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Housing Selection Process

Housing Selection Process

The Housing Selection Process is for any student who is already taking classes at UNC and is interested in living on campus next year. If you are an incoming first-year or transfer student (i.e., have not yet arrived on campus) you will participate in a different process, outlined under the section Future Residents.

Step 1: Submit your Contract

View/Submit the contract at when the application opens. The date changes from year to year. In 2017, the application opens .

By submitting a contract, you are agreeing to the terms and conditions found in the Housing Contract. This lets us know that you want to live on campus and makes you eligible to select your own housing.

You will have the chance to claim your same room/apartment in this step.

Application Deadlines

  • Applications for Returning Students are due  to participate in selection
  • To apply for a Residential Learning Program, first submit a Housing Contract. Then click on the "RLP/SIH" tab to complete the application for the Residential Learning Program. The application deadline for RLPs is .

Step 2: Select Your Room

If you submitted your Housing Contract by the deadline, you will receive an email prior to the determined selection days indicating the date and time of your room selection window.

Your priority is determined by your academic class standing with the University Registrar as of the Spring semester. It is based on credit hours completed and does not include your Spring credits.

If your Residential Learning Program application is still pending, go ahead and select a room/apartment as a backup plan.

Room Selections Dates

  • Current Juniors/Seniors –
  • Current Sophomores -
  • Current First-Years -

Step 3: Change Your Assignment (if necessary)

The room refinement period occurs usually in July prior to Fall Semester. This is an opportunity to tweak your assignment or shuffle roommates/hallmates/suitemates based on what remains available after the above processes close. You can make these changes in the Housing Portal.

Note: The room refinement period is different than a Housing Reassignment Request. The Housing Reassignment Request is detailed below.

How much will housing cost?

Rates for the next academic year are generally approved by the University in January. Know that our rates typically do not exceed a 5% increase each year. Visit our Rates page for this year's costs.

What is a Housing Reassignment Request?

A Housing Reassignment Request occurs after you have completed the Housing Selection Process, made any changes during the room refinement period, moved into your room and have decided you want to be reassigned to another room/residence hall. Visit the Housing Reassignment Request page for more details.

Any more questions?

Our ultimate objective with the Housing Selection Process is for you to obtain a satisfactory housing assignment. By allowing you to select your own room or apartment based on real-time availability (much the same way you register for classes), we give you the control to select the living arrangement from the available choices that best fits your needs and preferences.

The Housing Assignments staff is happy to help answer any questions related to the Housing Selection Process.

  • Email us:
  • Call us: 919-962-5401
  • Stop by: SASB North, Suite 1209, Monday - Friday between 8 am - 5 pm.