Summer Housing

Summer Housing

This comprehensive page details summer housing, from eligibility to move-in dates to cancelation policies. 

Who is Eligible for Summer Housing?

Summer campus housing is available to all undergraduate and graduate students who are registered for at least 3.0 credit hours each session. Your housing application will be compared against Summer School course registration records to verify enrollment.

You do not have to apply for campus housing for the entire summer. You can live on campus for only the sessions in which you will be enrolled in classes.

What is the Location of On-campus Summer Housing?

The residence halls open for Summer School sessions are selected based on projected enrollment and anticipated renovation projects scheduled for the summer. Locations for Summer School housing in 2017 are all in the Olde Campus Lower Quad community: Graham, Aycock, Stacy, Lewis and Everett.

For those with a Spring assignment in a Ram Village apartment, you will be assigned to your same apartment for the Summer. If you are assigned to an apartment for the Fall term, the housing office will assign you to that apartment if it is available. Apartments are only available to students with a spring or fall assignment to an apartment. 

How Much Does Summer Housing Cost?

Our rates may change from year to year. Click on the "Summer (Year)" tab on our Rates page to get the updated summer rates.

If you are receiving financial aid for the summer, please contact the Office of Scholarships and Student Aid to be sure the financial aid deferment is posted to your account for the appropriate summer school session.

When Can I Apply for Summer Housing?

The application at myhousing.unc.edu typically opens in March for the summer of that same year. Summer housing applications will be considered on a first-come, first-served basis.

In recent years, demand for Summer School housing has been high, and we recommend that you apply early.

How Are Summer Housing Assignments Made?

Summer school housing applications will be processed in the order that they are received until all available bed spaces are filled. Summer housing is not guaranteed for students enrolled in summer school so it is important that you submit your summer school housing application as soon as possible.

Rooms are assigned on a first-come, first-served basis. One building is filled before assignments are made for the next building. If you do not have a roommate preference you will be assigned to a double room with another student.

Can I Just Live in My Current Room During the Summer?

If you live in a residence hall ...

You may be able to remain in the same room during Summer School if both of the following conditions are met:

  • The building in which you currently live is designated for Summer School (in 2017, Graham, Aycock, Stacy, Lewis and Everett), and
  • The room is not needed to meet another student's special needs.

We will work to accommodate your request; however, returning to your same room is not guaranteed.  Please email housing@unc.edu to inquire about this option.

In you live in Ram Village ...

If you currently live in Ram Village, you have the following options:

  • Extend your stay through the end of Summer Session I.
  • Extend your stay through the end of Summer Session II.

If you also have a Fall assignment in Ram, you can extend your stay between the end of Summer II and the beginning of Fall semester.

You will have this option on your online Summer Application found at myhousing.unc.edu.

In you will live in Ram Village in the Fall ...

If you have an assignment for Ram Village for next Fall, housing will work to assign you to your future assignment if the space is available. If the space is available, you will automatically be assigned to the space and can begin your stay in your apartment community during the summer and stay through until the Fall semester. Your options include:

  • Begin your stay at the beginning of Summer I.
  • Begin your stay at the beginning of Summer II. 

NOTE: For both of these options, you also must choose the Summer-to-Fall Extension term, which allows you to continue living in the apartment between the time that Summer II ends and Fall begins.

You will have this option on your online Summer Application found at myhousing.unc.edu.

When Will I Get My Summer Housing Assignment?

We will begin making assignments in mid-April in order to give students a chance to find roommates through the application process. The earlier you apply, the earlier the chance you receive your assignment.

What Are the Move-in/Move-out Dates for Summer Housing?

Your move-in date depends on which session of summer school you are attending. Note that all residence halls open at Noon on the following dates:

  • Maymester: Monday, May 15 (at noon)
  • Summer Session I: Monday, May 15 (at noon)
  • Summer Session II: Saturday, June 24 (at noon)

Your move-out date depends on which session of summer school you are attending. Note that all residence halls close at 10 a.m. on the following dates:

  • Maymester: Saturday, June 3 (at 10 a.m.)
  • Summer Session I: Friday, June 23 (at 10 a.m.)
  • Summer Session II: Tuesday, August 1 (at 6 p.m.)

Unless you are assigned to the same room for both Summer Sessions, you will need to complete checkout procedures and remove all personal belongings prior to closing of each Summer Session.

How Do I Cancel Summer Housing?

To cancel your Housing Contract, you must do so in writing, directly with the Housing Office. Notifying other University departments of changes to your plans will not cancel your Housing Contract. You may cancel your Housing Contract by emailing Carolina Housing at housing@unc.edu (recommended) or by faxing a letter to 919-962-1006.

If you defer payments through Financial Aid, you are responsible for any cancellation penalties assessed. Typically, Financial Aid does not cover cancellation penalties; therefore, students are individually responsible for assessments made to the student account.

 

  • Prior to Occupancy
    If you cancel your Housing Contract prior to the official opening date of the residence halls (or whenever you accept the key, whichever is earlier), you will be responsible for a $50 cancellation charge.
  • After Occupancy
    If you cancel your Housing Contract after the official opening date of the residence hall or taking possession of a room key, whichever occurs first, you will be responsible for prorated rent.
  • Prorated Rent
    Prorated rent is determined by multiplying the room rate by 25%. This weekly rate is then multiplied by the number of weeks from the official Contract start date through the date when proper checkout procedures have been completed. Prorated rent is charged by the week, and each new week begins on Sunday. Rent is only prorated for the first 3 weeks of each summer term. After the 3rd week of the summer term, residents are responsible for the full amount of the housing costs, regardless of the number of weeks the resident actually occupied the room.

What Is the Summer Housing Contract?

The Summer Housing Contract is the basic document that states the student's and the University's contractual obligations. All information contained in the Housing and Residential Education web pages, including the Community Living Standards section, is a legally binding adjunct which is incorporated into the Summer Housing Contract.

It is the student's responsibility to become familiar with all provisions of the Summer Housing Contract, and provisions may be added or changed during the term of the Summer Housing Contract with appropriate prior notification to residents.

No term or condition of the Summer Housing Contract may be waived without the formal written agreement of both parties, and no oral statement made by the Department of Housing and Residential Education or its agents or employees is considered a waiver of any term or condition.

Visit the Housing Contract page to download/view the Summer Housing Contract Addendum.

I Have a Question Not Covered Here

Call or email us at 919-962-5401 and housing@unc.edu.