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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

Your Room

Student Rooms

Moveable Furniture Measurements


Moveable Furniture Measurements

These measurements apply to the furniture in all other halls not mentioned above.

Desk Measurements

Built-In Desk

  • 37” wide x 26” deep
  • Shelf:  16” above desk top x 9 ½” deep x 37” wide

Single Wall Hung Desk w/ Shelf

  • Desk Top Dimensions:  39” x 26 ½”
  • Shelf Above Desk Top Dimensions:  12 ½” high from top of desk x 10” deep x 37” wide
  • 5-Drawer Dresser: 20" deep x 32" wide x 48" high
  • Desk: 24" deep x 42" wide x 30" high
  • Wardrobe (only in rooms with no closet): 24" deep x 36" wide x 75" high.

All rooms on campus listed as having MOVABLE furniture are furnished  with the same brand and model of furniture as show here. (With a small number of exceptions in the Connor Community.)

Internet Access

Getting Connected

The instructions for connecting to the campus network can be found at The ResNET staff living in your community can also help you connect to the internet. See below for details about how to request technical support.

Wireless Internet

Wireless network access (Wi-Fi) is available in all residence halls.

Request Technology Support

ResNET provides campus residents with reliable, on-site IT support, educational programs, cutting-edge technologies and laser printing stations – all right in your residential community, all for FREE!

To request support:

  • Find a ResNET RCC (Residential Computing Consultant) in your residential community.
  • Visit to search the Knowledgebase, open a Support Ticket or use UNC Live Chat.
  • Call 919-962-HELP and request on-site support.
  • Visit one of the IT Response Centers in the Undergraduate Library or SASB South.

Instructions for Connecting



Campus Living Tips

When You Arrive

Approved/Not Approved Items

Below are examples of items that are approved (and/or not approved) in on-campus residential facilities.  If you have questions or need additional information, please consult the Community Living Standards, contact your Community Director, or email us at

Not Approved

  • Air conditioner (personal)
  • Candles and other item(s) that may pose a fire hazard in a residence hall (see the Community Living Standards for additional information).
  • Ceiling fan
  • Crock pot/Instant pot
  • Deep fryer
  • Electric frying pan
  • Electric griddle
  • Electric scooters or electric bicycles
  • Electric wok
  • Fog and smoke machine
  • Flexible LED strip light
  • Halogen bulbs and lamp
  • Hot oil popcorn popper
  • Hot plate
  • Multiple bulb light fixture (e.g., “octopus” or “spider” lamps)
  • Pre-lit Christmas trees
  • Rice cooker (also "instant pots")
  • Self-balancing scooters (also known as "hover boards")
  • Slow cooker/grill convertible
  • String Lights (including Christmas lights or fairy lights)
  • Toaster oven
  • Two-prong household extension cords
  • WiFi router (personal)

* Anything deemed unsafe will be instructed to be removed by Facilities or Fire Safety Staff

The following appliances are permissible in Baity Hill and Ram Village apartment kitchens only.  

    • Crock pot/Instant pot
    • Electric griddle
    • Electric wok
    • Rice cooker
    • Toaster
    • Toaster oven

These items must only be plugged into wall receptacles (not extension cords or surge protectors) and cannot be left on when the apartment is not occupied.

Items Included in the Room

  • One Closet/Wardrobe
  • Window blinds
  • Twin bed and XL Mattress (loftable)
  • One dresser
  • Desk and Chair
  • Small recycling bin
  • Wired/Wireless Internet

Items You Can Bring

  • Air Fryer
  • Blender
  • Can opener
  • Coffee maker
  • Desk lamp (non-halogen, single bulb)
  • Electric mixer
  • Floor lamp (non-halogen, single bulb)
  • Fans – floor or window type
  • Flat iron
  • Food processor
  • Hair dryer
  • Iron
  • Microwave oven (must be plugged directly into wall receptacle)
  • Power outlet strip with surge protection
  • One small refrigerator per student: 4.5 cubic feet manufacturer measurements
    • MicroFridges offered through RHA's Preferred Vendors are approved. (must be plugged directly into wall receptacle)
  • Three prong extension cords

General Guidelines

  • Each individual residence hall room is limited to 1800 watts usage at any time.
  • No single item can exceed 1000 watts of usage, have an exposed heating element or open flame.
  • Power strips are recommended for both surge and fire protection.
  • Please ensure that appliances do not have frayed wiring.
  • If using an electronic device with a lithium battery, it must be UL certified and charged according to the manufacturer’s instructions. Not doing so can pose a fire hazard.

Mattress Specifications

All furnished residence halls and apartments on campus are outfitted with mattresses that meet the following specifications:

  • 36” x 6” x 80”
  • Grey Vinyl
  • Non-Allergenic
  • Anti-Bacterial
  • Anti-Fungal
  • Anti-Static
  • Crack Resistant
  • Stain Resistant
  • Fire Retardant
  • Odor Free
  • Wipes clean with mild soap and water

Built In Furniture Measurements

Built-In diagram here apply to the following halls:

  • Hinton James
  • Craige
  • Ehringhaus
  • Avery
  • Parker
  • Teague

Built-In Furniture Measurements

There is an image of the diagram listed below.

Closet Measurements

All closets are the same size, none have doors.

  •     Width across = 36"
  •     Height = approx. 75"
  •     Depth from back of closet to edge of frame = 26"
  •     Space from top of closet to shelf board = 7"

Overhead Storage Bin Measurements

All bins are the same size, none have doors, 4 in each room above the closets.

  •     Width across = 36"
  •     Height = approx. 22"
  •     Depth from back of the bin to edge of frame = 26"

Built in Desk

  •     Width across = 37"
  •     Height = approx. 33"
  •     Depth from back of the bin to edge of frame = 25"

Built in Dresser

  •     Width across = 39"
  •     Height = approx. 45"
  •     Depth from back of the bin to edge of frame = 19"

Lofted Bed Measurements &  Instructions

  • Maximum clearance under the loft: 55 inches high x 79 inches wide
  • Frame height: 60 inches
  • Frame length: 79 inches between posts, measured from inside edges
  • Frame depth: 38 inches

All beds should come equipped with loft safety rails. If for some reason you do not have safety rails in your room, they are available by request through Fix My Room.

*NOTE: Some rooms on the top floor of Spencer Hall have gabled ceilings with fire sprinklers which can make lofting tricky. It is recommended that students in these rooms wait until move-in day to do a walk-though with their roommate and make decisions regarding lofting.

Bed Safety Rails

Since we cannot anticipate whether or not students will want to bunk or loft their bed, bed safety rails are included in every room, for every bed. If you opt not to install the bed safety rail, you must find a place to store it in your room. Please do not call to request pickup or storage of your safety rail.

Below are the bed safety rail installation instructions for all communities except Parker Community.

  • Step 1

    Lift up mattress.

  • Step  2

    Lay safety rail flat down on the bed spring.

  • Step  3


    Attach the two hooks on the safety rail to the bed frame.

  • Step 4

    Lift up the safety rail.

  • Step 5

    Lay the mattress back down.

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