congratulations on your acceptance to UNC Chapel Hill!

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.

Transfer Student FAQ

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 housing@unc.edu or 919-962-5401.

Do I Have to Live on Campus?

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.

Can I Live by Myself as a Transfer Student?

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.

I’m Thinking About Living at Granville – What’s the Difference?

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.

Can I Request a Roommate When I Apply?

Sure! You may request a roommate when you apply online for housing. It is important that both students list each other on their applications.

What if I Don't Have a Roommate?

  • If you don't have a roommate in mind, don't worry! The Assignments Team will work to place you with another upper class student in a similar situation. 
  • You can also use the Housing Portal to search through potential roommates based on their living and study habits, and exchange email communication through the portal.

How Do I Cancel My Housing Contract After I Apply? 

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.

When and How Does Move-In Work? 

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.

Do I Have to Leave During Breaks?

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.

How Much Does Housing Cost? How Do I Pay? 

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.

When Can I Apply to be an RA?

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. 

Can I Change Rooms if I Have Differences With My Roommate?

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.***

What's My Living Space Going to be Like? 

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.


International Student FAQ

Where Can I Live On Campus? 

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. 

Visit our Housing section to get details on our residence halls, Ram Village and Baity Hill. Visit Granville Towers and Carolina Housing for more information on Granville Towers.

How Do I Apply For Housing

When Do I Receive My Housing Assignment? 

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.

How Do I Find My Residence Hall/Suite/Apartment? 

For residence halls/Ram Village/Baity Hill: Visit our What's My Address page to get the physical address for your particular hall. Our Housing section also offers detailed on-campus maps.

*If you are living at Baity Hill and have questions about where to go, contact them by emailing baityhill@unc.edu or by calling 919-962-8190.

Your hall's registration site may be different than the hall you are going to live in. This chart will tell you where to register:

 

Your Assigned Residence Hall

Registration/Key pick-up site:
9 a.m. to 8 p.m.

Address of registration site:

Alderman

Kenan

112 Battle Lane, Chapel Hill, NC 27514

Alexander

Connor

281 Raleigh Street, Chapel Hill, NC 27514

Avery

Parker

109 Stadium Drive, Chapel Hill, NC 27514

Residence Hall One

Graham-Residence Hall One

100 Country Club Road, Chapel Hill, NC 27514

Carmichael

Carmichael

101 Stadium Drive, Chapel Hill, NC 27514

Cobb

Cobb

110 Country Club Road, Chapel Hill, NC 27514

Connor

Connor

281 Raleigh Street, Chapel Hill, NC 27514

Craige

Craige

555 Paul Hardin Drive, Chapel Hill, NC 27514

Craige North

Craige North

515 Paul Hardin Drive, Chapel Hill, NC 27514

Ehringhaus

Ehringhaus

450 Ehringhaus Drive, Chapel Hill, NC 27514

Everett

Graham-Residence Hall One

100 Country Club Road, Chapel Hill, NC 27514

Graham

Graham-Residence Hall One

100 Country Club Road, Chapel Hill, NC 27514

Grimes

Mangum

204 Raleigh Street, Chapel Hill, NC 27514

Hardin

Craige North

515 Paul Hardin Drive, Chapel Hill, NC 27514

Hinton James

Hinton James

515 Hinton James Drive, Chapel Hill, NC 27514

Horton

Horton

411 Skipper Bowles Drive, Chapel Hill, NC 27514

Joyner

Connor

281 Raleigh Street, Chapel Hill, NC 27514

Kenan

Kenan

112 Battle Lane, Chapel Hill, NC 27514

Koury

Horton

411 Skipper Bowles Drive, Chapel Hill, NC 27514

Lewis

Graham-Residence Hall One

100 Country Club Road, Chapel Hill, NC 27514

Mangum

Mangum

204 Raleigh Street, Chapel Hill, NC 27514

Manly

Mangum

204 Raleigh Street, Chapel Hill, NC 27514

McIver

Kenan

112 Battle Lane, Chapel Hill, NC 27514

Morrison

Morrison

445 Paul Hardin Drive, Chapel Hill, NC 27514

Old East

Mangum

204 Raleigh Street, Chapel Hill, NC 27514

Old West

Mangum

204 Raleigh Street, Chapel Hill, NC 27514

Parker

Parker

109 Stadium Drive, Chapel Hill, NC 27514

Ram Village 1

Ram Village 1

560 Paul Hardin Drive, Chapel Hill, NC 27514

Ram Village 2

Ram Village 1

560 Paul Hardin Drive, Chapel Hill, NC 27514

Ram Village 3

Ram Village 1

550 Paul Hardin Drive, Chapel Hill, NC 27514

Ram Village 5

Taylor Hall

510 Williamson Drive, Chapel Hill, NC 27514

Thomas Ruffin, Jr.

Mangum

204 Raleigh Street, Chapel Hill, NC 27514

Spencer

Kenan

112 Battle Lane, Chapel Hill, NC 27514

Stacy

Graham Residence Hall One

100 Country Club Road, Chapel Hill, NC 27514

Taylor

Taylor Hall

510 Williamson Drive, Chapel Hill, NC 27514

Teague

Parker

109 Stadium Drive, Chapel Hill, NC 27514

Winston

Connor

281 Raleigh Street, Chapel Hill, NC 27514

Can I Send Packages Ahead of Time? 

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. 

What Are My Transportation Options For Getting to Campus? 

  • Triangle Transit: http://www.gotriangle.org/
    If you are flying into Raleigh-Durham International Airport, you can use the bus to get to campus.
    Cost: US $2.00-$4.00
    Hours of Operation: Monday through Saturday, 06:30-22:00 (6:30 a.m. -10:00 p.m.) NO SUNDAY SERVICE
    Trip length: ~1 hour 
    Instructions: Follow signs in the RDU terminal for public transportation. You can take the outbound 100 Bus from Terminal 1 or 2 to the Regional Transit Center. Ask the bus driver for a transfer fare.  From the Regional Transit Center you can take the 800 Bus to the South Road at Student Stores bus stop. Please refer to the Triangle Transit website for exact route times. You can then proceed to your registration site as indicated in the chart above.
  • Uber/Lyft
    Neither ​Carolina Housing nor UNC endorses/is affiliated with the transportation network apps Uber and Lyft, but both companies do service the Triangle area. 
  • Taxi
    The cost of a taxi ride from RDU to UNC varies from company to company. Most of these services run 24 hours a day, 7 days a week and can drop you off at/near your exact registration site. 
    Cost: US $25.00-$50.00+
    Hours of Operation: In most cases, 24 hours a day, 7 days a week
    Trip length: 20-30 minutes 
    Instructions: Some taxi services offer flat rates between US$25.00-$35.00, while regular metering will cost somewhere between US$40.00-$50.00; ask if they have a flat rate. Tell the driver to go directly to your registration site. Neither ​Carolina Housing nor UNC endorses/is affiliated with any Triangle taxi company. Area taxi services include:
    RDU Taxi: 919-840-7277
    Chapel Hill Taxi: 919-933-9595
    Carolina Sedan: 919-924-0568
    On Time Taxi: 919-493-5050
    Time To Go Taxi: 919-407-9747

What Happens if I Get Lost or Forget What Building I'm Living In? 

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.

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